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More American workers to pick their insurance

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated image provided by Bloom Health shows the Bloom Health website. In a major shift in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, companies such as Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. are giving employees a fixed amount of money and allowing them to choose their own coverage based on their individual needs. (AP Photo/Bloom Health)...

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BP steadily moving beyond Gulf spill disaster

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 file picture, BP PLC’s CEO Bob Dudley pauses during a results media conference at their headquarters in London. BP is not fully past the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and...

Stocks close lower after weak retail reports

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Stock indexes are inching higher in early trading Thursday after U.S. retail giants Wal-Mart and Target turned in mixed earnings reports.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Dr. Leandro Gutierrez: Pet ownership takes ‘education and responsibility’

November 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This 7-month-old Siberian Huskey was turned over to Animal Services because she is an escape artist. She is full of energy and requires space to run and lots of exercise. She would need special accommodations in the summer months in order to keep cool....

EGP students help the troops

November 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Student Council members at East Grand Plains Elementary sort through bins of supplies destined for the troops in Afghanistan, Wednesday, following a three-week long fundraiser held at the school in conjunction with the Adopt-A-Soldier program. Mark Wilson...

‘Blessings in the dressing’ at church dinner

November 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cathy Calder and Ashley Lucero serve drinks during the annual Thanksgiving dinner held at Country Club Road Church of Christ, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo Country Club Road Church of Christ hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, providing holiday...

Veteran outreach program addresses needs

November 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

National, state and local organizations informed military veterans and care providers Wednesday of rights and benefits available to them during the Rural Veteran Outreach Program at Roswell Elks Lodge #969. Nancy Dailey, acting director of the Veterans Rural...

Court affirms conviction of ex-Albuquerque officer

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of an ex-Albuquerque police officer who tipped off a friend to a drug trafficking investigation. Brad Ahrensfield had appealed based on various claims of error by the...

Santa Fe police to file charges in dog mauling

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say charges will be filed in a dog mauling case that left a disabled woman injured and her Chihuahua dead. Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/TFubpc) that the charges could include...

Human remains found near NM’s Brantley Lake

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Medical investigators are trying to identify human remains that turned up in a dry lake bed in southeastern New Mexico. State police say the remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque after being...