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Archive for January 21st, 2014

  • 2nd body recovered from Omaha plant that collapsed

    January 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 photo, the International Nutrition plant is damaged after a fire and explosion in Omaha, Neb. After a blast caused much of the manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for...

  • Gates says poor countries not doomed to stay poor

    January 21, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Philanthropist Bill Gates speaks during an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in New York. Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world’s poor and sick his annual letter, arguing passionately against three myths he said hurt efforts to bring...

  • Notre Dame switching from Adidas to Under Armour

    January 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind., announcing an agreement between Notre Dame and Under Armour that will outfit the university’s athletic teams (AP Photo/Joe...

  • Governor urges NM lawmakers to focus on economy

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez wants lawmakers to focus on economic development, including expanding programs that train health care professionals. In her State of the State speech to the Legislature on Tuesday, Martinez recommended increased...

  • Governor proposes pay raise for starting teachers

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is recommending that lawmakers increase the starting salary for new teachers by about 10 percent next year. The governor proposes to raise a beginning teacher’s salary to $33,000 from $30,000....

  • 3 Holloman Air Force airmen killed in car accident

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three airmen assigned to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico have been killed in a car accident in Alamogordo. Base officials say they were notified of the incident Tuesday morning. They didn’t immediately...

  • Martinez introduces ‘hero’ teacher in NM shooting

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A teacher credited with disarming a 12-year-old gunman in a Roswell middle school shooting said Tuesday he acted solely on instinct. John Masterson, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Berrendo Middle School, was honored Tuesday...

  • Ruling says search for pot violated privacy rights

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police search that found 14 marijuana plants on a man’s property in a remote area of northern New Mexico violated his privacy rights because authorities didn’t have a warrant to conduct an aerial flyover that prompted...

  • Mora County gets new sheriff

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    MORA, N.M. (AP) — Mora County has a new sheriff. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://goo.gl/EvLLTU) that Mora County Sheriff Amos Espinoza took the oath of office last week. Espinoza will fill out the remaining term of Thomas Garza, who resigned in December...

  • Ariz man gets prison for assault on tribal officer

    January 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Donovan Eric Williams received a 46-month term...