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An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

Forest Service to hire 500 fewer firefighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by […]

06/04/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Southern Calif wildfire explodes in size overnight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that destroyed at least five structures and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles. Erratic wind spread the […]

06/02/2013

A rack of AR-15 rifles. (AP Photo)

Court upholds rifle sales reporting requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles. The firearms industry trade group, the National […]

05/31/2013

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FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The […]

05/08/2013

SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another space industry heavyweight has signed on to use New Mexico’s Spaceport America — Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. It agreed to a […]

05/07/2013

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Drought across the West spurs resurgence of faith

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Along the irrigation canal that cuts through this centuries-old New Mexico town, a small group of churchgoers gathers to recite the rosary before tossing rose petals into the water. Remnants of […]

05/03/2013

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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

04/29/2013

Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge bridge above the Colorado River near Hoover Dam (rear) connecting Nevada (left) and Arizona. (AP Photo)

Colorado River tops 2013 endangered waterways list

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An advocacy group is calling the Colorado River the nation’s most endangered waterway. An annual American Rivers report doesn’t call pollution the problem. It instead cites drought and demand.

04/17/2013

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Powerful winds lash California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful winds have been raking California. Gusts produced by a cold front sweeping down the state Monday have sent waves crashing against the coast, toppled trees and caused scattered power outages from San Francisco to San Diego.

04/08/2013

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FBI ‘flying saucers’ NM memo bureau’s most viewed

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An FBI report of “flying saucers” in New Mexico sent to then-Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1950 has become the most popular file in the bureau’s electronic reading room.

03/29/2013

Patos Island Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Washington (Photo credit: Tom Reeve)

Obama to designate 5 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

03/22/2013

Harvard players celebrate after defeating University of New Mexico in second-round game of NCAA college basketball tournament, Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

First-round NCAA winners include…Harvard?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It’s a school known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners. And now, Harvard has produced its first NCAA basketball tournament victory, with an upset of third-seeded New Mexico last night.

03/22/2013

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