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  • Records: Investigation eyes NM money management

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way to determine if investments made by the state of New Mexico were influenced by possible fraud or other criminal activity from 2004 to 2009, court documents state.

    A copyright story Monday in the Albuquerque Journal cites a sentencing memo filed in federal court in New York in connection with a bank fraud case against Democratic Party fundraiser Hassan Nemazee.

  • New Mexico near rock bottom in child well-being rankings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says New Mexico's ranking in the health and well-being of children has declined.

    The state was 46th in the nation in this year's Kids Count report. That's down from 43rd in 2009.

    The report released on Tuesday bases its rankings on 10 indicators of well-being for children. New Mexico is near the bottom nationally in several of those categories.

  • Consumer confidence recedes further in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

  • Consumer confidence tumbles again this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • U.S. can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

    The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a compelling look at continued laxness in how such funds were being spent in a country where people complain basic services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

  • United Way agencies put their heads together

    Sometimes the best way to move forward is to gather the “troops” and put your heads together to think of new strategies and forge tighter bonds.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico is using this philosophy during the upcoming state conference this week.

    United Way agencies from throughout New Mexico will attend the conference, which will be held Thursday and Friday in the Los Alamos National Bank boardroom.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

  • BREAKING NEWS!France declares war against al-Qaida

    PARIS (AP) — France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

    The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism.

    "We are at war with al-Qaida," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau.