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  • Suit filed over independents barred from voting

    June 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque lawyer has filed a suit on behalf of nearly 249,000 people barred by state law from voting in the primary election because they’re registered as independent. According to the suit filed in state District Court in...

  • Police protest stalls Albuquerque city business

    June 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another protest against Albuquerque police stalled City Council business as officials prepared to consider reforms involving the Police Department. The regularly scheduled council meeting was canceled Monday after demonstrators...

  • Police: New Mexico man set on fire by 2 men

    June 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is recovering for burns after authorities say two men on bicycles doused him with a flammable liquid and set him ablaze while the man was watering his grass. Carlsbad police say the 42-year-old man was attacked for...

  • Albuquerque wreck involves stolen motorcycle

    June 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man was fatally injured Tuesday morning after the stolen motorcycle he was driving failed to make a turn and struck a street’s center median. According to police, the man riding the motorcycle was...

  • Santa Fe appoints new police chief

    June 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico State Police officer who is now Espanola’s public safety director will be Santa Fe’s next police chief. Santa Fe officials on Monday announced the selection of 42-year-old Eric Garcia to replace Ray...

  • Attorney: Girl in stabbing deserves juvenile court

    June 4, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    The site in Waukesha, Wis., where a bicyclist found a 12-year-old girl who had 19 stab wounds is seen on Tuesday June 3, 2014. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing the girl in the woods to please a fictional creature they learned about online. (AP...

  • ‘Hunger Games’ salute used as protest in Thailand

    June 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – This image released by Lionsgate shows, from left, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from the film, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” A fictional...

  • FBI: San Francisco man had bomb components

    June 4, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, right, talks about the arrest of Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, during a news conference outside the federal building as FBI Special Agent in Charge David Johnson, left, looks on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in San Francisco. The...

  • New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

    June 4, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this May 8, 1973 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain towers over teammate Happy Hairston and New York Knicks players, from left, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe, during an NBA playoff game at Madison Square...

  • $15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in US cities

    June 4, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In this June 2, 2014 photo, Gradie Wallen a bartender at the icon Grill in Seattle, mixes a drink as he works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle...