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Archive for July 15th, 2012

  • Feds: NM springsnail warrants species protection

    July 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials have decided that the Chupadera springsnail deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has also designated critical habitat for the small freshwater snail...

  • NM settles emissions case with Western Refining

    July 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas-based oil refining company has agreed to pay New Mexico $444,000 in penalties to settle emissions violations at its plant near Gallup. The New Mexico Environment Department announced the settlement with Western Refining of El...

  • Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Lawn chair balloonist Kent Couch leans in for a kiss from a grandson before taking flight from his gas station with Iraqi adventurer Fareed Lafta, Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Bend, Ore.. The two men hoped to fly across Oregon, Idaho and into Montana. (AP...

  • NYC seaport fire doused without any injuries

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at PIer 17 in New York on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport that created a large cloud of smoke over the East River. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) —...

  • Suicide bomber kills 23 at Afghan wedding

    July 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    An Afghan man who was wounded in a suicide attack lies in a hospital in Samangan province north of Kabul Afghanistan, Saturday, July, 14, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 23 people...

  • LA sheriff faces mounting legal challenges

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This May 19, 2004 file photo shows Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca during a tour of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been accused of hiding details of deputy assaults on...

  • AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens list

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they...

  • Letters of SC soldier killed in Vietnam come home

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday,...

  • How did ex-slave's letter to master come to be?

    July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows Jordon Anderson. Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40...