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Archive for July 25th, 2013

  • It takes a ‘war room’ to launch Netflix’s series

    July 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    CORRECTS NAME TO JAFFE – In this photo taken Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Chris Jaffe, Netflix VP of Product Innovation, debuts the new series “Orange is the new black” in Los Gatos, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke) LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) —...

  • Court asked to safeguard NM mental health audit

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney general’s office says an agreement has been reached for State Auditor Hector Balderas to have access to an audit that identified potential overbillings and fraud by behavioral health providers. Chief Deputy Attorney...

  • Judge won’t lift freeze on mental health payments

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico can continue to freeze payments to behavioral health services providers that are under investigation for possible overbillings, mismanagement and fraud, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo...

  • NM court rules in domestic well permitting case

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s process for issuing permits for domestic water wells is constitutional. The court also acknowledged the legal tensions created by competing demands for water in...

  • Albuquerque chief’s interview comments draw fire

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz is drawing fire for saying “nature was at play” when he was asked during an interview about officers’ extramarital affairs — behavior that figured in a philandering former...

  • NM sheriffs, Texas troopers meet with club owners

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Joining a shift among law enforcement agencies across the country, a group of New Mexico sheriffs, federal agents and a dozen Texas state troopers met with adult club owners in Albuquerque Thursday to discuss ways to battle sex...

  • Pearce attacks GOP congressman’s immigrant remarks

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congressman Steve Pearce says a fellow Republican congressman’s comments comparing young college-age immigrants to drug mules are “unproductive” and “divisive.” The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • Exceptional drought lessens grip on NM

    July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There has been enough rain in New Mexico to lessen wildfire danger and to cause flooding, but it’s still dry. A map released Thursday by federal climatologists shows a big swath of severe and exceptional drought stretching...

  • Probe of deadly derailment focuses on train speed

    July 25, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A firefighter uses and axe to open their way inside a train car at the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Thursday, July 25, 2013. An Associated Press analysis of video images shows that a Spanish train was traveling well above the...

  • Korean War foes gather in NKorea to remember war

    July 25, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, meets with visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Li is in the city for Korean War commemorations...