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Archive for December, 2012

  • Federal judge OKs Thornburg settlement

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that would return $11.5 million to pension funds that lost millions on mortgage-backed securities sold by a defunct Santa Fe company. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

  • A former Republican candidate accused of slashing the tires

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Republican candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District is being accused of slashing the tires on his opponent’s vehicles. Albuquerque police arrested Gary Smith at his home Friday evening. According to...

  • NM changing rent money procedure for parolees

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Having enough rent money will no longer be a must for indigent parolees before they are released from prison under a change being made by New Mexico corrections officials. Probation and Parole Director Jose Cordova told the...

  • Woman charged with murder in NY subway shove death

    December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Commuters watch as a train enters the 40th St-Lowry St Station, where a man was killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks, in the Queens section of New York, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Police are searching for a woman suspected of pushing the man and...

  • Week’s 2nd snowstorm hits Northeast, parts of Ohio

    December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A person walks in a snowfall at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A mild but widespread winter storm has developed over the Northeast and the upper Ohio River Valley, the second in less than a week for the...

  • Road trip on tap for NASA’s Mars rover in new year

    December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This file image provided by NASA shows the base of Mount Sharp on Mars. The Curiosity rover is set to drive toward the mountain in mid-February after drilling into a rock. The image was taken by Curiosity’s 100-millimeter Mast Camera on...

  • Bolivia expropriates Spanish energy subsidiaries

    December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo released by Bolivia’s Presidency Press Office, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales signs a decree allowing the takeover of shares in Empresa de Electricidad de La Paz (Electropaz) and Empresa de Luz y Fuerza de Oruro (Elfeo), Vice...

  • Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

    December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush delivers the keynote speech before receiving an honorary Doctor of Public Administration degree at Suffolk University in Boston. A spokesman says Bush’s condition...

  • Suspected US drone kills 3 al-Qaida men in Yemen

    December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    An elderly Yemeni man attends a rally held by pro-democracy protestors in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three al-Qaida militants were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen, Yemeni...

  • Arab League chief says Palestinians to petition UN

    December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, center, speaks during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, right, and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012....