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Today's News

  • Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes for the next two years while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits.

  • Make a list and check it twice

    The holiday season can be a hectic time of year. Buying gifts, cooking and decorating are just a few of the activities that we are busy with right now.
    But soon children will be out of school for winter recess, it’s also an important time to be mindful of safety.
    Here are a few simple tips to keep the holidays merry and safe:
    • Place your tree or menorah away from fireplaces, radiators or portable heaters.

  • Chrysler, Volkswagen issue large recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chrysler is recalling more than 367,000 minivans to address potential accidental air bag deployments. Volkswagen is recalling more than 228,000 vehicles to address potential fuel leaks.

    Chrysler says its recall affects 2008 model year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

  • Suicide bombers kill at least 39 in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people, including a newborn baby, at a Shiite mourning ceremony, state media reported.

    The attack, which also injured 90 people, took place outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chahbahar, near the border with Pakistan, the official IRNA news agency said.

  • Senate to vote on package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at a Jan. 1 deadline, the Senate is poised Wednesday to pass legislation that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant rate increase.

  • Gunman fires at Fla. school board, kills self

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 56-year-old ex-convict calmly held a school board at gunpoint and said he was seeking redress for his wife's firing before shooting at the superintendent at short range and then killing himself.

    No bullets struck the superintendent, Bill Husfelt, who credited God for his escape late Tuesday. The gunman, Clay A. Duke, apparantly created a Facebook page last week that refers to class warfare and is laced with images from the movie "V for Vendetta," in which a mysterious figure battles a totalitarian government.

  • Facebook founder named Time's Person of Year

    Year" for 2010.

    At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.

    Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he's in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country's wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations.

  • 'Significant' Winter Storm In Progress

    The National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Warning:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTAL 10 TO 18 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2 FEET OVER WEST FACING SLOPES... ESPECIALLY THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

  • LA’s USTA team headed to sectionals

    The Los Alamos ladies’ senior tennis team won a pair of playoff matches over the weekend to put them into the Southwest Sectionals.
    Los Alamos won the Northern New Mexico District playoffs in the seniors’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 division. Los Alamos knocked off both Tanoan Country Club of Albuquerque Saturday afternoon and Sangre de Cristo of Santa Fe Sunday.
    In both of the weekend contests, which were held at Urban Park, Los Alamos took the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to win the best-of-three playoffs, both by counts of 2-1.

  • Community announcements 12-14-10

    Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.