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US, allies urge UN action to end violence in Syria

February 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, winks at British Foreign Secretary William Hague after he addressed a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at United Nations headquarters. Syrian troops crushed pockets of rebel soldiers Tuesday on the outskirts of Damascus, fueling some of the bloodiest...

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US Muslims seek clemency for condemned US-Iranian

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 file video frame grab made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV, U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, sits in Tehran’s revolutionary court, in Iran. An American Muslim group...

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated police booking photo released by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who was arrested for felony molestation of 23 kids after photos surfaced. Berndt been charged with committing lewd...

Santorum, Paul campaign out West as Florida votes

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum attends a Tea Party Rally Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Gurzinski) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dealt loses as expected in Florida, Republican presidential candidates Rick...

Ind. election chief’s job on line in fraud trial

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 8, 2011, file photo shows Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in Indianapolis. White faces voter fraud charges Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in a case that could decide if he remains as the state’s top election official....

Major GOP ‘super PAC’ raised $51 million in 2011

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, Jon Hunstman Sr. is seen in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election. Now, for the first time since they started shaping the campaign in...

NRC inspecting water pumps at stalled US reactor

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 16, 2011 photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.’s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to...

Happy Birthday El Capitan

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Kindergartners at El Capitan Elementary celebrate their 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, Friday. The students spent the day learning all aspects of the number.(Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Artesia man shot and killed Sunday

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer An Artesia man, Michael Evans, was shot and killed Sunday. Artesia Dispatch received a call from a security guard around 10 p.m. Sunday. The caller identified himself as an employee of the Sierra Security and Investigations...

SAVIN could be possible if bill passes

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer If Senate Bill 176 passes, money will be available for the state’s automated victims notification system. The bill would allow funds in the “Corrections Department Intensive Supervision fund” to be used to notify...