Today's News

  • DP Road open after HAZMAT situation on lab property

    With sirens blaring, emergency management vehicles raced down DP Road Wednesday, responding to a Hazmat situation at Enclosure 12 in TA-21.

    For two hours, DP Road was closed as the LANL Hazmat team, Los Alamos Fire and Police Department and FEMA assessed the situation.

    Most of DP Road was reopened around 1:45 p.m. as LAPD decreased its perimeter. Capt. Randy Foster said the initial call came into dispatch at 11:53 a.m. The road was closed east of 272 DP Road until the all-clear from the LANL Hazmat teams came in Wednesday evening.

  • 2 Syrian dissidents quit opposition council

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two prominent Syrian dissidents said Wednesday they have quit the main opposition group that emerged from the year-old uprising against the regime in Damascus in protest over what one of the men described as an "autocratic" organization.

    The resignations from the Syrian National Council dealt another blow to the opposition, which has been hobbled by disorganization and infighting since the popular revolt against authoritarian President Bashar Assad started a year ago with protests calling for political reform.

  • Lawmakers debate pay cutoff for budget gridlock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might be dismissed as an election year gimmick by the big shots who run Capitol Hill, but frustration over Congress' failure to pass a budget since 2009 has given surprising momentum to a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't — or won't — pass a budget blueprint.

    The "no budget, no pay" idea is still a long shot, but it's actually getting an official hearing Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee as part of a package of congressional reform proposals from a centrist group called No Labels.

  • VIDEO: Crash in Swiss Tunnel Kills at Least 28 People
  • VIDEO: Fla. 'dive-thru' Robbery Attempt

    A Florida man is jailed after attempting to steal money from a fast-food restaurant in what's being dubbed a "dive-through'' robbery attempt. Some video silent from source.

  • VIDEO: Santorum Sweeps Alabama, Mississippi Primaries
  • VIDEO: Cruise Industry Has Plans to Rebound Post-Italy
  • Stocks record biggest gains of year; Dow up 218

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bank stocks turbocharged a rally across the financial markets Tuesday, and all three major stock indexes posted their biggest gains of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 218 points and closed at its highest level since the end of 2007.

    The Nasdaq composite closed above 3,000 for the first time since December 2000, during the collapse in dot-com stocks.

    The market rallied from the opening bell Tuesday after the government said February retail sales gains were the strongest since September. Americans spent more on cars, clothes and appliances.

  • Assets in Action: Start a conversation, if you dare

    This week, we continue in the positive values category with asset number 27, equality and social justice.
    This is when a young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
    Open the conversation flood gates, but only if you can stand some real dialogue that might be different than your own.
    Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about Kony 2012, if not, Google it or check out the magazine rack next time you’re at Smiths.
    If you have a student that is in middle or high school, see if they are discussing this with their friends. Ask them if they’ve seen the Youtube video, if not, watch it together.

  • Rotary honors Cull-Host

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Jodi Cull-Host as the student of the month for February.  Jodi is the daughter of Cheri Host and Theresa Cull, both employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Cull-Host’s brother Jamie is a fifth grader at Barranca Mesa Elementary School.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.