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Artists, activists unite at Bradley Manning trial

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this June 17, 2013 photo, Clark Stoeckley stands in front of a box truck in Fort Meade, Md., that he painted in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Stoeckley, an art instructor spending his summer making sketches of Manning’s court-martial, is Manning’s most visible supporter as he arrives at Fort Meade early each day [&hellip...

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Albuquerque man tries to bust into ATM with car

June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing numerous charges after being accused of using his car to try to pry open an ATM. Police say 42-year-old Michael Betz is being charged with commercial burglary, conspiracy, aggravated fleeing, criminal...

Whistleblower to get $1.8M as part of settlement

June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a whistleblower who sparked a civil claim against a global defense contractor for allegedly overbilling the government for homeland security training programs will get more than $1.8 million as part of his...

DNA expert testifies in ex-NM policeman’s trial

June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A DNA expert has taken the stand in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports (http://bit.ly/12i33Fr ) that Alanna Williams of the Albuquerque Crime Lab...

NM man pleads guilty to securities fraud, ID theft

June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An accountant accused of defrauding two New Mexico businesses has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Roger L. Baeza, of Jal, entered into a plea agreement Tuesday. He was...

NM onion harvest remains strong despite challenges

June 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal report says more than half of New Mexico’s onion crop has been harvested despite the state’s extreme drought conditions. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/121e8Yq) that those numbers are up about 10...

Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, with wife Dr. Susan Blumenthal, celebrates his victory in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate at his campaign party Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Boston. Markey defeated Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez...

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 23, 2013 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the...

Obama opens 2nd-term drive against climate change

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech on climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy...

Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Kimberly McCarthy, who is on death row in Texas for the 1997 killing of a neighbor during a robbery. McCarthy is scheduled to be executed on June 26 and would be...