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Archive for February 15th, 2013

  • Legislators ask Martinez to link drilling, funding

    February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of New Mexico legislators want the governor to link approval of state funding for projects proposed by counties and municipalities to their willingness to allow mineral extraction such as drilling for gas and oil. A letter...

  • Senate leader undergoes heart procedure

    February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Senate Majority Michael Sanchez has underwent a medical procedure to open a clogged heart artery, and a family member says his recovery is going well. Sanchez, a Belen Democrat, had a coronary angioplasty on Thursday at an Albuquerque...

  • Weeping Pistorius faces premeditated murder charge

    February 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius at the end of court proceedings, in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb 15, 2013. Pistorius was formally charged at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court with one count of murder after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a model...

  • Obama in Chicago exhorts ‘ladders of opportunity’

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks about strengthening the economy for the middle class and the nations struggle with gun violence at an appearance at Hyde Park Academy, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) CHICAGO (AP) — Pressing his...

  • 2 space rocks hours apart point up the danger

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object will pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth. NASA scientists...

  • Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by passenger Don Hoggatt, of Dallas, shows covered urinals and bagged trash cans for passengers to use in one of the bathrooms aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which became disabled after an engine-room fire left the ship...

  • Dorner was hiding in nearby condo during manhunt

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Rick Heltebrake with his dog Suni looks over the burned-out cabin where Christopher Dorner’s remains were found after a police standoff Tuesday near Big Bear, Calif., Friday Feb. 15, 2013. Heltebrake had been carjacked by Dorner. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) SAN...

  • In trying to sink Hagel, GOP takes aim at Obama

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, Republican Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate...

  • Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

    February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., is seen in her Chicago office. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Sandi Jackson, who resigned from the City Council in January 2013, was charged with...

  • Film fans in Asia want light fun, make Oscars wait

    February 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Feb. 6, 2013 photo, Taiwanese movie goers sit in a nearly empty theater to watch Oscar nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” as the Chinese New Year nears in Taipei, Taiwan. Tens of millions of film fanatics are entering theaters around Asia during...