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Archive for July 15th, 2013

  • Cuban athletes and artists get in on capitalism

    July 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this June 19, 2013 photo, Cuban Hugo Morejon, a trombonist in the contemporary salsa group, Los Van Van, poses for a photo in his automotive repair shop, Van Van Garage, in Havana, Cuba. Armed with money and name recognition, Cuban athletes and artists who...

  • Detroit says it’s settled with some creditors

    July 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    **FILE — In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, an empty field north of Detroit’s downtown is shown. The city of Detroit says it reached an “important settlement” Monday, July 15, 2013 with some creditors as it tries to get rid of billions...

  • Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

    July 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, July 12, 2013 photo, June Springer answers a phone in another office, where she works at Caffi Contracting Services, in Alexandria, Va. Springer, who just turned 90, works as a receptionist. People who delay retirement have less risk of...

  • Settlement reached in NM pay-to-play case

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Investment Council has reached a $643,000 settlement with a financial consulting firm that was sued for steering government investment business to political supporters of former Gov. Bill Richardson. Council spokesman Charlie...

  • Day 1 of deliberations ends in ex-officer’s trial

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors ended their first day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife, after hearing weeks of salacious testimony about his affairs...

  • NM jury finds suspect not guilty in 2007 homicides

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A San Miguel County jury has acquitted a man in the killings of two people in Las Vegas in 2007. Jurors on Monday also found Eric Vigil not guilty of robbery, evidence tampering and two counts of conspiracy. The Las Vegas Optic...

  • Flash flooding, mudslides close a road in Pecos

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Flash flooding and mudslides have shut down a portion of State Road 63 in Pecos. New Mexico State Police say the closure is from mile post 15 northbound. They say the flash flooding and mudslides are presenting dangerous driving...

  • Suspect arrested in shooting of a Las Cruces man

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a Las Cruces man. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say 21-year-old Corey Lee Willis remains in the county Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond....

  • Police: 2 bodies found at Gallup church

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two bodies have been found at a Gallup church in what police are treating as a homicide investigation. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1bhtvo1) that the bodies of two men were discovered Sunday under the...

  • Auditor orders special review of special education

    July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Auditor Hector Balderas has ordered a special audit of potential funding problems for special education programs that could cause New Mexico to lose millions of dollars in federal money. Balderas told the Public Education...