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Archive for July 28th, 2013

  • Treasury’s Lew: Congress needs to pass debt limit

    July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In an April 16, 2013, file photo Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Budget Committee. Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the “cloud of uncertainty” about the...

  • New fruit fly could hurt Maine wild-blueberry crop

    July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension shows a fly trap by blueberries. Maine’s wild blueberry growers are monitoring their fields for a harmful new fruit fly that arrived in the U.S. five years ago and poses a threat to the...

  • Ralph Nader’s new cause: Tort law museum in Conn.

    July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 27, 2008 file photo, Ralph Nader speaks to supporters as he campaigns for his 2008 independent presidential bid in Waterbury, Conn. Nader is planning the American Museum of Tort Law, to be built in a former bank building in his...

  • Teen fatally shot at friend’s birthday party

    July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy at a friend’s birthday party in the Dona Ana County community of Rodey. Investigators say 27-year-old Efren Rey of Salem is suspected of...

  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting in Farmington

    July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One man died and at least three other people were wounded in a shooting in Farmington. Investigators tell the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/13oFNlQ) that they are trying to determine the motive behind Saturday night’s...

  • Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers leader arrested

    July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving after he was involved in a minor traffic accident. Authorities tell the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1e3ro4h) that...

  • NM used car dealer fights forfeiture claim by feds

    July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque used car dealer who is fighting the federal government’s seizure of $841,000 from his business and personal bank accounts claims he’s being singled out by federal authorities because he’s a...

  • Degree comes as a surprise to some CNM students

    July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Emily Sarvis missed what would have been her first graduation. Because she didn’t know she was graduating. Central New Mexico Community College gave her two associate degrees, in liberal arts and in general studies, along with...

  • Unsealed birth records give adoptees peek at past

    July 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, JULY 29 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 photo, Illinois Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago, speaks with Pennsylvania Reps. Mark Rozzi, left, and Stephen McCarter after she testified in front of the Pennsylvania House...

  • Rescuers say 37 dead in Italy bus plunge

    July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A bus lies on its side after plunging off a highway near Avellino, southern Italy, eraly Monday, July 29, 2013. A tour bus filled with Italians returning home after an excursion plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy on Sunday night after it...