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Archive for January 14th, 2014

  • How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A wireless, camera-equipped robot is displayed by the U.S. Border Patrol during a briefing in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. With more than 75 underground drug smuggling tunnels found along the border since 2008, mostly in California and Arizona, the...

  • World Bank sees global economy picking up

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Money traders work under a screen indicating update of U.S. dollars against yen at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.364 while the dollar rose 0.2 percent to 104.33 yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo...

  • Huge budget bill aims to show Congress’ mettle

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and...

  • AC casino revenue below $3B; 1st time in 22 years

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo, Jon Hernandez of Roselle Park, N.J. plays a game of Internet poker from his home. Atlantic City’s casino revenue fell below $3 billion last year for the first time in 22 years, as increasing competition in the northeastern...

  • Beanie Babies maker avoids prison for tax evasion

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    H. Ty Warner, the billionaire who created Beanie Babies, gets into a car outside the federal building in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, after being sentenced to two years of probation, but no prison time, for tax evasion on $25 million in income he had in...

  • General Motors’ quarterly dividend is back

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2015 GMC Canyon at media previews for the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. General Motors Co. said Tuesda, Jan. 14, 2014 that it...

  • Mobile home in domestic violence standoff burns

    January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they don’t know where a domestic violence suspect is following a fire that burned an Albuquerque mobile home. Albuquerque police say they’ve issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Joel (Jo-elle)...

  • Suspect arrested after ramming police car in NM

    January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who rammed a vehicle into an Albuquerque police car and then barricaded himself in a home now is in custody. Albuquerque police say 23-year-old Jonathan Zottnieck climbed out of a window and was arrested behind the home...

  • Man gets prison in rape of ex-girlfriend in Clovis

    January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint before pointing a weapon at Clovis police has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Paul Villanueva was sentenced Tuesday and will serve at...

  • NM man convicted of tipping smugglers gets prison

    January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque has sentenced the husband of a former federal prosecutor to prison on convictions that he leaked word of a smuggling investigation and lied to investigators. According to the U.S. Attorney’s...