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Author archives: PFischer

  • 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...

  • Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    September 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, shakes hands with President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda stands by after signing the Host City Contract for the 2020...

  • Ark. girl recovering from rare infection can swim

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This April 2013 photo provided by the Hardig family shows Kali Hardig, 12. Hardig, who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection, went swimming Friday Sept. 6, 2013, for the first time since she got sick. Health officials...

  • Ohio kidnapper says police missed chance in 2004

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Ariel Castro bows his head in the courtroom during his sentencing sentencing in Cleveland. Castro, 53, now serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and rape, was found hanging in his cell, Tuesday night, Sept....

  • First lady: Anti-obesity effort is changing habits

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a visit to Orr Elementary in Washington, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, for a back to school event highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

  • Suspect in alleged sex assault arrested in Navajo

    September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A man sought in a sexual assault case in New Mexico’s San Juan County has been arrested in the community of Navajo. County Sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Peter Andrew Ernst was taken into custody Thursday. Ernst was wanted...

  • Study: Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

    September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Children – like adults – are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes,...