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Today's News

  • Raw: NH Residents Cast First Election Day Votes
  • Control of NM statehouse up for grabs


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A costly fight for control of the Legislature comes to an end Tuesday as voters decide whether Republicans will gain a majority in the House for the first time in nearly 60 years and top Democratic Senate leaders can survive efforts by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez to oust them.

    The first-term governor, who wasn't up for re-election this year, used her political popularity and fundraising muscle to aid Republican candidates across the state and potentially transform legislative elections into a referendum on her policies, including a proposal to stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    Victories for governor-backed candidates could give Martinez more GOP support in the Legislature and possible clout in pressuring Democrats in the House and Senate to agree to her legislative agenda.

    GOP and Democratic-leaning political action committees have dumped more than $3 million into the general election campaign, an unprecedented amount for legislative races in New Mexico.

  • Today in History for November 6th
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:

    1. PRESIDENTIAL POLLS PREDICT A VIRTUAL TIE

    In dash to the finish, Obama and Romney make their appeals to an ever-smaller universe of undecided voters. The most accurate election forecasting model from the University of Colorado still shows a landslide victory for Mitt Romney.

    2. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

    With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

    3. HOW SANDY UPENDED NYC COUPLE'S 'DREAM HOME'

    The AP's Dennis Waszak Jr. tells the harrowing story of how he, his wife and their three children lived through the superstorm. The Obama administration's response to aid victims has raised the ire of survivors as a new storm approaches the area.

    4. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

  • Clarification to Sunday charter report

    This is a clarification to the "Voters to weigh in on Charter proposals" story that published in the Sunday edition:

    Los Alamos resident Greg White, who was quoted in the report, followed up to say that he did not object to the publication of the Charter changes in the legislative format as was reported. White said that his objection revolves around what he believes, which is that Charter provision 900.3 was not being followed which requires that the full and final text of changes  be published 20 days before the election.

    White contends that the piecemeal nature in which the proposed changes were made available does not live up to the requirements or the spirit of the Charter. 

  • Balloon Fiesta attendance off from prior year

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say attendance at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fell from last year.

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta organizers announced Monday that estimated attendance at this year's nine-day event last month was more than 714,000. Officials say the number is down slightly from 2011's estimated 737,466 visits.

    Organizers blamed the declined on poor weather which forced the cancellation of some events that historically have been the most attended.

    Officials say the event attracted balloons from 19 countries.

  • 112-year-old US Apparel Maker in Pa. to Close
  • Today in History for November 5th
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Monday:

    WHITE HOUSE RACE COMES DOWN TO THE WIRE

    Two days from judgment by the voters, Obama and Romney stress their differences on the economy, health care and more while professing an eagerness to work across party lines and end Washington gridlock.

    WHAT NEW WEATHER SYSTEM LOOMS ON HORIZON

    As many storm victims in N.Y. and N.J. try to keep warm amid falling temperatures, a powerful Nor'easter could reach the region by midweek.

    STORM-RAVAGED SECTIONS OF N.Y., N.J. PREPARE TO VOTE

    Barely a week after Superstorm Sandy hit, organizers in the Northeast express guarded optimism that the presidential election will proceed with little disruption.

    SYRIAN REBELS CAPTURE OILFIELD

  • The AP top 25 college football poll 11-4-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: