US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

December 28, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This Dec. 17, 2014 file photo shows a classic American car driving past the U.S. Interests Section buidling in Havana, Cuba. A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the seven-story mission is set to become a full-fledged embassy. The U.S. and Cuba announced on Dec. 17, 2014 they are re-establishing full diplomatic [&hellip...

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Guitarist doesn’t miss day of Vegas Cirque work

December 28, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

In this Dec. 17, 2014, photo, Bruce Rickerd, a guitarist in the show “Mystere,” puts on makeup before a performance in Las Vegas. On Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, a Guinness Book of World Records judge is expected to say Rickerd has broken the record...

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

December 28, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This photo combination shows U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has compared Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie “The Interview.”...

Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

December 28, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows inmate Clayton Lockett. The botched execution of Lockett in April and other troubling ones this year in Ohio and Arizona gave capital punishment opponents a...

Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports

December 28, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30 2012 aerial file photo, a vehicle drives on a flooded street in Little Ferry, N.J. after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. Lawyers representing about 1,500 homeowners are trying to prove that some engineering firms...

Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

December 28, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A train from Ukraine arrives at a railway station in Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs...


Ceasar and Sassy

December 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Max Scally Photos Above: Justine Gonzales gets a lift Saturday from Ceasar, a 17-year-old camel from Mongolia, outside Farmers Country Market, 2800 N. Main St., as Edwin Snail, right, helps. Below: Elias Salas, right, helps Damien Gonzales and Sassy, a...


Approaching retirement, Coon reflects on career

December 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Bill Moffitt Photo Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon relaxes in civilian attire Tuesday after clearing out his office for his retirement Wednesday. Chief Deputy Britt Snyder will take over the post Jan. 1. By Bill Moffitt Record Correspondent The end of an era...


Pound for pound

December 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Jeff Jackson Photo Fred Bennett of Roswell curls 148 pounds during the New Mexico Regional Holiday Classic on Saturday at the Best Western Sally Port Inn & Suites. For more photos from the event, see today’s Sports section. [/auth...


Angel Fire Resort gets 11 inches of snow

December 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Photo Courtesy Angel Fire Resort While the roads and skies are clear in Roswell, Angel Fire Resort reported a fresh 11 inches of snow on Saturday morning. The resort has 81 percent of the mountain open and 67 percent of the trails, said Krysty Ronchetti,...