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  • Palestinian killed after firing at Israeli troops

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man opened fire at an Israeli guard post in the West Bank on Thursday and soldiers returned fire, killing him, the military said.

  • Woman kidnapped as baby: Finding family 'a dream'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped as an infant 23 years ago says finding her real mother "felt like a dream."

    "I'm so happy. At the same time, it's a funny feeling because everything's brand new. It's like being born again," said the woman, who was named Carlina White by her parents but was raised in Connecticut under the name Nejdra Nance.

  • Stocks edge lower on fears of Chinese rate hike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries that China may hike its interest rates sent copper, oil and the companies that produce them lower Thursday.

    Commodities fell sharply after China reported that its economy expanded 10.3 percent in 2010, raising expectations that the country's central bank will increase borrowing rates to curb spending and slow growth. China's inflation surged 4.6 percent in December.

  • GOP's health care repeal: Now for the hard part

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans redeemed a campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but now must march against the headwinds of a Democratic-controlled Senate and the specter of a White House veto.

    The GOP owes its newfound control of the House in part to its appeal last fall to voters outraged about the new health care law. And when the roll call was taken, they prevailed by a lopsided 245-189 margin.

  • SKorea accepts NKorean proposal for defense talks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it has accepted a North Korean proposal to hold high-level defense talks a day after the leaders of the U.S. and China called for better communication between the two Koreas.

  • House Votes to repeal Obama's health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Swiftly honoring a campaign pledge, newly empowered Republicans pushed legislation to repeal the nation's year-old health care overhaul through the House Wednesday night, brushing aside implacable opposition in the Senate and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.

  • Residents question late mail delivery

  • Governor outlines agenda in state of state speech

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is reaching out to Democrats as the Legislature returns to work.
    Martinez used her State of the State speech Tuesday to call for a bipartisan approach to New Mexico’s pressing problems, including a $400 million budget shortfall.
    Martinez said the state’s problems can be solved only if Democrats and Republicans work together. Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate.

  • Giffords will move to Houston rehab center

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston to begin the next phase of her recovery from a gunshot wound, barring medical issues that would delay the move, her family said Wednesday.

  • Family of slain Palestinian seeks murder charge

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Relatives of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli police still hope to have the officer who killed him tried for murder, their lawyer said Wednesday, even though the officer was cleared by Israeli authorities.