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Archive for November 21st, 2013

  • S&P 500 index is close to ‘Perfect 10′

    November 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, Specialist Jay Woods is reflected in a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are on track for their best annual performance in a decade, with all ten industry groups in...

  • Judge says state can keep audit secret

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The state can keep secret an audit that prompted it to freeze payments to providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, a state district judge ruled Thursday. Judge Douglas Driggers rejected a request by the Las Cruces...

  • Explosive devices prompt evacuation in Albuquerque

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department’s bomb squad has destroyed two explosive devices that were found outside a state probation and parole office. The suspicious items were spotted Thursday outside the building along Monte Vista...

  • Obama nominates Martinez for US attorney post

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated an Albuquerque native as the next U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Obama’s selection of Damon Martinez on Thursday. The two...

  • Governor to seek $2M extra for water research

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez proposes to significantly increase state funding for a university research institute that focuses on New Mexico’s water problems. The governor announced Thursday she’ll ask the Legislature next year for...

  • Santa Fe police arrest man in burglary case

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they have a well-known burglar in custody. Police arrested 26-year-old Kenneth Martinez on Wednesday after getting tips about his whereabouts. An arrest warrant was issued for Martinez last week after he refused to...

  • NM regulators ease state rule on renewable energy

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a move decried by renewable energy advocates, New Mexico regulators have narrowly approved rule changes that allow utilities to use less solar power to satisfy the state’s mandates. The changes by the Public Regulation...

  • Feds make arrest in Mexican murder case

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents have made an arrest in Belen in connection with a Mexican murder case. The U.S. Marshals Service says Mario Jurado-Ariostegui was taken into custody earlier this month on a murder charge that stemmed from a double homicide...

  • NM in for blast of wintery weather

    November 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans are bracing for an early blast of winter that’s forecast to bring a foot of snow to the mountains and ice to the eastern plains. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says initial concerns are focused across...

  • Detention of US tourists to North Korea unusual

    November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This 2005 photo provided by the Palo Alto Weekly shows Merrill Newman, a retired finance executive and Red Cross volunteer, in Palo Alto, Calif. An 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War has been detained in North Korea since last month. The son of...