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Archive for January 15th, 2013

  • Senate OKs webcasting of committee hearings

    January 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate is offering New Mexicans expanded online access to its proceedings through webcasts of committee hearings. Senators approved a rules change on Tuesday to permit people from around the state to watch or listen to committee...

  • Ex-NM state policeman, son accused in murder case

    January 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A retired New Mexico State Police officer and his son have been arrested in connection with the death of a Rio Rancho man. Rio Rancho police say 56-year-old John McDowell and 36-year-old John McDowell were taken into custody after a...

  • Governor seeks to end immigrant driver’s licenses

    January 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican lawmakers gave Gov. Susana Martinez a standing ovation as she renewed her push to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Martinez used her state of the state address on Tuesday to ask...

  • Smallest state is big battleground on gay marriage

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Roman Catholic priest Bernard Healey testifies against same-sex marriage before the House Judiciary Committee, at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox has called a vote on gay marriage legislation in his...

  • House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., leaves the House Rules Committee after making his case to the House Rules Committee for an aid package to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to vote...

  • Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Legislators listen as members explain their vote on New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. New York’s Assembly passed the toughest gun control law...

  • Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy more American products

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, photo, Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answers questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the...

  • Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu each year

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the family shows Max Schwolert. The 6-foot-4, 17-year-old Texas high school senior grew sick in Wisconsin while visiting his grandparents for the holidays. Max felt fluish on Christmas Eve, seemed better the next morning but...

  • Facebook unveils social search feature

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions after speaking at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Zuckerberg introduced “graph search” Tuesday, a new service that lets users search their social connections for...

  • Cold still threatens crops in West but it’s easing

    January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Ice covers an orange at an orange grove in Redlands, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A cold snap that has California farmers struggling to protect a $1.5 billion citrus crop has slowly started to ease, though frigid temperatures were still the norm Tuesday...