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Today's News

  • Cross country: LA boys take 3rd, girls 4th at Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams both finished in the top four at Friday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational, but both also finished behind the host Chargers.
    Los Alamos’ boys came through with another solid performance, finishing third at Friday’s race, which took place on the Academy campus in Albuquerque. Despite a few lineup changes — Adam Lang got his first varsity start of the season — Los Alamos finished with 97 total points.
    On the girls’ side, Los Alamos scored 101 points to take fourth place overall.

  • Southern Calif. heat wave leaves many without power

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity.

    Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as temps hit 113 degrees in some parts.

  • A write-in candidate for governor will be allowed in general election

    SANTA FE (AP) — Kenneth A. Gomez of Bloomfield, a write-in candidate for governor, will be allowed in New Mexico’s general election even though he doesn’t have a running mate, the secretary of state’s office said Monday.
    The ruling will give New Mexicans another option — possibly for protest votes — in what’s shaping up as a close race between Democrat Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez.
    In 1990, two write-in tickets for governor received nearly 1,000 votes.

  • Football: Late figgie lifts Bears over flag-prone Pack

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears were going nowhere and hearing it from the crowd. Good thing the Green Bay Packers were intent on giving this one away.

    "I'd rather have an ugly win than an ugly loss," Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said.

    This one certainly wasn't pretty, even if the Bears remained unbeaten and established themselves as NFC contenders.

  • Consumer confidence drops to lowest since Feb.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' view of the economy turned grimmer in September amid escalating job worries, falling to the lowest point since February.

    The downbeat report, released Tuesday, raises more fears about the tenuous U.S. economic recovery. It also further underscores the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street; consumers' confidence fell further even as stocks rebounded in September.

  • Police: Man kills self after shooting at UT Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said.

    A man opened fire with an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library early Tuesday, UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said.

  • Consumer, business confidence both weaken

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' view of the economy turned grimmer in September amid escalating job worries, falling to the lowest point since February.

    The downbeat report was released Tuesday on the same day a survey of CEOs was released that showed dimming optimism about business. The Business Roundtable's poll indicated that executives weren't as optimistic about sales growth as they were in June, suggesting some are putting plans to hire more workers on hold.

  • Home prices rise 0.6 percent in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — A national gauge of home prices ticked up in July for the fourth straight month, but many cities are bracing for declines in the year ahead.

    The price increases were fueled by now-expired homebuyer tax credits. With the peak buying season over, a record number of foreclosures, job concerns and weak demand from buyers are pushing prices down.

  • Mexican governor among those feared dead in landslide

    OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — A hillside collapsed on a rural Mexican community on Tuesday and the region's governor said hundreds of people are feared dead.

    Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide in the town Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec buried 100 to 300 houses and speculated that 500 to 1,000 people could be dead.

  • Obama pushes to energize dispirited Dems

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Determined to energize dispirited Democrats, President Barack Obama told New Mexico voters on Tuesday that Republicans would reverse the progress he's made on education reform and student aid.