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Today's News

  • 2011 Animal Shelter alumni calendars on sale now

    Are you looking for a wonderful present for yourself or to use as a gift or a stocking stuffer? The Friends of the Shelter 2011 weekly day timer calendar features photos and heartwarming stories of locally adopted or rescued cats and dogs. The cover pinup is a white cat with Tabby swirls and startling green eyes, named Emerald,  who is FIV-positive and lives with a family in Los Alamos.  

  • Be There 11-10-10

    Today
    “Running High, Running Low: Trail Running in Copper Canyon and the Jemez,” an illustrated talk by David Coblentz will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.  Coblentz will describe his running of a 50-mile ultramarathon with the native Tarahumara Indian runners of Mexico and note the geologic similarities and differences between the geology of the Sierra Madres and the Jemez. The talk is free and open to the public.
    Thursday

  • Football: Auburn coach says Newton allegations 'pure garbage'

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers found themselves defending quarterback Cam Newton for the second time in five days, this time adamantly sticking up for the Heisman hopeful in the wake of allegations of academic cheating when he was at Florida.

  • Police: Mail bomb could have exploded over US

    LONDON (AP) — A mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States, British police said Wednesday.

    Forensic evidence showed the device, originally sent from Yemen by way of Cologne, Germany, was timed to be detonated about six to seven hours after the cargo aircraft carrying it left the U.K. for the U.S. The package was removed by police in Britain during transit.

  • Deficit panel leaders' plan curbs Social Security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday proposed reducing the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security, part of a bold plan to control $1 trillion-plus budget deficits.

    The proposal also would set a tough target for curbing the growth of Medicare and recommends looking at eliminating popular tax breaks, such as mortgage interest deduction.

  • Ex-senator heads gov.-elect's inaugural committee

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retired U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici will serve as honorary chairman of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez's inaugural committee.

    Martinez announced Domenici's appointment on Tuesday and said Andrea Goff of Hobbs will be the inaugural committee's executive director.

    Goff works as an independent fundraiser.

    Martinez said at a news conference that private money will finance her inaugural activities. The Republican takes office on Jan. 1.


     

  • COUNCIL GREEN LIGHTS TRINITY SITE DEVELOPER

    The long-awaited Trinity Site retail development became one step closer to fruition Tuesday night as the Los Alamos County Council gave the green light for county officials to begin negotiations with North American Development Group.

  • US approval of arms pact with Russia looking shaky

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approval of President Barack Obama's nuclear arms treaty with Russia, which once looked close to a sure thing, is now in jeopardy.

    The administration is scrambling to get enough Republican support in the Senate to ratify the New START treaty before the Democrats' majority shrinks by six in January. But Republicans have little incentive to give Obama a big political boost after leaving him reeling from their strong gains in last week's congressional elections.

  • House veterans to newcomers: Sweat the small stuff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Be work horses, not show horses. Choose details over drama. The small stuff? Sweat it. And do it fast.

    Republicans retaking control of the House in January are getting lessons from veterans of the past two transitions of power on Capitol Hill — 1994, when the GOP last took control of Congress, and 2006, when Democrats grabbed it back. Lesson No. 1: They have a short window to convince the public they're serious about changing the way Washington works.

  • GM reports $2B 3Q profit ahead of stock offering

    DETROIT (AP) — Strong profits on new cars and trucks helped General Motors Co. earn $2 billion in the third quarter, enhancing the company's appeal as it nears next week's initial public stock offering.

    The third-quarter earnings of $1.20 per share nearly match what GM made in the first two quarters of the year combined, aided by profits from overseas and healthy revenue from North America, the company said Wednesday. The earnings were boosted by higher prices from newly introduced models such as the Buick LaCrosse, a midsize luxury sedan.