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Navajo leaders consider switching name to Dine Nation

January 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation leaders are considering changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Dine. Legislation proposing the official name change went before the Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee and was unanimously supported, The Gallup Independent reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1hoDjlp). The legislation...

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New Mexico unemployment rate declines to 6.6 percent

January 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment is down. The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.6% in December, down from 6.7% in November and unchanged from a year earlier. The...

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

January 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 4, 2016, file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker’s showroom in Tokyo. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in...

Police arrest suspect in crash that killed 14-year-old girl

January 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old woman on homicide and multiple other charges in a fatal crash that left a teenage girl dead. Police say Elexus Groves was driving a stolen car on Wednesday when she crashed into a...

Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump’s inauguration

January 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

People watch the presidential inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump in a network and party location in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A hundred Trump sympathizers, nationalist activists and spin doctors gathered at a hipster party location several...

Gambia’s defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

January 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Soldiers roll back the red carpet near a parked Gambian Presidential aircraft on the tarmac of Banjul’s airport Friday Jan. 20, 2016. The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania have arrived in Gambia’s capital in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get...

‘Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

January 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

This frame from video shows Italian firefighters extracting a boy alive from under snow and debris of an hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Italian Firefighters/ANSA via AP) FARINDOLA, Italy...

Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This Jan. 15, 2017 photo shows public Pilaa Beach, center, below hillside and ridgetop land owned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, near Kilauea on the north shore of Kauai in Hawaii. Zuckerberg Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, went to court to gain ownership of...

Trump gets Obama’s house, title, even his Twitter handle

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

The new @POTUS Twitter account for President Donald Trump is shown in this frame grab, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The technological transition came just as Trump took the oath Friday, giving him a clean digital slate. The White House’s official Twitter and...

Report: ‘Net neutrality’ foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net...