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  • Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party

    September 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    The Shazzbots band performs during PotatoStock, Zack “Danger” Brown’s Kickstarter-funded event, at the Columbus Commons in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Jenna Watson) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An...

  • Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

    September 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. More than half of the nearly 60,000 Central America children who have arrived on the...

  • VA Secretary McDonald: Agency will regain trust

    September 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Sec. Bob McDonalds speaks to the media on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Cincinnati. McDonald toured the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and met with staffers and greeted veterans. He has been visiting centers around the country and...

  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

    September 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Kanna Ortiz 4, waits in a line after her flight back home to New Jersey was delayed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban...

  • Weather endangers New Mexico green chile crop

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 3, 2014 file photo shows green and red chile awaiting transport to a farm in Deming, N.M., in Las Cruces, N.M. Wet weather in recent weeks has left some of New Mexico’s green chile crop in danger. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News,...

  • New Mexico to spend $1M on rail crossing safety

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly $1 million has been channeled by New Mexico transportation officials toward safety measures to protect bicyclists and pedestrians at train crossings, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1xsCfTq). Crews began...

  • Reopening of Albuquerque auto shop ends in fire

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The grand re-opening event for an Albuquerque auto shop went up in smoke Saturday afternoon. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YwNxaq ) that the new owner of the AAMCO car care center started his classic Chevelle in the garage when a...

  • 2 men, 2 girls caught in Albuquerque cocaine bust

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they have arrested two men and two teenage girls for allegedly selling cocaine. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ooncly) undercover detectives attempted Thursday to buy $15,000 worth of cocaine from two...

  • San Juan County worries over federal funds

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County officials say the loss of funding through a federal program that compensates local governments for federal lands they can’t tax would be devastating. Congress has not yet renewed funding for the Payment in Lieu...

  • ‘Bachelor’ Santa Fe episode to air in February

    September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials say an episode of the next season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” that features the city will air in February. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1CvK8HR) that city tourism director Randy...