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  • Lawyer: Slaughterhouse lawsuit is grandstanding

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general lacks jurisdiction and is trying to bolster his bid for governor with a lawsuit to block the opening of a horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, a lawyer argued in a court filing Tuesday. Valley Meat Co....

  • NM man is arrested in fatal crash on Navajo Nation

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Upper Fruitland man is in custody in connection with a fatal car accident on the Navajo Nation. The FBI says 23-year-old Fanderick Chiquito was arrested Tuesday. He’s expected to make his initial appearance Thursday in U.S....

  • New Mexico lags in population growth

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Census estimates indicate New Mexico gained just 1,747 people in the 12 months ended in July, putting the state among the bottom for population growth. The new estimates put New Mexico’s estimated population at 2,085,287, an...

  • Navajo Nation company buys New Mexico coal mine

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A company owned by the Navajo Nation finished its purchase of a northwestern New Mexico coal mine the same day an Arizona utility took ownership of a California utility’s stake in a power plant that gets its fuel from the mine....

  • Albuquerque’s minimum wage increases on Wednesday

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most employees earning the minimum wage in Albuquerque will get a raise on Wednesday, with many getting an increase of 10 cents an hour. The basic hourly wage for the city’s minimum wage will rise to $8.60 from $8.50, while...

  • Confetti and music but no mayor for NYC ball drop

    January 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Looking from the Marriott Marquis hotel, fireworks erupt from One Times Square as the Waterford Crystal ball that will mark the new year is raised into position at six hours before midnight for New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York Tuesday, Dec. 31,...

  • Safety questions after ND oil train derailment

    January 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    The water tower in Casselton, N.D., is covered with soot, early Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from an oil train derailment and explosion on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack) CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment’s near-miss of a small...

  • Japan promises equality, but women find few jobs

    January 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 photo, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Human Resources Seniror Operating Officer Katsura Tottori speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Some companies are reluctant to invest in women employees because they worry...

  • CEO predictions for the next 100 years of flying

    January 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo, a plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles. With Jan. 1, 2014, marking the 100th anniversary of the first commercial flight in mind, The Associated Press reached out to today’s aviation...

  • 2013 was the year of unstoppable stocks

    January 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, May 3, 2013, file photo, a specialist wears a “Dow 15,000″ hat as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as a big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The...