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Today's News

  • A tough task indeed

    There is no doubt that Governor-elect Susana Martinez faces a difficult task. Not only does she have to put together an administration to operate (and hopefully improve) New Mexico’s sprawling government, she now faces a $450 million deficit that must be dealt with in the next legislative session.

  • Lawyers: Request would violate Mascheroni's rights

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawyers for a former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist, who is accused of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon, say the government's request for a protective order in the case would violate their client's Constitutional rights.

    Prosecutors have asked a judge to restrict lawyers from releasing sensitive information in the case against Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni.

  • Clinton begins 4-nation tour in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables, an act she called an assault on the international community.

  • EU launches antitrust probe into Google

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators will probe whether Google Inc. has been manipulating its search results to stifle competition, funnel more traffic to its own services and protect its global stranglehold of the online search market.

  • Structure of LA government to be discussed at Thursday forum

    A public forum hosted by the Charter Review Committee and moderated by the League of Women Voters about the “structure of government” portion of the charter is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.
    Participants are welcome to come early at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and conversation before the forum begins.

  • Palestinians confront Israeli control in West Bank

    BANI HASSAN, West Bank (AP) — With a pledge to rebuild a demolished road, the Palestinian prime minister opened a confrontation with Israel Tuesday over the large parts of the West Bank that are under sole Israeli control.

  • Football: Westbrook rushes for 136 yards as 49ers roll

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Westbrook finally got an opportunity to show he can still do it. News that San Francisco's Frank Gore has a broken right hip means more chances are just ahead.

    Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in place of the injured Gore and the 49ers sent punchless Arizona to its sixth straight loss, 27-6 Monday night in a shower of boos from the Cardinals home crowd.

  • AP-CNBC Poll: Cut services to balance the budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To ease surging budget deficits, Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1 in a new poll. Yet there is little consensus on specific, meaningful steps — and a wariness about touching two gargantuan programs, Social Security and Medicare.

  • Obama, GOP call White House meeting 'productive'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work out their differences over taxes and vowed after their first formal meeting since the elections to work harder on a more cooperative approach. There was no consensus on whether to keep Bush era tax cuts in place for the middle class and wealthy alike.

  • Stanford, Wisconsin, Oklahoma are big BCS winners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford was the big winner in the latest BCS standings.

    The Cardinal, along with Wisconsin, all but locked up bids to the Bowl Championship Series, and Oklahoma earned a spot in the Big 12 title game by outpointing Oklahoma State and Texas A&M on Sunday.

    Auburn and Oregon also switched places at the top of the standings, with the Tigers slipping by the Ducks into first place — but that hardly matters.