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Today's News

  • Boston hospital performs full face transplant

    BOSTON (AP) — A Texas construction worker badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago has received the nation's first full face transplant at a Boston hospital.

    More than 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac (POE'-ma-hawk) performed the 15-hour operation last week on 25-year-old Dallas Wiens (WEENS), of Fort Worth, Texas. He was listed in good condition at the hospital on Monday.

  • UN nuke chief: revamped emergency responses needed

    VIENNA (AP) — Japan's nuclear crisis has exposed huge weaknesses in how the world deals with such disasters, the U.N. nuclear chief said Monday, urging changes in emergency nuclear responses worldwide.

    Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also told a 35-nation IAEA board meeting that — while the situation at Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear site remains serious — "we are starting to see some positive developments."

  • Cruise missile blasts Gadhafi's compound--see video


    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A cruise missile blasted Moammar Gadhafi's residential compound in an attack that carried as much symbolism as military effect, and fighter jets destroyed a line of tanks moving on the rebel capital. The U.S. said the international assault would hit any government forces attacking the opposition.

  • Workers flee Japan nuke plant as smoke rises--watch video

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Gray smoke rose from two reactor units Monday, temporarily stalling critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems to stabilize Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear complex.

    Workers are racing to bring the nuclear plant under control, but the process is proceeding in fits and starts, stalled by incidents like the smoke and by the need to work methodically to make sure wiring, pumps and other machinery can be safely switched on.

  • Dozens of puppies may be euthanized unless adopted

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Plans by the city-county animal shelter in Las Cruces to euthanize about 50 puppies will be re-evaluated after a weekend rush of adoptions.

    Kennel supervisor Paul Richardson says the number of expected euthanizations is way down because people came to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley after hearing about the plans.

    Richardson says 17 puppies were adopted Saturday and the shelter was on track to do about the same on Sunday. That's way above normal.

  • Some progress seen in Japan nuclear crisis

  • Radiation discovery fans food fears in Japan

  • Toll from Japan disasters at 8400

  • Fishing report 03-20-11

    Northeast

    Cimarron River: Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are .30 cfs and 6.2 cfs near Cimarron. Fishing conditions are slow due to water levels and cold weather. Conditions are not likely to improve much until spring when warmer weather and flows come back up.
    Costilla Creek: The flow is 6.6 cfs near the town of Costilla. No report due to ice and low flows.

  • Men's basketball: Coach K picks up 899th win

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyrie Irving stole the inbound pass and sped downcourt toward the helpless Hampton defender under the basket. He leaped for a layup with his right hand, then switched to his left in mid-air.
    Duke’s electrifying point guard sure didn’t look like he hadn’t played since December. And if he keeps producing highlights like this, his Hall of Fame coach will take care of two milestones in a matter of days.