Compulsive gambling funds off pace of new casinos

May 5, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 13, 2008 file photo, one of the slot machine rooms at the new MGM Grand Hotel stands ready for the start of business at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The spread of casino gambling is reaping billions of dollars for industry and government coffers, but also is creating [&hellip...

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NM museum opens exhibit on ‘curanderismo’

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has opened an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo (coo-RAN-deh-DEES-moh), or the practice of traditional Mexican folk healing. The Albuquerque museum drew dozens of visitors from around the...

Taos ‘Project Runway’ contestant comes up short

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The judges called her collection spectacular, different, cool and unique. But Taos Pueblo fashion designer Patricia Michaels didn’t win Season 11 of “Project Runway,” the fashion-design-themed reality show on cable...

Farmington mall shooting sparks fears of gang war

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A recent mall shooting in Farmington has sparked increased policing in neighborhoods amid fears of a new gang war. The Farmington Daily Times reports ( that aggressive patrols come after the Farmington Police...

$32.2M collected in Spaceport America sales tax

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New data shows that of the $32.2 million Dona Ana County residents have paid in a spaceport tax that took effect five years ago, $1 in $4 has been routed to local education. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (

Cause of California wildfire appears accidental

May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

As smoke billows from wildfires, a lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at Zuma Beach Friday, May 3, 2013 in Malibu, Calif. A huge Southern California wildfire burned through coastal wilderness to the beach on Friday then stormed back through canyons toward...

Scenic, struggling S. Illinois braces for oil rush

May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this April 10, 2013 photo, the Sweetwater Saloon dominates main street, taking up most of the block in Golconda, Ill. John Towns, owner of the Sweetwater Saloon says oil drilling would not bother him a bit. Southern Illinoisans have hopes and fears...

Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Jose Lopez points to an undated photo of Ricardo Portillo, center, his brother-in-law, following a news conference, at Intermountain Medical Center, in Murray, Utah. Portillo, a 46-year-old soccer referee...

Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect’s burial rites

May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Unidentified men accompany Ruslan Tsarni, not shown, uncle of killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as they depart the Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, in Worcester, Mass., Sunday, May 5, 2013. Funeral director Peter Stefan has...

Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger

May 5, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, an Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be’er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza. Israel’s military has deployed Iron Dome defense system to the...