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  • Family of 4 killed in head-on crash in New Mexico

    August 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas family was killed when their vehicle collided head-on with another while they were traveling in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police say the crash occurred Friday around 9 p.m. on US 550, about 20 miles south...

  • Ex-Farmington detective awarded $200K by jury

    August 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A jury has sided with a former Farmington police detective who says he was the victim of retaliation in his department. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1svug2n) 11 of 12 jurors awarded Frank Dart more than $200,000 on Friday....

  • New Mexico border agents arrest Cuban national

    August 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted sex offender from Nevada has been arrested in southern New Mexico near the border for having fraudulent immigration documents. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported (http://bit.ly/1B3uC69) Friday that Alfredo...

  • Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

    August 9, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE- In this July 31, 2014 file photo provided by the New York City Mayoral Photography Office, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, is seated between New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, during a round table...

  • US aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes help Kurds

    August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, about ongoing situation in Iraq before his departure on Marine One for a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Obama announced late Thursday that he had...

  • Wounded soldier skydives with Maine first lady

    August 9, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the All Veterans Group, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, back, completes a successful parachute jump with the aid of an All Veterans Parachute Team member in Fort Kent, Maine, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Mills, who lost his arms and...

  • Thousands from Iraq minority flee to Syria

    August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Displaced Iraqi from the Yazidi community carry humanitarian aid at the camp of Bajid Kandala at Feeshkhabour town near the Syria-Iraq border, in Iraq Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The displacement of at least tens of thousands of Yazidis- Kurdish speakers of an...

  • White students to no longer be majority at school

    August 9, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 10 AND THEREAFTER – This photo taken July 21, 2014 shows Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Barry Tomasetti listening during an interview with The Associated Press at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center in Kennett...

  • Liberians demand that govt picks up Ebola bodies

    August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A man, left rear, holds up his hands after he and others prayed about the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease...

  • Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

    August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, speaks during the 7th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) ministerial meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Already scrambling to confront multiple simultaneous international crises, the Obama...