.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Small school district faces possible changes

    LOVING — A proposal to close, consolidate or redistrict small school districts in New Mexico is weighing heavily on the minds of parents in Loving.
    Schools Superintendent Kristina Baca, who strongly opposes the idea, said the proposal is on the table but is not a done deal.
    However, fearing imminent closure, Baca said several parents have withdrawn children from Loving High School and re-enrolled them at Carlsbad High School.
    The middle and elementary schools have not seen a shift in student population.

  • Lujan re-elected Speaker of House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan of Santa Fe won re-election Tuesday to the top leadership spot, dodging an expected challenge from a fellow Democrat.

    Democrat Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces had planned to run against Lujan but wasn't nominated for the post when the House convened. It was a sign that he lacked the votes to oust Lujan, who has served as speaker since 2001.

  • Deep layoffs take effect in struggling NJ city

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Some firefighters turned in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

  • 2 charged with stealing iPad users' information

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two hackers who were engaged in game of "malicious one-upsmanship" stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including those of politicians and famous media personalities, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges against the men.

  • Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal police have arrested a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, a man who controlled drug smuggling routes and the kidnapping of Central American migrants in southern Mexico, officials said Tuesday.

    Flavio Mendez Santiago, 35, was arrested along with a bodyguard outside Oaxaca City. He was in charge of operations in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz, said Federal police anti-drug chief Ramon Pequeno.

  • Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Tuesday, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime.

    All who resigned were opponents of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's iron-fisted 23-year rule and had been named to the government Monday. It was not immediately clear if the resignations could bring down the government, which has 40 full and junior ministers.

  • Philbin says he's retiring from his show

    NEW YORK (AP) — For such a famously excitable guy, Regis Philbin made his big announcement with surprising calm: He's retiring from his show.

    Philbin delivered the news at the start of Tuesday morning's "Live With Regis and Kelly," which he has hosted for more than a quarter-century, most recently sharing hosting duties with Kelly Ripa.

  • Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 52 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help.

  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes another medical leave

    SEATTLE (AP) — Steve Jobs, the CEO who transformed Apple Inc. from niche computer maker into the most-envied consumer-electronics brand today, is taking a medical leave of absence for the second time in two years.

    In the last decade, Jobs, 55, has survived a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. The news that he will again step back from his day-to-day role raises serious questions about the CEO's health.

  • High court denies DC appeal of same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of same-sex marriage who want to overturn the District of Columbia's gay marriage law.

    The court did not comment Tuesday in turning away a challenge from a Maryland pastor and others who are trying to get a measure on the ballot to allow Washingtonians to vote on a measure that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.