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  • Obama hails SKorea trade as victory for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs.

    "This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy," the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace.

  • Senate showdown may pave way for year-end tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy.

    "We need to get this resolved and I'm confident we can do it," President Barack Obama said shortly after the near party-line votes. The public must have "the peace of mind that their taxes will not go up" on Jan. 1, he added.

  • Update 12-03-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by today.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Local Nonprofits Rejoice

    The mood was joyous among members of the nonprofit community gathered inside the Community Building for the ninth annual grantee recognition live webcast Thursday.
    Thirty-five nonprofits from throughout New Mexico shared in $527,535 in funding awards. Los Alamos Family Council is one of several Los Alamos agencies awarded Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group grants.

  • Winds of change are blowing

    There was a full house at Fuller Lodge Thursday night as members of the community were eager to hear about potential changes that could be made to the structure of Los Alamos County government.

    People not only turned out for the forum, which the Los Alamos Charter Review Committee and the League of Women Voters hosted, they also gave their opinions on making possible changes to the government.

    A straw poll asked if Los Alamos should elect a mayor or continue with its council chair, the audience was spilt on the issue.

  • Deficit-cutting plan fails to advance to Capitol

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget deficit commission failed to garner enough support Friday to spur quick congressional action on its austere spending blueprint, but the plan will live on because a bipartisan majority on the panel embraced it.

  • Obama visits troops in Afghanistan, phones Karzai

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped unannounced into dangerous Afghanistan on Friday, one year after widening an ever deadlier war and just days before a pivotal review about the 9-year-plus conflict.

    Plans for a face-to-face meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai were scrapped at the last minute. Instead, the two leaders spoke by phone, Obama at the air base and Karzai in Kabul.

  • Stock fall after unexpected rise in unemployment

    NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpected increase in the U.S. unemployment rate pushed stock prices down and lifted prices of safer assets Friday.

    The unemployment rate climbed to a seven month high in November as employers added only 39,000 jobs. Economists had expected that 145,000 were added last month. The unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent in October.

  • WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks

    LONDON (AP) — Wikileaks struggled to stay online Friday as corporations and governments moved to cut its access to the Internet, a potentially crippling blow for an organization dedicated to releasing secret information via the web.

  • NM's governor-elect plans outdoor inauguration

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has planned an outdoor inauguration Jan. 1 on the Santa Fe Plaza.

    Her inaugural committee on Thursday released a preliminary schedule of activities for the day, which begins at 10 a.m. with her public swearing-in ceremony.

    "The plaza is a very traditional setting that will allow more New Mexicans to participate in what will be a historic event," Martinez spokesman Danny Diaz said.