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  • Industry: Bakken oil not more risky than others

    May 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. A new Minnesota law aims to protect the state from hazards created by increasing amounts of oil passing through Minnesota by rail and...

  • Los Angeles subway getting $2.1B federal promise

    May 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 8, 2011 file photo shows the vast lawn in front of Beverly Hills High School. Tentative plans call for drilling a subway tunnel 70 feet beneath the campus. Los Angeles’ growing public transit network is receiving another big dose...

  • White House upset with House defense bill

    May 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 21, 2013 file photo shows White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough listening to President Barack Obama speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The White House is escalating an election-year dispute with Congress...

  • Extra funding OK’d for jurors, interpreters

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The demand for interpreters and jurors in New Mexico court cases was greater than expected this year, forcing a state board on Tuesday to provide an emergency grant of $464,000 to plug a budget shortfall. Administrative Office of the...

  • Author awarded $100,000 in ‘Billy the Kid’ lawsuit

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico court has awarded an author $100,000 in a lawsuit she brought against the Lincoln County sheriff’s officials for wrongfully withholding records related to the death of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. But Gale...

  • Albuquerque man gets prison for robbing a bank

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for robbing a bank in New Mexico last year. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Jay Patrick Mount was sentenced Tuesday. He will be on supervised release for three years...

  • Police shooting contest heads to Albuquerque

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Police Shooting Championships is coming to Albuquerque — a city rocked by angry protests and a U.S. Justice Department investigation over 39 police shootings since 2010. The city and its Police Department are hosting...

  • Santa Fe works to place tail of the donkey statue

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is working to replace the tail mysteriously stolen off its well-known metal donkey statue. The Santa Fe Arts Commission announced Tuesday it’s working with artist Taylor Mott to reconstruct and replace the...

  • Medical marijuana OK’d for injured worker

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico business and its insurer must pay for medical marijuana for a worker who suffered a job-related back injury, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Peter D. White, a lawyer for the worker, said Tuesday it was the first time...

  • Roswell boy found fatally injured, laying on road

    May 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old Roswell boy died after being found injured and laying on a street where he apparently was hit by a vehicle. KOB-TV (http://ow.ly/x41GB ) reports that the boy was found Friday night by his 5-year-old sister after their...