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  • Clinton begins 4-nation tour in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables, an act she called an assault on the international community.

  • EU launches antitrust probe into Google

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators will probe whether Google Inc. has been manipulating its search results to stifle competition, funnel more traffic to its own services and protect its global stranglehold of the online search market.

  • Palestinians confront Israeli control in West Bank

    BANI HASSAN, West Bank (AP) — With a pledge to rebuild a demolished road, the Palestinian prime minister opened a confrontation with Israel Tuesday over the large parts of the West Bank that are under sole Israeli control.

  • AP-CNBC Poll: Cut services to balance the budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To ease surging budget deficits, Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1 in a new poll. Yet there is little consensus on specific, meaningful steps — and a wariness about touching two gargantuan programs, Social Security and Medicare.

  • Winter Weather Advisory through Monday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED BELOW 7000 FEET WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS WITHIN THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

  • Update 11-28-10

    Closed council session

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a closed session at 5 p.m. Thursday in the county attorney’s conference room to discuss limited personnel matters and threatened or pending litigation.

    Toys for Tots

    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

  • Richard Branson on space travel

    UPHAM — British billionaire and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson could see the gently curving roof line and unfinished steel shell of Spaceport America rising from the desert as his jet banked overhead.
    It’s in this remote part of southern New Mexico, where Branson’s dream of reaching space may soon come to fruition.
    Branson, the head of Virgin Group, which counts airlines, entertainment and mobile communications among its many businesses, visited recently for a tour of the spaceport and the dedication of its nearly two-mile-long runway.

  • LAPS board ponders HQ options

    A lot can happen in a year. Last year, the Los Alamos Public Schools administration offices were moved into their current home at 2075 Trinity Drive, after staff vacated the buildings across from the Mari-Mac Shopping Center in preparation for demolition to make way for the Trinity Revitalization Development project.
    Not only has the Trinity project taken some twists and turns in that time, but now the school board isn’t so sure that they want to make the building owned by Elmo CdeBaca their permanent home.

  • New system conserves water

    A waste treatment plant is rarely a popular topic. After all, it’s not a pretty sight – from the gurgling, bubbling aeration basins to the slowly shifting clarifiers.
    It’s a dirty business, but Los Alamos Wastewater Treatment Plant will soon feature an environmentally clean component through its new wash water system.
    The wash water system will have the capability to recycle water and use the treated water for operations at the plant, said Clay Moseley,
    Department of Public Utilities associated engineer and GIS services.

  • US and South Korea push ahead with war games

    YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea prepared for war games Sunday as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals.

    The North, meanwhile, worked to justify one of the worst attacks on South Korean territory since the 1950-53 Korean War. Four South Koreans, including two civilians, died after the North rained artillery on the small Yellow Sea island of Yeonpyeong, which is home to both fishing communities and military bases.