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Today's News

  • Kercher family perplexed by verdict freeing Knox

    PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — One family's judicial triumph has left another stunned and wondering who exactly murdered a daughter and sister who had only just arrived in Italy for a study abroad program.

    Meredith Kercher's brutal stabbing death on Nov. 1, 2007 left her family in shock and — four years later — still searching for answers after the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were overturned, allowing the two to walk free.

    The Kerchers have also lamented the fact that the 21-year-old victim had fallen into oblivion, with Knox the center of worldwide media attention.

  • Studies of universe's expansion win physics Nobel--video extra

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for overturning a fundamental assumption in their field by showing that the expansion of the universe is constantly accelerating.

    Their discovery created a new portrait of the eventual fate of the universe: a place of super-low temperatures and black skies unbroken by the light of galaxies moving away from each other at incredible speed.

    Physicists had assumed for decades that the expansion of the universe was getting ever-slower, meaning that in billions of years it would resemble today's universe in many important ways.

  • After 4-year ordeal, a Seattle homecoming for Knox--video extras

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle on Tuesday and was as overcome with emotion as she was a day earlier in Italy, when she was acquitted on murder charges after four years in prison. "Thank you for being there for me," she tearfully told her supporters in front of a crowd of international reporters.

    "I'm really overwhelmed right now," she said at a news conference minutes after she was escorted off a British Airways flight out of London. "I was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn't real."

  • Redistricting attorneys OK'd for Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A team of private lawyers will defend the Democratic-controlled Legislature in a court fight over redistricting, state legislative leaders decided Monday despite objections from Republicans.

    The Legislative Council voted along party lines to authorize the lawyers. They will represent the Legislature in lawsuits over plans for new boundaries of districts for Congress, the state House of Representatives, the state Senate and Public Regulation Commission.

  • Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (AP) — The lush grass in northern New Mexico provides a strong lure for drought-stricken ranchers looking for a way to feed their animals. But grazing in the mountains brings a risk of bovine high altitude disease, a potentially fatal illness that costs the beef industry some $60 million a year.

    As many as 2 million cattle graze on public and private land at high altitudes every summer, but with thousands developing the disease each year, ranchers take a chance when they send their animals into the hills.

  • The AP Top 25 College Football Scores

     

    No. 1 LSU (5-0) beat Kentucky 35-7. Next: vs. No. 12 Florida, Saturday.

    No. 2 Oklahoma (4-0) beat Ball State 62-6. Next: vs. No. 17 Texas at Dallas, Saturday.

    No. 3 Alabama (5-0) beat No. 12 Florida 38-10. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday.

    No. 4 Boise State (4-0) beat Nevada 30-10. Next: at Fresno State, Friday.

    No. 5 Oklahoma State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday.

    No. 6 Stanford (4-0) beat UCLA 45-19. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.

    No. 7 Wisconsin (5-0) beat No. 8 Nebraska 48-17. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 15.

    No. 8 Nebraska (4-1) lost to No. 7 Wisconsin 48-17. Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday.

  • Word on the Street 10-02-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon, a homeschooled seventh grader, recently asked Los Alamos Middle School students, “What do you like most about middle school?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-02-11
  • Fashion Maven: Choose the color that’s right for you

    I absolutely love colors, but they can be a bit tricky when it comes to actually wearing them. Some of you may never wear a very bright color, choosing instead to stick to a colorless outfit. This may be because you don’t know how to wear a bright color, or maybe you’re a bit color-shy.
    Take it from me, being color savvy is much more enjoyable than being color-shy. I know, you’re probably thinking, “well if it’s so great, then how do you do it?” Don’t worry. Here are some tips.
    Start out with small bits of color. If you have a dull-colored outfit, try adding a colorful necklace, bag, shoes, ring, bracelet, scarf, earrings, headband, belt, or other accessory.

  • Pirtle-Bowyer Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowyer are please to announce the engagement of their son, Justin Bowyer, to Lindsey Pirtle. Lindsey is the daughter of Dr. Scott Pirtle and Heidi Pirtle of Las Cruces. Justin is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and a New Mexico State University graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Justin is currently employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lindsey is a graduate of Las Cruces High School and received her bachelor’s degree in merchandising and marketing from New Mexico State University. Lindsey is currently employed at Los Alamos High School. The couple plan to wed in September 2012 in Las Cruces.