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Archive for May 16th, 2013

  • Obama picks budget official to run troubled IRS

    May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner...

  • Mining tax cap repeal clears Nev. Assembly panel

    May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Mining lobbyist James Wadhams answers media questions following a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Assembly Taxation Committee approved a measure Thursday to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net...

  • Agency to consider listing for Alaska lake seals

    May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this June 2011 photo released by NOAA Fisheries, harbor seals lie in the sun on a sandbar on Iliamna Lake, Alaska, during a summer survey. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday May 16, 2013 it will consider listing a population of harbor...

  • Woman beaten, stabbed, treated; man arrested, charged, jailed

    May 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department responded to a call to the 900 block of East Alameda around 7 a.m., Tuesday, in reference to a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned a woman had been kidnapped, beaten, and stabbed by Seferino...

  • Wash. state releases draft rules for legal pot

    May 16, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized...

  • Police Blotter: Victim refuses to ID assailant

    May 16, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    •Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Michigan, Wednesday, where a 72-year-old man was hit by a truck. The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. Although he admitted to knowing the identity of the driver, he would not...

  • Venezuelans scrambling to find scarce toilet paper

    May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A customer leaves a private super market with her purchases, including toilet paper, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities _ toilet...

  • Man convicted in death of Ruidoso woman

    May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of a Ruidoso woman five years ago. Guillermo Ruiz was accused of stabbing 20-year-old Anabel Calzaba Alvardo numerous times in...

  • NM transgender student told to wear girl’s gown

    May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All Damian Garcia wants to do is wear his black robe when he and his fellow high school classmates graduate next week. Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School in Albuquerque say no. Because Garcia was born as a girl, the school...

  • State engineer plans metering of some water wells

    May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Irrigators, municipalities and industry in parts of drought-stricken eastern New Mexico will be required to install meters on their underground wells to measure water use under a plan by the state’s top water manager. State...