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Today's News

  • Ortiz, Knapp named Players of the Year

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dominated the postseason honor roll for District 2-4A.

    The All-District honorees were announced Monday. Los Alamos swept the three biggest honors, taking the offensive and defensive players of the year titles as well as the Coach of the Year.

    Garett Williams, only in his second season of leading the Hilltoppers, took the Coach of the Year honors for 2011 after guiding his team to a perfect 4-0 record in district competition, including knocking off two-time 2-4A champ Bernalillo and preseason district favorite Santa Fe in consecutive weeks.

  • Consumer spending still sputters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are giving a modest lift to the economy. They spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in October to boost retail sales for the fifth straight month.

    Stronger economic growth helped calm fears that the economy could slide back into a recession. Still, growth would need to be nearly double the third-quarter rate — consistently — to make a significant dent in unemployment.

    The gains provide an encouraging start for the October-December quarter just as separate reports show wholesale prices are flattening and U.S. shoppers are spending more at Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer.

  • NM rattlesnakes used for cancer research trials

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four Western diamondback rattlesnakes from Albuquerque's zoo are helping with the first clinical trials of venom as a cancer treatment in humans.

    Officials say the snakes have been sent to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, one of four premier venom laboratories in the United States. The snakes' venom will be extracted and sent to France, where the clinical studies are under way.

    Snake venom contains hundreds of proteins that affect the human body in various ways.

    The proteins can be devastating when combined. In isolation, these proteins can be used to treat health issues from strokes and heart attacks to Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

  • Supreme Court: Pre-election health care showdown--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday promised an extraordinarily thorough springtime review of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul — more than five hours of argument, unprecedented in modern times — in time for a likely ruling affecting millions of Americans just before the presidential election.

    That ruling, expected before next summer's Independence Day holiday, could determine the fate of Obama's signature domestic achievement, the most far reaching domestic legislation in a generation but a political lightning rod as well. It is vigorously opposed by all of Obama's prospective GOP opponents.

  • AP Exclusive: NM governor clarifies immigrant past

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has dug into her family's ancestry and uncovered immigration documents that she says suggest her paternal grandparents followed common practices in coming to the United States from Mexico in the early 1900s, contradicting earlier indications they were illegal immigrants.

    Martinez, a Republican and the nation's only female Hispanic governor, made headlines this year by acknowledging that her grandparents came to the U.S. without immigration documents. But she said her comments were based on what she has since learned were mischaracterizations of census information by the news media.

  • Positron Enters Radioisotopes Market With Acquisition of Manhattan Isotopes

    Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC), a molecular imaging company specializing in the field of nuclear cardiology announced today that on Friday Nov. 11, Positron and Manhattan Isotope Technology LLC. (MIT LLC) entered into a binding Letter of Intent to acquire MIT LLC. The transaction will close January 2, 2012 upon execution of final transaction documents.

  • Cops: 2-year-old's throat slashed by NM dad

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old is in critical condition after police say her Albuquerque father slashed her throat.

    Police said 26-year-old Chee Livingston stabbed the young girl and the girl's mother, Blanche Johnson, who tried to stop him early Monday.

    Police said an 8-year-old girl in the apartment called police.

    The toddler and her mother were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital. Police said both were expected to survive.

    Livingston was treated for what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries then booked into jail on child abuse and attempted murder charges.

  • New Mexico tops UNLV 21-14 for 1st win of season

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Demarcus Rogers scored a 2-yard touchdown with 1:15 left Saturday as New Mexico defeated UNLV 21-14 for its first victory of the season.

    Rogers' run capped a 34-yard drive set up by Jaymar Latchison's fumble recovery with 1:58 remaining.

    "It was a great momentum changer," said New Mexico linebacker Carmen Messina, who caused the fumble by stripping Rebels quarterback Taylor Barnhill.

    "Right when we got the ball, I knew the offense was going to punch it in. .I got on the side of him and just ripped it out. I ripped it out too fast because I was trying to recover it myself, but Jaymar got on top of it."

  • Major College Football Scores--video extra

     

    EAST

    Albany (NY) 41, Monmouth (NJ) 24

    Boston College 14, NC State 10

    Bryant 45, St. Francis (Pa.) 34

    Bucknell 21, Fordham 0

    Cornell 62, Columbia 41

    Dartmouth 21, Brown 16

    Delaware 24, Richmond 10

    Duquesne 29, Sacred Heart 15

    Harvard 37, Penn 20

    Holy Cross 29, Lafayette 24

    Lehigh 34, Georgetown 12

    Maine 32, UMass 21

    Nebraska 17, Penn St. 14

    Rutgers 27, Army 12

    Towson 56, New Hampshire 42

    Wagner 38, Robert Morris 17

    Yale 33, Princeton 24

  • Fall arrives late in some Southwestern pockets

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forests throughout the Southwest are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow has dusted mountain tops in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

    There's no denying it's fall.

    But for land managers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts, it was a long time coming in some areas. They had to wait a few extra weeks for summer to loosen its grip.