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Today's News

  • Obama, Calderon to meet amid heightened tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are meeting amid heightened tensions over violence at their shared border, though no major breakthroughs are expected on what's quickly becoming a defining issue in the relationship between the North American allies.

  • Colo. boy, 12, in custody after parents found dead

    BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) — Friends reacted with shock to the news that the parents of a friendly neighbor family had been killed, two children critically wounded and their 12-year-old brother in custody in the case.

    Warrants were sealed, and authorities Wednesday refused to discuss possible motives. Investigators referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges.

  • Astronauts relax, take in views after 2 spacewalks

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 12 orbiting astronauts took care of a little maintenance work aboard the International Space Station on Thursday and gave it a boost before enjoying a well deserved break.

  • Bodies found in burned car prompt homicide probe

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they began a homicide investigation after finding evidence with the burned bodies of two people found in a car west of Espanola.

    Investigators have not released details.

    The bodies were found early Monday morning after a call about a vehicle fire at a rest area off U.S. 285 between Espanola and Ojo Caliente.

    State police said earlier this week they believe they know the identities of the two people.

  • Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

    COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Parole officials have refused to give Sirhan Sirhan a date with freedom, saying he hasn't shown sufficient remorse for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's death and doesn't understand the enormity of the assassination that changed U.S. history more than 40 years ago.

    During four intense hours Wednesday in a prison's small hearing room, Sirhan told board officials of his regret but also said he could not remember the events of June 5, 1968.

  • Unemployment aid requests fall to near 3-year low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering likelihood that companies will increase the pace of hiring this year.

    Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It was the third decline in the last four weeks. Applications are now at their lowest level since May 2008.

  • NM House narrowly approves $5 billion state budget

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House narrowly approved a proposed budget on Wednesday that cuts state spending by nearly 3 percent next year and uses savings from public employee pensions and film subsidies to balance the financing blueprint for public education and government programs.

  • Richardson earns fellowship

    CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
    Richardson, also a former U.S. representative for New Mexico and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve his fellowship during the week of March 28.
    Institute Director Trey Grayson said Richardson’s extensive experience in leadership positions, including a stint as U.S. Energy Secretary, will create interest among students and faculty.

  • Limiting emission rules approved

    SANTA FE — A Senate panel has approved legislation that would prevent New Mexico regulators from adopting greenhouse gas emissions rules that are more stringent than those adopted by the federal government.
    The Senate Conservation Committee approved the bill Tuesday on a 5-1 vote.
    The measure would prevent the state Environmental Improvement Board or local boards from adopting more stringent rules for reporting, verifying, capping or trading greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Learn about leisure pool Thursday

    The Los Alamos County’s Capital Projects and Facilities Department staff and their consultant invite the public to a meeting regarding a possible leisure pool addition to the existing Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Two conceptual plans will be presented during the meeting, which will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Training Room at the Aquatic Center.