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  • 'Tiger Eyes' is shooting in area

    SANTA FE—Gov. Bill Richardson today announced that the film Tiger Eyes is being shot in New Mexico. The film is an adaptation of the young adult novel by bestselling author Judy Blume.  
    The production is shooting in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Los Alamos and is expected to hire more than 100 New Mexico cast and crew.  
    “Judy Blume’s novels are known throughout the world for their character-driven, relatable stories that take on real-life issues, and I am sure this will be a tremendous success,” Richardson said.

  • Indian gov't: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An American convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks said Pakistan's main spy agency was deeply involved in planning that strike, monitoring the preparations and providing funding and advice to the attackers, according to an Indian government summary of his interrogation.

  • Dallas bomb plot suspect may take stand at hearing

    DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old Jordanian man who tried to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper could take the stand Tuesday as a federal judge considers his sentence.

    Attorneys for Hosam Smadi said their client may testify during the second day of his sentencing hearing. On Monday, his father testified that Smadi became deeply depressed after his mother's death four years ago, even sleeping by her grave, and doctors provided dueling conclusions of whether Smadi suffered from mental illness.

  • Democrats make pre-election pitch to help seniors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.

    The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.

  • Palin in Reno: Common sense 'endangered species' in D.C.

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched a 15-day Tea Party Express coast-to-coast campaign tour Monday in Reno, hoping to capitalize on government discontent and unify conservatives before the election.

    Headlining a rally outside county GOP headquarters, Palin told hundreds of supporters that common sense is an "endangered species" in Washington, D.C., and they should "keep the faith" as they go to the polls Nov. 2.

  • CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths

    DALLAS (AP) — New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.

    The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

  • Mullins says ideals can help him beat Lujan

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — During this election cycle, Tom Mullins is the closest thing New Mexico will see to a bona fide tea party candidate.

    The Republican nominee in the sprawling 3rd Congressional District, Mullins is challenging first-term incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., for the House seat representing northern New Mexico and parts of the eastern plains.

    A petroleum engineer in Farmington, Mullins is making his first run for office after becoming involved as an organizer of San Juan County tea party events.

  • FORMER YOUTH MINISTER PLEADS IN CHILD PORN CASE

    Former Los Alamos youth minister Matthew Nichols has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography.
    The plea deal comes on the heels of a months-long investigation where forensic examinations revealed 1,465 images and 186 videos depicting child porn were captured on his computers.
    Authorities said Nichols, formerly employed at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, entered a plea agreement Friday before U.S. Magistrate Daniel Schneider. Nichols, 58, faces 15 to 40 years in prison at sentencing.

  • Weapons technology repurposed

    A group of ground-breaking American and Russian scientists, led by Dr. Terry Lowe, chief scientist at Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) are taking Cold War weapons technology and repurposing it for peaceful use in medical prosthetics and dental implants.
    Manhattan Scientifics holds exclusive licensed U.S. rights from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Nanotitanium, a new FDA-approved super-

  • Allegations fly as county administrator probe stalls

    No one’s talking and speculation is mounting as an investigation that has left many in the community guessing drags on with little sense of urgency.
    A month has passed since the Los Alamos County Council hired an Albuquerque law firm to coordinate the investigation into unspecified claims leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.