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Archive for August 6th, 2013

  • Can Amazon CEO ship online savvy to Wash. Post?

    August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A digital screen in the lobby of the Washington Post building shows the newspapers website, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Washington. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

  • Gold coins of Nevada recluse sold at auction $3.1M

    August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A court official holds two 1908 $20 gold coins on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, during an auction at the Carson City, Nev., courthouse. The coins were among the more than 2,000 that were to be auctioned off from the estate of Walter Samaszko Jr., a recluse who left...

  • Suit: Police used excessive force in Occupy march

    August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, a police officer uses pepper spray on Occupy Portland protestor Elizabeth Evon Nichols as she opens her mouth to shout at a police officer at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland Ore. Nichols is in court to seek...

  • As French idea of restaurant changes, so does law

    August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this May 16, 2013 photo, Estelle Levy shows cookies in her bakery in Paris. France, the country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine, is changing how it eats. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) PARIS (AP) — The country that gave us the...

  • UNM ‘censure’ professor over ‘obese’ tweet

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico formally censured Tuesday a psychology professor after he tweeted that people battling obesity don’t have the willpower to finish doctorate degrees. In a statement, the school said Geoffrey...

  • Marijuana seized during stops at NM checkpoints

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Searches at two border checkpoints in southern New Mexico have netted nearly 300 pounds of marijuana. Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations seized 177 pounds of pot Monday night after the drugs...

  • Rio Rancho couple wins $7.6M lottery jackpot in NM

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho couple has claimed a $7.6 million Hot Lotto jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery. Doug Barnard and his wife Roberta came forward Tuesday with the winning ticket from last Saturday’s drawing. The odds of winning a...

  • Raton declares disaster due to rain, flooding

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — Raton city commissioners have declared a disaster because of recent heavy rains and flooding. Mayor Bobby Ledoux describes pot holes around the northeastern New Mexico community as immense and says some streets have been destroyed. Ledoux...

  • Jury selection continues in Okla. couple’s killing

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors expect to seat a jury this week in the case of an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing a retired couple who was traveling through New Mexico. Jury selection is in its third week for...

  • Murder trial in bloody Farmington beating begins

    August 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The trial of an Arizona man accused of beating a Farmington man to death, but who later had his drunken confession tossed, began Monday with bloody details of the scene and the body found by police. The Farmington Daily Times reports...