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  • Lame-duck agenda features political votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block virtually all legislation until expiring tax cuts are extended and a bill is passed to fund the federal government, vastly complicating Democratic attempts to leave their own stamp on the final days of the post-election Congress.

  • 2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays arrive

    Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.

    Unless Congress changes its mind, benefits that had been extended up to 99 weeks will end this month.

  • Stocks rise sharply on fresh signs of job growth

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report that small businesses are hiring more workers than economists expected sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 200 points in early trading. All 30 stocks in the index rose. 3M Co. and United Technologies Corp. each rose more than 3 percent.

  • Social Security cuts are part of deficit plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions remain within President Barack Obama's deficit commission on politically explosive budget cuts and slashes in Social Security benefits, even as the panel's co-chairmen go public with a revised plan to tame the runaway national debt.

  • East braces for more nasty weather after tornadoes

    ATLANTA (AP) — The East Coast prepared Wednesday for yet another day of heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and strong winds, while residents and officials in northern Georgia surveyed more than 50 homes damaged by a suspected tornado.

  • Local firefighter faces exposure rap

    Los Alamos firefighter Brandon Gore has been charged with indecent exposure in Albuquerque — the third incident to rock a department already left reeling from two other high profile cases this year.

    According to the criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Alameda Blvd., at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on a report of a man exposing himself.

  • Holidays boost sales for retailers

    The days may be dark and cold, but many local businesses are facing a bright, shiny start to the holiday shopping season.
    This past weekend, holiday songs that filter through retail stores were accompanied by the ringing of cash registers.

  • A season for traditions

    Thoughts of holiday traditions seem to take over this time of year with Hanukkah starting Wednesday at sundown, Christmas just 26 days away and Kwanzaa beginning
    Dec. 26.
    Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration honoring the African heritage and culture. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and libations and culminating in a feast and gift giving, according to history.com.

  • Update 11-30-10

    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.

    Free luminaria sand

  • Police Beat 11-30-10

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Nov. 18

    7:20 a.m. – A 57-year-old Bayfield, Colo. man reported the theft of a toolbox from the bed of his pickup while parked at Los Alamos Medical Center at 3917 West Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

    Nov. 19