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Archive for July 14th, 2012

  • Mental health facility being built in southern NM

    July 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Construction has begun on a $2 million facility in southern New Mexico that’s meant to keep mentally ill residents out of jail. Officials say the Dona Ana County Crises Triage Center is a better option for such residents who...

  • Santa Fe Community College names new president

    July 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College has a new president. Ana Margarita Guzman begins her duties Sept. 4 as the college’s seventh president. She has led Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, for the past 12 years. The college’s...

  • Senate leader to be released from hospital

    July 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Senate majority leader is expected to be discharged from the hospital Friday after undergoing an emergency procedure to avoid a heart attack. The chief of staff for Michael Sanchez says the 61-year-old senator had been...

  • Prosecutor: Iowa-based CEO carried out $200M fraud

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Russell Wasendorf, Sr., leaves the U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his initial appearance on Friday, July 13, 2012. A federal prosecutor says Wasendorf, the chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm carried out a $200 million fraud scheme...

  • UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre

    July 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government...

  • Son of Sylvester Stallone dies in LA

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 5, 1996 file photo, Sylvester Stallone, left, star of the film “Daylight,” arrives at the film’s world premiere with his girlfriend Jennifer Flavin, center, and his son Sage Stallone, who co-stars in the film, in...

  • DC chief: Reports differ on officer's 'threats'

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 23, 2012 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference in Nashville, Tenn. There are conflicting reports about threatening comments a police officer may...

  • Romney: No role in Bain management after 1999

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. Obama is spending the day in Virginia campaigning. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — His credibility under...

  • SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, July 5, 2012, Shauna Barbera uses a bottled water dispenser at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags has a new target in its...

  • NRA finds some GOP lawmakers resistant to gun laws

    July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This July 12, 2012, photo shows a National Rifle Association billboard in Hendersonville, Tenn., attacking Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart. The gun rights group has had a falling out with Republican lawmakers in Tennessee over a...