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  • Fed ponders whether bolder economic action needed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are wrestling with what additional steps — if any — should be taken to strengthen the plodding economy and drive down near double-digit unemployment.

  • Gays in military a hot button topic this election cycle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's John McCain versus Lady Gaga on Tuesday as the Senate takes up the emotional issue of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

  • Local espionage suspect released to halfway house

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A physicist accused after an FBI sting operation of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon has been released to a halfway house.

    Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni appeared Monday in Albuquerque before a federal magistrate.

    A defense attorney argued Mascheroni has posed no threat to national security or a danger to the community in the 11 months since a search warrant was served at his Los Alamos home.

    The judge also agreed to place Mascheroni's wife, Marjorie, on house arrest.

  • 2010 Border Governors Conference concludes with signing of U.S.-Mexico joint agreement

    SANTA FE — Governors of the states lining both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border gathered at the Eldorado Hotel for the 28th annual Border Governors Conference.

    Immigration, arms trafficking and border violence were some of the tough issues the governors tackled.

  • FDA to consider approval of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat.

    The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, the Massachusetts company that made the marketing request, said at the meeting Monday that his company's fish product is safe and environmentally sustainable.

  • Bodybuilding competition drew top competitors

    Los Alamos Fitness Center sponsored the fourth annual OCB Southern Rockies Natural bodybuilding competition.

    The competition was Sept. 11 at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

    View a photo slideshow of the event currently in the Multimedia section of lamonitor.com.

     

      

      

          

      

       

  • Mascheroni released to halfway house

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A physicist accused after an FBI sting operation of trying help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon has been released to a halfway house.

    Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni appeared Monday in Albuquerque before a federal magistrate.

    A defense attorney argued Mascheroni has posed to no threat to national security or a danger to the community in the 11 months since a search warrant was served at his Los Alamos home.

    The judge also agreed to place Mascheroni's wife, Marjorie, on house arrest.

  • Bicyclist hit by car rushed to hospital

    A vehicle crashed into a bicyclist riding on Bathtub Row this morning.

    "The bicyclist's injuries are serious but don't appear life-threatening," said Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Thompson.

    Sgt. Jeff Regenold was at the scene and said the accident occurred at about 7:10 a.m. when a 39-year-old man making a right-hand turn in his 1998 Ford station wagon hit a 56-year-old woman riding her bicycle.

    The impact from the vehicle left a deep gash in the woman's foot, which was bleeding profusely, Regenold said.

  • National Take-Back Initiative for expired drugs

    On Saturday, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.

    In Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Police Department will set up a collection site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Rd.

    The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. 

  • County’s side of firefighter flap

    Los Alamos County officials are speaking out for the first time about contact negotiations, which reached an impasse with Firefighters’ Association Local 3279.

    “This notion that we somehow don’t value the firefighters is just absurd,” said County Council Chair Michael Wismer in response to recent comments by the firefighters’ union.