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  • Sides in Mideast talks hope stalemate can be broken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials are hopeful they can break an impasse that has threatened to kill new U.S.-brokered Mideast peace talks before they really begin.

    A U.S. official close to the negotiations said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems likely to cut a deal to keep the talks going. Palestinian officials said much the same, and Israeli officials said Netanyahu does not want talks to founder.

  • White House defends waivers from new health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended granting waivers to some employers from a key provision of the new health care law, saying it was the best way to keep people insured until the law fully takes effect.

    At issue is a new requirement banning annual caps on benefits, which began phasing in last month. Many employers and insurers that offer low-cost, low-benefit insurance plans known as "mini-med" plans would not have been able to comply with the new requirement without raising monthly premiums to virtually unaffordable levels.

  • Update 10-07-10

    Library Board to hold meeting

    The Los Alamos County Library Board will host a special meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at White Rock Town Hall. A possible quorum of the library board will attend the capital improvement projects evaluation and oversight committee’s public hearing on the proposed White Rock Civic Complex.

    TAG meeting
    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mesa Public Library.

    Spooky Los Alamos

  • Women who made a mark to be recognized

    “This is a historic day,” Los Alamos historian Nancy Bartlit said after accepting proclamations that recognize two women — Peggy Pond Church and Marjorie Bell Chambers – during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.
    These women left a permanent mark on Los Alamos, which will be symbolized in two historic roadside markers that will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the corner of 20th Street and Trinity Drive. A reception will follow at Fuller Lodge.

  • Hearing features CMRR update

    A relatively small and sedate crowd attended the final public hearing for 2010 on the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement-Nuclear Facility project at the Hilltop House Hotel Wednesday.
    The CMRR project consists of two primary elements: the essentially completed Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB) and the Nuclear Facility (NF), under design.

  • House candidates square off

    The general election is just 26 days away and the two candidates running in House District 43 met in front of Los Alamos audiences for the last time Tuesday.
    Nine-time Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace and Democratic newcomer Stephanie Richard participated in the League of Women Voter’s of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women cosponsored forum at Fuller Lodge.
    Questions from the audience ran the gamut from same-day voter registration to Medicaid.

  • Political attacks, insults ramp up as Election Day nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "That's a lie. You know that's a lie. I never said it."

    That was Republican Linda McMahon going after Democrat Richard Blumenthal this week as the Connecticut Senate rivals shared a debate stage. Afterward, he insisted she was the one playing "fast and loose with the facts."

  • Alleged suicide bombs kill 8 at Pakistan Sufi site

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two suspected suicide bombers attacked the most beloved Sufi shrine in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, killing at least eight people, wounding 65 others, and sending a stark reminder of the threat posed by Islamist militants to this U.S.-allied nation.

    Angry mobs burned tires and torched buses in the aftermath of the bombings in Karachi.

  • Voters can review sample ballot at state Website

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans wanting a preview of their voting options for the Nov. 2 general election can find sample ballots on the secretary of state's Website.

    The Website provides sample ballots by precinct in all 33 counties.

    Click here to go directly to the Los Alamos County page.

  • Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel literature prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

    The Swedish Academy said it honored the 74-year-old author "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat."