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Archive for June 19th, 2012

  • Saudi Arabia names defense minister crown prince

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo, Prince Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz arrives before the Interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council “GCC” meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prince Ahmed was promoted from deputy interior minister to take...

  • Feds say design flaw led to Calif. nuke plant woes

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sunday, June 17, 2012 photo, Elmo Collins, regional administrator of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, speaks during an interview in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The NRC is holding a public meeting to discuss the state of the San Onofre nuclear power...

  • California Dems resist Gov. Brown's welfare plans

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, ponders a question about the state budget while talking with reporters at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 18, 2012. Despite having passed a spending plan, Friday, Steinberg and...

  • Republicans want food stamps cut in big farm bill

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., talks to the media before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1,000-page “farm bill” being...

  • Feds expand Toyota fire probe to 1.4M autos

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, unsold 2007 RAV4 sports-utility vehicles are shown on the lot of a Toyota agency in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. The U.S. government said Monday, June 18, 2012, that it has expanded an investigation into...

  • Europe's relief from Greek vote likely fleeting

    June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Radical Left party (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras waves to his supporters in front of Athens’ university, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Alexis Tsipras and his party shot to prominence in the May 6 vote, where he came a surprise second and quadrupled his...

  • Fire east of Bloomfield burns structures

    June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Winds are dying down and firefighting crews are starting to make progress on a wildfire that has burned four structures along the San Juan River in far northwestern New Mexico. State forestry officials say the blaze has charred an...

  • Governor orders end to use of private email

    June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez directed state workers on Monday to only use the government’s email system for conducting public business, a move that ends her administration’s practice of sending email through private accounts in...

  • Officials: Prison worker busted for drug smuggling

    June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A contract prison worker was caught trying to smuggle cocaine and heroin into a New Mexico prison in what authorities believe was one of the largest drug busts within the state prison system, corrections officials said Monday. The...

  • Feds say affidavit shows China paid NM scientist

    June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for a former Sandia National Labs scientist accused of stealing research says his client has not committed espionage. Brian Pori said Monday a search warrant affidavit only states what authorities hope to find to prove...