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Archive for May 4th, 2013

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings jump 51 percent

    May 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, June 5, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., speaks during the Economic Club of Washington’s 25th anniversary celebration dinner in Washington. Berkshire Hathaway’s...

  • Experimental Air Force aircraft goes hypersonic

    May 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the X-51A Waverider, carried under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber, prepares to launch for its fourth and final flight over the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A, an experimental, unmanned...

  • NYC brokerage rewards employees who get tattooed

    May 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this April 1, 2013 photo provided by Rapid Realty, tattoo artist Al Fliction inks Mayra Segarra, an employee of Rapid Realty NYC, as her boss, Anthony Lolli, center right, stands by her side while fellow Rapid Reality employees look on at the Ink Master...

  • UNM law school hires new dean

    May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico law school has a new dean. The school announced the appointment of David Herring on Friday. Herring replaces Kevin Washburn, who was appointed last year as the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs...

  • NM to impose fire restrictions for all counties

    May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and state officials announced Friday that they will impose fire restrictions for all 33 counties starting next week. The restrictions will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. They will prohibit the...

  • Feds revise proposal for lesser prairie chicken

    May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are criticizing federal wildlife officials for their plan to revamp proposed protections for a prairie grouse found in several western states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that it will reopen...

  • 4 lawmakers express reservations about Carruthers

    May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Four Las Cruces state lawmakers say they have “serious reservations” about former Republican Gov. Garrey Carruthers, who’s up for the New Mexico State University presidency. Democratic Reps. Phillip Archuleta, Nate...

  • Drought across the West spurs resurgence of faith

    May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    This April 19, 2013 photo shows Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church parishioners Albert Lucero, left, and Nick McGovern, center, leading a prayer procession for rain in Bernalillo, N.M. From the heart of New Mexico to West Texas and Oklahoma, the pressures of...

  • ‘Idol’ contestant Sanchez is not idle post-show

    May 4, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo, singer Jessica Sanchez poses for a portrait, in Los Angeles. The petite powerhouse enjoyed singing ballads on last season’s “American Idol,” where she placed second. But the 17-year-old admits that ballads...

  • Giant rubber duck makes splash in Hong Kong harbor

    May 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Dancers perform during a welcoming ceremony of a giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Hong Kong Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao...