Fri. 10/5 10a: The North American tour of "The Lion King" is in residence at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall through October 28. This is the first time the Broadway hit musical has visited New Mexico. Spencer Beckwith talks with one of the stars of the production, Brent Harris, who plays the villain of "The Lion King," Scar.
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race, but even that might make them a big deal.
Democratic President Barack Obama's campaign quietly has been keeping track of the two former Republican officeholders who could prove pivotal in key states where he and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are in a tight race.
Johnson is a former New Mexico governor running as the Libertarian Party nominee. Goode is a conservative ex-congressman from Virginia competing as the Constitution Party candidate.
"After a legal battle covering several years in each case, five suspected terrorists, including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri will be extradited to the U.S, U.K. judges have ruled." And, the BBC adds, Britain's Home Office "said it welcomed the High Court's decision. 'We are now working to extradite these men as quickly as possible,' a spokesman said."
Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 9:27 am
The nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September from 8.1 percent in August even though just 114,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
Those hard-to-reconcile figures — a decline in the jobless rate even though job growth was relatively weak — appear to be at least partly explained by a sharp increase in the number of Americans who found part-time jobs and counted themselves as employed.