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Today's News

  • AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will be written before their own.

    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that baby boomers believe by a ratio of 2-to-1 they won't be able to rely on the giant health insurance plan throughout their retirement.

  • Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's intelligence service on Wednesday arrested four people suspected of planning an "imminent" terror attack against a newspaper that printed the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

    Swedish police said they arrested a fifth suspect.

  • Footbal: Webb-led Vikings upset Eagles Tuesday night

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Written off by nearly everyone, the Minnesota Vikings wouldn't let two extra days sitting around a hotel bring them down.

    After all they've been through this season, it may have given them extra motivation.

    Rookie Joe Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and the lowly Vikings stunned Michael Vick and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in the NFL's first Tuesday game since 1946.

  • Palestinians to take settlement battle to UN

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to condemn Israeli settlement construction, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday, part of a growing Palestinian campaign to rally international pressure against Israel with peace efforts deadlocked.

  • Airlines play huge game of catch-up in NYC area

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports trying to shepherd a backlog of planes churned snow plows through the night, kept snack bars open late and scrubbed teeming terminals ceaselessly in an effort to return thousands of passengers stranded by a weekend snowstorm to their homes.

    By morning, most flights at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport were taking off and landing as scheduled. Continental Airlines said on its website that its hub there was nearly normal but that some cancelations and delays remained.

  • Road crews prep for winter storm

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highway crews are preparing for a winter storm approaching New Mexico.

    State Transportation Secretary Gary Giron (Hee ROHN') says snow plows and crews are ready to hit the highway as soon as the storm rolls in.

    The National Weather Service says the winter storm is expected to hit portions of western and northern New Mexico Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

    Heavy snowfall, strong to damaging winds and very cold temperatures are expected.

  • Basketball: LA opens Poe Corn tourney vs. Roswell

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have a tall order to fill tonight when it takes on the defending Class 4A champions.
    Los Alamos meets the Roswell Coyotes in the first round of the Poe Corn Invitational tonight. The Poe Corn, one of the oldest continuously held basketball tournaments in the state, gets going today in Roswell.
    In recent years, the Hilltoppers have been a regular at the Poe Corn. In 2009, the Hilltoppers finished third in the tournament, topping co-host Goddard in the third place game one night after struggling against the Coyotes.

  • Martinez taps Johnsonians

    New Mexico is about to get a new governor, but if the people assisting her are any indication, the emerging Republican administration of Susanna Martinez just might bear a noticeable resemblance to the administration of the state’s out-going GOP governor eight years ago, Gary Johnson.
    If there was anything consistent about Martinez’s campaign this year, it was her call for voters to kick the “Ins” out.

  • Police Beat 12-28-10

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 12

    2:25 p.m. – A 25-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that her car was keyed while parked at Mountain Elementary School on North Road. The estimated damage is unknown.
    Dec. 16

  • Petition failed to reflect opinion

    A sworn affidavit filed during last month’s injunction hearing indicates that former County Attorney Mary McInerny advised petitioner Richard Hannemann, that in her opinion, the wording in the petition he intended to circulate was illegal.

    His petition called for an election where voters would decide whether a new municipal building should replicate the original structure at the site near Ashley Pond.