The Two-Way
9:58 am
Mon January 28, 2013

After Rising To Pre-recession Levels, Stocks Pause; Will Bulls Resume Running?

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Almost as surely as the sun rises in the east, stories about the stock market hitting new highs are sure to be followed by declines in key indexes.

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The Two-Way
8:52 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Iran Claims 'Major Achievement;' Says Monkey Was Sent Into Space

An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat.
Press TV

Iranian state TV says that nation today successfully launched a "living creature into space."

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Local News
8:50 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced In Congress This Week

Advocates of the Violence Against Women Act have reintroduced the bill to congress this week. Also known as "VAWA", the bill could have major impacts on how authorities respond to domestic violence against Native Americans, Undocumented Immigrants, and members of the LGBT community. However, as KUNM News Intern Christine Trudeau reports, the bill could also be killed by house republicans, again, if a compromise can't be met.

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Local News
8:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Albuquerque Officials Eye Changes To Police Review

Two members of the Albuquerque City Council say they want the city to consider changing how it oversees the Police Department.

Councilors Dan Lewis and Don Harris are proposing a study to consider ways to revamp the existing system under which a commission and an office handle citizens' complaints against police officers.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VfQean) reports that activists and relatives of people shot by police question the effectiveness of the Police Oversight Commission.

Local News
8:32 am
Mon January 28, 2013

7 In 10 Births In New Mexico Paid For By Medicaid

Seven in 10 births in New Mexico are paid for by Medicaid.

The Albuquerque Journal cites (http://bit.ly/VpAkxz) a recent analysis by the state Legislative Finance Committee that shows 71 percent of the nearly 27,800 babies born in New Mexico during 2010 were paid for by the state and federally funded health insurance program for the poor.

Experts say the large number of Medicaid births reflects a slew of problems in New Mexico, such as high rates of unemployment, drug use, school dropout and teen pregnancy.

Local News
8:30 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Gun Restrictions Go Before NM Legislative Panel

New Mexico lawmakers are turning their attention to a proposal that will require criminal background checks of people buying firearms from private sellers, including at gun shows.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled Monday to consider the legislation by Democratic Rep. Miguel Garcia of Albuquerque.

Federal law requires background checks for sales by licensed dealers in stores or at gun shows. However, the law doesn't cover firearm sales between private individuals, whether at a gun show or someone's home.

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Local News
8:27 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Fraud Allegedly Targeted Dell Computers

Court papers allege that somebody fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in parts from Dell Computers by making hundreds of calls while pretending to place orders for Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VfQh5P ) reports that the alleged fraud reportedly started in 2007 and continued until 2010.

The case was turned over to the Secret Service that year after a security investigator for Round Rock, Texas-based Dell contacted Albuquerque police.

Local News
8:26 am
Mon January 28, 2013

NM Improves Data Compilation For Background Checks

New Mexico's effort to provide mental-health records for a federal database used in background checks for gun buyers had been lacking until about 18 months ago.

New Mexico is one of three dozen states that rely on the FBI to conduct background checks to help keep firearms out of potentially dangerous hands.

The background check system created decades ago relies on data compiled with spotty help from states.

Local News
8:23 am
Mon January 28, 2013

LANL Announce Live Pathogens Detect Breakthrough

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have developed a technique for quick detection of live pathogens in the field.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/10YgYkw) that the advance could prove to be a game-changer of being able to rapidly identify the source of food-borne illnesses such as E. coli.

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