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Archive for November 17th, 2013

  • Trash strike in Spain’s capital ends after 13 days

    November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Women walk past a pile of rubbish surrounding trash containers during the eleventh day of a garbage collectors strike, Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Street cleaners and garbage collectors who work in the city’s public parks walked off the job in...

  • Foes of Russia’s anti-gay law ponder new tactics

    November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, Gay activists kiss during a protest at the steps of the Acropolis’ museum during an event ahead of the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame, in Athens. A few dozen gay activists peacefully...

  • AP: Online gamblers at NJ border may be locked out

    November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City NJ is using its player rewards kiosks, including this one shown on Nov. 14, 2013, to register customers interested in participating in a five-day trial period of Internet Gambling in New Jersey beginning Nov....

  • Robots let doctors ‘beam’ into remote hospitals

    November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. The robots enable physicians to have a different bedside...

  • Eagle Ford oil transforming Corpus Christi port

    November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This Oct. 28, 2013, photo shows a refinery near Port Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — It’s a Monday afternoon at the edge of Texas, but this might...

  • NMSU to help with lottery scholarships

    November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at New Mexico State University are bracing for changes that may come next spring as uncertainties remain about how much tuition lottery scholarships will cover. NMSU announced this week that it is prepared to cover up to 60...

  • NM authorities investigate 2 fatal fires

    November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities are investigating two deadly fires. Firefighters responded Saturday evening to reports of a travel trailer on fire behind a home in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Inside the RV, crews found the body...

  • NM couple find 1969 Pa. high school ring in yard

    November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A Northern Arizona University lecturer is getting back his class ring from Pennsylvania’s Norristown High School thanks to a New Mexico couple. Roland Erwin was recently raking leaves in the front yard of his Portales home when...

  • New area discovered at Carlsbad Caverns

    November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — It’s been more than two decades since a discovery this big has been made at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico. Park officials announced this week that a new room has been discovered high in the ceiling of...

  • Facebook post leads to NM animal cruelty charges

    November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County woman and her son are in trouble thanks to a Facebook post. Sgt. Aaron Williamson with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says a concerned citizen contacted deputies Saturday after seeing a...