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Archive for September 6th, 2013

  • Tourism helps slow Greek recession in 2nd quarter

    September 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Police officers in uniform chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Labor unions are planing a series of weekend demonstrations in the country’s second largest city,...

  • NM high court to hear gay marriage case next month

    September 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court signaled Friday it may quickly resolve whether gay marriage is legal in the state. The five-member state Supreme Court issued an order setting an Oct. 23 hearing in a case that finally could decide...

  • Intoxicated man found in truck at NM checkpoint

    September 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican man was found intoxicated and laying face-down atop a shipment of red chili peppers at a New Mexico border checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the 35-year-old man had a bottle...

  • Vineyard continues decades-old practices

    September 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Barbara Funkhouser plucks the blue grape from a bunch of fresh cut fruit and smashes it between her fingers. Vibrant red juice trickles down her fingertips, identifying the fruit as a ruby red grape. A short while later, she does the...

  • NM clerk seeks financial help in gay marriage suit

    September 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county clerk facing a lawsuit over his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses is using social media and other means to solicit outside support for legal expenses. Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins hopes backers of...

  • NM records 2nd death in 2013 from West Nile Virus

    September 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has recorded its second death in 2013 from the West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health says the person who died was an 84-year-old San Juan County woman who had encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the...

  • Aussie election starts; opposition tipped to win

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Australia’s opposition leader Tony Abbott, second right, and his family from right, Bridget, Frances, wife Margaret and Louise cast their ballots at Freshwater Surf Club in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Australians headed to the polls on...

  • Ark. girl recovering from rare infection can swim

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This April 2013 photo provided by the Hardig family shows Kali Hardig, 12. Hardig, who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection, went swimming Friday Sept. 6, 2013, for the first time since she got sick. Health officials...

  • NY Fashion Week has its head at the beach

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Fashion from the Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014 collection is modeled on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — Summer’s not over just yet, and some designers at New York Fashion Week were clearly focused on the...

  • Pancho the Pelican an urban celebrity in Havana

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    “Pancho the Pelican,” right, looks at his adopted mother Magela Guerrero, holding her puppy Rome at her home in Havana on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The bird came into her family’s life in 2011 when a neighbor fishing along Havana’s Malecon...