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Archive for January 29th, 2013

  • NM man gets 8-year prison term in firearms case

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possessing a stolen firearm and ammunition. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Charles Brown also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release after serving...

  • Police substation remains unused most of the time

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A half-million-dollar police station paid for by San Juan County taxpayers for use by the Navajo Nation has been little more than a temporary rest stop. The building near Huerfano, about 30 miles south of Bloomfield near U.S. 550,...

  • NM grad rate jumps after exit exam reprieve

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez, center left, and education secretary Hanna Skandera, center right, reveal the latest graduation rates at a news conference Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2013 at Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, N.M. New Mexico’s four-year high...

  • Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan faces changed world after prison

    January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this April 17, 2006 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan sits in a car with his wife, Lura Lynn, after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges at the federal courthouse in Chicago. Ryan, who reported to prison in November...

  • Santa Maria mourns its dead, calls for justice

    January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Girls cry in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The repercussions of a tragic nightclub fire in southern Brazil widened Tuesday as mayors around the...

  • Mexico’s new president mostly mum on drug violence

    January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS BYLINE TYPO TO VAZQUEZ.- Nuevo Leon state police stand guard on a dirt road leading to a ranch near the town of Mina, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. At least eight bodies were found in a well near this ranch on Sunday near the site where 20...

  • UN, experts poised to confirm any NKorean blast

    January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A girl looks at a display on assessment about impact of supposed nuclear attack on Seoul at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. North Korea appears all set to detonate an atomic device, but confirming the explosion...

  • Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

    January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., emerges after a unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving him to become America’s next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29,...

  • Wash. vows to try to keep weed in state _ but how?

    January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This Jan. 26, 2013 photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows a marijuana plants ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington and Colorado the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and setting up systems of...

  • Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

    January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, after announcing Hagel’s nomination in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP...