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  • Obama, Calderon to meet amid heightened tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are meeting amid heightened tensions over violence at their shared border, though no major breakthroughs are expected on what's quickly becoming a defining issue in the relationship between the North American allies.

  • Colo. boy, 12, in custody after parents found dead

    BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) — Friends reacted with shock to the news that the parents of a friendly neighbor family had been killed, two children critically wounded and their 12-year-old brother in custody in the case.

    Warrants were sealed, and authorities Wednesday refused to discuss possible motives. Investigators referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges.

  • Astronauts relax, take in views after 2 spacewalks

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 12 orbiting astronauts took care of a little maintenance work aboard the International Space Station on Thursday and gave it a boost before enjoying a well deserved break.

  • Bodies found in burned car prompt homicide probe

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they began a homicide investigation after finding evidence with the burned bodies of two people found in a car west of Espanola.

    Investigators have not released details.

    The bodies were found early Monday morning after a call about a vehicle fire at a rest area off U.S. 285 between Espanola and Ojo Caliente.

    State police said earlier this week they believe they know the identities of the two people.

  • Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

    COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Parole officials have refused to give Sirhan Sirhan a date with freedom, saying he hasn't shown sufficient remorse for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's death and doesn't understand the enormity of the assassination that changed U.S. history more than 40 years ago.

    During four intense hours Wednesday in a prison's small hearing room, Sirhan told board officials of his regret but also said he could not remember the events of June 5, 1968.

  • Richardson earns fellowship

    CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
    Richardson, also a former U.S. representative for New Mexico and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve his fellowship during the week of March 28.
    Institute Director Trey Grayson said Richardson’s extensive experience in leadership positions, including a stint as U.S. Energy Secretary, will create interest among students and faculty.

  • Limiting emission rules approved

    SANTA FE — A Senate panel has approved legislation that would prevent New Mexico regulators from adopting greenhouse gas emissions rules that are more stringent than those adopted by the federal government.
    The Senate Conservation Committee approved the bill Tuesday on a 5-1 vote.
    The measure would prevent the state Environmental Improvement Board or local boards from adopting more stringent rules for reporting, verifying, capping or trading greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Learn about leisure pool Thursday

    The Los Alamos County’s Capital Projects and Facilities Department staff and their consultant invite the public to a meeting regarding a possible leisure pool addition to the existing Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Two conceptual plans will be presented during the meeting, which will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Training Room at the Aquatic Center.

  • Update 03-02-11

    T-Board meeting
    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works Conference Room, located on 2101 Trinity Drive behind JR Clothing.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Co-op Market open for business

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market opened for business at noon Wednesday. It was a “soft” opening to allow for final details to be completed before the official grand opening, which will be announced soon.
    The co-op will be open 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.