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Today's News

  • Shooting Near Texas A&M Kills Officer, Civilian

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus.

    Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the gunman also was shot Monday before being taken into custody.

    McCollum say the officer killed was a constable with Brazos County.

     He says a College Station police officer and another woman also were injured in the shooting.    

  • Commission picks moderators for October debates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in two decades, a woman has been tapped to moderate a presidential debate.

    CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate one of three October debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. Jim Lehrer of PBS and Bob Schieffer of CBS News will moderate the other two debates.

    Lehrer will question the candidates during the first debate on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver, focused on domestic topics.

    Crowley's Oct. 16 debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., will use a town hall format, allowing undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization to directly question the candidates. Foreign and domestic policy questions will both be fair game.

    Another female journalist, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, will moderate an Oct. 11 debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

  • New Mexico's chile harvest underway

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chile harvest has begun as grocery stores in Las Cruces are starting to roll out roasters in preparation for green chile sales.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that this year's crop is being sold at roadside stands in the Hatch area.

    A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that last week the New Mexico chile harvest was 11 percent complete.

    Retailers and canneries this year are subject to a new law that prevents falsely advertising that chile is New Mexico-grown, if it's from elsewhere.

    Katie Goetz, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, says inspectors have already found some violators and will be on the lookout as the season continues.

  • London Puts on a Rockin' Finish to Olympics
  • Today in History for August 13th
  • McIlroy wins PGA Championship by record 8 strokes

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Right down to his red shirt, Rory McIlroy looked every bit the part of golf's next star in another command performance at the PGA Championship.

    McIlroy validated his record-setting U.S. Open win last year by blowing away the field Sunday at Kiawah Island. One last birdie from 25 feet on the 18th hole gave him a 6-under 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the PGA Championship record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980.

    The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and he became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors. Tiger Woods was about four months older than McIlroy when he won his second major.

    Just like the U.S. Open, this one was never seriously in doubt.

  • US wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's hoops

    LONDON (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points, LeBron James added 19 and the U.S. men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, holding off stubborn Spain 107-100 on Sunday for the gold medal — just as the Americans did in 2008.

    Kobe Bryant added 17 for the U.S., which only led by one point after three quarters and was ahead just 97-91 when James drove the lane for a thunderous dunk and followed a miss by Spain with a 3-pointer.

    In the final minute, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski, in his final international game, took out his top stars who came to London determined to keep American basketball on top. When the final horn sounded, Krzyzewski locked James in a tight embrace as Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" rocked the arena.

    Pau Gasol scored 24 and Juan-Carlos Navarro had 21 for Spain, which had to settle for silver in the second straight Olympics.

  • Today in History for August 12th
  • Advancing Lives: On a journey to excellence

    Over the past year, the Los Alamos Public Schools conducted an extensive community listening process in an effort to develop a strategic plan to raise the quality of our schools to an even higher level of achievement.  Repeatedly, we asked the questions of “What do we do well?” and “What can we do better?” I feel we have heard your voices, and in the process, learned a great deal about the things our community values about education.  From information gathered, the school district will lay out a five-year strategic plan to move the district forward on a journey to excellence.

  • Curb, gutter work begins on Trinity Monday

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday.

    The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0 or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.