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  • Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people marching for the ouster of Yemen's U.S.-allied president clashed Tuesday with police and government supporters, and at least three demonstrators were injured in a fifth straight day of Egypt-inspired protests.

  • E-mails: Ariz. college was on alert for Loughner

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona college that Jared Loughner attended was on alert and concerned he would return to the Tucson campus a week before a Jan. 8 shooting spree that killed six and wounded 13, including a congresswoman, according to e-mail messages.

  • Stocks fall after surprisingly weak retail sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Tuesday after the government reported surprisingly weak retail sales numbers.

    The Commerce Department said retail sales rose for the seventh straight month in January, but the increase was the smallest since June. Retail sales rose 0.3 percent, just half of what economists had predicted.

  • Grammys sing the praises of independent labels

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales.

    Meanwhile, the rest of music industry is trying to figure out if the unsung acts from smaller labels are winning major awards because of the viral nature of the Internet — or in spite of it.

  • GOP mocks Obama budget, House weighs spending cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are mocking President Obama's $3.73 trillion budget for 2012 for waving feebly at historically huge federal deficits. As if to show how it should be done, they are ready to start muscling their own package of deep cuts in domestic spending through the House.

  • Child prostitution sting snares founder of grocery chains

    PHOENIX (AP) — The founder of two chains of natural foods grocery stores has resigned after he was arrested in a child prostitution sting in Phoenix.

    On Monday, a Maricopa County magistrate set a $12,000 bond for a natural foods executive arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with a minor.

    Sunflower Farmers Market CEO Michael Gilliland was accused of soliciting sex online with someone who identified herself as an underage girl. He faces a charge of felony child prostitution.

  • End of an era at LANL

    Scott Gibbs is a busy man at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the associate director for threat identification and response.

    But sometimes he catches himself as he looks out the window of his seventh-floor office of the National Security Sciences Building. He has a bird’s eye view of the demolition at the site of the old administration building and the memories often come flooding back.

  • Egypt army commits to power transfer, Israel peace 


    CAIRO — The ruling military pledged Saturday to eventually hand power to an elected civilian government and reassured allies that Egypt will abide by its peace treaty with Israel after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, as it outlined the first cautious steps in a promised transition to greater democracy.

  • USDA to provide help in Española, Taos

    USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner joined members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation Thursday and other state and federal agencies to convey that there is help available to those residents needing to replace or repair heating systems.
    During the forum, Brunner announced, “Our agency is committed to working with very low income families and individuals that need to replace old, outdated heating, water and electrical systems in their homes.”  

  • Sharpton appeals for education push

    SANTA FE — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton appealed to New Mexico lawmakers on Friday to boost public education and shield governmental workers from unfair budget cuts.
    In a speech to the Legislature to celebrate African-American Day, Sharpton said public employees shouldn’t be the main target of budget cuts because they didn’t cause the economic downturn that hurt state finances.