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Today's News

  • Science may solarize windows

    A transparent, thin film capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area has been fabricated by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    Group Leader Oleg Gang of Brookhaven’s Soft and Biological Nanomaterials Division spoke about the project in general terms during an interview Thursday morning.

  • Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dead at 76

    Reds fans were taken aback when Sparky Anderson showed up in Cincinnati for his first day as a big league manager, an unknown taking over baseball's first professional team.

    Sparky who?

    Really?

    By the time he was done, this man with the shock of white hair and schoolboy nickname would produce a mighty list of achievements that featured three World Series titles — including crowns in each league — and a Hall of Fame entry on his resume.

  • Ex-congresswoman leads Martinez transition team

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson will lead Gov.-elect Susana Martinez's transition team in preparing for the Republican to take office in less than two months.

    Martinez announced Wilson's appointment on Thursday, describing her as "respected, accomplished, honest and a very trustworthy leader who will ensure that the administration has the most qualified individuals and principled people."

  • UNM-LA receives $3,000

    The Environmental, Technology and Energy Business Association (ETEBA) presented a $3,000 check to the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus during the Director’s Council meeting       Oct. 19 at UNM-LA.
    The money will be awarded by UNM-LA in the form of scholarships for students pursuing careers in technology.
    The president of ETEBA’s Southwest Chapter Paul Terp presented the check to UNM-LA’s Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page and to the Associate Director of Student Services Pat Boyer.

  • Yemen bomb only 17 mins. from exploding

    PARIS (AP) — One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, the French interior minister said Thursday.

    Brice Hortefeux provided no other details in an interview on France's state-run France-2 television, or say where he got the information about the timing.

    "One of the packages was defused only 17 minutes before the moment that it was set to explode," he said.

  • New reality: Obama, GOP talk compromise, conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a new willingness to yield to Republican demands on tax cuts and jettisoned a key energy priority on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he and fellow Democrats absorbed election losses so severe he called them a shellacking.

    But he bluntly swept aside any talk of repeal of his signature health care law — right after the House Speaker-in-waiting, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, vowed Republicans would do everything they could to wipe the legislation off the books.

  • Voter turnout statewide was 52 percent, matching 2006

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About half of New Mexico's registered voters cast ballots in the general election.

    Unofficial returns from the secretary of state's office showed about 599,000 people participated in Tuesday's election. That represents about 52 percent of New Mexico's voter registration.

    The rate of voter turnout matched the 2006 gubernatorial election, when not quite 569,000 voted. Turnout was 53 percent in 2002.

  • Gov.-elect Martinez shifts focus to governing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With a historic election behind her, Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez faced the daunting task Wednesday of assembling a team to run state government and deal with a looming budget shortfall when she takes office in less than two months.

    Martinez spent the day after her victory in planning meetings and starting to reach out to legislative leaders and other elected officials.

  • Fed to spend $600B in latest bid to help economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will sink $600 billion into government bonds in a bold plan that it hopes will drive interest rates even lower than they already are and start the chain reaction that finally creates jobs and invigorates the economy.

    The Fed said Wednesday that it would buy the bonds at a rate of about $75 billion a month through the middle of next year. The idea is to encourage people to spend more money and stimulate hiring, both ways of accelerating economic growth.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers face tough test in state quarterfinal

    For a team struggling to put balls into the net, Saturday’s win over the Kirtland Central Broncos couldn’t have come at a better time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team.
    However, goal scoring was one of the main problems the Hilltoppers encountered early this season in a loss to Farmington.
    But now, the Hilltoppers will have a chance to do what they failed to do earlier this season. They will face the Farmington Scorpions in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAA playoffs noon Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.