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Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

October 29, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

People cheer a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops as they arrive in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The peshmergas are on their way to Syria to help Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State group militants in the embattled border town of Kobani or Ayn al-Arab. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT- ONLINE OUT SURUC, Turkey [&hellip...

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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

October 29, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Denise Lagrimas, right, and her brother Beatle Rodriguez pack dishes at their home in Pahoa, Hawaii on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 as they prepare to move to another town away from the threat of lava. The family’s single-story home is just across the street...

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

October 29, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by NASA shows an aerial view of the Wallops Island launch facilities on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, following the failed launch attempt of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket on Oct. 28 in Wallops Island, Va. (AP Photo/NASA, Terry...

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Aviation maintenance students get their wings

October 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The 10 graduates of ENMU-R’s Avaition Maintenance Technology program worked for 14 and a half months in order to obtain their certificates. (Dylanne Petros Photo)   After a strenuous 14 and a half months, 10 students have graduated from the Aviation...

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Eggs-cellent experience

October 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gifted fifth graders from the Roswell school district performed an “egg drop” Tuesday at the Yucca Recreation Center to learn basic engineering principles, problem solving and teamwork. (Photos by Max Scally)   Sixty elementary students in the...

Court OKs law for textbooks to private school

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a decades-old law that calls for the state to provide textbooks and other instructional material to private and religious schools. The court ruled Monday the law...

EPA unveils standards for reservation power plants

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed emissions standards Tuesday for four power plants on American Indian reservations as part of the Obama administration’s plans to cut down on the gases blamed for global...

Las Cruces man gets prison for 2011 shooting death

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 29 ½ years in prison for the 2011 shooting death of a Vietnam veteran. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Johnny Ray Vallejos was sentenced Tuesday for the murder of 57-year-old Julian Pena. They say...

Shiprock man gets prison term for sexual assault

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a child on the Navajo Nation. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Gerald A. Tso also was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised release. He also...

Voter ID debate focus of secretary of state race

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran is fighting to keep her job in a close race that has her pitted against Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver. A major focus has been voter ID. Duran is seeking to...