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  • U.S. celebrates Olympic dominance

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    LONDON  — Red, white and blue was everywhere in London.

    For the Americans — and for the British, too.

    The most medals, and the most gold medals. That’s what the U.S. Olympic Team wanted, and it’s what they delivered. As for the home team? Riding the wave of home-field advantage, the British put together their best Olympic showing in over a century.

    The competition is over. The U.S. was best, but the success stories from London truly spanned the globe.

  • Countdown to Rio 2016 begins

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    LONDON — IOC President Jacques Rogge still can’t figure out what to call Usain Bolt, so here’s hoping he gets another Olympics to sort it out. There’s just something about his latest effort —”active performance legend” — that doesn’t rise to a gold medal level.

    There’s a lot of things we can call the London Olympics, and still not run out of superlatives. The backdrops were gorgeous, the performances spectacular and the hometown fans like no others.

  • In Brief - News - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Price fuels NM drug use

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — By any measure, New Mexico’s drug problem is widespread.

    When the Centers for Disease Control announced in November that death rates for prescription drugs had reached epidemic proportions nationally, New Mexico was at the top of the list.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that teen drug use in New Mexico — heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine — is double and triple the national average, depending on the drug.

  • House sues Holder for records

    By Larry Margasak
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

    The lawsuit asked the court to reject a claim by President Barack Obama asserting executive privilege, a legal position designed to protect certain internal administration communications from disclosure.

  • Lower rate hike proposed

    The large increases in city water rates that have been proposed would be nearly cut in half under a scenario that one city councilor has asked utilities staff to develop.

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  • Drug suspects still at large

    The two people indicted on federal drug charges who weren’t captured during last Wednesday’s drug raid remained on the loose as of Sunday, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • State workers may be owed $20M

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — About 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature four years ago, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

  • Advocates plan suit over education

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A coalition of civil rights groups say they plan to sue the state of New Mexico for failing to close the achievement gap between Latino and white students.

    The Latino Education Task Force was scheduled Sunday to announce the details of its challenge at a press conference at Albuquerque High School.

    The group says it has enlisted the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to help.