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Today's News

  • Hockey: 'Toppers close out season with wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team grabbed victories in its final regular season outings this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers routed the Santa Fe Blue Jackets 8-1 Friday night in Santa Fe, then topped the La Cueva Bears at home Sunday, taking a 7-5 decision.
    Against the Blue Jackets, Los Alamos broke open a 1-0 game after one period, scoring three times in the second period and four more in the third. Santa Fe’s lone goal of the game came on a power play chance with 4:19 remaining.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls win district title, boys are second

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team won the District 1 championship in a big way Saturday.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 411.50 points at Saturday’s meet in Santa Fe. They outdistanced district runner-up Santa Fe (336 points), the only team that finished within 100 points.
    Additionally, the Hilltoppers were able to qualify four different individuals at Saturday’s meet. The top two finishers in each event, regardless of time, advance to the state meet, which will start Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Will Palin's unconventional style bring success?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She says what she wants, does what she wants and makes no apologies. And love her or hate her, you can't really argue with this: Politics as usual has never been Sarah Palin's style.

    "I wasn't wired to play that game," the former Alaska governor says in "Going Rogue," the memoir whose title reflects her affinity for going her own way.

  • Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people marching for the ouster of Yemen's U.S.-allied president clashed Tuesday with police and government supporters, and at least three demonstrators were injured in a fifth straight day of Egypt-inspired protests.

  • E-mails: Ariz. college was on alert for Loughner

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona college that Jared Loughner attended was on alert and concerned he would return to the Tucson campus a week before a Jan. 8 shooting spree that killed six and wounded 13, including a congresswoman, according to e-mail messages.

  • Stocks fall after surprisingly weak retail sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Tuesday after the government reported surprisingly weak retail sales numbers.

    The Commerce Department said retail sales rose for the seventh straight month in January, but the increase was the smallest since June. Retail sales rose 0.3 percent, just half of what economists had predicted.

  • Grammys sing the praises of independent labels

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales.

    Meanwhile, the rest of music industry is trying to figure out if the unsung acts from smaller labels are winning major awards because of the viral nature of the Internet — or in spite of it.

  • GOP mocks Obama budget, House weighs spending cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are mocking President Obama's $3.73 trillion budget for 2012 for waving feebly at historically huge federal deficits. As if to show how it should be done, they are ready to start muscling their own package of deep cuts in domestic spending through the House.

  • Obama resurrects rejected tax increases in budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget proposal resurrects a series of tax increases on certain corporations and the wealthy that were largely ignored by Congress when Democrats controlled both chambers. Republicans, who now control the House, are signaling they will be even less receptive.

  • Firefighters rescue woman in Pajarito Canyon

    A 69-year-old woman broke her hip after falling off a horse on a rugged trail in Potrillo Canyon in White Rock Monday afternoon. She was about halfway down to the Rio Grande River when the accident occurred, said Fire Marshal Michael Thompson.

    The woman’s injuries were such that Los Alamos firefighters were needed to transport her from the location of the accident on a wheeled stretcher over rough terrain to one of LAFD’s off-road vehicles.

    Erika Gorman is a friend of the injured woman whom she said did not wish to be identified.