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Archive for December 29th, 2012

  • Stocks lower ahead of US ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Asian markets have risen amid optimism that Japan’s new leaders will stimulate its sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) MOSCOW (AP) — European and U.S....

  • Capitol filled with Lujan mourners

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 400 people, including politicians of all stripes, filled the Capitol Rotunda to pay final respects to longtime House Speaker Ben Lujan. Among those at the first visitation and memorial service Thursday for the 77-year-old who...

  • Man who called judge a fool appeals sentence

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man who called a Farmington judge a fool is appealing his 60-day jail sentence for contempt of court and asking a district court to release him while it considers his case. Robert Hockman, 29, was arrested Dec. 13 after he called...

  • Man convicted of fatal Rio Arriba Co. DWI crash

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Arriba County man accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting and killing an oncoming motorcyclist near Chimayo last year has been convicted by a jury in Santa Fe. Juan de Dios Cordova faces up to nine years in state...

  • Mesilla Valley balloon rally cancelled

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Organizers have officially cancelled a rally of balloonists in the Mesilla Valley set for next month but some enthusiasts are likely to make the trip to Las Cruces anyway. The Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally has been a fixture of the...

  • ABQ zoo has 3 new joeys

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque zoo has three new red kangaroo babies, or joeys, on display. Two joeys are still in their mothers’ pouches, but can be seen poking their heads out. And zoo officials say the larger joey, which is about six...

  • NM lakes’ low water means fewer New Year’s plunges

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Every year, hundreds of New Mexicans of all ages participate in a New Year’s Day tradition some consider just a bit loco — jumping into freezing cold water at noon. But this year, water levels remain low for both favorite Polar...

  • Fans to introduce Beyonce at Super Bowl halftime

    December 29, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this July 1, 2011 file photo, Beyonce performs on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York. Through a photo contest, 100 fans will join Beyonce onstage during the singer’s halftime show performance at the 2013 Super Bowl on...

  • Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

    December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A. Raghavan speaks to reporters about the death of a young Indian woman who was gang raped, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital late on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 in Singapore. The woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on...

  • Last ditch effort to avoid fiscal cliff under way

    December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama pauses during a statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations with congressional leaders in the briefing room of the White House on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Washington. The negotiations are a last ditch effort to avoid across-the-board...