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Archive for March 24th, 2013

  • Toenail clippings to measure toxic exposure in NJ

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, March 22, 2013, photo,a lock and chain holds together a fence surrounding a superfund site, in Garfield, N.J. In 1983, an accident at an electroplating company spilled 5,560 pounds of toxic hexavalent chromium. The company recovered about 30...

  • Police: No sign of 3rd party in Berezovsky death

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    British police officers cordon off the road leading to the residence of Boris Berezovsky in Ascot, a town 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of London, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Boris Berezovsky, 67, a self-exiled and outspoken former Russian oligarch who had a...

  • Trains carry millions of gallons of oil across ME

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This March 7, 2013 file photo provided by WABI-TV5 in Bangor, Maine, shows derailed tank cars in Mattawamkeag, Maine. Fifteen cars of a 96-car train carrying crude oil went off the tracks at about 5 a.m., approximately 60 miles north of Bangor....

  • No probable cause in Albuquerque shooting death

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they don’t have probable cause to charge anyone in a recent shooting death. Police tell The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/10yQwMK) that 24-year-old Jonathan Mitchell was fatally shot Tuesday by...

  • NM man accused of hitting father with baseball bat

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man accused of beating his father with an aluminum baseball bat during a dispute has been arrested. Police tell the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/105bAH5) that 27-year-old Vincent Lopez became upset as his parents...

  • Former Las Cruces coach faces molestation charge

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Las Cruces middle school basketball coach has been indicted on a charge of molesting a young boy during physical exam. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/10AVVTu) that 33-year-old Erik B. Khan was charged with...

  • Priebus: GOP needs to increase its numbers

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his party needs to increase its numbers without changing its political platform in order to beat Democrats. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Yx0a1L) that...

  • NM valleys hum with sound of irrigation pumps

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in southern New Mexico’s Hatch Valley are struggling their way through the drought by pumping saline water from shallow aquifers. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Yx0ddR) that the farming valleys that...

  • Subsidy plan could force local taxes to be raised

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature’s decision to phase out state reimbursements to local governments for not taxing food and medicine could lead some city and county governments to raise taxes. The plan adopted by the Legislature on...

  • Cyprus secures bailout, avoids bankruptcy

    March 24, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A protestor waves a Cyprus flag in front of riot policemen during an anti-bailout rally outside of European Union house in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2013. After failing for a week to find a solution to a crisis that could force their country into...