The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot
The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.
A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.
Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.
Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.
The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.
US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!
Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.
A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.
A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.
The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming
It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.
After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.
The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.
MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.
Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.
A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.
The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.
The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.
The Daily Word in kissing, assisted suicide, Facebook, dementia and bike tricks.
Leave it to Web MD to take the fun out of kissing.
The international movement to legalize assisted suicide has pissed off the Pope.
The Hollywood Film Awards get interesting with the help of Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart.
Here's what 200 calories looks like.
Facebook is making a Facebook for your job in addition to the current one for bitching about your job.
There's a town for people who can't remember.
The president of Turkey contends Muslims discovered America.
An old-timey lady did your bike tricks first.
The Poop Boat: exciting and new.
You may want to think twice before taking that elephant ride on your next vacation.
Miss Honduras has gone missing just days before the Miss World pageant.
If you’re up late, don’t forget to bundle up and check out tonight’s meteor shower.
Thanks for the links, Geoff Plant and Sarah Bonneau!
The Daily Word in bananas, crooked cops and a sex fest road trip.
Donations pour in to buy a car for the Eric Frein lookalike, James Tully, who has been hassled by police countless times on his daily five mile walk to work.
Meanwhile, the hunt for Frein is now being conducted by an unmanned, giant, silent balloon.
A Brazilian orange juice maker has gone bananas.
CHP officers in the Bay Area are stealing nude photos from women’s cell phones and using them as virtual trading cards.
Oprah did damage control after her driver ran over a fan’s foot.
In case you were wondering, it’s a crime to swim naked with your baby in the state of New Mexico.
In order to fund her roadtrip, this Chinese teenager plans to sleep with a different man in each city.
Behold the python’s virgin birth.
Beware of retailers peddling unsafe Halloween costumes for children.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Simon Le Bon.
The Daily Word in Atari, Netflix, Nike and DOJ hearings.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arested at their home.
A woman died in a car crash while posting to Facebook.
Introducing the edible water bottle.
Donald Sterling made racist remarks.
They can turn off your brain with flashes of light.
A Nike employee sold rare sneakers on the black market.
When Netflix works again I will try Netflix Roulette.
The DOJ will hold the first of three public meetings on APD reform tonight.
They dug up the Atari mass grave.
Happy birthday, Jay Leno.
The Daily Word in dirty needles, dirty air and decapitations on Facebook
A Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.
Live near Central Ave? Free WiFi for you then.
Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.
Another sea monster washed up on a beach.
Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.
With some caveats, Facebook is once again allowing beheading videos to be posted.
Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/
The Daily Word in Syria developments, crazy UNM frat, Anasazi building
France may become the primary U.S. ally in a possible strike against Syrian forces.
More on Facebook's privacy policies.
Lamar Odom arrested for DUI.
UNM's Sigma Alpha Epsilon comes in at number three on Rolling Stone's list of top 10 out-of-control fraternities.
Police say a woman gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of a busy sports bar, killed the infant, and then headed back out to finish watching a wrestling match.
APD declines use of dashboard cameras, doesn't have the best history with using their lapel cameras.
Anasazi building in Downtown Albuquerque begins pre-selling units as construction continues.
The Daily Word in Facebook confession, speeding momma, Perseid meteor shower
Florida man confessed on Facebook to killing his wife and posted a chilling, graphic photo her of bloodied body before turning himself in.
One injured after officer-involved shooting in Santa Fe.
Arrests made in Rehtaeh Parsons case.
Police say a pregnant mom led them on a 120-mph-chase down 550.
The Daily Word in Margaret Thatcher, chile law and treasure hunting
The Chernin Group makes $500 million bid for Hulu.
Local pediatrician is dedicated to helping children who are victims of abuse.
In an effort to thwart scalpers, Kid Rock is scalping his own concert tickets.
The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act requires full disclosure on whether the chiles are “New Mexican” or not.
New Mexico treasure hunters beware! You have now been warned that finders may not be keepers.
