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Santa Fe public defender’s pay raises concern

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The salary for city court public defenders is being questioned by some Santa Fe officials. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/L84XNw) reports the city of Santa Fe’s finance committee decided Monday to postpone taking any action on attorney Bea Castellano Lockhart’s one-year contract worth $72,000 for about 15 hours of...

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Voters wait out lines to cast Wis. recall ballots

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is taking on Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a recall election. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The passions that fueled a long fight...

Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton greets President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts...

Jockey Gutierrez hits the heights in New York

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mario Gutierrez, from Mexico, jockey for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, looks over Manhattan from the observation deck of New York’s Empire State Building, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I’ll Have Another could become horse...

Eyes turn skyward as Venus travels across the sun

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Indian Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director of Jawahar Planetarium checks a telescope as he makes preparations for people to watch the transit of Venus in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and...

Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard is helped to fit his flying suit at Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The experimental solar-powered airplane arrived in Madrid on May 25, 2012 from Payerne, Switzerland, and now goes on to Rabat,...

Human remains delivered to 2 Canada schools

June 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A police car arrives at the Moabit jail in Berlin supposed to carry Luka Rocco Magnotta who is to be brought before a judge in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Luka Magnotta, 29, a Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese...

9 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse case

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the first day of jury selection as his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years gets underway at the Centre County Courthouse in...

Miss. man executed for killing 4 nieces, nephews

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This is a April 11, 2008 prison photograph taken at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., and released by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, of Henry Curtis Jackson Jr., who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday, June 5,...

Repair work on water line break has begun

June 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Repair work began Monday on a water line break at the corner of Southeast Main Street and East Chisum Street. (Julia Bergman Photo) An estimated $180,000 repair job began Monday on a transmission line break at the corner of Southeast Main and East Chisum...