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Today's News

  • George and Joyce Berzins

    George and Joyce Berzins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a month-long cruise in the Mediterranean Sea and tour of Italy and Turkey. The family celebrated together at Disney World in December.
    George Berzins and Joyce Rasmussen were married Sept. 17, 1960 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, Mich.
    George is a retired physicist from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was employed for 31 years. The couple has been residents of Los Alamos for 44 years, with a sabbatical year in New Zealand.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers hold on late to top Jaguars

    With one minute remaining, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked well on its way to picking up its third win of the District 2AAAA season.
    With 21.6 seconds remaining, everything was up in the air.
    The Hilltoppers survived a scare Saturday night to pick up the victory. Christine Larribas picked off a pass on the Capital Jaguars’ side of the court to break up a potential game-tying drive and the Hilltoppers hit some big late free throws to win 58-55.

  • SNOW TAPERS OFF, BONE-CHILLING COLD REMAINS

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT 1 TO 3 INCHES OF FRESH SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS MORNING... WITH HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN SUMMITS... AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAIN SUMMITS... NEAR THE COLORADO LINE.

    * TIMING... SNOW THIS MORNING WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

  • Miss. gov. juggles White House hopes, state's past

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Haley Barbour's folksy style, savvy leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and success as a GOP strategist have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Golf: Haas, Mickelson tied for lead while Tiger falters

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The way Phil Mickelson likes to play golf, he didn't have much fun Saturday at Torrey Pines.

    Based on how he needs to play the South Course, Phil was thrilled.

    Mickelson gave up on his swashbuckling style by playing it safe in the Farmers Insurance Open, making eight pars and a birdie on the back nine for a 4-under 68 that gave him a share of the lead with Bill Haas.

  • Comcast takes control of NBC Universal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., took control of NBC Universal after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services such as Netflix and Hulu.

    The deal closed shortly before midnight EST on Friday.

    The takeover gave the cable-hookup company 51 percent control of NBC Universal, which owns the nation's fourth-ranked broadcaster, NBC; the Universal Pictures movie studio and related theme parks; and a bevy of cable channels including Bravo, E! and USA.

  • State child welfare agency under scrutiny

     

     

    SANTA FE — As a father finalized funeral arrangements for his 3-year-old son this week,New Mexico's governor is placing the state's child welfare agency under scrutiny in the investigation of the boy's death.

  • Tennis: Clijsters tops China's Li Na, wins Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Saturday.

    The loss ended an outstanding run through the tournament by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

    Li appeared to become upset with some of the Chinese spectators in the crowd in the third set and asked the chair umpire to intervene. She later complained about the flashes from photographers at center court.

  • Russia identifies airport bomber as Caucasus man

    MOSCOW (AP) — The suicide bomber who killed 35 people and wounded 180 at Moscow's largest airport was a 20-year-old man from the volatile southern Caucasus region, Russian investigators said Saturday.

    Breaking a five-day silence over the probe, federal investigators also said foreigners were deliberately targeted, marking an ominous new tactic in Russia's losing battle with extremism.

  • In turnabout, Dems say GOP has dropped job focus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans won dozens of elections last fall after claiming Democrats had focused too little on creating jobs. Now GOP lawmakers stand accused of the same charge, using their new House majority to push to repeal the president's health care law, restrict abortions and highlight other social issues important to their most conservative supporters.

    Republican leaders say they have a jobs agenda, kicked off by their attempt to unravel what they call the Democrats' "jobs-killing" health overhaul.