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Suspect In 1986 New Mexico Death Arrested In Texas

Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said Tuesday that construction near Santa Teresa is ahead of schedule and the facility could be operational in 2014. It had been slated to open in 2015. "The second phase of construction (which began in July 2012) will finish the yard to include all the mechanical, electrical, architectural, utilities, track and civil engineering portions of the project," Hunt said in a statement. More than 50 contractors are involved in the project and there is an average of 250 workers on site daily, Hunt said. The Santa Teresa-San Jeronimo region is still young and development there only started after the Santa Teresa Port of Entry opened in 1993. The New Mexico Border Authority said last year that the port of entry processed more than 81,000 commercial trucks 13 percent higher than any year on record. <br>More:

$400M New Mexico railroad project may open in 2014

December 24, 2013 (AP) Authorities in Texas have arrested a man accused more information of using aliases for 27 years to avoid apprehension in a New Mexico killing. Albuquerque police say 47-year-old Ramone Astorga Ramirez was taken into custody Monday in the Midland, Texas, area and will be extradited to New Mexico. Ramirez was identified as a suspect after 27-year-old Paul Dubose was shot to death in 1986 during an altercation outside an continue Albuquerque apartment complex. He was indicted in 1987 on a first-degree murder charge. Ramirez is from Mexico, and authorities say he used various aliases over the years to avoid apprehension. The Albuquerque Police Department's Cold Case Unit took the case 11 months ago and followed up on leads with assistance from the FBI, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Midland police. Authorities didn't immediately say how they found Ramirez, and it was unclear if he had an attorney. <br>More:

Mexico's Stocks Open Higher, Peso Slips Against Dollar

In recent times, the company has aggressively pruned its Latin American portfolio and redeployed the proceeds to acquire high quality U.S. shopping center assets in its key markets, with demographics and household income levels higher than the national average. During third-quarter 2013, Kimco and its JV partner American Industries divested their stake in 84 Mexican industrial assets for $603.5 million. The properties were sold to Terrafina a Mexican REIT. Moreover, Kimco offloaded a 4-property Mexican shopping center portfolio to its local operating partner, Planigrupo, for $84 million. Additionally, Kimco sold its 43% stake in a Guadalajara, Mexico-based asset Centro Sur shopping center for $41 million. Notably, as of Sep 30, 2013, Kimcos Mexican investments had a book value of around $445.2 million and the company is making further efforts to narrow this exposure. On the other hand, Kimco is redeploying its capital in its core markets and accordingly, since 2010, the company has acquired 70 properties in highly affluent areas of the U.S. <br>More:

Kimco Narrows Mexico Assets Exposure

Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. December 24, 2013, 10:40 a.m. ET Mexico's Stocks Open Higher, Peso Slips Against Dollar Text By Anthony Harrup MEXICO CITY--Mexico's stocks opened higher Tuesday in a shortened pre-Christmas session, with the market's benchmark IPC index briefly reaching its highest intraday level in more than seven months. The index recently was up 0.4% at 42677 points on volume of 25.1 million shares worth 897.8 million pesos ($69 million). Bellwether America Movil (AMX, AMX.MX) shares were up 0.8% at MXN15.14, and click cement maker Cemex (CX, CEMEX.MX) CPO shares were 1.1% higher at MXN15.32. Early gains lifted the IPC to its highest intraday level since May, but the index is still well below its this site all-time high of 46,075 reached in January. <br>More:

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Eminem Shows Us His "ho Face" In Christmas Greeting!


Eminem clearly did not miss this chance to ho ho ho! Tonight he's cleaning out his closet of all the presents he hid there! Note: your comment may take a few minutes to appear. celebrities blog Note: your comment may take a few minutes to appear. name * 1 'teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Shares Baby Bump Pic--from The Bath! Classy. It might only be Christmas Eve, but the gifts have already arrived!!! Miley Cyrus is playing Santa Claus and bestowing her Smilers with the best possible gift! blog <br>Full story:

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Spain: Junipero Serra: Friar, Founder And -- European Tourism Ma

