Banana peel thrower says Chappelle insulted him at police station

The Santa Fe man who is going to trial for throwing a banana peel at black comic Dave Chappelle says the comedian confronted him at the police station after the show, accusing him of being a racist and hurling profanities at him and his mother.

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Froome gives Britain and Africa a Tour de France win

Although Chris Froome now lives in Britain, is married to a Briton and rides for a British team, even his autobiography, The Climb, makes a convincing case that he is also the first African to win the Tour, cycling’s most important event.

At La Cocina de Balam, feeding the body, nourishing the soul

La Cocina de Balam, the cheery new cafe at 1403 3rd St., is quite literally the kitchen of owner Balam Lemus, since he does all the cooking himself (with one helper, sometimes).

Former LANL chemist blogs on all things nuclear

On Nuclear Diner, the blog she writes with two other people, Cheryl Rofer posts her own views about Iran agreeing to curb its nuclear program in return for the end of United Nations sanctions, as well as topics such as civilian power reactors, nuclear weapons and nonproliferation.

Consensus for sex education; division over what to teach

As colleges grapple with the widespread problem of sexual assault, there is a growing consensus that the nation’s schools need to do more to educate young people about sex and relationships before they ever set foot on campus.

Celebrations, July 26, 2015

Jenna and Patrick Harrington of Santa Fe announce the birth of their first-born child, a son, Parker Jude Harrington. Parker was born Feb. 15 at Women’s Lovelace Westside Birthing Center.

Transportation Chief: 5 airlines probed for price-gouging

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

Floor lamps with light footprints

There are a few basic rules to lighting: Make sure each room has three or more sources of light, place light at various heights and ensure that all tasks are well lit. These rules exist to make sure rooms have enough light to see in but also so that they cast enough of a warm glow that you want to be in them.

Price of owning a car could mean after-school jobs or strict rules from parents

For teens, owning a car is a gift of freedom and independence. And as teens become more responsible for their own schedules, extracurricular activities and employment, it often becomes necessary for them to have their own means of transportation.

A hitchhiking robot starts a journey in the U.S.

As you read this, a three-foot tall robot is likely strapped into the passenger seat of a stranger’s car, whizzing down some road outside Salem, Mass. Its pool-noodle legs, clad in yellow rain boots, are splayed out in front of it.

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