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Today's News

  • Men's basketball: Lobos drop BYU in Provo Wednesday

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU players said they will continue to support former teammate Brandon Davies “like a brother” despite transgressions that got the starting forwarded kicked off the nation’s third-ranked team.
    There was no denying the Cougars were a different team in Wednesday night’s 82-64 loss to New Mexico. It was their first game without Davies, who on Tuesday was dismissed from the team for the rest of the season for violating the university’s honor code.

  • Girls basketball: LA travels to Grants for first round of playoffs

    Last year, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a No. 5 seed trying to stave off an upset bid against a No. 12 seed.

    In 2011, the Hilltoppers will play the role of spoiler in that same scenario.

    Los Alamos (13-14) earned an at-large nod into the 2011 state Class 4A playoffs. It will travel to Grants to take on a formidable foe. Tip-off time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Class 4A playoffs open Friday and continue through March 12 when the new champs will be crowned at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Israel: No Palestinian peace deal possible now

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has concluded that a final peace deal with the Palestinians cannot be reached at this time and is weighing alternatives to try to prove that it is interested in keeping peacemaking with the Palestinians alive, officials said Thursday.

  • 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.