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  • Los Angeles schools halt iPad deal amid criticism

    August 27, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Muhammad Nassar Jr. takes a picture of himself using an i-pad during Karen Finkel’s class at Broadcrest Elementary School in Carson, Calif. Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1...

  • Man arrested in Albuquerque on kidnapping charge

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man considered by federal authorities as one of New Mexico’s most wanted violent fugitive offenders now is in custody. Albuquerque police say Daniel M. Romero was arrested Monday after leading officers on a high-speed chase....

  • Audit: NM agencies have $10M in military gear

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Defense program which loans local law enforcement agencies surplus military gear has sent $10.2 million worth of weapons, helicopters and armored trucks to New Mexico, according to an audit of the equipment. The...

  • Documents: FBI wanted NM sheriff’s badge for DNA

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents were looking for a New Mexico sheriff’s badge during a May raid to test it for DNA in connection with an encounter with a motorist, newly released court documents said. According to unsealed court documents, FBI...

  • Report: New Mexico pedestrian deaths rank high

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report says New Mexico was the nation’s fifth most deadly state per capita for pedestrians in 2011 with alcohol as a key factor. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/kbUBls) that an analysis by the Mid-Region...

  • Court eyes tossing charges in NM van shooting

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed state appeals court order would dismiss charges against a Tennessee woman whose van was chased and shot at by a New Mexico State Police officer during a chaotic October traffic stop. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • EPA takes comment on permit for Four Corners plant

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    NENAHNEZAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant. The operator of the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington plans to upgrade two units at the coal-fired...

  • Los Lunas police getting new K-9 team

    August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Lunas police department is getting a new K-9 team. Following the recent retirement of Officer Horacio Deanda and his four-legged partner, Ricky, the department announced Monday it has selected a new handler and will be buying...

  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    August 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, as EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, center, watch, prior to their talks after after posing...

  • Review: ‘As Above’ so-so

    August 27, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    This image released by Universal Pictures shows Perdita Weeks in a scene from the film, “As Above, So Below.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a...