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Today's News

  • Gov. Martinez among speakers on GOP convention slate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for the Republican National Convention at the end of the month in Tampa, Fla.

    The convention schedule is packed with high-profile names to fire up divergent wings of the Republican Party, from social conservatives to fiscal hawks. They will speak before Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination.

  • Six protesters arrested in march on LANL -- photos added

    Six protesters in Los Alamos to mark the anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan have been arrested in an early morning demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Those arrested were given several warnings by law enforcement officials prior to their arrest. 

    Traffic was a mess this morning as the Los Alamos National Laboratory was open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.

    Badges were physically checked at the laboratory's vehicle access points. Those without badges were directed around the Laboratory via New Mexico Route 4.

  • Today in History for August 6th
  • Curiosity lands safely on Mars--Video Extra

    In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

  • Lightning strike at NASCAR race kills one, injures nine

    LONG POND, Pa. — A lightning strike in the parking lot at Pocono Raceway after a rain-shortened NASCAR race Sunday killed one person and injured nine others, racetrack officials said.

    It wasn't immediately clear if all 10 people were actually struck by lightning in the parking lot behind the grandstands, nor was it known whether one or multiple strikes occurred during the thunderstorm.

  • Officials ID shooter at Sikh Temple--Video Extras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-Army man who was reduced in rank before his discharge, Wade Michael Page, carried out the shootings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that claimed six lives, a federal official said Monday.

    The shooter also died in the incident.

    The U.S. official declined to be named publicly, noting that he was not authorized to speak while the investigation is still ongoing. Page was described as being 40 years old.

  • People chilled out, and spoke out at anti-nuclear event

    Ashley Pond was the scene of a day-long anti-nuclear rally Sunday, as speaker after speaker came to the podium to speak out against the Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as nuclear warfare in general. The event was sponsored by Nuke Free Now.

    Activist Robert Chavez told the crowd why it was important to teach youth about nuclear disarmament.

    “The kids, that are growing up now, today, they are going to be the leaders of this community” he said. “They  have to be informed now, no matter how old they are, even if they are just little kids.”

  • Today in History for August 5th
  • Reliving the day they dropped the bomb

    The Hiroshima bomb didn’t jolt Japan as we had hoped. Its military leaders still refused the unconditional surrender demanded by the Potsdam Proclamation.
     But it did shake the Russians. Stalin feared he had waited too long for his oft-promised invasion of Japan. If Japan surrendered before he got his troops into Manchuria, the Soviets would have no claim to Japanese spoils.
     On Aug. 8, Russia declared war on Japan and at dawn on the 9th, tanks rolled into Manchuria.
    The night before, Major Charles Sweeney and crew rolled “Bock’s Car” down the runway on Tinian and took off for Japan carrying “Fat Man.” Unlike the flight of “Enola Gay,” three nights earlier, this was not a textbook operation.

  • What about the future of LA?

    Los Alamos is an extraordinary community.  Our quality of life is among the very best in the nation.  A major component of that quality is our economic wealth, also at the top.  Why are we so fortunate?  Can future generations enjoy a similar, or better, life here?
    Los Alamos is a unique combination of world-renowned science, small town atmosphere, and beautiful natural environment.  That formula is not for everyone, but it works for most of us.