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  • Fla. Teen Survives 3-foot Spear to the Head

    A 16-year-old boy from South Florida is recovering after doctors removed a 3-foot-long fishing spear that wait straight through his skull from front to back.

  • Topes Notes 06-19-12

    Isotopes are back for more in Albuquerque

    The Albuquerque Isotopes are back from their short road trip to face the New Orleans’ Zephyrs tonight.
    The Isotopes and Zephyrs meet at 7:05 p.m. It’s the opener of an eight-game home set for the Isotopes, who went 3-1 on a quick trip to Iowa over the weekend.
    Albuquerque (40-31) picked up some ground on division-leading Oklahoma City by taking three of four against Iowa and now trail by just 1-1/2 games in the division standings.
    Tonight, Fernando Nieve will take the mound for Albuquerque. Nieve, who is new to Albuquerque this year, has been shaky in 10 starts, going 3-4 and posting an ERA of 6.85.

  • Colorado wildfire now 50 percent contained

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained, authorities said.

    Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle the blaze, which has now destroyed at least 189 homes — the most in the state's history.

    Eight more homes were found Monday to have burned in the fire near Fort Collins.

  • Microsoft Unveils 'Surface' Tablet Computer

    Microsoft unveiled the Surface on Monday, a new tablet computer that's expected to compete with Apple's iPad. The Surface is 9.3 millimeters thick and works on the Windows RT operating system.

  • Today in History for June 19th
  • First Person: Losing a Home to Colo. Wldfires

    Jeff Corum recently finished work to make his Masonville, Colorado cabin his permanent home, but a wildfire tearing through the state burned it to the ground. He made it out with only a handful of possessions.

  • Feds say affidavit shows China paid NM scientist

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for a former Sandia National Labs scientist accused of stealing research says his client has not committed espionage.

    Brian Pori said Monday a search warrant affidavit only states what authorities hope to find to prove Jianyu Huang was passing data to universities in China.

  • Los Alamos Lab to host Robot Rodeo

    Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Tuesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

    The rodeo gets under way at 8 a.m. in Technical Area 49, a remote section of laboratory property near the entrance to Bandelier National Monument. Eight teams are scheduled to participate in the three-day competition.

    “The Robot Rodeo gives bomb squad teams the opportunity to practice and hone their skills in a lively but low-risk setting,” said Chris Ory of LANL’s Emergency Response Group and a member of the lab’s hazardous devices team.

    Teams compete in events and simulations, such as

  • NNSA’s Supercomputer Ranked as World’s Fastest--Video Extras

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a supercomputer called Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was ranked the world’s most powerful computing system.

    Clocking in at 16.32 sustained petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second), Sequoia earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC12) in Hamburg, Germany. Sequoia was built for NNSA by IBM. 

  • Weather conditions helping fight Little Bear Fire

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters say they are continuing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to battle a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses.

    Meanwhile, officials said Monday that the ranging blaze in the Gila Wilderness, already the largest wildfire in state history, grew another 1,000 acres and is now 463 square miles. That fire is 80 percent contained.