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  • Sheriff: Torrance County facing deputy shortage

    September 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff in a rural New Mexico county says a deputy shortage and an influx of crime is making it difficult to patrol his area. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1afy0ga) that Torrance County Sheriff Heath White says his department is...

  • NM county to consider new drilling ordinance

    September 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — San Miguel County commissioners are considering imposing strict rules for oil and natural gas development throughout the northeastern New Mexico county. The latest draft of the county’s drilling ordinance has been months in the...

  • Kirtland Air Force to set coyote traps

    September 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is clamping down on coyotes. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cSuwBj) that the Civil Engineer Squadron is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set up live traps around residential areas....

  • Pakistan militants prepare for war in Afghanistan

    September 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2008, file photo, a five-star hotel burns down following a bomb explosion in Islamabad, Pakistan. Militants in Pakistan’s most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in...

  • Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

    September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Crews clear California Highway 120 of debris, as crews continue to fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The massive wildfire is now 80 percent contained...

  • Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week

    September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS SPELLING TO GURUNG – The Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you...

  • Vatican: 100,000 attend Syria peace vigil

    September 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    People hold Syrian flags and signs against a possible attack to Syria, prior to the start of a vigil for peace attended by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Tens of thousands of people have answered Pope...

  • The job market Fed faces: healing but still ailing

    September 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 photo, job seeker Johnnell Kemp, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., right, listens to Fort Lauderdale police officer Somar Lapekas, at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., where more than 2,000 jobs were being offered by different companies...

  • Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants

    September 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt. A military official said Saturday, Sept. 7,...

  • US-Mexico border groups want efficient crossings

    September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this July 14, 2013 photo, Marta Lopez pauses as she visits her husband and three children, separated by a fence between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. As federal lawmakers thousands of miles away consider further sealing the border, many here on the...