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2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention

February 9, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Snow covers the ground in front of Bradley Hall at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University after the Catholic school’s president reportedly likened the students to [&hellip...

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Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

February 9, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. At his side are his wife Melania Trump, left, and daughter Ivanka Trump, right. (AP Photo/David Goldman)...

Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance,...

Pope’s visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished. Months later, authorities called her mother to say her 18-year-old...

More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

  NEW YORK (AP) — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of...

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens...

Ex-Las Cruces school janitor pleads guilty to child porn

February 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former janitor at a Las Cruces elementary school has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Prosecutors say 32-year-old David Anaya Garcia entered his plea Monday in federal court. Garcia was arrested last July on a...

New Mexico bail bond amendment passes House Judiciary

February 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee. The committee approved the proposal from Sen. Peter Wirth, a Santa Fe Democrat, whose changes to the...

Nation’s only unsalaried legislature is well compensated

February 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers were paid a combined $2.3 million last year for expenses, travel and other costs in what marked a 25 percent increase over the previous comparable legislative session. New Mexico is the only state in the nation...

New Mexico State rolls over NAIA Northern New Mexico 85-54

February 9, 2016 • AP Basketball, State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Tanveer Bhullar scored 14 points with six rebounds and New Mexico State rolled over NAIA member Northern New Mexico 85-54 on Monday night. Bhullar, who is listed at 7-foot-3, was 6 of 9 from the field as the Aggies (17-8) shot 60...

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