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  • Teacher retirement program set to sue former financial advisers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's pension program for teachers plans to sue a financial firm that formerly advised it on how to invest retirement system money.

    Educational Retirement Board chief counsel Christopher Schatzman said Friday that two law firms have been selected to handle a lawsuit against Aldus Equity Partners of Dallas.

    The law firms are researching and preparing a lawsuit, which has not yet been filed.

    Schatzman declined to disclose the possible legal grounds for the case against Aldus.

  • In pursuit of forest restoration

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 15 advisory committee members to evaluate Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration proposals.

  • Solar power seminars slated

    HELP-New Mexico, Inc. announced that it will have a workforce training seminar on the design and installation demonstration of solar photovoltaic system, the second of six 40 hour workforce trainings throughout the State of New Mexico. 

  • Embattled BP CEO removed from spill oversight

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP removed Chief Executive Tony Hayward from day-to-day oversight of the Gulf oil spill crisis a day after he was pummeled by lawmakers in an appearance on Capitol Hill, the company's chairman said Friday.

  • Son kills father who translated for US in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked insurgent shot and killed his own father as he slept in his bed Friday for refusing to quit his job as an Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. military, police said, a rare deadly attack on a close family member over allegations of collaborating with the enemy.

    The attack happened on a particularly bloody day in Iraq, with at least 27 people killed nationwide in bombings and ambushes largely targeting the houses of government officials, Iraqi security forces and those seen as allied with them.

  • New bridge links LA Canyon Rim Trail

    Three 18-wheelers parked along East Road across from the Los Alamos Airport the last couple of days each carried in 90-foot metal bridge spans to connect the Los Alamos Canyon Rim Trail.

    Installation of the pedestrian bridge on the new trail south of the airport wrapped up Saturday with a 100-foot crane hoisting the pre-fabricated spans onto four concrete piers, which were formed last week.

    The entire trail including the bridge cost $1.3 million.

  • Crews make progress on wildfires, smoke advisory issued

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Fire officials said they continue to make progress on two wildfires burning in New Mexico.

    U.S. Forest Service officials say the South Fork Fire has charred more than 13,158 acres in steep, inaccessible terrain in the Jemez Mountains with 30 percent containment. There are more than 500 firefighters cutting fire line and dousing hot spots.

    Mop up continues on portions of the northern perimeter.

  • Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Abnormal radiation was detected near the inter-Korean border days after North Korea claimed last month to have achieved a nuclear technology breakthrough, South Korea's Science Ministry said Monday.

    The ministry said it failed to find the cause of the radiation but ruled out a possible underground nuclear test by North Korea. It cited no evidence of a strong earthquake that must follow an atomic explosion.

  • NEWS ALERT: Sandia National Labs telephone lines disabled


  • Sandia National Labs telephone lines restored