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Today's News

  • Gadhafi militia open fire on Libya protesters

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on protesters streaming out of mosques in the Libyan capital on Friday, demanding the regime's ouster, witnesses said, reporting at least four killed. Across rebellious cities in the east, tens of thousands held rallies in support of the first Tripoli protests in days.

  • Wis. Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.

  • New Zealand quake toll rises to 113 dead

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A woman plucked from a building that collapsed in this week's earthquake went ahead with her planned wedding Friday — a bright spot in Christchurch as the death toll rose to 113 and relatives anguished over the missing.

    Emma Howard told local media she was determined not to let Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude quake derail her plans for the wedding, even after she spent more than five hours trapped in a tiny cavity between the collapsed floors of an office building that was completely destroyed.

  • Wintry weather set to impact much of NM this weekend

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    BLUSTERY WINDS WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...

    A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHWEST COAST OF OREGON NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER WILL RACE INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY AND INTO NORTHERN ARIZONA ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

  • 4 Amish children die when buggy flips in Ky. creek

    DUBLIN, Ky. (AP) — A horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish family of nine who went to make a phone call toppled in a rain-swollen creek in rural Kentucky, killing four children who were swept away in the water, authorities said Friday.

    The group was traveling in a downpour in the dark Thursday about 8:30 p.m. CST when the buggy flipped during a severe storm. The buggy was crossing a creek that is normally a trickle, but often floods during heavy rains.

  • Saudi suspect in terror plot appears in fed. court

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A college student from Saudi Arabia accused of buying chemicals online as part of a plan to blow up key U.S. targets, including the home of former President George W. Bush, appeared in federal court in Texas on Friday.

    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

    Rod Hobson, his attorney, declined to comment as he left the courtroom in Lubbock. In a statement, he said the "eyes of the world are on this case" and how Aldawsari is treated.

  • Crowds flock to see lift-off of Discovery--Video included

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.

  • LANL hazmat unit investigates unusual odor at TA-22

    A number of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory were working in Technical Area 22 Thursday afternoon when some of the workers detected an unusual odor.

    Employees at TA-22 routinely work with small quantities of chemicals, said Jeff Berger, the lab's communications director.

    About half a dozen of the workers went to the LANL Occupational Medicine facility for examination. Medical personnel reportedly determined there were no injuries and the employees were released late Thursday afternoon.

  • This ain't no scam sister

    Consultants to the Public Education Department have been in the news the past few weeks.
    Use of the consultants has been called everything from a waste of money to insulting to a scam, the latter epithet coming from an Albuquerque Journal columnist.
    Before addressing the charges, consider public education in New Mexico. In general, we spend more money and get less than nearly every state.
    According to the National Education Association, during 2009 we spent $10,999 for each student in our public K-12 schools.

  • Win 10 Arbor Day trees

    Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.
    Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries, which attract songbirds all winter long.
    The nonprofit foundation is providing the trees for its “Trees for America” campaign. Join online for $10  at www.arborday.org/March.