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  • Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

    April 7, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 file photo, Nigerian hip hop artist D’banj performs in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria is set to overtake South Africa as the biggest economy in Africa with a long-overdue recount of its GDP that will give it...

  • 1 man wounded in shooting with NM State Police

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    MOUNTAINAIR, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting of a man who allegedly fired at two law enforcement officers in Torrance County. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1kgzeQY ) a Torrance County Sheriff’s deputy and an...

  • Audit cites deficiencies in New Mexico labs

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new federal audit has found Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories failed to monitor nuclear weapons designs as well as the reliability of parts being used to build them, the Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday. The U.S....

  • State bookmobiles reaching out to rural areas

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s bookmobile program has been reaching more rural communities, despite little funding. Employees who run the program have only three bookmobile buses to serve the entire state, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported...

  • Supporters hold rally for Albuquerque police

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Supporters are rallying to the defense of Albuquerque police, who have been criticized for a recent series of fatal shootings. Dozens gathered Sunday around noon on the steps of police headquarters for a rally sponsored by the...

  • Supporters hold rally for Albuquerque police

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Supporters are rallying to the defense of Albuquerque police, who have been criticized for a recent series of fatal shootings. Dozens gathered Sunday around noon on the steps of police headquarters for a rally sponsored by the...

  • Officer involved in Varela case suspended

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer under investigation for his handling of a child abuse call involving 9-year-old Omaree Varela has been suspended. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/PBbk4J) the police department issued Officer Scott...

  • Albuquerque man dies in single-vehicle crash

    April 7, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has died after his vehicle struck a utility pole. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says 51-year-old Manual Martinez was traveling westbound on Pajarito Road west of Coors Saturday...

  • Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

    April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    George Strait accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) George Strait won his second entertainer...

  • Community taking a dive for young cancer patient

    April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Kansas City Chiefs fan Ty Rowton, known as XFactor, exits the water with a toy fish in his mouth after takeing a Plunge for Landon in a farm pond near Bonner Springs, Kan., Friday, April 4, 2014. A 5-month-old boy’s battle with cancer has inspired...