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New Mexico lawmaker seeks tougher child sex-crime penalties

January 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker is pushing legislation that would toughen penalties for people convicted of child sex crimes and make them easier to prosecute. State Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage pre-filed a bill this month that would increase prison time for anyone in a position of authority who coerces a child between [&hellip...

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Brewery brotherhood emerging in Albuquerque area

January 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque breweries are brewing not only beer but budding friendships — with each other. A majority of the owners of the city’s breweries say that the industry here is anything but cutthroat. “There’s a huge...

2 teens who escaped Albuquerque work detail still at large

January 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a third day for two offenders who fled from a work detail in northwest Albuquerque. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1EJ5671) that New Mexico State Police believe 18-year-old Michael DeHerrera and...

Navajo Nation Council delegate accused of ethics violation

January 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation Council delegate is being accused of abusing his position. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1D6o2v9) that LoRenzo Bates received an ethics complaint Thursday filed by the Navajo Nation Ethics and...

Jury awards family $165M in FedEx wrongful death lawsuit

January 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury in Santa Fe has awarded an El Paso, Texas family $165 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx. Attorneys for the family of Mariali Venegas and her daughter, who were killed in a June 2011 crash involving a FedEx big...

Obama, Modi declare era of ‘new trust’ in US-India relations

January 26, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

US President Barack Obama, second right, and first lady Michelle Obama react as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, goes through the receiving line with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, second from left, before a State Dinner at the...

Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

January 26, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Dressed in grizzly bear garb, Cicero Goncalves looks to be well prepared for snowy weather as he waits in New York’s Penn Station for a train to Vermont, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2015. Goncalves was headed north for some snowboarding, and was traveling by train...

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

January 26, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party’s win in Sunday’s early...

Japan working to gain IS hostage’s release, analyzing video

January 26, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Japan’s government spokesman Yoshihide Suga speaks at a press conference in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Suga told reporters that the government was still analyzing a video posted online that purported to show Haruna Yukawa, one of the two hostages held...

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

January 26, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo made available by Oxitec shows a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in their U.K. lab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering releasing the non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes modified by Oxitec to pass along a...