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Archive for December 24th, 2013

  • $400M New Mexico railroad project may open in 2014

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A $400 million Union Pacific railroad facility near a young New Mexico border town could open next year, according to the company. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said Tuesday that construction near Santa Teresa is ahead of...

  • Navajo Council tables proposal related to mine

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Navajo Nation Council tabled a proposal that would let disputes over a northwestern New Mexico coal mine that’s being bought on behalf of the nation be settled in state courts rather than tribal courts. The...

  • Santa Fe hospital ordered to pay woman $1 million

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital has been ordered to pay $1 million to a woman who stopped breathing and nearly died while being treated there in May 2010. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/JmV0AX) that a jury Monday awarded Zelda...

  • Bloomfield approves annexation proposal

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Bloomfield City Council approved a proposal that will more than double the city’s size. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/19Kb7TM) that council members agreed to file a petition with the state’s...

  • NM officials eye vaccines for pneumonia illness

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are encouraging adults to get vaccinations against a pneumonia-related illness hitting New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health said this week that the vaccines for pneumococcal disease are now available...

  • Mary Barra, a child of GM, prepares to lead it

    December 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, General Motors Senior Vice President Mary Barra, left, President of North America Mark Reuss, center, and Cadillac Chief Engineer David Leone react after the Cadillac ATS is named North American Car of...

  • UN says mass grave of 34 found in South Sudan

    December 24, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    The United States United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power listens as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The U.N. Security Council voted to temporarily...

  • Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

    December 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this image taken from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio, top, and Michael Hopkins work to repair an external cooling line on the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 260 miles above Earth. The external cooling line —...

  • Federal court: No halt to gay marriages in Utah

    December 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    About 1,500 people gather to celebrate marriage equality after a federal judge declined to stay his ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, at Washington Square just outside of the Salt Lake City and County Building Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Salt...

  • Health care site put to the test as deadline nears

    December 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Lisa Donlea, 41, of Irvine, Calif., holds her breath and hopes the Covered California enrollment site will go to the next step, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Laguna, Calif. It did after 12 minutes. The federal health insurance exchange enrollment took nearly two...