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Archive for March 11th, 2013

  • Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

    March 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, customers at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ call cheers with 24-ounce, left, and 16-ounce beverages, in New York. New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a...

  • NFL’s Goodell hopes for lighter helmets, sensors

    March 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Lt. General Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army, speaks during an NFL football news conference in New York, Monday, March 11, 2013. The U.S. Military is partnering with the NFL, GE, and others to further research on head injuries. (AP Photo/Seth...

  • Health insurance exchange bill clears NM Senate

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to establish a state-run health insurance exchange has passed the Senate with bipartisan support. A federal health care law calls for exchanges to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to shop for medical coverage. The...

  • NM House OKs bill to lower marijuana penalties

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to lessen penalties for marijuana possession by adults cleared the House on Monday but faces a difficult deadline for getting through the Legislature before lawmakers adjourn. The measure was approved on a 37-33 vote and...

  • Shiprock man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man is facing a 19-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say 31-year-old Malcolm Altisi entered into a plea agreement Monday. They say...

  • NTSB says pilot in NM crash was warned about winds

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (AP) — A preliminary report by federal investigators into the crash of a small plane in New Mexico that killed four people said the pilot was warned against taking off in windy conditions. The single-engine plane crashed March 2 during...

  • NM Senate approves film incentive sweetener

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to sweeten New Mexico’s incentives for television and film projects is close to clearing the Legislature. The Senate approved the House-passed proposal on a 32-8 vote Monday. New Mexico offers a 25 percent tax refund...

  • Senate confirms NM health, aging agency leaders

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has unanimously confirmed Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s most recent appointees to cabinet-level jobs in her administration. Retta Ward was confirmed Monday as secretary of the Department of Health and Gino Rinaldi...

  • 2 NM brothers plead guilty to meth trafficking

    March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man and his brother have pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking charges. New Mexico prosecutors say 28-year-old Jesus Omar Lopez-Valle, of Jarales, and Hector Manuel Lopez-Valle, of Albuquerque, have been in...

  • Man sought in grandparents’ deaths in Wash. state

    March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    The house where the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday, March 9, 2013, is shown Monday, March 11, 2013, in Renton, Wash. Washington state authorities are looking for Michael “Chad” Boysen, accused of killing the couple, who are his...