• Getting their lederhosen in a twist - 01/28/2015 04:11 PM MST
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    Balloon crew nearing North America matches duration record

    01/30/2015 08:53 AM MST
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean matched a duration record Friday as they approach North America, marking a historic day for the team that already has surpassed a distance record. 
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    US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken
    01/29/2015 08:53 AM MST - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list. Full Story

    Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
    01/29/2015 07:03 PM MST - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. Full Story

    Western experts gather for regional drought forum
    01/28/2015 11:38 AM MST - SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism. Full Story

    After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy
    01/28/2015 10:04 AM MST - NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. Full Story

    Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
    01/28/2015 04:44 PM MST - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. Full Story

    Balloon crew close to crossing Pacific Ocean
    01/28/2015 01:48 PM MST - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only a few hundred miles and less than two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon in a bid to break a pair of major records. Full Story

    Years-old stash of marijuana found inside NM woman's van
    01/27/2015 04:08 PM MST - ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman drove a van for more than 13 years without realizing there was marijuana hidden inside. Full Story

    Colorado lawmakers introducing right-to-die legislation
    01/27/2015 04:03 PM MST - DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats unveiled what's sure to be one of the most emotionally charged proposals of the year — legislation to give terminally ill patients the right to choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Full Story

    House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration
    01/27/2015 03:06 PM MST - WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs. Full Story

    DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss. Full Story