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  • California bill seeks warnings on sugary drinks

    February 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    California would become the first state to require warning labels on the front of sodas and other sugary drinks under proposed legislation announced in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. A bill SB1000, by Sen. William Monning D-Carmel, would require...

  • Institute: More digging at NKorea nuke test site

    February 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    These Jan. 4, 2014, and Feb. 3, 2014, satellite image taken by Astrium and annotated and distributed by 38 North, shows satellite images showing that North Korea has accelerated excavation at a site used for underground nuclear test explosions according to...

  • Stocks rise as investors assess earnings

    February 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, traders monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for the fifth time in six days Thursday as higher earnings from...

  • Gila River legislation stalls in Senate committee

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is no closer to deciding what to do with its share of the Gila River after a measure aimed at addressing the dilemma over whether to tap the free-flowing river or focus on related conservation efforts stalled Thursday night...

  • House nixes pay raise for NM governor, others

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has rejected a proposal for a 10 percent salary increase for the governor and other elected state officials. The measure failed on 32-29 vote on Thursday. Two Democrats joined with Republicans in opposing the raises. The...

  • House approves tougher penalties for repeat DWIs

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Drunken drivers with at least four convictions would spend more time in prison under a proposal that’s passed the House. Supporters contend tougher penalties are needed for repeat offenders, but opponents said more jail time...

  • Body found near NMSU campus tentatively identified

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a partially burned body found last month near the New Mexico State University campus has been tentatively identified as a homeless man. NMSU police say the body appears to be that of 55-year-old Richard Livasy, who...

  • State fair commission head goes before panel

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Faced with a possible subpoena, the state fair manager appeared Thursday before a Senate committee to tell members that Expo New Mexico is financially solvent and most management problems are in the past. Dan Mourning testified before...

  • House approves judicial pension overhaul

    February 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to shore up a pension system for New Mexico’s judges has cleared the House. The measure was approved 64-1 on Thursday and goes to the Senate for consideration. Under the legislation, judges would contribute a larger...

  • UN targeted: Car bomb blast kills 6 in Somalia

    February 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    AP10ThingsToSee – A government soldier walks past a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Police said the car bomb explosion near the airport has killed at least three people and wounded five. Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein...