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Today's News

  • Topes Notes 07-17-12

    Isotopes rally to win

  • Olympics officials: All is OK

    LONDON (AP) — Apart from a wrong turn by a bus driver, a snarky tweet by a U.S. athlete, a few waterlogged venues and a scramble to find enough security guards, everything is fine at the London Olympics less than two weeks before opening ceremony, organizers insist.
    Still, they had to scramble Tuesday to put the best face on an unfolding security debacle — as well as other concerns — afflicting the games, which start in 10 days.
    “Let’s put this in proportion,” games chairman Sebastian Coe told reporters. “This has not, nor will it, impact on the safety and security of these games, that of course is our No. 1 priority.”

  • Results from first two Splash 'n' Dash events

    With half the Splash ‘n’ Dash schedule over, it appears local athletes Clay Moseley and Gabe Katko are among those who are in pretty good shape.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a bi-weekly event held during the summer months. The non-competitive races are geared for those trying to get in shape for the mid-August Los Alamos Triathlon and are hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club.
    Both Moseley and Katko were the fastest finishers in the first Splash ‘n’ Dash June 25, then finished as runners-up in Wednesday’s event.
    The next event is scheduled for July 25. All the events are free but day-of registration is required and they are limited to 75 competitors.

  • Fed Chief Says U.S. Economy Has Lost Strength

    Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a sour assessment of the U.S. economy Tuesday and said the Federal Reserve is ready to take further action if growth doesn't pick up.

  • At Least 17 Injured in Ala. Bar Shooting
  • Gov. Martinez set to tour flood damaged Santa Clara

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to visit Santa Clara Pueblo to get a firsthand look at flood damage and recovery efforts on the tribe's land.

    Martinez and state emergency management officials will meet with pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno on Tuesday afternoon.

    Dasheno has been pressing federal officials to release funding that will help the tribe repair roads, remove debris and build infrastructure to control runoff from the burn scar of last year's Las Conchas Fire.

  • Today in History for July 17th
  • Stephen Covey, '7 Habits' author, dies at 79

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as well as several other books that together have sold millions of copies, has died. He was 79.

    In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.

    "In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted," the family said.

  • Yahoo turns to former nemesis to be its CEO savior--Video Extra

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — As a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, Marissa Mayer played an instrumental role in developing many of the services that have tormented Yahoo as its appeal waned among Web surfers, advertisers and investors.

    Now, Yahoo is turning to its longtime nemesis to fix everything that has gone wrong while Google Inc. has been cementing its position as the Internet's most powerful company.

  • Video: Eyewitness to Trinity Bomb Test

    On this, the 67th anniversary of the event, participants at the Trinity Test recollect the first explosion of an atomic bomb. Segment from Remembering Los Alamos WWII, the Manhattan Project.