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Archive for March 17th, 2014

  • US cites security more to censor, deny records

    March 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he’s “concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to...

  • Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention

    March 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo made Tuesday, March 11, 2014, a 1910 painting of Cy Young in a Boston Red Sox uniform is on display at the Saco River Auction House in Biddeford, Maine. The auction house is getting a reputation for selling some of the nation’s oldest...

  • Report: New Mexico leans on oil, gas revenue

    March 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report released this month detailing New Mexico’s reliance on oil and gas shows diversifying the state’s economy could prove challenging. The New Mexico Tax Research Institute found even counties where there is little...

  • 2 New Mexico tribes considering opening casinos

    March 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with two New Mexico tribes said Friday that the economy’s downturn and fewer federal and state funds factored into their decision to consider gambling compacts, making for a crowded field in the world of Native American...

  • Teens arrested for Alamogordo vandalism spree

    March 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested four teenagers suspected of damaging property around Alamogordo over the last month. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/PFNMw7) that 19-year-old Justin Broberg, 19-year-old Jesse Hardway, a...

  • Santa Fe man convicted in 2012 party killings

    March 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two men at a Santa Fe-area Christmas party in 2012 has been found guilty of the slayings. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1d4nyO5) a jury convicted 19-year-old Joe Rivera on Saturday of...

  • Founder of anti-gay Kansas church in care facility

    March 17, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 19, 2006 file photo, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps, who founded a Kansas church that’s widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is being...

  • Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

    March 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, crew members on board an aircraft P-8A Poseidon assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Malaysian authorities on Sunday examined a flight...

  • US rejects Crimea vote, warns Russia on new moves

    March 17, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Ukrainian soldiers man a check point in the village of Strilkove, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Russia raised the stakes Saturday when its forces, backed by helicopter gunships and armored vehicles, took control of the Ukrainian village of Strilkove and a...

  • Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

    March 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Pro-Russian people celebrate in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia....