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Today's News

  • John Edwards charged in felony indictment

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury charged two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.

    The grand jury's indictment in the case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contained six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements.

  • Pakistan forces back militants near Afghan border

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani helicopters and artillery on Friday forced back militants who crossed over from Afghanistan this week and triggered battles that have killed scores of people, an official said. The government demanded that NATO and Afghan troops do more to control insurgents on their side of the long, porous border.

  • Unemployment rate climbs to 9.1 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers hired only 54,000 new workers in May, the fewest in eight months, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent.

    The Labor Department report offered startling evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing, hampered by high gas prices and natural disasters in Japan that have hurt U.S. manufacturers.

    The pace of hiring has weakened dramatically from the previous three months, when the economy added an average of 220,000 new jobs. Private companies hired only 83,000 new workers in May — the fewest in nearly a year.

    Stock futures plunged after the report was released.

    Local governments cut 28,000 jobs last month, the most since November. Nearly 18,000 of those jobs were in education.

  • Red skies illuminate Los Alamos sunset

    Thursday afternoon's hazy sky with its bright reddish-orange hue is reminiscent of the skies that filled the local area during the Cerro Grande Fire 11 years ago.

    Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson explained that the eerie sky is cause by smoke from a massive fire burning in Arizona, which is being blown into Los Alamos by strong winds.

    The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Forest Service says the Wallow wildfire in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona has burned more than 100,000 acres or 165 square miles.

    Forest Service spokeswoman Mary Johnson in Alpine tells AP that no buildings in the scenic mountain community have been lost.

  • State police identify suspect killed in Pojoaque shoot-out with deputies--video extra

    New Mexico State Police told the Los Alamos Monitor  that a man suspected of robbing alcohol from the Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor store in the Pojoaque Valley Thursday afternoon was killed during a gunshot exchange with Santa Fe sheriffs.

    Lenny Carreno, 23, of Pojoaque Valley died at the scene following a car-chase and shoot out with law enforcement officers.

    New Mexico State Police took over the investigation and said the robbery occurred about 3 p.m.

    It remains unclear how many shots were fired or if anyone else besides the suspect was hit.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.
     

  • Police: Five killed, one wounded in Yuma shootings

    YUMA, Ariz. — A gunman opened fire in southern Arizona, killing at least five people and forcing officials to lock down a courthouse and area schools.

  • Top 10 Movies 06-02-11

    1.  “The Hangover Part II,” weekend gross, $86 million
    2.  “Kung Fu Panda 2,”  weekend gross,
    $47.8 million
    3.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” weekend gross,
    $39.5 million
    4.  “Bridesmaids,” $16.5 million
    5. “Thor,” weekend gross, $9.4 million
    6.  “Fast Five,” weekend gross, $6.4 million
    7.   “Midnight in Paris,” weekend gross,
    $1.9 million

    8.  “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $1.8 million

    9.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $1.8 million

  • Out and about 06-02-11

    Art openings

    Weaving Exhibit for Andrea Ortiz at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, 325 Paseo de Oñate, Espanola, from June 4-June 30, with opening reception from 2-4 p.m. June 4.

    Colette Campbell-Jones will display, “Stories From Underground,” visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners in South Wales. The exhibit will run through July 30 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

    Talks

  • LA Happenings 06-02-11

    Music

    The Jan McDonald Jazz Trio will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Window Bistro. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 06-02-11

    1.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    3.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    4. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas

    5. On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

    6.   The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    7.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears

    8.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
    9.  The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
    10.  Look at me Now, Chris Brown