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Archive for February 27th, 2013

  • Wireless connections creep into everyday things

    February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each...

  • JC Penney posts 4th straight big loss, sales drop

    February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, a shopper drags her purchases past a line of customers waiting to pay at a J.C. Penney store, in Las Vegas. The mid-priced department store chain on Wednesday, Feb. 26. 2013. reported another much...

  • Toni Morrison talks to Google about creativity

    February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Author Toni Morrison, right, speaks during an interview about her latest book “Home,” with host Torrence Boone during Google’s online series, “Authors At Google,” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto...

  • USDA designates 12 NM counties for drought help

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 12 New Mexico counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The counties are Bernalillo, Grant, Luna, Sierra, Catron, Hidalgo,...

  • Brothers accused of attacking Las Cruces policeman

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers suspected of attacking a Las Cruces police officer investigating a possible domestic disturbance are in custody. Police say 30-year-old Rafael Torrez and 26-year-old Israel Torrez are being held on suspicion of battery...

  • Democrats revive minimum wage inflation indexing

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are making another push to increase New Mexico’s minimum wage for inflation. The House Labor and Human Resources Committee approved a bill on a party-line vote late Tuesday to require automatic cost-of-living increases...

  • House approves tougher DWI sanctions

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has unanimously approved a proposal toughening penalties against drunken driving in New Mexico. The legislation will establish new standards for drunken drivers to meet before they can get their licenses fully restored and...

  • NM DPS: Body found identified as a Pecos woman

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — State authorities say the body of a woman found earlier this month just outside the village of Rowe has been identified. New Mexico Department of Public Safety officials announced Wednesday that the victim is 23-year-old Ginger...

  • House OKs solvency fix for teacher pension plan

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers and other educators will pay more into their pension program to help shore up its long-term finances under a proposal approved Wednesday by the House. Besides higher payroll contributions by workers earning more than $20,000,...

  • NM man gets probation for trespassing on refuge

    February 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ruidoso man has been sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,500 for trespassing on the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge during a hunting trip. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Kenneth Espinosa was sentenced Wednesday in...