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Archive for February 14th, 2013

  • House panel OKs tax increase for roads

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s tax on car and truck purchases would increase to finance $300 million in highway improvements under legislation approved by a House panel. The motor vehicle excise tax would go from 3 percent to 4 percent until 2028...

  • Farmington police say man threw semen at 2 women

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington say they’re searching for a man who allegedly threw or ejaculated semen on two female shoppers at a store. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/XGAmiT) says detectives were able to get surveillance pictures of the man,...

  • Silver City tax preparer indicted on fraud charges

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Silver City tax preparer already serving prison time has been indicted for allegedly filing more than $72,000 in fake tax returns. A grand jury for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe returned the...

  • Education funding increases under House proposal

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House panel has endorsed a proposal to provide tens of millions of additional dollars for public education. The Voters and Elections Committee voted 10-1 on Thursday for a proposed constitutional amendment to keep the annual...

  • House approves PRC qualifications bill

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Future members of New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency will need to meet increased qualifications for the $90,000-a-year job under legislation unanimously approved Thursday by the House. The proposal, which heads to the Senate...

  • Return of gray wolves to Southwest slow going

    February 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican gray wolf No. 1105 was shot dead by wildlife managers after having a tryst — and puppies — with a common ranch dog. No. 1188, an alpha female, was almost executed, then taken away from her pups and pack, for killing...

  • Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

    February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an unidentified woman answers questions on a job application at a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the last...

  • In Timbuktu, al-Qaida left behind a manifesto

    February 14, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane walks past a room where he and other residents say al Qaida held European hostages, at the Ministry of Finance’s Regional Audit Department, in Timbuktu, Mali. In the same...

  • NKorea to face sanctions for nuke, but China key

    February 14, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A Chinese tour boat sails past the Friendship Bridge linking between China and North Korea, in Dandong, China Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a...

  • Crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way to land

    February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Passengers congregate on an upper deck of the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the...