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  • North Korea leader's son promoted, seen as heir

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wednesday to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation.

  • Osama bin Laden evidence readied at detainee trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors plan to give Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts, a test case in the debate over whether suspects scooped up in the war against terrorism can be prosecuted like everyone else.

  • Croatian teams join search for missing US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — Croatian rescue teams on Thursday joined an expanded Italian coast guard search for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.

    Croatian coastal aircraft crews were scouring the area around Croatia's distant, uninhabited islet of Palagruza, said Marina Haluzan, the spokeswoman for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea and Transport.

  • Air Force extends comment period on flyovers

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is giving people more time to comment on a proposal that would establish areas in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado for low-altitude training flights.

    The Air Force initially asked that comments be received by Oct. 4. That has been pushed back to Nov. 15 due to tremendous public response, including a letter from members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

  • US in last-ditch attempt to save Mideast talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Frustrated by a new impasse, the White House sent its Mideast envoy to the region Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the collapse of peace talks over Israel's decision to allow new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Israel refuses to renew a 10-month-old moratorium on housing starts that expired over the weekend, while the Palestinians say there's no point in negotiating if settlements keep expanding on lands they want for their state.

  • Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper up for Rock Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond.

  • Update 09-28-10


    Taos land trust holds gourmet harvest dinner

      Taos Land Trust will “Celebrate the Land and Local Foods” at a gourmet harvest dinner at the Historic Taos Inn at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. Tickets are $100. For reservations or info call 575-751-3131 or visit taoslandtrust.org.

    Fuller Lodge Advisory Board Meeting Wednesday

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic District Advisory board will hold a special meeting from 11 a.m.-
    1 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Room in Fuller Lodge.  

  • ‘Let Me In’ premiers in Los Alamos

    The Overture film, “Let Me In” premiers at the Reel Deal Theater on Friday with two showings; one at 6:50 p.m. and the other at 9:15 p.m.
    Los Alamos County will co-sponsor a “red carpet” premiere with the Reel Deal for “Let Me In,” which will features prizes and special giveaways.

  • Public weighs in on nuisance code

    One person’s blight is another individual’s beauty. Everyone has their own opinions of how a property should look, but despite the variety of opinions, residents who attended two recent meetings on updating Los Alamos County’s nuisance ordinance, supported the endeavour.

  • Diamond Drive embraces cyclists

    Local cycling instructor Khalil Spencer could hardly wait to finish his errands so he could get home and hop on his Salsa Lacruz bicycle to take a closer look at the new bike lanes on Diamond Drive.

    With much of the final pavement laid in front of Metzgers and across from Los Alamos High School, that section of Phase 4 construction is largely history.