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Today's News

  • Baseball: Hearing over evidence in Bonds perjury trial

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The refusal of a convicted steroids dealer to testify at Barry Bonds' perjury trial has already left the prosecution without key evidence, and the defense wants even more of it barred.

    Just how much damage Greg Anderson's decision to go to prison on contempt charges rather than testify against the baseball slugger will be determined at two pivotal court hearings over the next month.

  • 127 charged in Northeast Mafia crackdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly 30 years, federal authorities say, reputed gangster Bartolomeo Vernace got away with murder.

    They say the bloodshed — a double slaying at the Shamrock Bar in Queens — was all over a spilled drink.

  • Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes

    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan (AP) — Some 2,000 people in a Taliban-controlled region of northwest Pakistan demonstrated Friday against American missile attacks pounding the area, calling for an end to the strikes and the arrest of the U.S. officials behind them.

  • Post card from NM arrives 52 years late

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — Wilmer Bragg Jr. sent his family in Macon a post card from New Mexico in 1958. He beat it home by more than half a century.

    The 5-cent card, displaying a picture from inside Carlsbad Caverns, was postmarked Nov. 10, 1958 from Whites City, N.M. and was addressed to Bragg's wife, Sarah, and daughter, Beverly.

  • Bingaman sees continued NM gain from federal money

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico will continue to receive an economic boost from federal spending despite expected cuts by Congress in governmental programs, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Thursday.

    The New Mexico Democrat delivered the message to lawmakers during a speech to a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • Big backlog of calls at state unemployment office

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the state's unemployment office, is getting slammed with phone calls from people needing unemployment benefits.

    KRQE-TV reports more than 26,000 calls came into the office last week. Handling the calls are about 25 to 30 customer service representatives at any given time, although more staff have been hired and are in training.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Obama popular, but doubts on progress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thumbs up for President Barack Obama's personality. Thumbs down for his progress.

    An overwhelming majority of Americans like Obama, but most say he hasn't accomplished much on two top goals — fixing the sluggish economy and changing how Washington works, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll midway through the first term of his presidency.

  • Tennis: Venus Williams early injury pullout from 3rd round

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lasted just seven points in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open, forced to withdraw due to injury from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time in her career.

    After losing the first game to Andrea Petkovic of Germany and trailing in the second, Williams stretched to her right to return a serve, hit the ball and then cried out in pain, clutching toward her stomach on her right side. It was soon clear that she couldn't continue.

  • Risky SKorean raid saves entire crew from pirates

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At dawn, South Korean special forces packed into a small boat approached a hijacked freighter in the Arabian Sea. Commandos scrambled up a ladder onto the ship, aboard which Somali pirates were armed with AK assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. A South Korean destroyer and hovering Lynx helicopter provided covering fire.

  • Google co-founder Page will be CEO in shake-up

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings.

    Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a decade ago because Google's investors believed the company needed a more mature leader.

    Schmidt, 55, will remain an adviser to Page and Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, as Google's executive chairman.

    The changes will be effective April 4.