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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Citing deficit, Obama to freeze federal worker pay

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce a two-year pay freeze for federal employees Monday, a move White House officials say is the first of many difficult decisions that must be made to reduce the nation's mounting deficit.

  • Winter Weather Advisory through Monday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED BELOW 7000 FEET WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS WITHIN THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

  • Boys basketball: 'Toppers lose home opener Saturday

    Since taking over the head coaching job for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program, Matt King has made no bones that his team will be a work-in-progress during the 2010-11 season.
    And now, two games into the season, he is fully aware of where the most work needs to take place.
    In their home opener of the season, and the first home game in King’s coaching stint at Los Alamos, the Hilltoppers turned the ball over 28 times, including losing the ball 17 times in the second and third quarters.

  • Girls basketball: Elks top LA with late scores

    While there are some questions surrounding the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team heading into the 2010-11 season, the Hilltoppers showed they might have some answers soon.
    Friday night in their season debut, the Hilltoppers looked like they might pull out a big win against a very tough opponent the Pojoaque Elks. Instead, however, the Elks rallied from a late 6-pont deficit to earn a 53-51 victory.
    Los Alamos opened its 2010-11 campaign Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Update 11-28-10

    Closed council session

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a closed session at 5 p.m. Thursday in the county attorney’s conference room to discuss limited personnel matters and threatened or pending litigation.

    Toys for Tots

    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.