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Today's News

  • Voice of Elmo Resigns After New Accusation
  • Today in History for November 20th
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

    1. WHAT THE U.S. BELIEVES IS KEY TO STOPPING GAZA WARFARE

    As a first step, the White House insists that Hamas must cease firing rockets into Israel.

    2. SOJOURNING OBAMA SCOLDS AN AUTOCRAT

    The president delivers his condemnation of Cambodia's Hun Sen in private. Some fear government censors will keep his stern words from reaching the Cambodian people.

    3. A PUSH FOR WIDESPREAD, ROUTINE HIV SCREENING

    All Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at least once, a health panel says.

    4. RED STATES, BLUE STATES: THE DIVIDE WIDENS

    In fully half the U.S., the November election created powerful one-party legislatures that can act with no need for compromise.

  • Court Order Preserves Hostess for Now
  • Ind. home explosion now homicide investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed a young couple and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood.

    Indianapolis Homeland Security Director Gary Coons made the announcement after meeting with residents of the subdivision where the Nov. 10 blast occurred and shortly after funerals were held for the two victims, who lived next door to the house where investigators believe the explosion originated.

    "We are turning this into a criminal homicide investigation," Coons said, marking the first time investigators have acknowledged a possible criminal element to the case.

    Search warrants have been executed and official are looking for a white van that was seen in the subdivision the day of the blast, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. Authorities are offering at least a $10,000 reward.

    Curry said the investigation is aimed at "determining if there are individuals who may be responsible for this explosion and fire."

  • LANL names 2012 Laboratory Fellows

    Three members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory scientific staff are being honored with appointment as Laboratory Fellows for 2012. The committee ranked a collection of nominations on the basis of:

    1) Sustained, high-level achievements in programs of importance to the Laboratory; 2) A fundamental or important discovery that has led to widespread use; 3) Having become a recognized authority in the field, including outside recognition and an outstanding record of publications.

    The new Los Alamos Fellows are

    •  Charles Farrar
    •  Steven Elliott
    •  Mikhail Shashkov

    "Chuck, Steven, and Mikhail have made exceptional contributions in their fields and to national security,” said lab Director Charlie McMillan. “To be honored by their peers is a testament to their work. I congratulate the 2012 Laboratory Fellows and thank them for their service.”

  • Forecasters: NM chances slim for winter moisture

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Weather forecasters and state and federal water managers are painting a grim picture of the chances of drought-stricken New Mexico making up any ground this winter.

    It's early, but officials say the state is already starting off with half of the average snowpack for this time of year and weather models aren't offering any hope for more snow.

    Drought has a lock on nearly three-quarters of the West, including much of New Mexico.

    With no meaningful winter moisture, Bureau of Reclamation hydrologist Raymond Abeyta says this coming year will mark the lowest New Mexico reservoirs have ever been heading into an irrigation season.

    That means trouble for water users who have spent the last two years operating on rations. In southern New Mexico, home to the second biggest pecan crop in the nation, groundwater levels are already taking a hit.

     

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  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

    1. NO LETUP IN VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS

    Palestinian militants continued to barrage Israel with rockets, and Israel announced it was widening its offensive to target the military commanders of the ruling Islamist group.

    2. CONGRESS LOOKS TO EGYPT FOR SOLUTION TO MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE

    Lawmakers say Cairo needs to take serious diplomatic steps to rein in Hamas.

    3. OBAMA EXTENDS 'HAND OF FRIENDSHIP' TO LONG-SHUNNED MYANMAR

    The president makes a historic trip to the Asian nation, meeting its leader Thein Sein and longtime activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

    4. HOW OBAMA'S EDUCATION AGENDA COULD UNFOLD IN SECOND TERM

  • Sipapu kicks off NM's ski season, others this week

    VADITO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's ski season kicked off Saturday with the opening of the Sipapu resort and at least two more resorts are expected to open later this week.

    Snowmaking has started at some ski areas around New Mexico, but Sipapu was the first to open. The resort is reporting an 18-inch base.

    Taos Ski Valley and Red River Ski Area are expected to open by Thanksgiving Day. Ski Santa Fe officials say they won't open until after the Thanksgiving weekend but could open within 48 hours of significant snowfall.

    Ski resorts in New Mexico and around the West had an unusual season last year. Early on, the snow was relatively good in New Mexico, but resorts in other Western states were forced to close early because of lackluster snow.