Space Grant Consortium receives NASA funds

August 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is getting a half million dollars for its Student Launch Program. New Mexico Democratic Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Monday that NASA is giving the money to support the program that supports aerospace and technology programs at colleges in New Mexico. The Student [&hellip...

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Ukraine’s rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Local residents hold their papers to apply for benefit payments as they stand in line at the rebel headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. A crowd formed outside the rebel headquarters, once the Donetsk region administrative...

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Students wait in line at ReNEW SciTech Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The vast majority of public school students...

Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 25, 2009 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder, left, and Vivian Malone Jones’ children, Michael Anthony and Monica Alicia, right, unveiling a portrait of Jones Malone, first African American to graduate for the...

Wildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

A child’s bike sits among the ruins of a burned home destroyed in a widlfire along Highway 41 outside Oakhurst, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The wildfire forced about 1,000 people from their homes in the foothills near Yosemite National Park. (AP...

American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Rev. Paul Gousse from Our Lady of the Holy Rosary leaves after meeting with the family of American freelance journalist James Foley in Rochester, N.H., Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014. The White House said Tuesday it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that...

US officials: Video shows American’s beheading

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group...

MTV Video Music Awards to open with a ‘Bang’

August 20, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This combo made from file photos shows, from left, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The trio will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with their new song “Bang Bang.” (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)...


Love triangle murder defendant in court today

August 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

One of two brothers charged with ambushing and mercilessly killing a Roswell man in June is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing this morning in Chaves County Magistrate Court. Steven Lee Lucero, 30, most recently of 701 E. Ninth St. in Roswell, is...


Henson to receive Habitat for Humanity home

August 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Silvia Henson receives a check for her house that is being built by the Habitat for Humanity. At right is Rick Spragins, chairman of the Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic. At left is Travis Hicks of Desert Sun Motor. (Dylanne Petros Photo)   Silvia Henson...