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  • NASA: All looking good for Thursday shuttle launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is just two days out from sending space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage after a nearly four-month delay.

    Officials said Tuesday the countdown is going well. What's more, there's an 80 percent chance of good flying weather Thursday. Launch time is 4:50 p.m.

  • Bahrain king orders release of political prisoners

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's king ordered the release of some political prisoners Tuesday, conceding to another opposition demand as the embattled monarchy tries to engage protesters in talks aimed at ending an uprising that has entered its second week.

  • Basketball: Source says Anthony headed to Knicks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks finally landed Carmelo Anthony, ending a trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.

    The Knicks beat out the rival New Jersey Nets to win the Anthony sweepstakes by agreeing to a trade with the Nuggets on Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

  • Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon.

  • No Daley on the ballot as Chicago votes for mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The campaign to replace Mayor Richard Daley has unfolded unlike any in Chicago's history, and almost certainly will end with a mayor unlike anyone who's run City Hall before.

  • Quake in New Zealand kills at least 65, traps more

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand's biggest cities lay in ruins Tuesday after a powerful earthquake toppled tall buildings and churches on a busy weekday, killing at least 65 people in the country's worst natural disaster in decades.

    The quake even shook a massive chunk of ice from New Zealand's biggest glacier, some 120 miles to the east of Christchurch, where most of the damage was reported.

  • Witnesses report bodies in the streets in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — The bodies of slain protesters were left on the streets of the Libyan capital Tuesday and frightened residents hunkered down in their homes as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi sought to crush anti-government demonstrations by shooting on sight anyone outside, residents and an opposition activist said.

    Amid the crackdown, a defiant Gadhafi appeared on state TV in the early hours Tuesday to show he was still in charge, brandishing a large umbrella and wearing a cap with fur ear flaps, and denying reports he had left the country.

  • NM congressman says he's considering Senate race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich said Sunday he's considering running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

    Bingaman announced Friday he will not seek re-election in 2012 when his fifth term in the Senate expires.

  • Japan to dig site linked to WWII human experiments

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is starting to excavate the site of a former medical school that may reveal grisly secrets from World War II.

    The investigation begins Monday at the former school linked to Unit 731, a germ and biological warfare outfit during the war. Shadowy experiments conducted by the unit on war prisoners have never been officially acknowledged by the government but have been documented by historians and participants.

  • Bandelier passes also good at other parks

    As part of your family planning for a trip this spring break, consider purchasing a park pass at Bandelier National Monument.  By purchasing your pass at Bandelier, one hundred percent of the proceeds will remain in Bandelier to be used to improve and enhance visitor services. All passes can be purchased at the Bandelier Entrance Station.