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Archive for May, 2013

  • Divers removing sunken I-5 Skagit River bridge

    May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Steel beams are removed from the water in Mount Vernon, Wash., Tuesday, May 28, 2013 following the collapse of a section of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner) MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Divers...

  • OPEC keeps oil output target at 30 million barrels

    May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    General view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Friday, May. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Hans Punz) VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers reached quick agreement Friday...

  • Stocks plummet in late trading but end May higher

    May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, photo, Traders gather at the post that handles Hertz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures slumped on the final trading day of May, with new data showing that consumers pulled back from their breakneck...

  • Prototype offshore wind turbine launched in Maine

    May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Habib Dagher, the Universty of Maine professor who heads the school’s Offshore Wind Laboratory, watches preparations for the launching of North America’s first floating wind turbine, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Brewer, Maine. The 9,000-pound...

  • Martinez plans fundraiser in Washington, DC

    May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez travels to the nation’s capital next week for a re-election fundraiser featuring prominent Republicans from across the country. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said Tuesday’s...

  • 3 accused of burglarizing home of dead NM couple

    May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say three people are in custody for allegedly stealing home furnishings from a house in East Mesa. Authorities say the home’s caretaker reported seeing a pickup truck pull up to the...

  • El Paso man convicted of drug trafficking in NM

    May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An El Paso man has been found guilty of heroin trafficking after a four-day federal trial in Albuquerque. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Friday that a federal jury convicted 43-year-old Francisco Burciaga after a...

  • Woman surrenders newborn at Las Cruces woman

    May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a 24-year-old woman walked into a hospital in the southern New Mexico city and surrendered her newborn daughter, saying she didn’t want the baby. Police say the woman acted legally in relinquishing custody...

  • Tornado hits Oklahoma City area in Plains outbreak

    May 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    An overturned semitrailer rests on its side on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40, just east of El Reno, Okla., after a reported tornado touched down, Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Chris Machian) MANDATORY CREDIT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)...

  • 4 firefighters killed in Houston motel fire

    May 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A firefighter is wheeled to an ambulance after fighting a fire at the Southwest Inn, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Houston. Four firefighters have died and at least five people have been hospitalized. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) HOUSTON (AP) — Four...