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Today's News

  • Reel outdoorsy adventures

    Discover what is possible for climbers and mountaineers who follow their dreams.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour will have showings at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Reel Deal Theater as a benefit for The Family YMCA’s climbing program. The film features cinematography of climbers pushing their limits on rock and ice. A post-show party and climbing gear raffle will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Y.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour features jaw-dropping scenes of athleticism and nature and humorous escapades, as well.

  • State News at a Glance: New Mexico man sues neighbor over dog

    A northern New Mexico man is suing his neighbors, contending their dog caused $2,000 in damages by tearing off part of the rear bumper of a Volvo parked in his yard.
    An attorney for Richard Lienau of Pecos filed the lawsuit earlier this month in state District Court on behalf of Lienau and the owner of the Volvo, seeking damages and an injunction against Steve and Jerica Griego, the dog’s owners. Lienau describes the dog as weighing about 75 pounds, although he wasn’t certain of the breed.

  • Small school district faces possible changes

    LOVING — A proposal to close, consolidate or redistrict small school districts in New Mexico is weighing heavily on the minds of parents in Loving.
    Schools Superintendent Kristina Baca, who strongly opposes the idea, said the proposal is on the table but is not a done deal.
    However, fearing imminent closure, Baca said several parents have withdrawn children from Loving High School and re-enrolled them at Carlsbad High School.
    The middle and elementary schools have not seen a shift in student population.

  • Lujan re-elected Speaker of House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan of Santa Fe won re-election Tuesday to the top leadership spot, dodging an expected challenge from a fellow Democrat.

    Democrat Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces had planned to run against Lujan but wasn't nominated for the post when the House convened. It was a sign that he lacked the votes to oust Lujan, who has served as speaker since 2001.

  • Deep layoffs take effect in struggling NJ city

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Some firefighters turned in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

  • 2 charged with stealing iPad users' information

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two hackers who were engaged in game of "malicious one-upsmanship" stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including those of politicians and famous media personalities, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges against the men.

  • Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal police have arrested a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, a man who controlled drug smuggling routes and the kidnapping of Central American migrants in southern Mexico, officials said Tuesday.

    Flavio Mendez Santiago, 35, was arrested along with a bodyguard outside Oaxaca City. He was in charge of operations in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz, said Federal police anti-drug chief Ramon Pequeno.

  • Tennis: Even for generous Clijsters, no charity for Safina

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kim Clijsters is one of the friendliest players on the women's tour. Cheery in the locker room, generous, polite.

    That's off the court.

    She learned by losing three Grand Slam finals that intensity is essential to winning a major, something she's hoping to do outside the United States for the first time.

  • Apple shares fall 2 pct with Jobs on medical leave

    Shares of Apple Inc. fell modestly Tuesday following the company's disclosure that Steve Jobs, the CEO who transformed the niche computer maker into the most-envied consumer-electronics brand today, is taking another medical leave of absence.

  • Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Tuesday, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime.

    All who resigned were opponents of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's iron-fisted 23-year rule and had been named to the government Monday. It was not immediately clear if the resignations could bring down the government, which has 40 full and junior ministers.