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  • VIDEO: Woman Charged With Faking Cancer for Wedding
  • Cancer therapy gets a boost from new isotope -- VIDEO extra

    A new medical isotope project at Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for rapidly producing major quantities of a new cancer-treatment agent, actinium 225 (Ac-225).

    Using proton beams, Los Alamos and its partner Brookhaven National Laboratory could match current annual worldwide production of the isotope in just a few days, solving critical shortages of this therapeutic isotope that attacks cancer cells. A collaboration between Los Alamos, Brookhaven, and Oak Ridge national laboratories is developing a plan for full-scale production and stable supply of Ac-225.

  • Tsunami watch lifted in most of Indian Ocean--Video Extra

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean has been lifted hours after two powerful earthquakes hit off Indonesia's western coast.

    The 8.6- and 8.2-magnitude earthquakes triggered panic Wednesday afternoon. Residents in coastal cities fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii lifted a tsunami watch for most areas of the Indian Ocean about four hours after the first quake. It was still in effect for Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the island territory of Diego Garcia.

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  • Conn. boy, 5, takes 50 packets of heroin to show-and-tell

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy found dozens of bags of heroin inside a jacket he had taken to school and showed them to his kindergarten classmates, the school superintendent said Tuesday.

    Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas said he believes the boy took his stepfather's jacket to school on Monday without knowing the drugs were inside it.

    "Children bring to school what they find at home," he said.

  • Santorum drops out of GOP race--Video Extra

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bowing to the inevitable after an improbably resilient run for the White House, Rick Santorum quit the presidential race on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

    "We made a decision over the weekend, that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign today, we are not done fighting," he said.

    Santorum, appearing with his family, told supporters that the battle to defeat President Barack Obama would go on but pointedly made no mention or endorsement of Romney, whom he had derided as an unworthy standard-bearer for the GOP.

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  • Court to hear case on candidates

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections official says the state Supreme Court needs to quickly resolve a dispute that threatens to knock at least 10 incumbent legislators, including the Senate’s top leader, out of this year’s elections.
    The state’s highest court is scheduled Tuesday to consider whether candidates who submitted incomplete election paperwork should be allowed to appear on the ballot. The court could issue a decision after hearing arguments from lawyers.

  • Redistricting maps could be costly

    The legal cost of redrawing political maps in New Mexico could top $5 million this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez filed a petition with retired state District Judge James Hall Monday objecting to the awards sought by lawyers for Democratic plaintiffs and a group of Indian tribes.
    Hall has before him more than $3.9 million in requests for legal fees and costs from various parties in the lawsuits. And $1.2 million has already been spent.
    Martinez and other GOP executive defendants say the “vast sums” sought by the Democratic and tribal plaintiffs are “shocking.”

  • Update 04-10-12

    Wildfire awareness

    Residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in the council chambers and adjacent Training Room (inside the Community Building.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance