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New toilet technology after 150 years of waste

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bill Gates, third from right, looks at a device that uses solar energy to treat human waste, as he tours the “Reinventing the Toliet” Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Seattle, which is part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6 billion people around the world who [&hellip...

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Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria

August 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 29, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon. Top Pentagon leaders say have talked by phone with their new...

Family: Texas shootout gunman had mental illness

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

College Station police Chief Jeff Capps addresses the media Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 in College Station, Texas. Capps said 35-year-old Thomas Alton Caffall III had “long guns and pistols” in his home when Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann...

UFO drops in to say ‘hello’

August 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jim Johnson of Hemet, Calif., poses with his custom-made flying saucer in front of the International UFO Museum and Research Center during a stopover while traveling cross-country, Friday. Johnson and his wife Debbie are enroute to Provincetown, Mass., to...

Valley Meat Co. must now rearrange

August 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

It is estimated that in Arizona and New Mexico alone Navajo reservations have 90,000 horses that they are unable to provide for and that they must kill and dispose of by the end of this year. A 22-year-old Roswell business anticipated easing this growing...

Indian leaders share concerns about sacred sites

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday began reaching out to Native American political and spiritual leaders to address concerns over the protection of sacred sites on federal land. Tribal leaders said they’re frustrated. Some...

State: Mom, sisters eyed NM prison drug smuggle

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother and sisters of a New Mexico inmate are facing charges after authorities say the mother tried to smuggle Suboxone into prison through balloons. The New Mexico Corrections Department said Monday that 43-year-old Jo Silva...

Court to hear arguments in case by officer's widow

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit by a police officer’s widow who is seeking workers’ compensation benefits after her husband died rescuing a boy from a drowning while off duty. Officer Kevin...

'Breaking Bad' actor hosts NM fundraiser

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Breaking Bad actor has thrown his support behind an effort to curb heroin use among Albuquerque teens. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/MTYDjf) that Stephen Michael Quezada, who plays detective Steve Gomez on the show, recently...

Maintenance woes trouble Pecos Canyon

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pecos Canyon in northern New Mexico is suffering from limited maintenance. Trash bins at several camping and picnic sites in the canyon area are overflowing at the end of summer weekends. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...