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  • Mo. police urge caution amid search for gunman

    FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Police searching for a man suspected in a fatal central Missouri shooting spree warned anyone connected with him to leave the area Thursday, saying it's possible the slayings were intended to settle scores.

  • Russia's Kamchatka volcanoes spew giant ash clouds

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles (kilometers) into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash.

  • Indonesia tsunami kills 370; toll expected to rise

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 370 Thursday as more corpses were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officials said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea.

  • Gunmen attack Japanese consular car in Pakistan

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a Japanese consular vehicle in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, wounding two local employees and underscoring the fragile security in the country.

  • College tuition costs climbing again this fall

    College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports issued Thursday.

  • Wild storm leaves behind damage, injuries

    VALE, N.C. (AP) — People from the Dakotas to North Carolina were dealing with the aftermath of a massive storm that roared across the country, unleashing dozens of tornadoes, rain, flooding and eventually snow to some places, leaving behind plenty of destruction.

    Heavy snow and strong winds battered the Dakotas for a second day Wednesday, with visibility reduced by blowing snow and roadways covered by ice, snow and slush.

  • County to stay mum on muni vote

    The county council could not reach a consensus in terms of how to handle a county staff request for direction regarding outreach to the public on the upcoming special election for the municipal building.

    The councilors’ struggle to find a way forward on the question led to three failed motions and ultimately the Los Alamos County Council declined to take any action during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    In other business regarding the special election, council approved a budget allocation of $35,000 to pay for the election.

  • 911 nerve center flips switch at new location

    At 3 a.m. today all emergency calls from the community were routed to a large space that has now become the county’s 911 nerve center inside the renovated police headquarters at the Justice Center on Trinity Drive.

    Before the move, calls were fielded at a location within Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center.

    “The change to the public will be seamless because the same operators will be handling the calls,” said Capt. Randy Foster, who coordinated the move.

  • Update 10-27-10

    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale that you want to share?  Have you had a spooky encounter at a place in town, or in general? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Thursday.

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.

    National Day of
    Rememberance

  • Incumbents challenged over pet projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal largess back to Nevada.

    "From Vegas to Reno, Carson City to Elko, he's helped build roads, hospitals and schools," said an early television ad.