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Roads in Texas Panhandle reopen following storm

AMARILLO — Some roadways in the Texas Panhandle are reopening Tuesday as sunny conditions begin to thaw ice and snow-packed surfaces slickened by a massive blizzard that blanketed the region. Interstate 27 has reopened between snow-hammered... Full story

 

Source: Former commander in line for post

BRUSSELS — A former Cannon Air Force Base group commander is the likely choice to become commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who served as 27th Operations Group from July... Full story

 

GOP blocks Hagel vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the...

 

Obama in State of the Union address: Nation stronger

WASHINGTON — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthe...

 

Text of Obama's State of the Union address

The text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one...

 

AP source: Body found in rubble of burned cabin

BIG BEAR, Calif. — The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded... Full story

 

Judge: Texas school finance plan unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas — The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state's constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and failing to distribute the money in a fair way, a judge ruled Monday. The landmark decision could... Full story

 

Clovis man gets prison for 2011 sexual assault

CLOVIS — A Clovis man has been convicted in a sexual assault case and sentenced to five years in prison. A Curry County jury Friday found 27-year-old Mario Alberto Pinela-Marquez guilty of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and concealing... Full story

 

GOP seeks NM tax system overhaul

SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers proposed Thursday to significantly revamp New Mexico's governmental finance system by relying more on taxing people and businesses on what they consume and spend rather than the income they earn. Rep. Tom Taylor and...

 

US eyes Africa drone base

WASHINGTON — Plans to base unarmed American surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger highlight the Obama administration's growing concern about extremist influences in the volatile region. They also raise tough questions about how to... Full story

 

NM renewing fight over immigrant licenses

SANTA FE — As other states move to provide driver's licenses to immigrants unlawfully in the country, New Mexico has renewed a battle over a proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to stop granting licenses to illegal immigrants. A House...

 

Authorities: Teen planned more attacks

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down five family members over the weekend ambushed his father as he returned home from an overnight shift at a rescue mission, then reloaded his rifles and planned to go to a Wal-Mart and... Full story

 

Nation honors King

ATLANTA — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since... Full story

 

NM governor uses State of the State to push tax cuts

SANTA FE — As the New Mexico Legislature returned to work Tuesday, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez used her State of the State address to press lawmakers to focus on boosting New Mexico's struggling economy. Martinez spoke to a joint session of...

 

Air Force memo outlines sweeping budget cuts

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders will cut flying hours by nearly 20 percent and prepare for a possible end to all noncombat or noncritical flights from late July through September if Congress can't agree on a budget and billions of dollars in... Full story

 

Air Force memo outlines sweeping budget cuts

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders will cut flying hours by nearly 20 percent and prepare for a possible end to all noncombat or noncritical flights from late July through September if Congress can't agree on a budget and billions of dollars in... Full story

 

Obama signs $633B defense bill

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year despite serious concerns about the limits Congress imposed on his handling of terror suspects and lawmakers' unwillingness to back the cost-saving retirement of...

 

Democratic officials: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached (Updated)

WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to...

 

Deal reached to reopen NM peanut butter plant

ALBUQUERQUE — A troubled New Mexico peanut butter plant that had its licensed yanked after being linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak reached a deal Friday to resume some operations the day after Christmas under the watchful eye of federal... Full story

 

Official: Sunland reopening process plant on Tuesday

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico peanut butter company that was shuttered after a salmonella outbreak will reopen its peanut processing facility on Tuesday and hopes to be making peanut butter again by the end of the year, officials said. Sunland Inc.... Full story

 

Roswell's Jennings loses to GOP newcomer

President Pro Tem Tim Jennings of Roswell has lost his Senate seat after 34 years. He was the highest-profile Democratic target of a ferocious campaign by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her political allies. The other top Senate Democrat with a...

 

Obama wins re-election

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class... Full story

 

Long lines delay vote tally in Sandoval County

ALBUQUERQUE — Elections officials in Sandoval County are preparing for a long night. With hundreds of people lined up outside Rio Rancho City Hall just before polls were closing, officials say it will be hours before they process all the voters... Full story

 

Obama wins Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Pennsylvania had been considered to be in Obama's column for much of the campaign. But in recent...

 

Obama wins Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Pennsylvania had been considered to be in Obama's column for much of the campaign. But in recent...

 

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