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2 US attorneys to lead criminal probes of leaks

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

v Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. attorneys will lead a pair of criminal investigations already under way into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified...

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Fear lingers in blind Chinese activist’s hometown

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Wang Jinxiang, mother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, walks in the courtyard of her house where Chen was under house arrest, at the Dongshigu village, Shandong province, China, Friday, June 8, 2012. Cameras and security guards that kept Chen under house...

US wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, a man wipes ash from his face after terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse. A federal health official is expected to announce in early June, 2012, whether...

UN team sees massacre site in Syrian village

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An elderly Syrian man attends an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo) BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered...

Mob attacks women at Egypt anti-sex assault rally

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag over a tree at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 8, 2012. Hundreds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, to demonstrate against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq,...

Nationwide rallies target birth control measure

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Marie Payne of Pittston listens to announcements during the Scranton Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, in Scranton, Pa. on Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP...

4 eateries generate $2K for local Red Cross chapter

June 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Peppers Grill & Bar and two Subway restaurants generated more than $2,000 combined for the American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico, each participating in the organization’s Eat, Drink and Be Charitable fundraising...

Fire restrictions to be enforced around NM

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the wooded area along the Rio Grande to many of New Mexico’s public lands, officials say fire restrictions will be enforced as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. State officials say restrictions on fireworks, smoking,...

State government sells 1983 twin-engine airplane

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sold another state-owned airplane, shrinking the government fleet to three aircraft. The General Services Department said Thursday it sold a twin-engine turboprop plane, a 1983 Gulfstream...

DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District...