Regional
9:17 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

NMSU Narrows Athletic Director Search To 11 Candidates

There are now 11 candidates for New Mexico State University’s next athletics director. Larry Lujan, who chairs the NMSU search committee, announcedTuesday the list of candidates had been narrowed from the original 48 applicants to 11. 

“I think the number of applications we’ve received and the qualifications we’ve seen in these individuals shows that this is a very desirable position, and it has attracted top-quality talent from across the nation,” Lujan said. 

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Regional
5:38 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Santa Fe Deputy Charged With Murdering Fellow Officer

Jeremy Martin, Santa Fe Deputy. Fellow Deputy Tai Chan is charged in his murder.

  The Santa Fe County warrant officer suspected of shooting and killing a fellow deputy early Tuesday morning has been charged with an open count of murder.  Tai R. Chan, 27, a warrant officer with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, was charged Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center without bond.  Chan is suspected of shooting fellow Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, on the 7th Floor of Hotel Encanto sometime before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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Regional
5:12 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Las Cruces Man Arrested In Stabbing Death

               

A Las Cruces man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder following a Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigation into the stabbing death of 17-year-old David Escamilla.

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The Two-Way
4:44 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

WATCH: Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 8:01 pm

A unmanned rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station exploded shortly after blastoff on Tuesday at NASA's facility on Wallops Island, Va.

The rocket was made by Orbital Sciences, which was contracted by NASA to ship supplies up to the International Space Station.

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Business
4:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why

People working on the assembly line in April 2012 at Huajian shoe factory in Dukem, Ethiopia.
Jenny Vaughan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 2:00 pm

"Made in China" may be leaving your wardrobe.

As labor costs in the "world's factory" continue to rise dramatically, global fashion brands are looking elsewhere to source apparel. In addition to established hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, the garment game is ripe for new players: Myanmar (Burma), Haiti and Ethiopia, among others, are looking to rejuvenate a once-thriving trade or even build one entirely from scratch.

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National Security
4:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Security Beefed Up At Federal Buildings Across U.S.

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 6:27 pm

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The Two-Way
4:23 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

A Citi Bike user pedals off from a bicycle station. The company that owns the service in New York and other cities has been sold, after suffering problems tied to its supply chain and the weather.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 12:29 pm

Alta Bicycle Share, the company that manages bike-sharing programs in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities, has been sold to an investment group that includes executives in fitness club operator Equinox and real estate firm Related Companies. The new owners say they'll expand the service in New York, where customers now take more than 1 million trips a month on Citi Bike.

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The Two-Way
4:19 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings

The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The United States is beefing up security at some federal installations across the country, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday.

In a statement, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said it would not detail the changes because they were "law-enforcement sensitive." But, he said, the new measures will enhance Federal Protective Service presence and security at government buildings in D.C. and across the country.

Johnson went on:

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Regional
4:14 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Martinez Announces 300 New Valencia County Jobs Within Three Years

Credit Office of the Governor

  Belen - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Global Fashion Technologies, a manufacturer of recycled fibers, will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Belen. This move is expected to create 300 new jobs within three years and potentially more in the future. Global Fashion Technologies is a publicly-traded company that is commercializing new, patented technology to process and develop these recycled materials. 

 

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The Salt
4:01 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

Farms outside Baghdad as seen from a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter. Much of Iraq's soil has a high salt content because of flooding and poor drainage.
Jim Gordon U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Flickr

Imagine losing about 5,000 acres, or 15 average-sized farms in Iowa, every day. That's how much productive farmland has succumbed to salt damage in the last 20 or so years, according to a paper published Tuesday by a group of international researchers. And, they say, all that degraded land is costing farmers $27.3 billion a year.

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