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Archive for January 8th, 2013

  • 5 Americans among 7 dead in Peru chopper crash

    January 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Investigators stand near the wreckage of a U.S.-owned cargo helicopter in Pucallpa, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Five U.S. citizens are among seven people killed in the crash in the Peruvian jungle. The heavy-lift, twin-rotor Chinook BH-234 chopper, owned by...

  • AIG board weighing joining suit against US

    January 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    People pass the AIG building, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. American International Group Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors will weigh whether to take part in a shareholder lawsuit against the U.S. over the government’s $182 billion bailout...

  • AP Exclusive: Richardson pressing NKorean test ban

    January 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, takes photographs as he tours a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Schmidt is the highest-profile U.S. executive to visit North Korea – a country with...

  • 3 Mont. tribal leaders indicted in singers’ hunts

    January 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, Josh Thompson arrives at the 59th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Three Blackfeet tribal leaders were indicted Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013, on charges they held illegal big-game hunts for a film crew and...

  • NM woman sentenced for embezzlement, fraud

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas woman has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling money from Presbyterian Healthcare Services and an employee goodwill program. Prosecutors say a federal judge handed down the sentence to 35-year-old Jolene...

  • New Mexico groups urge Pearce to support VAWA

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of women launched a petition drive Tuesday to pressure the sole Republican member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation to support proposed expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Act. Both the...

  • Former NM corrections officer sentenced to prison

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico corrections officer accused of assaulting a DUI suspect has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Demetrio Juan Gonzales was sentenced Tuesday to a 33-month...

  • Governor proposes $13M for early reading services

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez proposes to increase spending next year on programs to help New Mexico children learn to read. Martinez said Tuesday she’ll recommend the Legislature provide $13.5 million to improve reading skills of...

  • Toxic fumes in apartment kills Las Cruces woman

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say melting plastic appears to be the source of toxic fumes that caused the death of a Las Cruces woman. Las Cruces police say 41-year-old Penny Padilla was found dead in her apartment last Thursday evening. Police and...

  • NM bill would prohibit double-dipping for travel

    January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTE FE., N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators wouldn’t be allowed to get reimbursements for the same expense from more than one source under a bill filed in reaction to a travel scandal involving a House member defeated in his re-election bid....