18 decision by the Spanish National Court to issue arrest warrants for former Chinese regime head Jiang Zemin and four other high-ranking officials. The warrants are in connection with the courts investigation of genocide in Tibet. Upon the decision against Jiang Zemin and the four other officials being issued, China Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, immediately called a press conference and warned, We hope that the relevant parts in Spain take seriously Chinas concern and dont do anything that might harm this country or the relationship between China and Spain. On Nov. 20, Beijing summoned the Spanish ambassador to discuss the court ruling and, on the same day in Madrid, Director General for North America and the Asia Pacific of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Zulueta, met with a representative from the Chinese Embassy. Also on Nov. 20, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, on his return from a trip to California and Florida convened an emergency meeting to address this crisis, while saying that the issue could be discussed in the Council of Ministers, said the Spanish newspaper El Pais. A Spanish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Nov. <br>More:

Germany missed out on the four-team final tournament last year for the first time after losing only their second game in 32 outings in this competition against Denmark. Anouschka Bernhard's team had few problems qualifying this time round, though, their decisive 1-0 defeat of Belgium watched by a tournament-record crowd in Grossbardorf. First qualifying round: bye Second qualifying round: Switzerland 6-0 , Netherlands 0-0 , Belgium 1-0 (Group 6 winners) Key players Ricarda Walkling (defender, FC Bayern Munchen), Saskia Meier (midfielder, SC Freiburg), Jasmin Sehan (forward, VfL Wolfsburg) Qualifying top scorer UEFA European Women's U17 Championship best Winners: 2008, 2009, 2012 Honours in other UEFA women's competitions: UEFA European Women's Championship/tournament Winners: 1989 (as West Germany), 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship Winners: 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011 Runners-up: 2004 UEFA European Women's U18 Championship Winners: 2000, 2001 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Winners: 2004, 2010 France Runners-up in 2008, 2011 and 2012, France missed out only twice on the previous four-team UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship. In 2012 they atoned for their third final reverse against Germany by going on to lift the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan. Former men's youth national coach Guy Ferrier took over the reins from Paco Rubio in 2012, masterminding the World Cup victory and leading France to this season's European finals in England. In the elite round in Northern Ireland they made light work of holders Poland 3-0 before beating the home side 2-0 and 2013 runners-up Sweden 1-0. <br>More:,+France+encounter+Scotland

Even Eva Longoria gets body conscious from time to time. The 38-year-old actress covered the December issue of Elle Spain wearing nothing but Swarovski crystals to cover up her lady bits. Longoria admitted to the mag she "feared being so naked" for the photo op. Mike Marsland/WireImage Eva Longoria at the London Global Gift Gala at ME Hotel on Tuesday in London. Despite her insecurities, the star stunned for the racy cover, where she can be seen in a sultry pose as she dons the painted-on jewels. RELATED: EVA LONGORIA MAKES RED CARPET APPEARANCE WITH NEW BOYFRIEND How does the former "Desperate Housewives" star stay in such tiptop shape? "I like weight training and download abs. <br>More:

"The players slept three nights on a plane and that is not good. Barcelona had the injury to (Victor) Valdes and we didn't have one but still better organisation can help to avoid these injuries," he added. Ancelotti is without several players for the trip to Almeria, including Angel Di Maria, Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao, but his main priority is deciding who will replace injured Germany international Sami Khedira. It could mean Asier Illarramendi or Carlos Casemiro playing alongside Xabi Alonso in the centre as third-placed Real hope to make up ground on leaders Barcelona, who are six-points clear. "We have tried to maintain the same system in the last few games with three attacking midfielders and two sitting behind them. <br>More:

Leading just 15-7 at the break, Japan scored four unanswered second-half tries to finish the year with nine wins against five losses. Michael Broadhurst crossed twice and there were further five-pointers for Shota Horie and Toshiaki Hirose, with Ayumu Goromaru finishing the day with 20 points courtesy of six penalties and a conversion. It was a good experience for them, stand-in coach Scott Wisemantel said. They showed a lot of maturity taking the three points when they were offered and then playing when allowed quick ball. Goromaru got Japan on the scoreboard as early as the second minute and he added further penalties in the sixth, 10th and 23rd minutes as Japan got off to the best possible start. But not for the first time on the tour, the Japan forwards struggled with the officials interpretation of the laws, and with Uruguayan referee Joaquin Montes struggling to impose himself, things at times came very close to boiling over. <br>More:

