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Archive for November 16th, 2012

  • Border patrol opens base in NM’s isolated Bootheel

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s an unforgiving and mountainous terrain where Old West outlaws notoriously hid from the law and where Geronimo made his last stand. In recent years, federal officials say New Mexico’s isolated Bootheel border region...

  • Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed corruption charges against former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron after ruling that repeated delays violated her right to a speedy trial. Second Judicial District Judge Reed Sheppard ruled...

  • 4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Bystanders react as emergency personnel work the scene where a trailer carrying wounded veterans in a parade was struck by a train in Midland, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. “Show of Support” president and founder Terry Johnson says there are...

  • Israel and Hamas battle on social media as well

    November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    An Israeli soldier looks at the Facebook page of the IDF, at the IDF spokesperson office in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media. The Israeli Defense Force and Hamas militants...

  • Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers at a Target store in Chicago check the receipts of their purchases. Target’s third-quarter net income climbed 15 percent, helped by a gain related to the pending sale of its credit-card...

  • BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, center, arrives at a press conference followed by Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, far left, and lead by Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, top right, to speak about the 2010...

  • Eurozone slides back into recession

    November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    European Central bank President Mario Draghi delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the academic year of the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in...

  • More American workers to pick their insurance

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated image provided by Bloom Health shows the Bloom Health website. In a major shift in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, companies such as Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. are giving employees a fixed amount of money and...

  • BP steadily moving beyond Gulf spill disaster

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 file picture, BP PLC’s CEO Bob Dudley pauses during a results media conference at their headquarters in London. BP is not fully past the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and...

  • Stocks close lower after weak retail reports

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Stock indexes are inching higher in early trading Thursday after U.S. retail giants Wal-Mart and Target turned in mixed earnings reports.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) —...