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Las Cruces City Council passes fireworks restrictions

The Las Cruces Fire Marshal recommended Las Cruces City Council restrict the use of fireworks.  A new 30-day ordinance says fireworks may only be used on paved or barren land.

This week is big week for Apple fans

It's a big week for Apple fans, as the tech giant kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday. Also known as WWDC the event will feature first-time reveals of new Apple products and services.

Travel like a pro this summer, try these travel tips

Don't waste time or money, on your vacation! Experts say you can travel like a pro this summer by avoiding these common mistakes ahead of time. CNN travel ranked twenty of the top travel mistakes. Here are just a few.

CBP revises 'Use of Force' policies

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a report on their use of force policies.  The changes are based on a report, compiled over a year, by the Police Executive Research Forum, an independent think tank.

FDA has new warning about tanning beds and sunlamps

The Food and Drug Administration is changing label requirements for sunlamps and UV lamps used in indoor tanning salons. It's reclassifying them as "moderate-risk devices" instead of "low-risk."

A new study ties a link between cynicism and dementia

A new study just published in the journal "Neurology" found that cynical people have a greater risk later in life of dementia.

Native El Pasoan and "The Voice" contestant returns for performance

Area musicians and local artist Jonny Gray will kick off an open-mic competition starting Thursday, June 5 from 7-9pm.  It's at the Fountains at Farah on the Promenade level.

White House hosting summit on sports-related concussions

Thursday at the White House, President Obama will host a summit on sports-related concussions. It's the first-ever healthy kids and safe sports concussion summit.

Sewage tests show drug use

(CNN) -- Imagine you could let your city urinate in a cup and submit the sample to a laboratory for drug testing. Would it pass? Researchers in Europe did something similar with 42 major cities, and many of them failed.

Bike ride to ballpark with free valet

If pedaling to the ballpark sounds like fun, Thursday May 29th is a good day to head to a Chihuahuas game and leave your bike lock behind.

President Obama to deliver commencement address at West Point

President Obama will deliver the commencement address at the U.S.Military Academy at West Point today (wednesday).

It is graduation season, do you have a gift ready?

As a graduate, there may be no better sight than seeing a long skinny envelope arrive in the mail. They know it may be a congratulatory check from a friend or family member and this survey found that for gift givers, cash still is king.

Can diet soda help you shed pounds?

A new study scheduled to be released Tuesday provides some interesting results when it comes to diet soda and losing weight. Could diet soda actually be giving dieters a major boost or is this too good to be true?

Acquaintance of Aaron Hernandez expected to be charged with murder

An acquaintance of former New England Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges this morning (Tuesday).

GM announces more crashes linked to faulty ignitions

More crashes are now being linked to faulty ignitions in GM vehicles. A spokesman says the number of frontal-impact crashes now tied to the problem is up to 47. It had been 32.