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  • Clampdown in Libyan capital as protests close in

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clamped down in Tripoli, with the sound of gunfire ringing in the air, while protesters who control much of the eastern half of Libya claimed new gains in cities and towns closer to the heart of Gadhafi's regime in the capital.

  • Israel: Iranian naval vessels are provocation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East.

    The vessels headed toward Syria, but were expected to remain in international waters as they passed the Israeli coast.

  • NZ earthquake death toll at 75 as search continues

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to communicate with those on the outside.

    Search teams using their bare hands, dogs, heavy cranes and earth movers worked frantically on Wednesday in one of New Zealand's largest cities to find survivors of a powerful earthquake as officials raised the death toll to at least 75.

  • New bill expands on NM’s Gift Act

    Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque introduced House Bill 604 Thursday, which would bar registered lobbyists and major government contractors from making political contributions.

  • Hard at work at the stables

    Recently an individual uses a tractor to gather up horse manure at the North Mesa Stables.

  • Update 02-22-11

    Field user meeting
    Spring and Summer Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173.

    Leisure pool meeting
    A public meeting regarding a potential leisure pool in Los Alamos will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Public meetings

  • Turning a negative into a positive

    The first week of February was a tough one for the animals at the Española Valley Humane Society. With frozen pipes, record low temperatures, no heat or water, the situation became so grim that about 78 animals had to be evacuated and placed into foster care.
    But what started out as a dismal week finished on an optimistic note for a few animals when their foster homes became permanent. Foster families adopted eight pets during the week and an additional 20 were adopted during the society’s special adoption event on Feb. 5.

  • Hudson chronicles combat at Iwo Jima

    Editor’s note: Second of a three-part series.

    After a day that saw U.S. forces incur tremendous casualties, Bill Hudson figured out pretty quick what all those ponchos were for.
    “They were for the dead bodies and obviously we did not have enough.” Hudson and his platoon somehow survived the first night on Iwo Jima.
    And they still had not seen any Japanese.
    That would change the following day.
    Hudson and his platoon were a couple of hundred yards inland.

  • 4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.

  • Tensions rise over Afghan civilian deaths

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An investigation into claims that international troops killed scores of civilians in northeast Afghanistan escalated into a feud Tuesday between President Hamid Karzai and senior U.S. military officials who cited a report that Afghan parents have been known to discipline children by burning their hands and feet.