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Archive for March, 2014

  • Blast rocks Washington gas plant; 4 workers hurt

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this aerial photo, the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant is seen after a large explosion and fire in Plymouth, Wash., Monday, March 31, 2014. Benton County Sheriff Steven Keane said some gas leaked from the tank to the ground in a containment area and...

  • GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This combination of undated family photos shows, from left, Amber Marie Rose, Natasha Weigel, and Amy Rademaker. All three were killed in deadly car crashes involving GM’s Cobalt during 2005-2006. The complaint tally for the top-selling small cars in...

  • Congress passes bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an 11th hour reprieve from a cut in their...

  • Dickel sues Tenn. over liquor storage requirement

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 photo provided by George Dickel, shots of whiskey are seen at the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s Raising the Bar competition at the American Royal World Series of BBQ, in Kansas City, Mo. Whiskey maker George Dickel is suing...

  • Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ begins to operate on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 550-foot-tall attraction, which opened to the public on Monday, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28 cabins that can accommodate up...

  • Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

    March 31, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, thousands of empty and crushed soda cans build up on a conveyer belt near the end of the line at Tennis Sanitation in Saint Paul Park, Minn. Americans cut back on soda again in 2013, extending a trend that began...

  • VP encourages last-minute health care applicants

    March 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Vice President Joe Biden talks with people during his visit to the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, which has been established as a One Touch Enrollment Center Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. These centers are designed to provide...

  • Man gets prison in stabbing death of Calif. friend

    March 31, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2012 stabbing death of another California resident while they were in New Mexico. Chip Fox must serve 85 percent of his sentence because a judge says he’s a habitual...

  • 2 Las Cruces women are accused of child abuse

    March 31, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two women in Las Cruces are accused of child abuse after allegedly leaving their children home alone for several hours. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 22-year-old Mayra Golden and 29-year-old Manuela Rodriguez...

  • Alamogordo, former police lieutenant settle suit

    March 31, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A former Alamogordo police lieutenant has settled a whistleblower lawsuit against the southern New Mexico city for $250,000. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/1e4hQa3 ) reports that Lee Wilder agreed as part of his February...