The boyhood home of Serra and an adjacent museum draw a stream of visitors to Petra, Mallorca, in Spain where Serra was born. At a recent presentation for travel industry professionals in Altadena, Isabel Borrego, Spanish secretary of state for tourism, said her nation hoped to exceed the 58 million visitors recorded last year. Having Serra in the spotlight could help. Of course, thousands of residents and visitors each year visit the California missions established by Serra, which stretch from San Diego to San Francisco. Visitors also have had a chance to see " Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions ," a major exhibit at the Huntington . It runs until Jan. <br>More:,0,4234668.story

Like European peers, Spanish banks are racing to beef up their capital main page ahead of health checks of Europe's banking sector next year. Several have resorted to selling assets or raising capital from shareholders and outside investors, but their high dividend payouts have come under increasing scrutiny. The Bank of Spain sent a letter to banks in June this year urging them to limit cash dividend payouts to main page 25 percent of profits in 2013, and to also adjust payouts in shares if necessary. "This recommendation is welcome and could usefully be extended to 2014," the IMF said in its report. Strengthening the Bank of Spain's powers to limit dividend distribution, rather than just making recommendations, could be considered, the IMF said. Several major European banks had been expected to start increasing dividends after cutting them in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. <br>More:

Wednesday, 25-Dec-2013 00:44 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Ray J To Kanye: 'i Hit It First'

23, 2012 8:27 AM PDT Loading... Denise Truscello/WireImage If you ask about that cocaine Whitney Houston took before she died, Ray J knows nothing about it. The hip-hop hunk lashed out today at claims by Bobby Brown 's sister Leolah Brown made on HLN's Dr. Drew show that he may have provided the late diva with the drugs that contributed to her tragic Feb. <br>More:

He's dated everyone from video vixens nicknamed "Super Head" (KarrineSteffans) toWhitney Houston, a relationship that caused infighting in both his own family and hers prior to her death (after which, Ray J was supposedly inconsolable). He also got into a fight with a rapper over a joke made on Twitter (see: his scuffle with Fabulous inLasVegas) and then called into"The Breakfast Club" to deliver one of the most hilarious, incredible, incoherent moments of live braggadocio in recent radio history. He even made a scene of laughing at Kim on Twitter after she asserted that she "wouldn't be defined by [her] past." But for all of Ray J's antics, his rise to fame hasn't been as swift or as high as his ex-girlfriend's. "Many, many times people have their anger come out sideways when theyre not directly dealing with the thing theyre really angry about." "One of the things thats very difficult for people is to watch their ex move on to someone more successful than they are. <br>More:

West.Hes infuriated that Ray J would trudge up his and Kims sex tape from 2007 just to get a little attention. However, the source assures us, Kanye sees the song for what it truly is a publicity stunt.Kanye dont condone broke ass, jealous [guys] who be trying to biteoff he and Kims fame just to stay, wait, just to become relevant. On top of their possible run-in at the BET Awards,Ray J is also scheduled to speak with some of the nominees during The Chosen. Things can certainly get awkward, very quickly. The BET Awards: When & Where To Watch The Show The BET Awards air on June 30 at 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Chris Tucker at the Nokia Theatre in LA. <br>More:

The Bobby Brackins Verse Bobby Brackins has a bright future ahead of him. The Oakland spitter has a number of notable tracks including 2010's Ray J-assisted "143," but he may have bit off more than he could chew on "I Hit It First." With all the controversy surrounding the song, Ray J could've just kept this a solo affair and achieved the same result. The Light-Up Phantom Being an industry veteran surely comes with its perks, so it should come to no surprise that Ray J has a number of toys in his car garage. In the video, Young Norwood pushes a gray Rolls Royce Phantom with illuminated blue accents on the car's exterior. <br>More:

Nah. It was For the Love of Ray J alright, but there was some Maury-ish, running-backstage craziness going on that I just could not believe. So, here's what went down: Ray J and the eliminated girls came back to talk about the show...blah blah blah. Fast forward to Mz Berry coming out to talk about her relationship with Ray. Mz Berry, while sitting on stage alone, admitted she hasn't seen Ray for five months. <br>More:

