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Archive for February 23rd, 2014

  • Jamaican bobsled team faces uncertain future

    February 23, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    The two-man team from Jamaica JAM-1, piloted by Winston Watts, starts their first run during the men’s two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) SOCHI, Russia (AP)...

  • Tax break helps NYC lure ‘The Tonight Show’ home

    February 23, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo provided by NBC, host Jimmy Fallon applauds first lady Michelle Obama on the set of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” in New York. Aside from Fallon wanting to do the show in New York City, NBC could have viewed a...

  • Rural lawmakers struggle to make themselves heard

    February 23, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this 2010 photo provided by the Sonnenberg family, Colorado State Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) sits on a tractor on his ranch near Sterling, Colo. Sonnenberg, a rancher who’s the only farmer in the Colorado House, plans to push a radical idea this...

  • Early House race tests Obamacare as election issue

    February 23, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2013 file photo, Florida Democratic Congressional candidate Alex Sink works the phone in Clearwater, Fla. Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide...

  • Number of young farmers rising in New Mexico

    February 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new government survey shows New Mexico has more farms and ranches than it did five years ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture survey also shows the state has seen significant increases in the number of young and minority farmers...

  • Fire in Isleta Pueblo under control

    February 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a fire on Isleta Pueblo that has burned nearly 80 acres. KOAT-TV reports the West Lagoon fire broke out around midnight Saturday and damaged about 76 acres near Highway 314. Authorities say nobody was...

  • High-speed chase ends at Albuquerque restaurant

    February 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is in custody after high-speed chase that ended outside an Albuquerque restaurant. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1fIvM9A ) deputies chased a driver...

  • Santa Fe furniture factory destroyed in fire

    February 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime furniture factory in Santa Fe is considered a total loss after a fire reduced it to ashes and debris. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1e3FZkv) firefighters spent 15 hours early Friday trying to control the blaze at Hands of...

  • Man accused in beating surrenders to authorities

    February 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mesilla Park man sought by authorities in the beating of his girlfriend has surrendered to the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say 30-year-old Ernesto Vasquez turned himself in...

  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss ‘Chapo’ Guzman

    February 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    In this image released by the Mexico Attorney General’s Office on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, Carlos Manuel Hoo Ramirez is photographed against a wall right after he was arrested along with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the Pacific resort city...