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  • Pine Hill man pleads guilty to child abuse charge

    March 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Pine Hill man has pleaded guilty to a federal child abuse charge in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Harold Martinez entered his plea Tuesday. He’s been in federal custody since his arrest last November. His...

  • US stocks end slightly lower for a second day

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 7, 2014 file photo, Glenn Kessler, left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets steadied Tuesday, March 11, 2014 after a sell-off the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)...

  • China picks owners for 5 new private banks

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2013, Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, attends the Internet Financial Industry Forum and ZhongAn Insurance Launch in Shanghai, China. Companies including Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent have been picked to set up China’s...

  • Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Oscar Pistorius hands a note to his defense team as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is...

  • Crimea’s parliament pushes for independence

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Demonstrators march during a pro Russia rally in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Ukraine’s acting president on Tuesday called for the formation of a national guard and for the mobilization of reserves and volunteers into the country’s...

  • Doris Day plans animal-friendly birthday bash

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 28, 1989 file photo, actress and animal rights activist Doris Day poses for photos after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award she was presented with at the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. Day is celebrating...

  • Steady health care sign-ups may miss goal

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The administration says more than 900,000 people enrolled for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health...

  • South By Southwest overstuffed with music goodies

    March 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 19, 2014 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the showing of the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris. South By Southwest has slipped into hyperdrive as the music portion of the annual conference and...

  • Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name change

    March 11, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    A package of Kraft parmesan cheese is seen in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Looking for American-made parmesan cheese on the grocery aisle? If the European Union gets its way, you may not be able to find it. Also missing could be domestic asiago, feta...

  • Malaysia’s air force says jet may have turned back

    March 11, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS SOURCE TO MALAYSIAN POLICE INSTEAD OF INTERPOL – This combination of images released by Malaysian police during a news conference in Sepang, Malaysia, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, shows an Iranian identified by Malaysian Police as Pouria Nour...