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  • Nintendo’s Yamauchi dies aged 85

    September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, June 12, 1992 file photo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, then-president of Japan’s Nintendo Co., answers questions during a news conference after he won the final approval to buy the Seattle Mariners at the company’s head office in...

  • Panel rules for Chevron in Ecuador Amazon case

    September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa shows his oil covered hand at the site of the Aguarico 4 oil field in Ecuador, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Correa visited the site to call attention to oil contamination in Ecuador’s Amazon region. Earlier this year,...

  • DFW poised to be mecca for Christian film industry

    September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Patrick Warburton acts in a scene on the film set of “Hoovey” near Waxahachie, at the same house where “Places in the Heart” was filmed, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The film is the story of Eric “Hoovey” Elliott, high school...

  • Detroit bankruptcy foes beg for judge’s help

    September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Detroit resident Bill Hickey addresses the media outside federal court in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 after attending a Detroit bankruptcy hearing. Dozens of residents have told a judge why they oppose Detroit’s bankruptcy, but they had to do it...

  • Canals run dry at Venetian in Vegas for 1st time

    September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this March 20, 2012, file photo, a gondolier serenades a couple as he steers the gondola through the canal inside the Venetian hotel-casino, in Las Vegas. The famous canals that meander through the Shoppes inside the resort have been drained for...

  • Charges against Sunland Park ex-consultant dropped

    September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped embezzlement and fraud charges against a former planning consultant for the southern New Mexico city of Sunland Park. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1gD5juA ) reports that the District...

  • Writer Gustavo Arellano to speak at NM museum

    September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Noted author and humorist Gustavo Arellano (ah-reh-YAH-NOH) is scheduled is speak at a closing reception on Latino artists in Albuquerque. The “Ask a Mexican” columnist is set to talk Thursday at the Albuquerque Museum...

  • Tribes, feds partner on Colorado River water study

    September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has pledged to work with American Indian tribes in the Colorado River basin to address projected shortages of water. A group of 10 tribes from around the West and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation signed an...

  • Census: NM poverty rate increased 2000 to 2012

    September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has backpedaled since 2000 on a problem that’s long plagued the state — poverty. More New Mexicans lived in poverty last year than in 2000, according to a report released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Only...

  • Total estimates from NM floods may take weeks

    September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a while before the exact amount of damage from recent heavy rain and flooding in New Mexico will be known, officials said. Counties are submitting preliminary flood damage estimates to the Federal Emergency Management...