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Archive for October, 2013

  • Committee advances Ore. special session bills

    October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker Tina Kotek, left, House Minority Leader Mike McLane, second from the left, Gov. John Kitzhaber, second from right, and Senate President Peter Courtney take a break from their duties to the special session of the Oregon Legislature to cut the...

  • BP executive defends spill response tactics

    October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday July 12, 2010 image from video made available by BP PLC, oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing wellhead and will house the new containment cap, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil...

  • Mall attack to cost Kenya $200 million in tourism

    October 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A giraffe eats a food pellet from the mouth of a foreign visitor at the Giraffe Centre, in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The risk to the country’s tourism was one of the first concerns expressed by officials during the...

  • Judge denies DOJ request to delay airline trial

    October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this. Dec. 27, 2009, file photo, passengers walk past US Airways planes at Reagan National Airport in Washington. The Justice Department asked for a delay in the trial over the merger of American Airlines and US Airways on Tuesday, Oct. 1,...

  • Review: Gear watch has potential, but falls short

    October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, a model touches the screen of a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin, Germany. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year’s must-have holiday...

  • Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

    October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated handout photo provided by Ron Binz shows Binz. Binz, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation. Binz, a former Colorado energy...

  • Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off c

    October 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, photo, Jenn de la Vega wears a device on her hand as she gives a demonstration on a Technicolor mobile app that measures analytics for emotional response to content that will give feedback to the content creators at the GLAZED...

  • NM ex-officer: I can’t pay court fees from trial

    October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer recently acquitted of killing his wife says he can’t afford to pay the court fees from his criminal trial. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1eXETHE) that Levi Chavez’s attorney, David...

  • NM principal emails confidential info by mistake

    October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque school principal mistakenly emailed confidential student information on failed tests and she’s apologizing for it. Albuquerque Public Schools says Volcano Vista High Principal Valerie Atencio likely won’t...

  • Disaster declaration for NM June storms, flooding

    October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of New Mexico for June storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that federal disaster aid is being made available to supplement state, local...