Facebook to charge for messages sent outside of your network.
“Calvin and Hobbes” get gritty remake in new fan film.
The Daily Word in Lobos get the three seed, Operation Valkyrie survivor and thumbs up
The number 3 seed Lobos will face Harvard in Salt Lake City.
The release date of Jobs has been pushed back indefinitely.
A body and a bags of bombs were found in a dorm room at the University of Central Florida.
An APD officer was shot yesterday during and investigation near San Mateo and Gibson.
A violin that was played as the Titanic sank has resurfaced.
New Mexico baby receives life saving organ donation days before his first birthday.
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last survivor of the plot to assassinate Hitler has died at age 90.
Record breaking thumbs up!
The Daily Word in illegal hot air balloons, ghost wives, forced to pee in a bucket and more interlock license restrictions
Happy birthday Dean Stockwell
This guy may sue Circle K for allegedly making him pee in a bucket.
Filesharing site Pirate Bay says it has moved operations to friendlier-
Another excellent Dangerous Minds rant about Facebook's "broken on purpose" EdgeRank scheme.
The White House thinks you should be able to unlock your phone or tablet and wants the current law changed.
A town that wanted to put up a statue of Len Bias finds out that most people think of the dead basketball star as a crackhead, not an athlete. Whatever you may think, he was a pivotal figure in the War on Drugs.
These guys have a suitable dead woman that would make a great wife for your dead single brother.
Harrison Ford is going to be in Anchorman 2.
The Daily Word in Santa Fe Fire, Super Bowl blackout and Facebook unfriending
Historic Santa Fe building was up in flames last night.
Super Bowl blackout was traced to a faulty device.
New Mexico lawmakers crack down on a bill against drinking and boating.
A man in Florida stole a towel and then tried to disguise himself as “The Sun”.
Body found on Pajarito Mesa positively ID’ed as missing father of five.
That person that you unfriended on Facebook is scarred for life.
Introducing Monopoly’s newest game piece! (Spoiler Alert: it’s a cat.)
If you didn’t watch the Puppy Bowl, then you missed out on all of this cuteness.
The Daily Word in the hatchet hitchhiker, the UNM groper and Unemployed Reporter Porter
The APS board election is today and voters will decide whether or not to approve a large bond that would maintain and improve Albuquerque's schools.
The Laguna man who ran over a cyclist is mad at the victim's family.
UNM now has a grope hot-line.
I can't stop reading UNM Confessions.
People in Denver may petition the city to rid their airport of Luis Jimenez's last sculpture, "Mustang."
Memo outlines Obama administration's argument that it is legal to kill Americans who are in the upper levels of Al Qaeda or "any associated force."
And now for some bizarre North Korean propaganda.
The Daily Word in monkeys, big cigars, rent and bacon
Death of a Player
Virgin Galactic will start paying rent for Spaceport America.
State bill that would increase background checks for gun buyers is likely dead.
They've launched worms and turtles, and now Iran has sent a monkey into space.
Great story behind this super-rare coin.
The Globe and Mail teaches you how to make bacon.
Dude, what happened?
Here's a rotten Twinkie for sale.
RIP Sugarfoot. The lead singer of the Ohio Players died.
The Daily Word in weather delays, The Hobbit and Vodka for Elephants
Shooting reported at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Lindsay Lohan’s storage locker could be auctioned off. Cue the Storage Wars jokes!
Some New Mexico schools delayed due to winter storm.
Is The Hobbit not living up to its hype?
Two New Mexico men alledgedly hired to kill Justin Bieber.
Prefer online shopping to braving the holiday crowds? Here are some tips for safer online shopping.
Memorable weather photos of 2012.
Apparently Vodka kept these elephants alive.
A corgi sleigh that is just too cute.
Stabbing victim found at sobriety checkpoint.
Chunky bracelets aren’t just for wearing anymore.
If you got your loved one a cat for Christmas.