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Today's News

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers pick up 2nd win at home tournament

    It’s been a couple of years since the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team has earned its way into the state Class AAAA tournament during the regular season.
    But with its win Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course, it’s just one tournament away from doing just that during the fall 2010 season.
    Los Alamos won Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, finishing with an overall team score of 386, 18 shots better than St. Pius X. The score gave Los Alamos its second state qualification leg in as many tournaments. Three are required for state qualification.

  • Stocks waver ahead of Fed's decision

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors held back from making big moves in the stock market Tuesday as they waited to see if the Federal Reserve might take new actions to stimulate the economy.

    The uncertainty has put a big September rally on hold before the central bank's meeting wraps up Tuesday afternoon.

  • Football: Holbrook to have exploratory surgery

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley says quarterback B.R. Holbrook will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee.

    Holbrook, who started the Lobos' first two games, sat out last weekend's 56-14 loss to Utah and will miss Saturday's game at UNLV.

    His status beyond that is undetermined.

  • Football: McKinley found dead, police suspect suicide

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the third time in four years, the Denver Broncos are dealing with the death of a teammate.

    Wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home Monday in an apparent suicide.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's home in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found McKinley's body in the second-floor master bedroom. He said detectives believe McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Fed ponders whether bolder economic action needed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are wrestling with what additional steps — if any — should be taken to strengthen the plodding economy and drive down near double-digit unemployment.

  • Gays in military a hot button topic this election cycle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's John McCain versus Lady Gaga on Tuesday as the Senate takes up the emotional issue of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

  • Local espionage suspect released to halfway house

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A physicist accused after an FBI sting operation of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon has been released to a halfway house.

    Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni appeared Monday in Albuquerque before a federal magistrate.

    A defense attorney argued Mascheroni has posed no threat to national security or a danger to the community in the 11 months since a search warrant was served at his Los Alamos home.

    The judge also agreed to place Mascheroni's wife, Marjorie, on house arrest.

  • 2010 Border Governors Conference concludes with signing of U.S.-Mexico joint agreement

    SANTA FE — Governors of the states lining both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border gathered at the Eldorado Hotel for the 28th annual Border Governors Conference.

    Immigration, arms trafficking and border violence were some of the tough issues the governors tackled.

  • FDA to consider approval of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat.

    The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, the Massachusetts company that made the marketing request, said at the meeting Monday that his company's fish product is safe and environmentally sustainable.

  • Peyton wins Manning bowl, Colts beat Giants

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning showed some compassion for his little brother. It didn't help — the Indianapolis Colts pummeled Eli anyway.

    Big brother Peyton dispensed with his usual encouragement for his defense to get after the opposing quarterback. No matter: Peyton proved he still rules America's first family of quarterbacks and the Colts dominated Eli's New York Giants 38-14 Sunday night.

    Manning Matchup II was no contest.