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Archive for April 8th, 2013

  • Casino mogul says even wealthy deserve justice

    April 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies for a second day in Clark County district court, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Las Vegas. Attorneys for Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen say Sands owes him $328 million because he worked behind the scenes to...

  • NM governor raises about $372,000 for re-election

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has stockpiled nearly $1.5 million for her re-election campaign next year, which is far more than declared Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King, according to fundraising disclosures filed Monday....

  • NM men plead not guilty to robberies, carjackings

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two Albuquerque men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges involving armed robberies and carjackings in the city. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Joel Meeks and 20-year-old Raul Ortega were arraigned Monday on an...

  • NM governor criticized for domestic partner veto

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing criticism from a liberal advocacy group for vetoing legislation that would have required the state to expedite the occupational and professional licenses of domestic partners of gay military...

  • Tuberculosis cases in NM are lowest since 2005

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say there were 40 new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed last year in New Mexico and that’s the lowest number in the state since 2005. But they say New Mexico residents remain three times more likely to die from...

  • Bernalillo may ship inmates to ease jail crowding

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County may move up 300 prisoners to other facilities elsewhere in New Mexico and possibly even Texas to ease jail crowding. The County Commission on Tuesday will consider county officials’ request for approval to...

  • NM plastic fetuses lawsuit dismissal upheld

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a nationally watched lawsuit in which students in a conservative Roswell religious group challenged school officials’ response to their handing out rubber fetuses. The 10th...

  • Las Cruces traffic signals get backup power

    April 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Battery backup units have been installed at 23 key traffic signals in Las Cruces, providing an alternate power source to keep the lights on during outages. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/10LZk0Z ) reports that the southern...

  • Father: Slain diplomat died doing what she loved

    April 8, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Tom Smedinghoff, shows Anne Smedinghoff. Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed Saturday, April 6, 2013 in southern Afghanistan , the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year’s attack on the U.S. diplomatic...

  • Obama says he’s ‘determined as ever’ for gun bill

    April 8, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama, followed by, from second from left, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., walks down the steps of Air Force One at Bradley Air Force Base, Conn., Monday, April 8, 2013. Obama traveled to...