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Archive for July 23rd, 2013

  • Utility crew helps capture bear in Albuquerque

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife officials called on a utility crew to help capture a bear that had wandered into a Corrales neighborhood. Television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1c0Gzx0) that the bear was spotted around noon Tuesday. The bear...

  • NM woman pleads guilty in driver’s license fraud

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former public notary has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining hundreds of New Mexico driver’s licenses for people living outside the country. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Veronica Diaz, of Portales, pleaded guilty to...

  • Dozens of curanderos in NM for healing conference

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Incense burns at the door. Prayers are whispered in dozens of languages. A shell horn calls people back from lunch. More than 200 traditional healers and students of alternative medicine from across the United States and Latin...

  • Martinez to attend GOP governors meeting in Aspen

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to Colorado for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the association will pay for the governor’s travel. The...

  • NM couple’s defraud ‘apology’ letter rejected

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a letter of apology from a New Mexico couple found guilty of defrauding the U.S. Air Force out of millions. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled Monday that Donald Dean Brewer and his wife, Sherri Lynn...

  • NM nuclear lab shows underground storage vault

    July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A tunnel and vault dug into a canyon wall in northern New Mexico that for years provided the federal government with a secret and secure place to store nuclear material during the Cold War is now a tour stop. Los Alamos National...

  • Obama, lawmakers square off over NSA authority

    July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a hearing to consider his reappointment to the military’s highest post, on Capitol Hill in...

  • APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed

    July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this May 11, 2010 file photo, Immigration Services Director (USCIS) Alejandro Mayorkas listens to a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mayorkas, President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security...

  • Pope wants to be with people; clergy want him safe

    July 23, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Thousands of young pilgrims gather on Copacabana Beach for a World Youth Day Mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. As many as 1 million young people from around the world are expected in Rio for the Catholic youth event. Pope Francis arrived...

  • NTSB recovers recorders after NYC gear collapse

    July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Stranded passengers wait in LaGuardia Airport as multiple flights were canceled after a Southwest Airlines 737 plane’s nose gear collapsed during a landing, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed...