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Today's News

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls finish second, boys third at preseason contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams both took part in the preseason Barney Relays Saturday, with the girls finishing second and the boys third in team standings.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, is an annual event with some of the top teams in the state from the previous season invited. Schools form relay teams in each race instead of swimming in individual competition.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in opener at Kirtland Central

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team lost its season opener, falling to the Kirtland Central Broncos Tuesday night.
    The Kirtland Central Broncos outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters Tuesday despite several comeback attempts throughout the game. The Broncos held on for a 67-55 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Matt King.
    Los Alamos had several chances to tie the score throughout Tuesday, cutting the lead down to just three points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t find the critical defensive stops when it needed them.

  • Airport lines move smoothly despite warnings

    CHICAGO (AP) — The lines of Thanksgiving travelers moved quickly and smoothly at airports around the country Wednesday morning despite an Internet campaign to get passengers to gum up the works on one of the busiest days of the year by refusing full-body scans.

    The Transportation Security Administration said very few passengers opted out. And there were only scattered protesters at some airports.

  • Report: Nuclear weapon drivers sometimes got drunk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons and components sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, a government watchdog said Monday. In an incident last year, police detained two agents who went to a bar during an assignment.

  • Consumers spend and earn more, layoffs slow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans earned more and spent more last month, and the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than two years. At the same time, demand for long-lasting manufactured goods fell off.

  • SKorea reports 2 civilian deaths in NKorea clash

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers found the burned bodies Wednesday of two islanders killed in a North Korean artillery attack — the first civilian deaths from a skirmish that marked a dramatic escalation of tensions between the rival Koreas.

  • Basketball: Irving, Smith lead No. 1 Duke to another win

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyrie Irving didn't wait long to make his mark at Duke.

    The freshman guard scored 17 points and did an outstanding defensive job on preseason All-America Jacob Pullen and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 4 Kansas State 82-68 on Tuesday night to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

  • Colder, drier air en route for turkey day

    The National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Statement Wednesday morning:

    MUCH COLDER AIR SPREADING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATER TODAY INTO THANKSGIVING... WIND ADVISORY FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO TODAY...

  • Just over half of NM voters turned out in election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Slightly more than half of eligible New Mexico voters turned out and participated in this month's general election, according to official results announced Tuesday.

    A total of 607,700 New Mexicans cast ballots in the Nov. 2 election, representing 52.7 percent of those registered to vote.

    That's slightly better than 2006, the last gubernatorial election year, when the turnout rate was 52.2 percent, and about 568,600 voters participated. Turnout was 53 percent in the 2002 election.

  • Martinez picks NM budget official for review team

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has selected a former state budget director to lead a team in reviewing the state Department of Finance and Administration.

    Martinez announced Tuesday that John Gasparich will serve as the team's chairman. He was deputy department secretary during part of former Gov. Gary Johnson's administration and budget director for former Govs. Garrey Carruthers and Toney Anaya.