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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota's count fell by 11, Oklahoma lost nine, Louisiana seven, Texas six, New Mexico four, Colorado three and Wyoming two.

  • PNM Resources beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ PNM Resources Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19 million. PNM Resources expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.50 to $1.62 per share. PNM Resources shares have decreased slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico lawmakers are facing a hard deadline as agreements that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate casinos approach their expiration date. However, some lawmakers say New Mexico is veering off course. Tribes that operate casinos in New Mexico reported more than $731 million in net winnings in 2014. Net winnings are the...

  • Feb 26- Western Refining Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday as lower crude oil prices helped improve refining margins. Growing output from the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where Western's refineries are located, has combined with inadequate pipeline infrastructure to create a glut and suppress crude...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and tourism to Albuquerque. NBC is filming its second season of "The Night Shift" in Albuquerque after it surprised critics with high ratings among younger...

  • New Mexico House panel OKs Uber, Lyft regulation bill Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A measure aimed at regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday. Monica Youngblood, R- Albuquerque, and Sen. Last year, the Public Regulation Commission ordered the San Francisco- based Lyft to cease operations in Albuquerque.

  • PHOENIX— Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight— a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. News outlets in Arizona reported that residents in Phoenix, Tucson, Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff reported seeing the cloud. The rocket was provided under a Department of...

  • Regulators punt decision on allowing ride-booking service Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— After a heated meeting and charges of holding an illegal hearing, New Mexico regulators tabled a decision Wednesday to allow ride-booking service Lyft to operate in the state while lawmakers debate the future of such companies. The Public Regulation Commission voted not to issue a ruling on San Francisco- based Lyft's request to function in...

  • New Mexico House approves $6.2 billion budget bill Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:35 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that includes pay raises for new teachers and state police officers. The bill now moves to the Senate. Susana Martinez and the Legislative Finance Committee earlier this year.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • BERLIN— The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million. Attorney Nicholas O'Donnell told The Associated Press in an interview in Berlin that the suit asks the Washington court to declare an American and a British...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310 Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas' count fell by 22, Oklahoma lost 16, North Dakota and Wyoming each lost four, Alaska lost three, Colorado lost two and California and Utah...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— When Chicago-born Freddy Rodriguez was offered a role in a 2012 pilot for hospital drama, he took the gig and just hoped for the best. Set in San Antonio and filmed in Albuquerque, the drama stars Dublin- born Eoin Macken, who plays Dr. "We didn't go out and cast Freddy Rodriguez because of his ethnicity," Sachs said. "

  • New Mexico Senate panel passes on spaceport sale bill Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico lawmakers on Thursday debated the merits of Spaceport America and whether its futuristic hangar, its nearly 2- mile-long runway and the 18,000 acres that surround it will offer a return on taxpayers' nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment. George Munoz, D- Gallup, said lawmakers have a responsibility to ask the question, and that's...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— A proposal to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects was approved Tuesday by an Indiana House committee amid disagreement over what impact the change would cause. More than 100 people filled the House chamber as the Republican-controlled House Labor Committee heard more than four hours of testimony before...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Jan 29- U.S. vehicle safety regulators want to find whistleblowers with knowledge "of possible defects or any wrongdoing" by Takata Corp, stepping up pressure on the air bag maker whose products are linked to five deaths and dozens of injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Reuters it was urging potential informants to call its...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices for regular grade gasoline fell to $2.07 a gallon in the survey dated Jan. 23 from the previous...