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  • More insensitive remarks on CBS ‘Big Brother’ show

    August 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This photo released by CBS shows houseguest Amanda Zuckerman, the 28-year-old real estate agent in Boynton Beach, Fla., on “Big Brother.” A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued on filming for “Big Brother,” raising...

  • Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

    August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Firefighters and airport officials view the damage caused by a fire at the international arrivals area of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya’s main...

  • Japan gov’t to help stop radioactive water leaks

    August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through...

  • Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

    August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Leticia Barr, a former schoolteacher who runs the website Tech Savy Mama, is shown during an interview in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, where she weighed in on a controversy brewing over the use of technology to educate young babies. Smartphones...

  • Botulism scare shows NZ reliance on dairy monopoly

    August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    IN this Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 photo, Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings gestures as he speaks to the media during a press conference in Auckland , New Zealand. The company, dairy giant Fonterra, on Saturday announced that the unsanitary pipes had...

  • Maine firm in Quebec tragedy files for bankruptcy

    August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo, workers stand before mangled tanker cars at the crash site of a train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that happened on July 6. Montreal, Maine and Atlantic, the Maine-based railroad whose...

  • Former NM lawmaker Earlene Roberts dies at age 77

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico lawmaker Earlene Roberts has died at age 77. Family members say Roberts died Tuesday at her home in Lovington. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released Wednesday. Roberts served in the state Legislature for...

  • NM governor speaks at Koch brothers event

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a weekend conference in New Mexico organized by a company owned by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are longtime supporters of conservative causes. Koch Industries spokesman Rob Tappan...

  • Officials: Rural NM facing water crisis

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials have been fielding a steady stream of phone calls and emails from the managers of community drinking water systems around the state as drought refuses to give up its grip on New Mexico. The managers are looking to...

  • NM issues grants for early college high schools

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has awarded grants for three New Mexico schools to establish programs allowing students to obtain a college associate degree while attending high schools. The governor on Wednesday announced...