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Archive for March 18th, 2013

  • Argentina: HSBC helped launder money, evade taxes

    March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    People walk in front of an HSBC branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, March 18, 2013. Argentina’s government tax chief, Ricardo Echegaray, accused the local subsidiary of the British banking giant HSBC of creating an illegal scheme that helped its...

  • Politicians strike deal over UK press regulation

    March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE This is a Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo of British author J.K. Rowling as she poses for the photographers during photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: ‘The Casual Vacancy’, at the Southbank Centre in London. Celebrities including...

  • Next big oil boom could come in northwestern NM

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Executives from some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies said Monday that the next big oil boom could take place in northwestern New Mexico. The executives are in Farmington for a two-day conference to discuss the...

  • Minn. looks at licenses for illegal immigrants

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Senate panel passed a bill on Monday that would let illegal immigrants get a Minnesota driver’s license, the most recent development in a push at the Capitol to train and ensure more drivers who aren’t U.S. citizens. The...

  • NM school bus driver sentenced in sex abuse case

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school bus driver has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a sex abuse case. Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Samuel Jackson of Shiprock was sentenced Monday for his abusive sexual contact conviction. They say...

  • Albuquerque police chief says he wasn’t forced out

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police chief said Monday that his decision to step down wasn’t connected to a U.S. Justice Department investigation on use of force or the result of pressure from the mayor. “I’ve been thinking about it for a...

  • NM’s unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate in January is unchanged from December’s revised rate. Labor officials say New Mexico’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent is an improvement over January 2012 when the rate was 7.0...

  • Feds make marijuana seizures at New Mexico border

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 450 pounds of marijuana at the Columbus port of entry and another 950 pounds of pot in five other weekend seizures at the Antelope Wells port. They say a Mexican man was arrested...

  • Albuquerque mayor: Unsure if nominee to hit probe

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city says he’s unsure how the nomination of a U.S. Justice Department official as U.S. Labor Secretary will affect a pending federal probe into Albuquerque police. Albuquerque Mayor...

  • Albuquerque police officer wounded in shooting

    March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police Chief Ray Schultz says an Albuquerque police officer is in good condition after being shot and rushed to emergency surgery. Schultz and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said they both visited the wounded officer Monday morning...