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  • WWII US airman tells court about Serbia rescue

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A former U.S. soldier told a Serbian court Friday how he and his fellow service members were rescued during World War II by fighters led by a Serb guerrilla who was later executed as a traitor by the postwar Yugoslav communist authorities.

    Milton Friend, now 88 and living in Boynton Beach, Florida, testified before a court reviewing the 1946 verdict against Gen. Draza Mihailovic.

  • Local tax votes buck national anti-tax trend

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Forget all the talk about voters being fed up with high taxes: In hundreds of cities and counties across the country, they are raising them.

    An Associated Press review of local election results found they boosted taxes to help pay for schools, public safety and other services they believe are essential to their communities.

  • Despite claims, bailouts not over yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues.

    In a Sept. 22 speech, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bailouts "are completely behind us."

  • South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border Friday and South Korean troops immediately fired back, highlighting the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

    An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the exchange of fire at the heavily militarized border began when North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Bad weather slows aid to Indonesia tsunami victims

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said Friday.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.

  • LANL's MDA B leak sends 13 to clinic

    Workers uncovered two, 55-gallon drums from an excavation pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Material Disposal Area B earlier in the day Wednesday. The drums were uncovered inside an enclosure on the east end of the landfill on DP Road.

  • Consultant hired for White Rock A-19 master plan

    After failed attempts to sell a 60-acre parcel of land identified as A-19 in White Rock to a developer, Los Alamos County staff recommended the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the property. In response, the county council approved hiring consultant team, Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Inc., for $316,105 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
    Council also agreed to applicable gross receipts tax and a $20,000 additional services contingency for crafting the plan.

  • Astronomers discover massive neutron star

    Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

  • Update 10-28-10

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.
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