Western mountain towns seeking higher coal royalties

05/04/2015 12:15 PM MDT
DENVER (AP) — Ten Western mountain towns have banded together to urge coal companies to pay hundreds of millions of dollars a year to help the communities deal with the effects of climate change. 
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New Mexico considers standby permit for uranium mine
05/01/2015 05:12 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rio Grande Resources' underground mine in western New Mexico contains one of the largest stashes of uranium ore in the U. Full Story

In shift, Taser vows to wait to contract with former chiefs
05/01/2015 11:05 AM MDT - IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Abandoning a practice that has faced criticism, Taser International will no longer hire police chiefs with whom it has business relationships within weeks or months after they leave public service. Full Story

Agreement addresses coal supply for New Mexico power plant
05/01/2015 08:41 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owners of a power plant that supplies more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure it has coal through 2022. Full Story

Pilot killed in small airplane crash near Trinidad
04/30/2015 10:35 PM MDT - PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was killed when he crashed his single-engine propeller plane in an open field in southern Colorado. Full Story

New Mexico auditor says ex-police chief got perks from Taser
04/30/2015 04:00 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's former police chief accepted perks and consulting work from Taser International as he helped the company land a lucrative no-bid contract to supply officers with body cameras, the New Mexico state auditor said Thursday. Full Story

Obama lives up to pledge to slow immigrant deportations
04/29/2015 05:59 PM MDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has failed to live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a postelection pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress. Full Story

Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, suspended after arrest
04/28/2015 10:00 PM MDT - Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman with a broken arm. Full Story

UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash
04/28/2015 12:59 AM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Champion UFC fighter Jon Jones turned himself into authorities Monday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash, officials said. Full Story

Arrest warrant sought for UFC champ in hit-and-run crash
04/27/2015 03:10 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car, witnesses told police. Full Story

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Giant billowing aerial sculpture installed over Boston park

BOSTON (AP) — A giant aerial sculpture is floating over a park in Boston's Financial District, bringing a shimmer of spring where snowplow piles towered just weeks ago. Full Story
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Box Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive $191. Full Story