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Today's News

  • Storm hammers ABQ; schools, city offices closed

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque has closed its government offices for the day after a winter storm hit the city.

    The storm also has prompted the Albuquerque Public Schools to cancel classes for the day.

    Traffic is snarled throughout New Mexico's largest city.

  • Cairo ramps up evacuations, 18,000 seeking exit

    CAIRO (AP) — EgyptAir's staff scuffled with frantic passengers, food supplies were dwindling, flight information was nonexistent — and some policemen even demanded substantial bribes before allowing foreigners to board their planes.

  • Strong earnings reports send stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Better than expected earnings reports and a lift in the manufacturing sector sent stocks higher Tuesday.

    The drugmaker Pfizer, the delivery company UPS and agro-businesss giant Archer Daniels Midland all beat earnings forecasts.

  • Miranda tops ACM noms at 7; Chesney, ZBB take 5

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert proclaimed 2010 the best year of her life. After hauling in seven Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, 2011 isn't looking so bad either.

  • Jordan's king fires Cabinet amid protests

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II fired his government Tuesday in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms.

  • Snow leaves difficult driving conditions in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are being reported around New Mexico on Tuesday in the wake of a winter storm that has hit much of the state with snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

    State Transportation Department crews are plowing and sanding highways, and drivers are being urged to use caution.

    Much of Interstates 40 and 25 through the state are reported as snow-packed and icy.

    Many schools throughout New Mexico were on a two-hour delay.

  • NFL, union set up formal labor talks for Saturday

    DALLAS (AP) — After weeks of talking to fans, reporters and Congress about their lagging labor negotiations, the NFL and its players' union are getting around to talking to each other.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith met Monday in New York in an effort to kick-start efforts toward a new collective bargaining agreement. They agreed to a series of bargaining sessions between now and the early March deadline for a deal.

  • Federal judge orders chili products destroyed

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A federal judge has entered a consent decree, ordering the condemnation and destruction of chili products found inside a rodent-infested warehouse in Derry, N.M.

    U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo entered the decree Monday.

    In December, U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents seized the chili pods, ground chili and other products at the facility owned by Duran and Sons LLC in Derry, a farming community north of Hatch in southern New Mexico.

  • Massive crowds across Egypt demand Mubarak ouster

    CAIRO (AP) — More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

  • Fishing line fouls fountain at Ashley Pond

    After receiving reports that the fountain at Ashley Pond was malfunctioning, the Parks Department staff determined a fishing line had become wrapped around the fountain's motor and consequently tripped the circuit breaker. Although the problem is being worked on, it might not be resolved Monday.  The repair work involves installing a new motor.