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Today's News

  • Public input needed in CIP process

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at council chambers.
    The CIP projects that will be discussed are:
    • Ice Rink Bathroom and Locker Rooms (CIP-048-1) - Study for construction of new locker rooms, ADA/Family style bathrooms and a storage area at the County Ice Rink;

  • Football: Titans beat Jaguars 30-3 in battle of backup QBs

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kerry Collins has been a starter and a backup, on the field and on the sideline, in the huddle and on the headset.

    At 37 years old, he knows his role these days.

    "I'm a short-term fill-in," Collins said.

    A good one, nonetheless.

  • Indian gov't: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An American convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks said Pakistan's main spy agency was deeply involved in planning that strike, monitoring the preparations and providing funding and advice to the attackers, according to an Indian government summary of his interrogation.

  • Dallas bomb plot suspect may take stand at hearing

    DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old Jordanian man who tried to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper could take the stand Tuesday as a federal judge considers his sentence.

    Attorneys for Hosam Smadi said their client may testify during the second day of his sentencing hearing. On Monday, his father testified that Smadi became deeply depressed after his mother's death four years ago, even sleeping by her grave, and doctors provided dueling conclusions of whether Smadi suffered from mental illness.

  • Democrats make pre-election pitch to help seniors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.

    The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.

  • Lee fans 13 as Rangers take 2-1 ALCS lead on Yanks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pitching in the postseason is supposed to be stressful. Cliff Lee is making this all look so easy.

    The ace of October overpowered the New York Yankees again, striking out 13 and sending the Texas Rangers to an 8-0 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL championship series.

  • “Ninja burglar” fled to Los Alamos

    The Santa Fe boy dubbed the “ninja burglar” for reportedly donning a hood and black clothing and wielding an axe in the course of an alleged burglary was captured on 9th Street Saturday.

    “We received an anonymous tip about 2:30 p.m. that Shalom Katz was inside apartment #15 at 1203 9th St., and we dispatched officers to that address,” Los Alamos Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “When Cpl. Larry Baker and Cpl. Alfred Roybal arrived, the suspect was sitting outside in front of the apartment.”

  • Palin in Reno: Common sense 'endangered species' in D.C.

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched a 15-day Tea Party Express coast-to-coast campaign tour Monday in Reno, hoping to capitalize on government discontent and unify conservatives before the election.

    Headlining a rally outside county GOP headquarters, Palin told hundreds of supporters that common sense is an "endangered species" in Washington, D.C., and they should "keep the faith" as they go to the polls Nov. 2.

  • CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths

    DALLAS (AP) — New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.

    The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

  • Oklahoma, Oregon ahead of Boise St in BCS

    The first BCS standings are out and Boise State is already chasing a couple of teams from the power conferences.

    Oklahoma was first and Oregon was second Sunday, with Boise State in third place and in need of plenty of help to become the first team from a conference without an automatic Bowl Championship Series bid to play for the BCS title.

    Jerry Palm, who analyzes the BCS standings at collegebcs.com, said despite a better early season showing in the polls than ever before, Boise State is a long shot to play for the national championship.