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  • APNewsBreak: FBI investigates prison company

    March 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This June 15, 2010, file photo, shows the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise, Idaho. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into private prison company Corrections Corporation of America, which ran what Idaho inmates called...

  • Snowden, Assange top bill at Texas tech gathering

    March 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange (over live video) will make an appearance this year at the...

  • Los Alamos lab deputy director resigns

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers says she is resigning because of potential conflict of interest issues involving a family member’s lab consulting work. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday...

  • Governor signs judicial-retirement overhaul

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Friday to shore up the long-term finances of pension plans for judges and magistrates. Under the new laws taking effect in July, judges and magistrates must contribute more of their salaries to...

  • Albuquerque man pleads guilty to 4 bank robberies

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man could be facing more than 32 years in prison after pleading guilty to four armed bank robberies last year. Prosecutors say 36-year-old James Charles Mollohan also pleaded guilty Friday to using a firearm during a...

  • Democrats to vet candidates at party convention

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A crowded field of Democratic candidates for governor will test their support among party activists at an event to determine who lands the top spot on the ballot in the June 3 primary race. The pre-primary nominating convention on...

  • N.M. man accused of abusing infant called a danger

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of beating and raping his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond after appearing in court Friday. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1oxEa0a ) reports that a District Court judge...

  • Judge dismisses tribe’s suit against New Mexico

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a northern New Mexico American Indian tribe’s lawsuit against the state over failed negotiations concerning its gambling compact and sharing of revenue. The lawsuit filed in December by the...

  • 911 call: Texas man in teacher’s death eyed alibi

    March 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man facing charges of killing his Dallas-area teacher girlfriend in New Mexico initially claimed she disappeared after threatening to leave with a man who “treated her right,” according to a newly released 911 call....

  • Officer says US general sexually assaulted her

    March 8, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse following a day of motions, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Less than a month before Sinclair’s trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears Tuesday as he told a...