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Rare Earth startup in Sierra Blanca scaled down to cut costs
A fledgling Sierra Blanca company, with hopes to mine billions of dollars worth of rare earth minerals from a mountain near the West Texas town, is trying to raise $1.6 million from a proposed stock market offering to further fund metallurgical studies for the project, Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp., officials said during a presentation in El Paso on Monday.
Taliban suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
Road closure at Resler Drive for construction starts Thursday
Resler Drive will be closed temporarily between Woodrow Bean, Transmountain Road and Trade Center Avenue starting Thursday, El Paso Department of Transportation officials said.
This Mesilla restaurant has the best salsa in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Mesilla restaurant has taken top honors at the New Mexico State Fair's annual salsa challenge.
Traffic update: Accident at N. Mesa St. and Sun Bowl Dr.
Accident at N. Mesa St. and Sun Bowl Dr.
Live Twitter updates: El Paso City Council meeting
Get Twitter updates from today's El Paso City Council meeting. Follow reporter Aaron Martinez on Twitter @AMartinez31.
Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
Texas worker, who rubbed genitals on customer's pizza, charged with tampering
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - An 18-year-old pizza store employee in Texas has been charged with a felony after police say he rubbed his genitals on food he was preparing for a customer.
FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use that left teen in critical condition
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
Juárez man arrested after body found in drum
Chihuahua state police arrested a man in connection with a body found in a cement-filled metal drum in Juárez last week, officials said during the weekend.
Commissioners give UMC of El Paso green light to obtain $20 million line of credit
County commissioners on Monday gave the University Medical Center of El Paso the green light to obtain a $20 million line of credit to help with the hospital district's cash-flow problems.
KFOX Weather: Mostly cloudy with 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms
Today: Mostly cloudy. 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain possible. El Paso 79/65. Las Cruces 79/63.
Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire
CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.
Noted Jewish author speaks Tuesday at UTEP
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of the current New York Times best-seller "Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History," will speak Tuesday at the University of Texas at El Paso.
High school volleyball: Horizon's Diana Favela a leader for Scorpions
If the Horizon volleyball team is going to earn a playoff spot in District 2-5A this season, senior middle blocker Diana Favela is going to be a key player as the season progresses.

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