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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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‘Breaking Bad’ donates cast clothing to NM shelter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The AMC television series “Breaking Bad” about the methamphetamine wars in Albuquerque is helping the city’s homeless.

02/26/2013

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What does a ‘secure’ border look like?

(AP) — Once, the mesas and canyons extending east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted across the border into San […]

02/23/2013

Pilot Felix Baumgartner on a screen at mission control center in Roswell, New Mexico.

Skydiver fell faster than thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought when he jumped from 24 miles up.

02/04/2013

Dog found in NM reunited with Kentucky owner

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mandi Smith’s 5-month-old puppy disappeared from the family’s Fort Campbell, Ky., yard 18 months ago. So when she got a call saying Pooka had turned up in northern New Mexico, she thought someone was playing a trick on her.

01/30/2013

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