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Today's News

  • Gadhafi forces bomb airport at rebel stronghold

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Libyan rebels shot down at least two bomber planes that attacked the airport in their main stronghold on Thursday, according to residents who witnessed the rare success in the struggle against Moammar Gadhafi's superior air power.

    The rebels used three of their own seized planes and some helicopters to attack government troops fighting to advance on the city of Benghazi, said Mustafa Gheriani, a spokesman in the rebel base.

  • Football: NFL to get tough on hard hits

    The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs.
    Ray Anderson, the league’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.

  • Sports update 03-17-11

    St. Patty’s Dinner set for tonight

    The Los Alamos U19 Girls Rugby Team will host a St. Patty’s Dinner tonight.
    The dinner will be held at the Elk’s Lodge. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
    Price is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Proceeds will go to offset the team’s travel expenses.   For more information, contact Lisa Harris, 690-4620.

    Tryouts for LALL’s Majors starts tonight

    Los Alamos Little League’s tryouts for its Majors division will start today on North Mesa.

  • Wrestling: Grapplers compete at GSW

    Wrestlers from Los Alamos grabbed five top-five finishes at the Greater Southwest Nationals tournament last month.
    The Greater Southwest Nationals was held the week following the state prep wrestling meet. Several wrestlers from Los Alamos took part in the meet, which included wrestlers from all around the southwest region.
    The tournament was held at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque.
    The top finishers from Los Alamos were Brian Geyer and Bobby Sorenson, who both took second place in their respective age divisions.

  • Wrestling: Grapplers compete at GSW

    Wrestlers from Los Alamos grabbed five top-five finishes at the Greater Southwest Nationals tournament last month.
    The Greater Southwest Nationals was held the week following the state prep wrestling meet. Several wrestlers from Los Alamos took part in the meet, which included wrestlers from all around the southwest region.
    The tournament was held at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque.
    The top finishers from Los Alamos were Brian Geyer and Bobby Sorenson, who both took second place in their respective age divisions.

  • Tarheels are sure to exit early this year

    Seriously, I don’t even know why I bother.
    Every year, I go through the time-wasting trouble of filling out a bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

  • Stocks rebound on drop in unemployment claims

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Thursday, a day after suffering their worst losses in seven months.

    The government said first-time applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to 385,000, a bigger fall than economists expected.

  • Hope for missing fades in Japan; elderly hard-hit

    RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and fell behind as the tsunami rushed in.

    Nearly a week later, 71-year-old Taeko Kanno and her husband are still missing.

  • US missiles kill 38 militants in NW Pakistan

    MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) — U.S. unmanned aircraft fired four missiles into a building where suspected militants were meeting Thursday, killing 38 of them in an unusually deadly strike close to the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    The strikes took place in the Datta Khel area of the North Waziristan tribal region — the main sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters along the Afghan border, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

  • Men's basketball: Johnson's shooting, VCU's balance keys to wins

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The individual best performance in the "First Four" came from a guard who insists he's in a shooting slump.

    Melvin Johnson III scored a career-high 29 points during Texas-San Antonio's 70-61 win over Alabama State. He outscored the Hornets 25-21 in the first half, hitting one open shot after another while wearing bright orange shoes with "SWISH" scribbled on the sides.