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Archive for June 5th, 2013

  • Cheerios stands by TV ad showing mixed-race family

    June 5, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 16, 2011 file photo, boxes of Cheerios are shown in a store in Akron, N.Y. Cheerios is standing by the fictitious biracial family featured in their latest Heart Healthy campaign, which reflects a black-white racial mix uncommon in...

  • FBI links Democratic consultant to hijacked email

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic political consultant controlled a computer account that contained email allegedly hijacked from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign system, according to federal records made public Wednesday. FBI affidavits,...

  • NM village runs out of water due to drought

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The village of Magdalena is scrambling now that its sole drinking water well has gone dry. The water table has dropped almost 20 feet since January due to the persistent drought that has plagued nearly all of New Mexico for the last...

  • Police: Man fatally shoots himself in NM store

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man walked into a store in New Mexico and then fatally shot himself in the head. Las Vegas police investigators are at the scene of Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, trying to piece together the events...

  • NM man accused of assaulting a federal officer

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a federal officer. Prosecutors say 19-year-old James Ronquillo made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday. He remains in custody pending a detention hearing,...

  • Appeals court tosses NM Iraq War protest lawsuit

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court tossed out a First Amendment lawsuit filed by residents protesting the Iraq War during a 2007 New Mexico visit by then-President George W. Bush. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ordered that...

  • Giant air tanker helps fight Thompson Ridge fire

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters battling the Thompson Ridge fire in northern New Mexico are getting help from a large air tanker converted from a DC10 jumbo jet. The fire made a strong run overnight toward the historic district of the Valles Caldera...

  • Some residents return as crews battle NM blaze

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Some residents are being allowed to return to the Pecos area now that crews have better secured lines along the Tres Lagunas Fire. Fire officials say they’re assessing the evacuation area daily to determine when it will be...

  • Giant air tanker helps fight Thompson Ridge fire

    June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters battling the Thompson Ridge fire in northern New Mexico are getting help from a large air tanker converted from a DC10 jumbo jet. The fire made a strong run overnight toward the historic district of the Valles Caldera...

  • Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this courtroom sketch, military judge Col. Jeffery Nance is shown Wednesday, June 5, 2013 during a plea hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Bales pleaded guilty to multiple...