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  • Amtrak route in jeopardy in NM, other states

    November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas communities face the potential loss of passenger rail service if Amtrak fails to reach a new agreement by 2016 for maintaining and upgrading portions of the Southwest Chief route through those states,...

  • Ex-NM youth minister gets prison for child porn

    November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque youth minister who authorities say downloaded thousands of images of child pornography has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Derek M. Schwartzrock was...

  • NM airport braces for fewer Southwest flights

    November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Airport officials are bracing for significant Southwest Airlines flight losses next year when part of a federal law expires that now forces many flights to or from Dallas Love Field to land in Albuquerque. The provision known as the...

  • Farmington man arrested in woman’s death

    November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington say they’re seeking second-degree murder and domestic battery charges against a man after they found a woman dead in the apartment they shared. Police say in a statement that they went to the apartment...

  • Aid operations pick up pace in Philippines

    November 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    An aerial view shows signs for help and food amid the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central...

  • Despite ruling, Egypt holds off on ending curfew

    November 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Morsi had his first extensive meeting with lawyers,...

  • US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

    November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This undated photo provided by by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., shows Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is being sold under a deal with Pfizer. The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart...

  • One World Trade Center named tallest US building

    November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A view of downtown Chicago shows the Willis Tower, left, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced Tuesday that New York City’s One World Trade Center, left, will become the tallest building in the United States...

  • Senate votes to advance specialty pharmacy bill

    November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Vitter cast the lone vote in opposition to a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, a measure to make...

  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., center, joined by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans derailed President Barack Obama’s selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia...