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  • Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown

    September 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo television news lights await the start of activity on Capitol Hill in Washington as both houses of Congress return to full legislative session. Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after this year’s...

  • Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules

    September 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, a bee gathers nectar of lavender from a field in Sederon, near Carpentras, southern France. The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the...

  • Mystery shrouds US couple’s crash off Jamaica

    September 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Jamaican Marine Police return to the Port Antonio Marina after a fruitless search for a plane that crashed into the ocean near Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. A small plane flew down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing...

  • Congress’ task: Act fast on spending, return home

    September 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats...

  • A farewell to art: NY eatery’s big Picasso to move

    September 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Picasso’s “Le Tricorne,” a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York’s Four Seasons restaurant. The pairing...

  • Aggie games will no longer be dry for fans

    September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University fans can now sit back at an Aggie sports event with a cold beer or cup of wine. Concessions at the Pan American Center began including alcoholic beverages, beginning with last week’s volleyball...

  • Sheriff’s group wants New Mexico law changed

    September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Sheriff’s Association is seeking to tightening eligibility rules for who can run for sheriff in the state. Association Executive Director Jack Levick tells KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/1q31NU0) that the organization...

  • Alamogordo hit by $230,000 in flood damage

    September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1ur19z3) that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico...

  • Man gives truck to Jemez Mountains couple

    September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, N.M. (AP) — A couple who live in the Jemez Mountains had their only vehicle stolen can get around again. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ocou2v) that Joseph Fitzpatrick gave his old truck Friday to Rhonda and James Rightley for free. The...

  • Toxic algae spotted in Bluewater Lake

    September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say possibly toxic algae have been spotted at Bluewater Lake. New Mexico State Parks has issued a notice that blue-green algae were seen in the lake more than a week ago. Parks officials say visitors who decide to swim at...