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Today's News

  • Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for taking on union rights in an effort to address his state's money woes, gets another chance to bolster his conservative credentials when he unveils his full budget plan Tuesday.

  • Rebel-held city near Tripoli celebrates battle win

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrated with a victory march after they managed to repel an overnight attack by pro-Gadhafi forces.

    "Allahu Akbar (God is Great) for our victory," residents of Zawiya chanted as they paraded through the city's main square. Some carried on their shoulders an air force colonel they said had just defected to the rebels' side.

  • Torres confirmed as NM health secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Dr. Catherine Torres as the state's health secretary.

    The 48-year-old Las Cruces pediatrician will be in charge of the department that runs public health clinics across the state, manages programs for the developmentally disabled and operates several state health facilities, including a mental hospital and long-term care nursing homes.

    The health department also administers New Mexico's medical marijuana program.

  • NM spaceport gets new executive director

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Spaceport Authority's board of directors has named a retired Air Force civilian official as the spaceport's next executive director.

    Gov. Susana Martinez's office announced Christine Anderson's appointment Monday. Anderson previously served for 30 years in civilian positions with the Air Force, including several years at Kirtland Air Force Base.

  • Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Russell, the busty brunette who shot to fame as the sexy star of Howard Hughes' 1941 Western "The Outlaw," died Monday of respiratory failure, her family said. She was 89.

    Although Russell largely retired from Hollywood after her final film, 1970's "Darker Than Amber," she had remained active in her church, with charitable organizations and with a local singing group until her health began to decline just a couple weeks ago, said her daughter-in-law, Etta Waterfield. She died at her home in Santa Maria.

  • L.A. Teen Center Opens

    The L.A. Teen Center opened Monday at lunchtime for youth in 9th to 12th grade. The center is across from Los Alamos High School in the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Church.

    The Family YMCA is operating the new facility, which will have its official grand opening for the community in a couple of weeks.

    In the meantime, teens can participate in the many activities available at the center including computers with high-speed wireless Internet, Wii video games, PS3 PlayStation, ping pong, air hockey, study area, pool table, television and more.

  • Bodies of 2 people found in burned car in NM

    HERNANDEZ, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they believe they know the identities of two people whose charred bodies were found in a burning car west of Espanola.

    But state police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia says police are not releasing names until the families can be notified and the identities can be confirmed.

    He says the bodies are believed to be those of two Espanola-area residents.

    Authorities have not determined what killed the pair.

  • Basketball: LA girls get No. 12 seed in tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will face the Grants Pirates in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    Los Alamos, which finished second in the District 2AAAA tournament to Espanola Valley Saturday night, earned a 12 seed into the playoffs.

    The Class 4A playoffs start this weekend. Los Alamos and fifth-seeded Grants are scheduled to face off Friday night. Tip-off time had yet to be announced.

    Los Alamos' boys were not selected for an at-large bid this season. Los Alamos finished fourth in the 2AAAA tournament.

  • Stunned Texans survey homes destroyed by wildfires

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Stunned and weary residents of a Texas Panhandle town were allowed to return to what was left of homes on Monday, a day after fleeing one of several wind-driven wildfires that scorched some 190 square miles in the state.

    Shaken residents of rural Mesilla Park who spent Sunday night in a shelter in nearby Amarillo waited in their cars at a roadblock until authorities gave them the all-clear to return home to survey the damage. The 30 destroyed homes in the town were among at least 75 that burned statewide.

  • Oscars go young and hip, with traditional results

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — These were supposed to be the younger, hipper Academy Awards, the ones that shook up the ceremony's conventions with popular, great-looking emcees in actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who were unlike the middle-aged comedians and TV talk-show hosts of years past.