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Archive for March 5th, 2013

  • $15.5M settlement reached in NM confinement case

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county announced Tuesday that it reached a $15.5 million settlement to end the legal battle over the case of a man who was held in solitary confinement for two years without a trial and was so neglected that he...

  • Senate approves stem cell research proposal

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure to allow human embryonic stem cell research in New Mexico has passed the Senate. The proposal would permit couples with leftover embryos at in-vitro fertilization clinics to donate them for research rather than have a clinic...

  • Jury finds UNM’s renovation of ‘The Pit’ legal

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe jury has ruled in favor of a company accused of skimming taxpayers in the $60 million renovation of the University of New Mexico’s basketball arena known as “The Pit.” The 10-person jury decided Tuesday...

  • NM State Police investigate Santa Fe shooting

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a police shooting at a Santa Fe home that left a man wounded. Police say Santa Fe Officer Charles Laramie responded to an alarm call at the home Monday and shot and wounded a man on the...

  • Senate approves unemployment tax overhaul

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to revamp how much employers pay into New Mexico’s unemployment insurance program is heading to the House. The Senate approved an overhaul of the financing system on a 40-2 vote on Tuesday. One provision would require...

  • Gov. urges lawmakers to pass biz-friendly bills

    March 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Negotiations to lock space tourism company Virgin Galactic into a long-term lease at the spaceport New Mexico taxpayers built for it are on hold while a proposal to broaden liability exemptions for space companies lingers in the...

  • Americans control conclave message just by talking

    March 5, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, gestures during a press conference at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The Sistine Chapel closed to visitors on Tuesday and construction work got under way to...

  • Chavez death: Venezuelans in US hopeful of change

    March 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo released by Cuba’s Communist daily newspaper Granma, Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro, right, and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hold hands as Castro recuperates from surgery in Havana, Cuba....

  • Snow storm barrels through Midwest to Mid-Atlantic

    March 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    An El train runs through Chicago’s downtown loop as a snow storm passes through the region Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Chicago was hit Tuesday by a storm expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow in the area before the end of the day — the most since...

  • Dow surges to record … and keeps going

    March 5, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    Trader Peter Tuchman smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting...