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Archive for December 15th, 2012

  • Kasich’s Ohio Turnpike plan quiets most critics

    December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo motorists exit onto the Ohio Turnpike in Streetsboro, Ohio. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision not to lease the Ohio Turnpike is likely to help him avoid a lengthy political battle over the toll road in northern Ohio....

  • AP Interview: Quebec premier seeks US investments

    December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 13, 2012 photo, Quebecís new premier, Pauline Marois, delivers the keynote address at the Foriegn Policy Association luncheon in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — Quebec’s new premier, Pauline Marois, doesn’t shy...

  • Wife of Marine shot by NM state police sues

    December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a Marine veteran who killed himself after being shot by a state police officer near Santa Fe two years ago is suing New Mexico, state police and an officer, and she is disputing the police version of the events. Diego M....

  • Dona Ana college president to retire in 2014

    December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana Community College executive embroiled in controversy since the school’s nursing program lost accreditation will retire in early 2014. President Margie Huerta became a lightning rod for criticism after the nursing...

  • Late Albuquerque-raised rocker honored by school

    December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Renowned rock drummer Randy Castillo will have his name adorn the performing arts center at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. Castillo died at in 2002 from cancer at age 51 after years playing with Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and...

  • Routine morning, then shots and unthinkable terror

    December 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee,...

  • Conservative party favored as Japan voting begins

    December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Anti-nuclear Tomorrow Party leader Yukiko Kada, left, and the party’s candidate Ichiro Ozawa shake hands with supporters on the final day of campaigns for parliamentary elections in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 16, 2012. Candidates made final impassioned...

  • Mexico’s Mayas face Dec. 21 with ancestral calm

    December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Tourists get their picture taken next to a slab of stone counting down the days until Dec. 21, 2012 at the Xcaret theme park in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya...

  • With Chavez stricken, elections become crucial

    December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    A banner that reads in Spanish “Now more than ever with Chavez” on a street pole in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Hugo Chavez’s cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday’s nationwide elections for...

  • Egyptians take quarrel over charter to the polls

    December 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    An Egyptian soldier helps an elderly man after casting his vote during a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) CAIRO (AP) —...