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  • EPA trims pollution-control cost

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with stiff opposition in Congress and a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will make it much cheaper for companies to reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators.

  • Emanuel faces big money woes as next Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won't have much time to celebrate his victory as Chicago's new mayor.

    Emanuel, who overwhelmed the race with truckloads of money and friends in high places from Washington to Hollywood, will take control of a city in deep financial trouble with problems ranging from an understaffed police department to underperforming schools.

  • Israeli tanks strike Gaza after mortar attack

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say 11 people, including at least six militants, have been wounded by Israeli tank fire in the Gaza Strip.

    The military says it opened fire Wednesday after the militants detonated a bomb targeting a passing Israeli patrol near the border and then fired mortars at the soldiers.

  • Arizona Senate panel OKs illegal immigration bill

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Senate committee late Tuesday narrowly approved a sweeping bill that would target illegal immigrants in public housing, public benefits and the workplace.

    The committee earlier Tuesday also approved a bill that would deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants in a measure designed to set up a possible U.S. Supreme Court case on the issue.

  • 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