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Archive for March 24th, 2013

  • Analysis: Budget balance is in eye of the beholder

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after the Republican-controlled House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan Thursday that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the...

  • Calif. farmers team up to convert beets to ethanol

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this March 6, 2013 photo, a mature sugar beet is shown, in Tranquility, Calif. Farmers in central California hope to build the nation’s first commercial-scale bio-refinery in nearby Mendota, Calif., to turn beets into biofuel. Europe already has more...

  • New US-EU talks threatened by agriculture spats

    March 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama used Washington’s grandest stage _ the State of the Union speech _ to announce...

  • Much of New Mexico braces for gusting winds

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for much of New Mexico as gusts are expected to top 60 mph. The state Transportation Department is warning travelers about the possibility of reduced visibility along some...

  • NM Supreme Court to hear pay-to-play appeal

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving two lawsuits that allege corruption in state investment practices. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of taxpayers by whistleblower Frank Foy, the former chief...

  • Oil, gas wells in northwestern NM show potential

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The oil and gas industry is getting excited about a potential boom in northwestern New Mexico. Preliminary results from some of the 22 exploratory wells drilled in the Mancos shale formation in the San Juan Basin show commercial...

  • NM village to vote on liquor licenses

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOVING, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to the residents of Loving whether the village’s two restaurants will be able to serve beer and wine. Business is booming in the southeastern New Mexico community, but the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

  • NM police investigate officer-involved shooting

    March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that landed a suspect in the hospital. The suspect was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center, but state police spokesman Tony Lynn said...

  • Depp, Stewart win at slimy Kids Choice Awards

    March 24, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    Josh Duhamel and Nick Cannon participate in a zipline race at the 26th annual Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart...

  • Bloomberg, mayor group tout big gun control push

    March 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a gun violence summit at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Bloomberg announced on a new $12 million...