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Today's News

  • SKorea to make islands near NKorea 'fortresses'

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president promised Tuesday to transform five islands that lie along the tense maritime border with North Korea into "military fortresses" impervious to the kind of deadly attack the rival neighbor launched last month.

    As the government in Seoul struggles to counter the widespread impression its response was too weak and too slow, the new defense minister also ordered his top commanders to retaliate with force if attacked.

  • Obama tries to quell Dems' anger over tax plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scheduled a short-notice news conference Tuesday to sell a new tax cut compromise that makes big concessions to Republicans as the White House scurried to assuage angry Democrats.

    Vice President Joe Biden traveled to the Capitol to lobby senators as liberal groups attacked the proposal that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the richest, for two years. They argued that Obama had abandoned a long-held position in fashioning the compromise.

  • Democrats meet with Obama over tax cuts deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama met with Democratic congressional leaders at the White House on Monday, eager to seal a year-end bipartisan agreement to extend expiring tax cuts to all Americans and renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

    The White House has also been floating the possibility of including a temporary payroll tax holiday in any agreement as a way to help stimulate the economy, officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss recent developments.

  • Cowboys' Don Meredith dies after brain hemorrhage

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's "Monday Night Football" broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72.

    Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died.

    "He was the best there was," she said, describing him as kind, warm and funny. "We lost a good one."

  • Italian boat finds remains of US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — An Italian fishing boat early Monday pulled the remains of two American balloonists from the Adriatic Sea, ending a two-month hunt for the pair's bodies in one of ballooning's darkest chapters.

    The boat hauled in the balloon and its gondola with the bodies of the Americans still inside while fishing 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of Vieste, said Port Cmdr. Guido Limongelli in Vieste, a town on the "spur" of boot-shaped Italy jutting into the Adriatic sea.

  • Swimming and diving: Toppers pick up wins at home meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams took top honors in their home opener Saturday.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls hosted the Los Alamos Open Saturday. A total of 14 teams from northern New Mexico competed in the event.
    Los Alamos’ boys earned 472.5 points, more than half-again better than Sue Cleveland High School. Los Alamos’ girls collected 554 points, which was good enough for a decisive victory over runner-up Cleveland.

  • Girls basketball: LA tops Moriarty at home to pick up first win of year, 42-31

    Making its last home appearance before heading out on a grueling, month-long road trip, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was hoping to get going on the right foot.
    With a big defensive effort in the first quarter and some timely shooting in the second half, the Hilltoppers were able to do just that Saturday night.

  • Wrestling: Geyer takes 3rd in LA's season opener

    There were few surprises one way or the other for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team in its first outing of the 2010-11 season.
    The Hilltoppers opened up their campaign Saturday at the Manzano Invitational in Albuquerque, a singles tournament with some tough customers from around northern New Mexico taking part.
    Los Alamos earned one medal in the varsity bracket Saturday and fell just one match short of a second after putting a limited number of entries into the main draw. The team also picked up a first place and a second place junior varsity finish.

  • Hockey: LA routs Cibola, Taos this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team picked up a pair of big wins this weekend, including a decisive victory over one of their main rivals.
    Los Alamos upended the Taos Ice Tigers Saturday afternoon, taking an 8-3 road victory to improve to 6-1 on the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League season. Just one night earlier at home, the Hilltoppers earned a 5-1 win over the Cibola Cougars.
    Saturday’s win gave the Hilltoppers a measure of revenge against the Tigers, who handed them their only loss of the season, that coming in their opener Nov. 12.

  • Schedule for Dec. 6-11

    Monday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Belen, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Joe Armijo Invite, 1 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Highland at Joe Armijo Invite, 5:15 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, TBA.