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  • White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.

  • 'Shred of hope' all that's left for finding missing US balloonists alive

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Two missing American balloonists plunged toward the Adriatic Sea at 50 mph (80 kph) and likely didn't survive, race organizers said Friday.

    Flight director Don Cameron said that high rate of descent, if confirmed, leads him to be "very pessimistic" about the fate of veteran pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis.

  • Police ponder abuse charges

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home on Friday and leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that it appears Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • Residents share their thoughts about land

    The Department of Energy transferred slightly more than eight acres of land located off Trinity Drive to Los Alamos County this year. The land formerly held the Los Alamos Site Office.
    Previously, the county had acquired a four acre parcel from DOE at the same location, bringing the total to 12.9 acres. The question the county is facing is what should be done with the land?

  • Time’s short for veterans to get stop loss payments

    WASHINGTON — Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to Department of Defense officials.
    But the deadline to receive those benefits is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline to apply for the benefits is Oct. 21.

  • Update 09-30-10

    Rib night

    NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal including barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack. $10 per plate.

    Master Gardeners

  • Golf tourney benefits United Way

    Mark Karaffa of Los Alamos Medical Center and United Way Board vice chair, presents a check to United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Donna Schroeder (left) while Katy Korkos, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce member services coordinator and United Way Campaign Chair and Kevin Holsapple, executive director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation look on. The $5,300 check was raised through a golf tournament held Sept. 17 to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico. It was presented during the FAN Club event Wednesday night at the Chamber office.

  • AP Sources: Emanuel leaving White House on Friday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday, two sources familiar with Emanuel's plans said.

    The two people, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Emanuel's announcement, said he will return to Chicago over the weekend and begin touring neighborhoods Monday.

    "He intends to run for mayor," one of the people told The Associated Press.

  • Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast brought flooding to parts of North Carolina on Thursday, caused soggy morning commutes in the Northeast and prompted worries of additional flooding as far north as Maine.

    Tornado watches were issued from North Carolina to New Jersey.

  • And they're off! Congress breaks for campaigning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Battle-weary members of Congress are coming soon to neighborhoods near you to press for re-election, more eager to campaign before angry constituents than compromise in Washington on tax cuts, child nutrition or a federal budget.

    Majority Democrats facing tough re-election fights rebelled in both chambers Wednesday against their leaders' decisions to call off controversial votes, pass a temporary bill to keep the government running and head home.