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With prices down and jobs leaving, U.S. oil workers learn patience

May 11, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Many oil workers in Carlsbad, New Mexico, find themselves jobless as oil prices plunge

Jace Gentry, 21, from Hornbeck, Louisiana is pictured in front of his trailer on May 6, 2020 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. - Gentry lost his job in the oil fields and is headed back home to wait and see if jobs will come back. Waiting for an upturn or pulling out, a dilemma faced in recent weeks by oil industry workers in Carlsbad, in the southwestern United States, where the sharp drop in oil prices has dealt a blow to the local economy. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)

2 Native American women break ground in election to U.S. Congress

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The two are among a record number of Native Americans who ran in the midterm elections for congressional seats, governor's offices, state legislatures and other elected posts

FIRST. Democrat candidates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Davids file photo from Twitter, Haaland file photo from Wikipedia

7 dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires

COLLISION. A Greyhound Lines Prevost X3-45 #8879, repainted into the latest livery, departs New York City on Schedule 8535. Representative photo from Wikipedia by Adam E. Moreira

US camp raid suspect trained children for school shootings – prosecutors

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Prosecutors quoted the foster parent of one of the children as claiming that Wahhaj 'had trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings'

SIRAJ WAHHAJ. This handout photo released by the Taos County Sheriff's Office on August 4, 2018 shows Georgia man Siraj Ibn Wahhaj after his arrest on August 3, 2018 at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico. Handout photo by Taos County Sheriff's Office/AFP

U.S. police find body of boy at raided camp

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Abdul's mother tells authorities that Siraj Wahhaj wanted to exorcize his son because he considered that his disability was due to a demon

SIRAJ WAHHAJ. This handout photo released by the Taos County Sheriff's Office on August 4, 2018 shows Georgia man Siraj Ibn Wahhaj after his arrest on August 3, 2018 at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico.   Handout photo by Taos County Sheriff's Office/AFP

2 teens killed in U.S. school shooting, attacker dead – police

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'At first it sounded like kids were just banging on the lockers. But it started getting closer and louder and it was obvious it was gunshots. We could hear gunshots from right outside our door,' says a student at Aztec High School

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Hillary Clinton making US election history

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Hillary Clinton is poised to proclaim herself the first female White House nominee of a major US party as voters from New Jersey to California cast ballots in the last major primaries of the 2016 race

MAKING HISTORY. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during the 'Hillary Clinton: She's With Us' concert at The Greek Theatre on June 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones cited for drag racing violation

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Jones is ticketed for drag racing in downtown Albuquerque New Mexico along with 4 other traffic infractions

MORE TROUBLE. Jon Jones, seen here punching Daniel Comier during the UFC 182 event in January 2015, gets into more trouble  as he is cited for 5 traffic infractions in New Mexico. File Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The National Weather Service says 21 states – from New Mexico to as far north as Michigan – are under a weather watch or warning as part of the storm system

TORNADO AFTERMATH. This still aerial image from video courtesy of NBCDFW.COM shows tornado damaged houses and vehicles in Rowlett, Texas on December 27, 2015. NBCDFW.COM/AFP

Toxic spill from Colorado mine creeps through US southwest

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:11 AM

The spill prompts states of emergency to be declared in Colorado New Mexico and the vast Navajo Nation reservation that straddles state lines

TOXIC RIVER. A handout image dated August 5, 2015 and released August 11, 2015 buy the US Environmental Protection Agency showing soil and surroundings colored in a yellowish color at sampling point GKMSW07, below Gold King Mine after an EPA team working to investigate and address contamination at the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado, unexpectedly triggered a large release of mine waste water into the upper portions of Cement Creek. Environmental Protection Agency/Handout/EPA

Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

Oct 25, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Alan Eustace sets a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere – some 135 000 feet or 41 000 meters high

UP, UP, AND AWAY. A handout picture released by Paragon Space Development Corporation on 24 October 2014 shows Alan Eustace, Google senior Vice-President as he is lifted by a helium balloon from an abandoned airfield near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, 24 October 2014. J. Martin Harris/Paragon Space Development/EPA

Dinosaur metabolism: not too hot, not too cold

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:46 AM

The researchers classify dinosaurs in an intermediary category – mesotherms – with metabolic rates closest to those of tuna certain sharks and the leatherback turtle

Alleged 12-year-old US shooter 'planned' attack – police

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:12 AM

In the latest school shooting to hit the United States the boy allegedly burst into his school gym Tuesday pulled out a gun and started shooting

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Austrian's edge-of-space jump aborted due to winds

Oct 10, 2012 - 7:37 AM

An Austrian daredevil s attempt to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space was aborted Tuesday October 9 moments before the planned launch due to high winds

Firefighters battle huge blazes across US West

Jun 13, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hundreds more firefighters were ordered in Tuesday June 12 to fight the biggest wildfire in a decade in Colorado as federal agencies scrambled to help tackle blazes in several western US states

One dead as wildfires rage in Colorado, New Mexico

Jun 12, 2012 - 1:21 PM

More firefighters were called up on Tuesday June 12 to help fight a raging wildfire in the western US state of Colorado which remains out of control and has claimed one life officials said

1,200 firefighters tackle record-breaking US blaze

Jun 03, 2012 - 7:59 AM

The Whitewater Baldy Complex blaze has burned through 227 000 acres 92 000 hectares and is only 15 percent contained although substantial progress has been made as firefighters race to extinguish the massive fire ahead of more hot and windy conditions