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  • Hedge fund giant SAC Capital to pay $1.8B penalty

    November 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a press conference, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in New York. Federal prosecutors in New York say hedge fund giant SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges and to pay a $1.8 billion financial penalty.....

  • Small northern Utah city to vote on alcohol ban

    November 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A sign stands outside a business in Hyde Park, Utah, urging voters to not allow alcohol sales in the town on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Residents can vote to lift a long-standing ban on the sale of alcohol in Tuesday’s election. Hyde Park, population 4,000, is...

  • Mental health providers to pay NM for overbilling

    November 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two of more than a dozen behavioral health providers in New Mexico under investigation for possible fraud have agreed to repay the state $4.2 million for improperly billing for services, Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration...

  • No confidence vote for Bernalillo County treasurer

    November 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County commissioners have approved a vote of “no confidence” in treasurer Manny Ortiz during a special Board of Finance meeting. County commissioners and top county administrators have been critical of...

  • Military’s forest training in NM draws concerns

    November 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Objections are being voiced to Kirtland Air Force Base’s request to renew a decades-old agreement that allows military training in mountainous and high-altitude parts of a national forest in central New Mexico. Kirtland has...

  • Firm: Thousands of Albuquerque-area homes at risk

    November 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of homes in the Albuquerque area face a very high risk of destruction by wildfires. That’s according to an Irvine, Calif., company that analyzes real-estate trends. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1aWpvIm )...

  • New Mexico governor campaigns in New Jersey

    November 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling in New Jersey to campaign for the re-election of Gov. Chris Christie. Martinez is accompanying Christie on a daylong bus tour with eight campaign stops on Monday. Martinez political adviser...

  • Greece’s debt inspectors back amid austerity anger

    November 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A worker paints a street lamp in the Zappeio Gardens in central Athens, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Representatives of Greece’s bailout creditors are due in Athens for a new round of talks with the government this week on its austerity program....

  • In final day, Va. governor hopefuls meet voters

    November 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, left, greets former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul during a rally in Richmond, Va., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Cuccinelli faces Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Steve...

  • Shootings, bombings kill 12 in Iraq

    November 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The prime minister arrived at the White House Friday to personally appeal to President...