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Today's News

  • Emanuel faces big money woes as next Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won't have much time to celebrate his victory as Chicago's new mayor.

    Emanuel, who overwhelmed the race with truckloads of money and friends in high places from Washington to Hollywood, will take control of a city in deep financial trouble with problems ranging from an understaffed police department to underperforming schools.

  • Israeli tanks strike Gaza after mortar attack

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say 11 people, including at least six militants, have been wounded by Israeli tank fire in the Gaza Strip.

    The military says it opened fire Wednesday after the militants detonated a bomb targeting a passing Israeli patrol near the border and then fired mortars at the soldiers.

  • Arizona Senate panel OKs illegal immigration bill

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Senate committee late Tuesday narrowly approved a sweeping bill that would target illegal immigrants in public housing, public benefits and the workplace.

    The committee earlier Tuesday also approved a bill that would deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants in a measure designed to set up a possible U.S. Supreme Court case on the issue.

  • Clampdown in Libyan capital as protests close in

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clamped down in Tripoli, with the sound of gunfire ringing in the air, while protesters who control much of the eastern half of Libya claimed new gains in cities and towns closer to the heart of Gadhafi's regime in the capital.

  • Unions rally at NM Capitol, object to budget cuts

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions are flexing their political muscle in New Mexico against proposed budget cuts and in defense of collective bargaining rights.

    Several hundred people rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday in support of union workers in Wisconsin, which are protesting a plan by the Republican governor to roll back public employees' rights to negotiate benefits and working conditions.

  • Israel: Iranian naval vessels are provocation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East.

    The vessels headed toward Syria, but were expected to remain in international waters as they passed the Israeli coast.

  • NZ earthquake death toll at 75 as search continues

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to communicate with those on the outside.

    Search teams using their bare hands, dogs, heavy cranes and earth movers worked frantically on Wednesday in one of New Zealand's largest cities to find survivors of a powerful earthquake as officials raised the death toll to at least 75.

  • New bill expands on NM’s Gift Act

    Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque introduced House Bill 604 Thursday, which would bar registered lobbyists and major government contractors from making political contributions.

  • Hard at work at the stables

    Recently an individual uses a tractor to gather up horse manure at the North Mesa Stables.

  • Police Beat 02-22-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Feb. 10

    9:41 p.m. – Robyn Vargas, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant for failure to appear and contempt of court.
    Feb. 14

    7:23 a.m. – Scott Irving, 40, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Trinity Drive.