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Archive for January 18th, 2014

  • Turkish police break up violent Internet protest

    January 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A woman and man resist pressurized water used by riot police to dislodge them, as they stage a sit-in protest in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. The two were protesting the detention of seven other leftist protesters. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT –...

  • NM town fighting oil firm’s shipment proposal

    January 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Communities south of Santa Fe are meeting Saturday to discuss how to fight a proposed railway loading site for crude oil in Lamy. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1hxPtEm) residents say that Pacer Energy Marketing’s plan to...

  • 4 NM school districts get funding for college prep

    January 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The college-prep programs in four New Mexico school districts got a big financial boost this week. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1diLZjV) Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday that each district will receive a...

  • Audit finds Santa Fe College finances are ‘sound’

    January 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent state audit has found the finances of Santa Fe Community College are “sound.” The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/LxjysR) a state auditor’s report released Friday cited only about half the number of...

  • NM deputy arrested in child custody dispute

    January 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his wife have been arrested after state police tried to take custody of the deputy’s 6-year-old stepson. Authorities say 50-year-old Kenneth Clarke, of Aztec, has been charged...

  • Albuquerque zoo welcomes baby siamang

    January 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Zookeepers at the Albuquerque BioPark are celebrating the birth of a siamang. Native to the forests of Malaysia, siamangs are the largest species of lesser apes and are in the gibbon family. The tailless apes have long arms and...

  • Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

    January 18, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 file photograph, Hoboken Mayor, Dawn Zimmer speaks to the media as she stands near the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J. Zimmer, mayor of a New Jersey city that sustained severe flooding from Hurricane Sandy claims the...

  • Afghan attack deadliest of war for foreign workers

    January 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Afghan civilians watch a damaged vehicle following the Friday’s suicide attack and shooting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Kabul restaurant filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans, while...

  • Syrian opposition to attend peace conference

    January 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Palestinian children attend a rally in solidarity with Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp in the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus, in Gaza City, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The Yarmouk camp once housed some 160,000 Palestinian refugees...

  • Calif. nut farmers band together to fight theft

    January 18, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 photo, almond farmer Michael Fondse, 27, stands at his family orchards while checking for theft at Fondse Brothers Inc. in Ripon, Calif. While neighboring farms have lost nuts by the ton, he has been hit by thieves stealing off...