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Archive for September, 2012

  • Bloomfield ex-parks head no longer faces felony

    September 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a felony embezzlement charge filed against the former parks director of Bloomfield. Bob Carman had been accused of taking sheets of metal belonging to the northwestern New Mexico community. He allegedly had...

  • Construction of casino at NM fairgrounds delayed

    September 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Soil issues have caused a delay in construction of a new 65,000-square-foot casino for the Downs of Albuquerque. General manager Darren White says the building now will open about a month later than planned, early in the second...

  • Fewer weeks of jobless benefits to be offered

    September 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer weeks of unemployment benefits will soon be available to jobless New Mexicans and the Department of Workforce Solutions says it’s because of a change in federal law. A maximum of 54 weeks of unemployment compensation...

  • Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Friday Aug. 31, 2012, that it is ending protections for wolves...

  • Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders talks about astronaut Neil Armstrong following private services for Armstrong, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Cincinnati. Portman gave the eulogy at the service. Hundreds of people attended a closed service for Armstrong Friday at a...

  • Waters recede in Louisiana, leaving sopping mess

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Several men try to free this grounded yacht on Twin Lake, near Diamondhead, Miss., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Area residents often anchor their boats during storms in lake. Strong winds and high waters caused by Isaac forced the grounding. A house boat was...

  • Israelis say UN report strengthens Iran warnings

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, two Israeli women drink coffee in a shopping mall after collecting their gas mask from a distribution center in Jerusalem. A new U.N. report adds credibility to Israel’s warnings about Tehran’s nuclear...

  • First since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 15, 1996 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole delivers his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in San Diego. Mitt Romney did not mention the war in Afghanistan, where 79,000 US troops are...

  • Now comes Obama's turn; tight campaign at a pivot

    September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with local residents during a tour of areas flooded hurricane Isaac, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Jean Lafitte, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — His convention...