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Archive for June 26th, 2013

  • Obama’s climate plan takes aim at coal plants

    June 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo time exposure image smoke rises from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. President Barack Obama says he’ll unveil a national plan to combat climate change...

  • China businessman assures Nicaragua canal success

    June 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Wang Jing, chairman of Hong-Kong HKND Group, left, watches a presentation detailing the proposed 286 kilometer (178 miles) long canal to be built in Nicaragua during a press conference held at a hotel in Beijing, China, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Wang, the...

  • Flowers, vegetables could affect Snowden’s fate

    June 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Ecuador’s Foreign Mister Ricardo Patino listens to an official during his visit to a high tech park in Hanoi, Vietnam , Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Patino said he doesn’t know where Edward Snowden is or what travel documents the National Security...

  • Obama opens 2nd-term drive against climate change

    June 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks about climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. The president is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy...

  • Albuquerque man tries to bust into ATM with car

    June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing numerous charges after being accused of using his car to try to pry open an ATM. Police say 42-year-old Michael Betz is being charged with commercial burglary, conspiracy, aggravated fleeing, criminal...

  • Whistleblower to get $1.8M as part of settlement

    June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a whistleblower who sparked a civil claim against a global defense contractor for allegedly overbilling the government for homeland security training programs will get more than $1.8 million as part of his...

  • DNA expert testifies in ex-NM policeman’s trial

    June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A DNA expert has taken the stand in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports (http://bit.ly/12i33Fr ) that Alanna Williams of the Albuquerque Crime Lab...

  • NM man pleads guilty to securities fraud, ID theft

    June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An accountant accused of defrauding two New Mexico businesses has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Roger L. Baeza, of Jal, entered into a plea agreement Tuesday. He was...

  • NM onion harvest remains strong despite challenges

    June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal report says more than half of New Mexico’s onion crop has been harvested despite the state’s extreme drought conditions. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/121e8Yq) that those numbers are up about 10...

  • Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.

    June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, with wife Dr. Susan Blumenthal, celebrates his victory in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate at his campaign party Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Boston. Markey defeated Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez...