.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • White House agrees to $6.5B more in budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican on Friday blasted the Obama administration's opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year, calling a White House bid to cut $6.5 billion "one more proposal to maintain the status quo."

  • NM House to vote on halting immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House faces a politically charged vote as it considers whether to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    The House is to take up the issue when it convenes on Friday.

  • Goodell, NFL executives at mediator's office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve.

    That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players' union Friday.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several league executives arrived at the offices of federal mediator George Cohen in the morning, with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire at midnight. Both groups agreed to a 24-hour extension on Thursday, with another extension on the agenda.

    Each side was expected to meet separately with Cohen before any negotiations would be held.

  • NM House to vote on halting immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is facing a politically charged vote as it considers whether to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    The House is to take up the issue when it convenes on Friday.

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her allies succeeded Thursday in a parliamentary maneuver to force the issue to a vote by the 70-member chamber.

  • Wis. governor warns of layoffs, talks to Democrats

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

  • Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent — a nearly two-year low.

    The economy added 192,000 jobs last month, with factories, professional and business services, education and health care among those expanding employment. Retailers, however, trimmed jobs. State and local governments, wrestling with budget shortfalls, slashed 30,000 jobs, the most since November. Federal government hiring was flat.

  • Oil rises to near $103 as Libya conflict escalates

    Oil prices rose to near $103 a barrel Friday as Libyan government and rebel forces dug in amid fierce fighting while protests restarted in the capital Tripoli, raising investor fears of protracted oil output cuts.

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up 82 cents at $102.73 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 32 cents to settle at $101.91 on Thursday.

    In London, Brent crude for April delivery was up 86 cents to $115.65 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

  • Former youth pastor gets 18 years on child porn charge

    Former Los Alamos youth pastor Matthew Nichols, 62, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison to be followed by registration as a sex offender and lifetime supervision, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales. The sentence also includes a $10,000 fine.

    Nichols was a youth minister at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church when he was indicted on six charges last June. 

    In an agreement with prosecutors, Nichols pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and attempted distribution of child pornography.

  • Otowi Station's Best Sellers 03-03-11

    1.  “Tomie’s Little Mother Goose,”
    Tomie DePaola

    2.  “American Prometheus,”
    Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
     3.  “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    4.  “Anathem,” Neal Stephenson
     5.  “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    6.  “Minding Frankie,” Maeve Binchy
    7.   “The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien
    8.  “The Imperfectionists,” Tom Rachman

  • Top 10 Movies 03-03-11

    1.  “Hall Pass,” weekend gross, $13.5 million
    2.  “Gnomeo and Juliet,” weekend gross,
    $13.4 million
    3.  “Unknown” weekend gross, $12.5 million
     4.  “I Am Number Four,” weekend gross, $11 million
    5. “Just Go With It,”
    weekend gross, $10.5 million
    6.  “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    7.   “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” weekend gross, $7.6 million