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Archive for November 3rd, 2012

  • Mood of the Nation: Some optimism amid struggles

    November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this undated photo, Jay Baker, 69, poses in his home in Boca Raton, Fla. Baker owns a flooring business whose revenue dropped after the housing bust. Recently, though, Baker has begun to enjoy a recovery. Polls consistently find that the economy is the top...

  • 4 on Japan nuclear safety team took utility money

    November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Japanese nuclear regulators examine the beach at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Ohi, Fukui prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. They inspected ground structures at the country’s only operating nuclear plant to examine if an existing fault...

  • FACT CHECK: It’s a perfect storm of Frankenfacts

    November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at a campaign event at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis. And now, to conclude, a few parting misstatements. Come Wednesday, or sometime after...

  • Gasoline tanker crashes, burns on I-40 near Grants

    November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The driver of a tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline has survived a fiery crash that led to an hours-long closure of Interstate 40 east of Grants. New Mexico State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the driver was...

  • Man dead in Hobbs shooting, suspect jailed

    November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs say a 37-year-old man has died of a gunshot wound and a suspect has been jailed on murder charges. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers found Agapito Aragonez (Ah-ga-PEE-to Air-ah-goh-nez) suffering from a...

  • Man hurt in oilfield accident near Carlsbad

    November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A worker on a drilling rig in an oilfield southeast of Carlsbad has been injured after a 100-pound metal gate dropped on his head and shoulders. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that 33-year-old Milo Schoonmaker was working on Silver...

  • Feds file suit against NM rental property owner

    November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against the owner and manager of rental property in Albuquerque for allegedly discriminating against a disabled tenant. The civil complaint was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the...

  • Supreme Court candidates spend more than $100,000

    November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico established public campaign financing for statewide judicial races five years ago, but a glitch in the law didn’t allow candidates for the state Supreme Court in the November general election to qualify for the program...

  • George Lucas’ filmmaking rooted in rebellion

    November 3, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    In this March 1976 publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director, George Lucas, and actor, Mark Hamill, who portrays young Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of the original “Star...

  • Lights in lower Manhattan, misery in outer regions

    November 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Volunteer Mike Giuliano, left, carries a bag of clothing to be donated to residents affected by Superstorm Sandy, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Staten Island, N.Y. A Superstorm Sandy relief fund is being created just for residents of the hard-hit New York City...