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  • Author: Threat still looms large

    Former New York Times reporter and consulting professor at Stanford University Philip Taubman spoke at the Bradbury Museum about nuclear security by taking an historical perspective from his newly published book.

    He said the genesis for the book “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb” was when as the Times Moscow correspondent, he saw — first hand--the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb in Kazakhstan in 1988.

    Taubman described the motions of the shockwaves as a land tsunami. And his curiosity was peaked, he said.

  • CIP concepts earn 'rank'

    The White Rock Civic Center, golf course improvements and a new teen center were the hands down favorites among six capital improvement projects considered by the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) committee Thursday evening.

    The committee had recommended that six projects be moved to phase 2 statuses. However, insufficient funds are available to move all six projects forward this year. Considering its role of advisory committee to County Administrator Harry Burgess, the committee agreed to suggest priorities for advancing the projects.

    “We recommended all of these, we like all of them, but I think we also all value some sense of prioritization,” committee member Steve Lynne said.

  • Heavy demand expected as iPad goes on sale Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Let the wild rumpus start.

    The customary storefront crowds are expected to gather as Apple's latest iPad goes on sale Friday. Long lines are likely even though customers could have ordered the new tablet computer ahead of time for first-day home delivery.

    The third version of Apple's iPad will be available in the U.S. and nine other countries beginning at 8 a.m. local time. The new model comes with a faster processor and a much sharper screen. It also boasts an improved camera, similar to that of the latest iPhone.

  • CBO: Obama budget produces 2013 deficit of $977B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of President Barack Obama's budget for next year says the deficit scenario isn't as rosy as the White House painted it.

    Friday's Congressional Budget Office report said Obama's budget would produce a $977 billion deficit next year — $75 billion more than predicted by the White House.

    The nonpartisan CBO said Obama's budget office consistently overestimates tax revenues over the coming decade. CBO predicts revenues on average that are about $120 billion less each year than predicted by the White House.

  • North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans Friday to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions.

  • Fact check on the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum says oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico are being slammed by "worse and worse and worse" delays in getting federal approval even as gas prices go through the roof. Actually, the wait for permits is getting better and better. Newt Gingrich boasts that small donors are powering his Republican presidential campaign. In reality, one deep-pocketed financial angel and other big money people have been doing loads of heavy lifting, too.

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  • Raw Video: Tornado Moves Through Michigan

    Several houses were damaged and at least two destroyed in one southeastern Michigan community after a tornado touched down Thursday. A heavy storm system of rain, hail and high winds that swept through Dexter.

  • Meeting of the Minds

    Hank Mullis (aka Albert Einstein) and Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera visit the Los Alamos Middle School Thursday.

  • Lab inks pact for power and water technologies

    Innovative water and energy technologies created by U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) now have a new development option for bringing inventions to market.
    New Mexico-based IX Power LLC has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Laboratory for commercializing new water and energy technologies.
    “Los Alamos has fostered numerous important inventions that have had a positive impact on our economy and our planet,” said IX Power CEO John R. Grizz Deal.