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  • Planes damaged by hail as storm sweeps Denver

    May 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A pedestrian runs for safety as a hail storm hits downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock) MAGAZINES OUT. DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines says 13 of its flights from Denver International Airport...

  • California state parks director steps down

    May 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE — In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo is retired Marine Corp Major General Anthony Jackson, after he was sworn-in as the new director of the California State Parks in Sacramento, Calif. The parks department announced, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, that...

  • EPA official lauds new Salt Lake City program

    May 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency’s efforts to reduce carbon...

  • Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

    May 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Measure 15-119 supporters react after learning that Roughly 66 percent of Jackson County voters favored banning GMO crops in the first round of election results released tonight while gathered at Capers Restaurant in Medford Ore. on May 20, 2014. ( AP...

  • After years of going big, Vegas hotels go boutique

    May 22, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated image provided by Caesars Entertainment shows an interior view of a room at The Cromwell Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. Managers of The Cromwell hope to impress guests not with an imposing tower, but with unexpected details such as in-room hair...

  • Protesters arrested in pay fight at McDonald’s HQ

    May 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets near the McDonald’s Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, railing about low wages and seeking $15 per hour for the rank and file. The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago’s Fight for...

  • Video can’t be obtained from policeman’s lapel cam

    May 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The manufacturer of the lapel camera that an Albuquerque police officer was wearing when he was involved in a fatal shooting can’t get any video from it. Officer Jeremy Dear was involved in an April 21 chase with 19-year-old...

  • Senate OKs Damon Martinez for US attorney

    May 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Damon Martinez as New Mexico’s next U.S. attorney. The Albuquerque native was confirmed by the full Senate by a voice vote. Martinez has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since...

  • 2 New Mexico men plead not guilty in laser case

    May 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men accused of aiming a laser pointer at an Albuquerque police helicopter last year have pleaded not guilty in the case. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Michael James Saavedra of Albuquerque and 23-year-old Dylan James...

  • Shiprock man convicted of murder in traffic deaths

    May 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man could be sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of three counts of second-degree murder in a July 2013 drunken-driving accident that killed 3 people. The Gallup Independent (http://ow.ly/x79N6 ) reports that a...