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Archive for February 28th, 2013

  • Grant helps Idaho schools plug into online classes

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, American educator and entrepreneur, Salman Khan, left, and Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim participate in a news conference at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson...

  • Utility: Gas leak may have caused fatal blast

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that destroyed a home and killed a man Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Royal Oak, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A utility says gas...

  • House approves tapping into permanent fund

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public education could receive hundreds of millions of additional dollars in the future under a measure approved by the House. The proposed constitutional amendment allows voters to decide whether to prevent a drop in the yearly...

  • Health exchange bill runs into trouble in House

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure to establish a state-operated health insurance exchange stumbled in the House on Thursday after critics objected that the proposal would overly regulate medical coverage plans offered to consumers. The bill initially failed...

  • Body recovered from Rio Grande near Bernardo

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have recovered a human body from the Rio Grande near Bernardo in Socorro County. No information is available on the age or gender of the person but State Police say investigators are treating the case as a...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Alamogordo murder case

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in an Alamogordo murder case because the prosecution didn’t provide the defense with a ballistics report until the night before the trial was to begin. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/Xd3uim...

  • Man allegedly bites off tip of finger during fight

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is accused of striking his girlfriend and biting off a fingertip of the girlfriend’s brother during a fight that occurred before the man ran off and was hit by a vehicle. According to police, the fight...

  • Cantu to be installed as Las Cruces diocese bishop

    February 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Rev. Oscar Cantu is scheduled to be installed as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/VdOAIN) that the 46-year-old Houston-native will be installed Thursday and will become only the...

  • Plight of the American bumblebee: Disappearing?

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    The photo provided by amateur Illinois bee spotter Johanna James-Heinz, shows a rusty-patched bumblebee, on Aug. 14, 2008, in Peoria, Ill. It is one of four types of bumblebees researchers say is in trouble. (AP Photo/Johanna James-Heinz) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

  • Many Venezuelans believe in Chavez recovery

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A man wearing a handcrafted mask depicting the face of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez attends an event commemorating the violent street protests of 1989 known as the “Caracazo,” in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The wave of...