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Archive for February, 2013

  • 33 die in Mexico oil company office building blast

    February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Rescue workers, firefighters and military search for survivors at the site of an explosion in a building at Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX complex, in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. The explosion killed more than 10 people and injured some...

  • Report: US job market looks surprisingly strong

    February 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    ‘ In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, Fernando Rames answers questions on a job application at the job fair in Sunrise, Fla. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought,...

  • Detroit, Toyota see big US sales gains in January

    February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all reported double-digit gains for January as last year’s momentum in U.S. auto sales continued into 2013, according to...

  • Dow ends above 14,000 for 1st time since Oct. 2007

    February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Trader John Panin, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly topped 14,000 on Friday morning, a milestone not seen since before the financial crisis rocked the markets and the world...

  • Clovis man gets prison for 2011 sexual assault

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been convicted in a sexual assault case and sentenced to five years in prison. A Curry County jury Friday found 19-year-old Mario Alberto Pinela-Marquez guilty of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and concealing...

  • NM cattle herd in decline for third straight year

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of cattle in New Mexico has dropped for the third straight year as ranchers around the state have been forced to sell off their herds as they grapple with a persistent drought. The National Agricultural Statistics Service...

  • Navajo Nation leader asks NM to expand college aid

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has asked New Mexico lawmakers to expand a lottery-financed scholarship program to cover students attending tribal colleges. Shelly was among the leaders of New Mexico tribes and pueblos to speak...

  • Ariz. lawyer killed in shooting was ex-NM reporter

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer who died from gunshot wounds in a Phoenix office shooting this week was a former reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican who left the paper in 2001 to attend law school at the University of Arizona, the newspaper reported. A...

  • Bill would reduce good time for some NM inmates

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inmates behind bars for certain drunken driving and child abuse convictions would have to spend more time in prison under a new legislative proposal. Rep. Zachary Cook, R-Ruidoso, has introduced a bill to slash good-time...

  • NM ed chief OKs online school despite opposition

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education chief Hanna Skandera overruled the state Public Education Commission this week, and will allow a new all-online charter school to open in the fall. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/WC8Oev ) that the...