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Today's News

  • Mubarak's final hours: Desperate bids to stay

    CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak was supposed to announce his resignation on Thursday. The Egyptian military expected it. The new head of his ruling party pleaded to him face-to-face to do it. But despite more than two weeks of massive demonstrations by protesters unmoved by lesser concessions, the president still didn't get it.

  • 'Egypt is Free' chants Tahrir after Mubarak quits

    CAIRO (AP) — Cries of "Egypt is free" rang out and fireworks lit up the sky over Cairo's Tahrir Square where hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium Friday after 18 days of peaceful pro-democracy protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to hand over power to the military, ending three decades of authoritarian rule.

  • YMCA's diabetes class

    The Family YMCA’s Diabetes 101-Education and Prevention class is being held from 12:05-12:55 p.m. Mondays.
    When the series is completed, it will begin again the first Monday of each month. The class is free to the public.
    For more information, call 662-3100.

  • Party names executive director

    Albuquerque — Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Monty Newman announced that Bryan Watkins will serve as the new executive director of the Republican Party of New Mexico.
    Watkins takes over the position after long-time party stalwart Marge Teague announced her retirement earlier this year.   

  • NM low-income seniors and Hispanics lead nation on AP exams

    Santa Fe — New Mexico’s senior class of 2010 led the nation in the percentage of low-income seniors taking and succeeding on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam, according to the College Board’s annual report to the nation.
    Additionally, Hispanic students in the state had one of the highest participation rates in the nation (49.4 percent) and the highest percentage of students scoring three or higher on an AP exam.
    Students in Los Alamos High School continue this high number of test takers.

  • Gov. frees funds for NM gas outage

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order that frees up as much as $750,000 in state emergency funding to help with costs incurred by state and local agencies after last week’s record cold temperatures and natural gas outages that affected tens of thousands of New Mexicans.
    The governor’s order was announced Thursday as teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency began assessing damages from southern New Mexico north to Española and Taos.

  • LAFD responds to elevated level of carbon monoxide

    At about 3 p.m. Thursday an alarm sounded at the fire department and an investigation found an elevated level of carbon monoxide in an area in White Rock. Right, a firefighter is seen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant in the 120 block of La Senda Road in White Rock.

  • Errors double in air traffic control

    WASHINGTON — In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a seeming contradiction that puzzles safety experts.
    The near collision last month of an American Airlines jet with 259 people aboard and two Air Force transport planes southeast of New York City, coupled with the rise in known errors, has raised concerns in Congress that safety may be eroding.

  • Obama learned of resignation of Mubarak in Oval Office

    WASHINGTON — Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.
    “It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

  • Profiling Los Alamos Public Schools

    A television crew hired by the Profile Series was in town Friday to shoot footage for a series of one-minute vignettes about Los Alamos Schools that will appear on a number of national cable staitions, including the Discovery Channel.