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Archive for February 12th, 2014

  • California governor: Drought requires compromise

    February 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A road sign reads: “Serious Drought Help Save Water” on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has formally proclaimed California in drought emergency, calling on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to...

  • Lenovo profit up 30 percent on smartphone growth

    February 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, people walk past a Lenovo flagship experience store in Beijing, China. Computer maker Lenovo Group reported Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that quarterly profit rose 30 percent to a record high on strong smartphone...

  • Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum in Ky.

    February 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Officials view a sinkhole that opened up in the Skydome showroom, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Eight display cars were swallowed by the hole. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)...

  • Senate clears debt limit measure for Obama

    February 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, as senators go to the chamber for a vote to extend the Treasury’s borrowing authority. Setting the vote in motion was one of Senate Republican leader Mitch...

  • Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar dies at 91

    February 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 15, 1986 file photo shows comedians Milton Berle, left, and Sid Caesar prior to Caesar’s roast in Beverly Hills, Calif. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91. (AP...

  • House sends state budget bill back to committee

    February 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A $6 billion budget proposal was sent back to a House committee Wednesday for possible revisions to try to break a stalemate over education spending. With the House still unable to finish work on a budget for financing state...

  • House OKs bill restricting spaceport tax money

    February 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has approved a proposal that would stop Dona Ana and Sierra counties from supporting public school operations with part of the money from a local tax that helped finance New Mexico’s commercial spaceport. The measure...

  • New abuse reports surfaces in Omaree case

    February 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another report has surfaced about past police calls to the home of a woman accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death. Albuquerque police Wednesday said they found a report from Dec. 24, 2012, showing an officer was dispatched...

  • 44 applications for Albuquerque police chief post

    February 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials say they’ve received 44 applications for the Albuquerque chief of police position. All of the applicants have been put through a vetting process, which was conducted by a national search firm. The search firm...

  • NM Senate panel eyes state fair manager subpoena

    February 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Senate committee leader wants to force the state fair manager to answer questions about a much-debated lease that allowed Downs of Albuquerque to build a larger casino. Sen. Linda Lopez, chairwoman of the Senate Rules...