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Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

February 24, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, the shoulder and one lane of westbound Highway 50 are damaged due to storms near Pollock Pines, Calif. The bill to repair California’s roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter is already at least $550 million, more than double what the state [&hellip...

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Bill Cosby won’t face a barrage of accusers at his trial

February 24, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby leaves after a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was charged with aggravated sexual assault on Dec. 30, 2015. Montgomery County Judge Steven...

Lawmakers consider bills aimed to payday loan industry

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers on Friday reached what supporters are touting as a compromise as consumer advocates push to rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico. The measure approved by the House Business and Industry...

New Mexico confirms David Jablonski as corrections secretary

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed David Jablonski as secretary of the Department of Corrections. Senators voted unanimously Friday to confirm Jablonski to lead an agency that oversees about 7,500 prisoners in state and privately...

Prosecutor won’t retry Albuquerque police shooting case

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, former Albuquerque Detective Keith Sandy, left, and Officer Dominique Perez speak with attorneys during a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. A newly installed district attorney in New Mexico is expected to announce if...

FBI: Man in Wal-Mart vest robbed Albuquerque bank

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents are searching for a man they say robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank while wearing a Wal-Mart vest. The FBI said Friday the man hit the bank Tuesday while sporting a blue Wal-Mart vest and a black rag on his head....

2 killed in freeway crash in New Mexico during dust storm

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman and a Florida woman have been killed in a New Mexico freeway crash during a dust storm. New Mexico State Police on Friday identified the two victims as 64-year-old Gail Boulanger of Redondo Beach,...

Vote on UN Syria sanctions could come soon; Russia vows veto

February 24, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Britain’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Peter Wilson, addresses the press before attending a Security Council meeting on North Korea, at U.N. headquarters. Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose...

US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president

February 24, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, Guatemala’s former Vice President Roxana Baldetti attends her hearing inside a courtroom in Guatemala City. The Unites States government is seeking Baldetti’s extradition to the U.S. on drug trafficking charges,...

Mexican town’s residents kill 3 men accused of car theft

February 24, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas say residents of a town have killed three men who allegedly had tried to steal a car. The Chiapas state attorney’s office said in a statement Friday that the men were caught in...