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Today's News

  • Football: Top six college coaches in trouble

    Before the calendar even flipped to November, two coaches had been fired. Minnesota is already looking for a replacement for Tim Brewster and North Texas is in search of someone to follow Todd Dodge.

    Both were in precarious positions and both managed one victory the first half of the season.

  • Ford keeps rolling as net income jumps, debt eases

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is on a roll. Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the U.S. market. It's about to erase a big portion of its health care debts. And Ford is adding a significant number of jobs for the first time in years.

    The news puts Ford, which has now turned profits for a year and a half, even further ahead of its Detroit rivals as the American auto industry slowly turns around.

  • Indonesian volcano erupts, 20 injured by hot ash

    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. A 2-month old baby reportedly died as panicked villagers fled the area.

    Up to 20 people were injured by hot ash spewed from Mount Merapi, said an AP reporter who witnessed them being taken away for treatment.

  • Hussein aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody.

    Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Sahib did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would go to the gallows. Aziz has 30 days to launch an appeal.

  • Football: Romo breaks collarbone, Giants beat Cowboys 41-35

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo threw the pass, then didn't have a chance. Linebacker Michael Boley was coming right at him, unblocked and going full speed.

    The hit was so hard that when Romo landed on his left shoulder, Boley heard him "let out a little scream." All Romo remembers was how much trouble he had breathing.

  • Iran injects fuel into first nuclear reactor

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first atomic power plant on Tuesday, moving closer to the start up of a facility that leaders have touted as defying of international efforts to curtail the country's nuclear ambitions.

  • Indonesia tsunami kills 23, leaves scores missing

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia, killing at least 23 people and leaving more than 160 others missing, witnesses and officials said Tuesday.

    The fault that ruptured Monday, running the length of the west coast of Sumatra island, also caused the 9.1-magnitude quake that unleashed a monster tsunami around the Indian Ocean in 2004, killing 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

  • RI Dem: Obama can 'shove it' for not endorsing him

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor, widely seen as more conservative than the independent seeking to lead the heavily Democratic state, said Monday that President Barack Obama can "shove it" after learning Obama would not endorse him.

  • Soccer: LA boys get fifth seed, girls sixth seed in 4A tournament

    Both the Los Alamos boys and girls soccer teams will host first round games this weekend to start the Class AAAA playoffs.

    The state Class AAAA tournament will start Friday and continue through next weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament and will host 12th-seeded Los Lunas in the opening round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Los Alamos’ girls picked up a No. 6 seed and will meet No. 11 Kirtland Central in the first round.

  • Obama preps for reshaped postelection presidency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for political life after a bruising election, President Barack Obama will put greater emphasis on fiscal discipline, a nod to a nation sick of spending and to a Congress poised to become more Republican, conservative and determined to stop him.

    He is already giving clues about how he will govern in the last two years of his term.