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Archive for February 27th, 2014

  • NM senators back effort to secure water resources

    February 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s U.S. senators are backing legislation they say would help conserve water and promote sustainability. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say the measure would expand grants and increase federal funding for...

  • Report: Armed men take airport in Ukraine’s Crimea

    February 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Pro-Russian activists hold up Orthodox icons at a checkpoint outside the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol in the Crimea, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The banner reads “Banderlogs not pass!”, a phrase based on a Hindi word for monkeys...

  • Married man becomes Maronite Catholic priest in US

    February 27, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Wissam Akiki, who is married, left, serves his daughter, Perla, communion after being ordained during a ceremony at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Akiki is the first married priest to be ordained by the Maronite...

  • AP Exclusive: Phone system failure in LAX shooting

    February 27, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the...

  • Expansion planned at Maker’s Mark distillery

    February 27, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, April 8, 2009 file photo, Herb Stucker leads a group on a tour at the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Ky. The producers of Maker’s Mark bourbon announced a distillery expansion Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to pump...

  • Sen. Cruz won’t endorse Cornyn in Texas GOP race

    February 27, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks with reporters outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Sen. Ted...

  • Senate blocks Dems’ bill boosting vets’ benefits

    February 27, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands in defeat after a divided Senate derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill...

  • Egypt army ‘AIDS detector’ instead finds ridicule

    February 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    This image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egypt’s military is facing embarrassment after unveiling a...

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    Exposed employees will undergo further testing

    February 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Joe Franco, manager of the U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad field office, discusses radiation contamination at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad on Thursday. Thirteen employees were reportedly exposed to radiation during a Feb. 14 incident....

  • Demo

    Nearly finished

    February 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Workers from Guzman Construction Solutions are near the final phase of the demolition of the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center at the corner of Gail Harris Street and E. Wells, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...