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Author archives: PFischer

  • Afghan attack deadliest of war for foreign workers

    January 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Afghan civilians watch a damaged vehicle following the Friday’s suicide attack and shooting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Kabul restaurant filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans, while...

  • Lawmaker proposes bill on replacing Navajo speaker

    January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Newly proposed legislation in the Navajo Nation Council sets up a process for appointing a replacement for Speaker Johnny Naize if he is removed from office. The bill on naming a successor is sponsored by council Delegate Alton Joe...

  • Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep

    December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems. Federal bus safety regulators said...

  • Army scrapping 4 US chemical weapons incinerators

    November 16, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, workers continue the process of demolishing chemical waste incinerator at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. The Pentagon spent $10.2 billion over three decades burning chemical weapons stored in four states....

  • Ohio victim: Ariel Castro took ‘coward’s way out’

    November 7, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, file photo, Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro in Cleveland. During a taped interview that aired on the “Dr. Phil” show Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, Knight,...

  • S&P 500 notches small gain to log another record

    October 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 photo, specialists Peter Giacchi, left, and Patrick King confer at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. After a strong finish on Friday, investors are hoping the stock market rally will continue Monday,...

  • Cuban, gov’t lawyer spar at insider-trading trial

    October 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team owner and business man Mark Cuban stops to chat as he walks out of the federal courthouse during a break in testimony during his insider trading trial, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Dallas. Jurors heard a second day of...

  • NM marketplace for insurance opens this week

    September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For a state that’s long struggled with one of the nation’s highest uninsured rates, New Mexico has a lot at stake with a new health insurance marketplace that starts enrolling customers on Tuesday. Individuals and small...

  • Raptors, zombies kick off gambling expo in Vegas

    September 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Convention attendees check out the “Avatar” slot machines at the G2E convention in Las Vegas Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jessica Ebelhar) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT LAS VEGAS (AP) — The...

  • Trove of Mich. folk music unearthed in archive

    September 24, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In an undated photo provided by the Library of Congress, a member of the Floriani family performs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Michigan was fertile ground for folk music, brought to the region by a wave of immigrants in the early 20th Century and...