Texting law added to municipal code

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The City of Artesia added a ban on texting while driving to its municipal uniform traffic ordinances this week after the State of New Mexico effectively prohibited the use of mobile devices for texting while operating a motor vehicle earlier this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Cameroon’s Eto’o retires from internationals

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea. The 33-year-old Cameroon international, who scored 12 goals in 35 matches in his only season at Chelsea, is available to make his debut against the west London club on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Samuel Eto’o says he is retiring from international football, days after being left out of Cameroon’s latest squad and stripped of the captaincy.

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Bengals LB Burfict signs 3-year extension

Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict sits on the bench after coming out of the game during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a three-year contract extension through 2017 that will pay him a maximum of $20.05 million.

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Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, reacts after a point against Johanna Larsson, of Sweden, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can’t even win there.

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Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo provided by WNET, Wes Moore, right, hosts "American Graduate Day 2014," at Tisch Studio in Lincoln Center, in New York.  The show airs on public media Sept. 27, 2014 to celebrate individuals and groups helping young people achieve college and career success. Moore, the bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore," and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, is a longtime education advocate, and founder of BridgeEdU - an innovative college completion platform that reinvents the freshman year. (AP Photo/WNET, Joseph Sinnott)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.

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