You might be feeling a bit hung over from all the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations. But the financial talks in Washington aren't over yet. In the coming months, the White House and Congress will face three major economic challenges. Host Michel Martin breaks down what you need to know for the next round of fiscal talks.
Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 4:46 am
Update: At 6 a.m. ET. Jan. 10, White House Announcement:
The White House has officially confirmed that President Obama will nominate his chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, to be the next Treasury secretary. According to a statement, the announcement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET today (Thursday).
Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 8:02 am
Video of two Russian men climbing into an inflatable ball and rolling down a Russian mountain on a ride that would take them over a cliff, into a ravine, on to a frozen lake and cause one of the men's death, is getting a lot of views today.
A new forecast projects lower than average water runoff from snow accumulation in New Mexico in 2013.
Forecasters with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service say flow on the Rio Grande at a measuring point between Santa Fe and Los Alamos is projected to be just under half the average from 1981 to 2010.
In eastern Arizona, the forecast calls for runoff of only 22 percent of the average at Santa Rosa Lake on the Pecos River.
India reacted angrily today at what it called the "inhumane treatment" of one of two soldiers killed Tuesday in a skirmish along the de facto border with Pakistan.
Pakistan challenged the Indian army's allegations and said it is prepared to hold an investigation through the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) into recent ceasefire violations along what is known as the Line of Control (LOC).
The police department in New Mexico's largest city has launched a multimedia, officer recruiting campaign amid a federal probe and a large number of expected retirements.
Albuquerque police's recruiting campaign is using social media, television commercials and billboards to recruit new cadets just as officials say the department faces a shortage of around 80 officers. In addition, about 200 more officers are expected to retire due to proposed changes to state retirement funds.
Texas has filed a complaint with the U.S. Supreme Court in its dispute with New Mexico over water from the Rio Grande.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says the litigation was filed Tuesday after negotiations with New Mexico were unsuccessful. The agency says New Mexico is violating the 1938 Rio Grande Compact that governs how water is shared by Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.
Texas accuses New Mexico of allowing illegal diversions of surface and underground water. Officials say those diversions take away water from Texas farmers and residents in El Paso.