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Today's News

  • EPA official praises the state’s emission plan

    ALBUQUERQUE,  (AP) — A regional official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday commended Gov. Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Environment Department for trying to establish a greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program.
    Dallas-based EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz sent a letter to the governor, praising the state for pushing forward to reduce emissions by 15 percent within 10 years, despite other parties questioning the necessity of curbing the pollution being blamed for climate change.

  • Pair of NATO convoys attacked in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks Friday on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

    A truck driver and his assistant were burned alive in the second attack on a single tanker in the parking lot of a restaurant in southeastern Baluchistan province, said police officer Mohammad Azam. He said "anti-state elements" were behind the attack.

  • Golf: Europe leads early as heavy rains halt Ryder Cup

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Workers scurried around the greens with squeegees, furiously pushing the water away before every putt. Players sloshed down soaked fairways, desperately searching for a spot to hit from that was somewhat dry. The Americans couldn't even stay dry in their gaudy rainsuits.

    Finally, there was no way to go on.

    The Ryder Cup was halted in the middle of the fourball matches Friday morning because of heavy rain that turned Celtic Manor into a water-logged mess.

  • White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.

  • Census: No change in NM median household income

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Census Bureau reports that New Mexico didn't see a drop in household income like most states as the nation's economy deteriorated.

    The agency's American Community Survey found that New Mexico had a median household income of about $43,000 in 2009. Half of the state's households had income above that and half were below.

    The Census Bureau said 34 states had a decline, but North Dakota's household income increased from 2008 to 2009.

  • 'Shred of hope' all that's left for finding missing US balloonists alive

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Two missing American balloonists plunged toward the Adriatic Sea at 50 mph (80 kph) and likely didn't survive, race organizers said Friday.

    Flight director Don Cameron said that high rate of descent, if confirmed, leads him to be "very pessimistic" about the fate of veteran pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers come back to win 2-4A opener, 3-2

    Los Alamos volleyball head coach Garry Maskaly has said for a couple of years that the Bernalillo Spartan program was showing signs of improvement.
    Wednesday in their District 2AAAA opener, the Hilltoppers got a first-hand look at Bernalillo’s building program.
    Despite struggling to generate a big attack upfront, the Spartans played very good defense at Griffith Gymnasium and dinked and dunked their way to taking sets one and three.
    With its back to the wall, Los Alamos put together its two best sets of Wednesday’s match to take the contest 3-2.

  • NMAA: Board votes for playoff changes

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.

  • Football/volleyball: LA girls climb one spot in poll

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (10)    162    1
    2. Belen (5)        149    2
    3. Aztec (1)        141    3

  • Police ponder abuse charges

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home on Friday and leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that it appears Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.