Applaud this man! Of course, the sad irony for Ray J is that the sex tape only launched one career. Kardashian has gone on to build a powerhouse brand last year Forbes ranked her at No. 7 on their "Celebrity 100" list. She earned an estimated $18 million in 2012 off of her various reality shows, endorsements and own retail products. <br>More:

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Australia Shares Seen Rising On Wall St Record Highs, Trade Shor

The market will be closed earlier on Christmas eve. * Local share price index futures rose 0.5 percent to 5,296, a 4.1 point premium/discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark gained 0.5 percent to three-week highs on Monday. * New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.3 percent to 4,738.8 in early trade. * U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 advancing to all-time highs after Apple Inc's distribution deal with China Mobile lifted the technology sector. * Zinc prices rose to their highest level in nearly 10 months on Monday, the biggest gainer in the base metals complex, lifted by tightening supplies and robust imports by China. <br>More: Max Workouts href='; ></a>

Australia to monitor Japanese whale hunt by air

23 (UPI) -- Australia says it will send a surveillance plane to the Antarctic Ocean to monitor possible conflicts between Japanese whaling ships and environmentalists. But one campaign group, for its part, said Australia should be sending ships to stop, not monitor, the annual whale catch Japan characterizes as scientific research. Japanese whaling ships took more than 100 whales in the Antarctic Ocean last year in its annual hunt, which lasts from January to March. The environmental group Sea Shepherd Australia, which has sent three vessels of its own to try to prevent the Japanese whale hunt, criticized Australia's decision, saying the country's current administration had gone back on a promise to send ships to stop the whaling. "They haven't got the guts to go down there and do it," Jeff Hansen, the group's managing director, told the BBC. The Australian government has said it believes Japan's operations in the Antarctic Ocean constitute commercial whaling and has taken its case to the United Nations' International Court of Justice, based in the Hague, Netherlands, which is expected to rule on the matter in the next few months. <br>More:

Australia want to be No.1 in a year: Brad Haddin

23, 2013 9:43 p.m. ET SYDNEYAustralia's banking regulator ordered the nation's largest lenders to deepen capital reserves to check this out protect themselves against economic shocks, tying up funds that might otherwise have been used to fatten dividend payments. Banks including Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd., the biggest by market value, and Westpac Banking Corp. will have to raise their capital buffers to 8% from 7% at the start of 2016, the Australian Prudential... <br>More: united states ></a>

Australia Sets Higher Capital Buffer for Four Biggest Banks

Low pressure just north of Australia looks to develop into a stronger storm by this weekend. The center of the disturbance will travel westward through the Timor Sea and into the eastern Indian Ocean. In doing so, the system will move into more favorable conditions for development, including warmer waters and weaker opposing winds. The storm currently looks to strengthen as it takes a turn towards the northwest coast of Australia, near the western Pilbara Coast or Gascoyne coast early next week. Expert Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said, "Conditions look good for rapid strengthening this week and possible Tropical Cyclone Christine has the potential to be a strong storm late in the week." The above graphic shows the possible track of the disturbance late this week, heading towards Northwest Australia. RELATED: <br>More:

Australia Orders Banks to Raise Capital

We'll play this game in the same spirit and with the same fight we've shown throughout my whole Test career." Haddin said Australia are determined to press for the 5-0 series sweep which will lift them from fifth to third on world Test rankings. (Getty Images) Haddin said Australia were already aiming not just at the No. 3 ranking, but to the summit. "We want to challenge ourselves to be the best cricketers we can be as a group and we hope that end result is to be No.1 in the world," he said. But Haddin said the real test of Australia's aspiration to become No. 1 will likely come in the tour of South Africa. <br>More:

Developing Tropical Cyclone Near Australia

in 2008. Under D-SIB rules, national authorities have leeway to determine which banks should be considered important and the level of additional capital charges to be applied to these banks to minimize their risk of failure. No Phase-In While Australian lenders stayed profitable and didnt require bailouts during the financial crisis, APRA has followed a tighter timetable without phase-ins to impose the new rules. It again said today it didnt see a need to go spread the introduction of the new capital requirement over a few years. NAB (NAB) said in response to APRAs announcement that it has a strong capital position and expects to be able to meet the revised capital requirements through organic capital generation. It may opt to lean on its dividend reinvestment plan if needed, the lender said in a statement. <br>More:

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