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Today's News

  • Mountain biking: Results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment

    Here are the results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment. Bikers are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Pro/Semi-Pro Men

    1. Damian Calvert, Albuquerque, 1:41:52; 2. Cameron Brenneman, Albuquerque, 1:42:33; 3. Michael McCalla, Santa Fe, 1:43:49; 4. Colton Andersen, Durango, Colo., 1:49:51; 5. Jens Nielsen, Albuquerque, 1:50:20; 6. John Searles, Albuquerque, 1:50:21; 7. Eric Emsky, Durango, Colo., 1:50:57.

    Pro Women

    1. Nina Baum, Albuquerque, 2:10:33.

    Expert Sr. Men, 19-29

    1. David Vaughn, Carlsbad, 2:02:34; 2. Brent Gillespie, Albuquerque, 2:05:07; 3. Paul Pacillas Jr., El Paso, Texas, 2:19:58; 4. Jeremy Bradley, Albuquerque, 2:32:00.

    Expert Sr. Men, 30-39

  • Boehner adds to calls for Weiner resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday joined President Barack Obama and a chorus of other Democrats in suggesting that Rep. Anthony Weiner resign, while a member of Weiner's New York congressional delegation said she expects him to quit soon.

    Boehner, who until now has let Democrats wrestle with Weiner's sexually charged messages and photos to several women, responded with a one-word answer when reporters asked whether Weiner should quit.

    "Yes," he responded.

  • Huntsman getting into GOP race

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican who until the spring served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, is running for president, officials said Tuesday.

    The Republican planned to formally announce his intentions June 21 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, these officials familiar with Huntsman's thinking told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to avoid publically pre-empting Huntsman. He was set to suggest as much later Tuesday in an appearance in New York City.

  • Bachmann brings flair, tea party clout to GOP race--video extra

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One hand clutches a crisply folded U.S. flag with a concealed weapons certification protruding; the other slides discreetly into a denim coat pocket. Behind the beaming state lawmaker, a silhouette target with bullet holes square in the chest. Next to her nameplate, a "No New Taxes!" sticker.

    The 2005 photo captures Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann's essence.

    In Bachmann's quick rise from state lawmaker to unofficial tea party ambassador in Washington, her brazen style has kept Republican leaders on edge and appealed to those in the GOP searching for a fresh, unfettered voice. She relishes the spotlight and seldom cedes ground.

  • NM governor to tour fire near NM-Colo. Border

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is headed to Raton this evening, where she will be briefed on a raging wildfire that has charred more than 24,000 acres along the New Mexico-Colorado border.

    The Track Fire has forced hundreds of residents from their homes, damaged the community's watershed and closed a major interstate that links to the two states.

    The governor tells The Associated Press that officials will do what they can to open Interstate 25 between Raton and Trinidad, Colo., as soon as possible but the priority is safety. She says the fire and wind gusts have resulted in zero visibility along the corridor.

  • CORRECTION: County Council meeting location

    A notice that appeared in Update in Sunday's paper incorrectly listed the location for the county council meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

  • Congress returns to work, Weiner goes to treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Anthony Weiner's behavior has been "inappropriate" and "a distraction," the White House said Monday as the House of Representatives returned to work for the first time since eruption of the sexting scandal that has brought calls for the New York Democrat's resignation.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign — as other Democratic leaders have said.

  • States' budget challenges differ

    The country is pulling out of the Great Recession, but an Associated Press review of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets ravaged by declining tax revenue and bank accounts far leaner than they were when the downturn took hold.

    Many face massive liabilities for years to come. Budget and other fiscal data compiled by the AP show that across the 50 states, the $734 billion in cumulative revenue available for the coming fiscal year has dropped by about $34 billion, or 5 percent, from the 2007-08 fiscal year, when the recession began.

    Some states are in far worse shape. New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Illinois and Louisiana reported deficits that are more than 20 percent of their state's general fund.

  • 40 years after leak, Pentagon Papers coming out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty years after the explosive leak of the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study chronicling deception and misadventure in U.S. conduct of the Vietnam War, the report is coming out in its entirety on Monday.

    The 7,000-page report was the WikiLeaks disclosure of its time, a sensational breach of government confidentiality that shook Richard Nixon's presidency and prompted a Supreme Court fight that advanced press freedom. Prepared near the end of Lyndon Johnson's term by Defense Department and private foreign policy analysts, the report was leaked primarily by one of them, Daniel Ellsberg, in a brash act of defiance that stands as one of the most dramatic episodes of whistleblowing in U.S. history.

  • Basketball: Mavericks top Heat for 1st NBA title--video extra

    MIAMI (AP) — The season began with LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach.

    It ended with Dirk Nowitzki taking the NBA championship trophy there for a late-night celebration.

    Soaked in champagne in their locker room and spraying more around at a Miami Beach club hours later, the Dallas Mavericks not only added at least another year to James' wait for an NBA title, but they got to have the season's biggest — and final — party.

    Jason Terry scored 27 points, Nowitzki scored 21 on his way to MVP honors, and the Mavs topped the Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday night to win the NBA title in six games.