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Archive for December 16th, 2013

  • As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2012 file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house,during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace...

  • National Finals Rodeo may move to Florida in 2015

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Randall Carlisle, of Baton Rouge, La., competes in the Tie-Down Event on Day 8 of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. The National Finals...

  • Judge: NSA program is likely unconstitutional

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This June 6, 2013 file photo shows a sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal judge says the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches....

  • FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The Food and Drug Administration says Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes...

  • Possible China deal could pep up iPhone sales

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A woman holding a toy sword walks past an advertisement for the iPhone in Beijing Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world’s biggest phone carrier. (AP...

  • US stocks rise on signs of stronger economy

    December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Trader Michael Iozzi, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. U.S. stocks rose sharply on Monday, powered by two big corporate deals and news that suggests the economy is getting stronger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

  • Woman accused of robbing Farmington bank arrested

    December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who allegedly robbed a bank in Farmington while wearing a red Santa hat has been arrested. The FBI says the suspect was taken into custody Monday afternoon at SunRay Park & Casino in Farmington. The name...

  • Oklahoma man killed in rollover accident in NM

    December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SPRINGER, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma man is dead after a rollover accident in northeastern New Mexico. New Mexico State Police say officers responded to a single vehicle crash Monday on State Road 56 just east of Springer. They say 23-year-old...

  • Horse slaughter plants prepare to open

    December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After months of legal wrangling and false starts in a more than two-year battle to resume domestic horse slaughter, plants in New Mexico and Missouri were working Monday to begin processing equine for human consumption. The efforts...

  • Santa Fe sends prairie dogs off with gentle touch

    December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — While prairie dogs are deeply unpopular in some parts of the country — to the point that the burrowing critters are considered target practice for ranchers and farmers — Santa Fe has spent more than half a million dollars over the...