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Today's News

  • Girls soccer: LA earns big win over Capital

    SANTA FE — It was a bit of a balancing act that the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team had to perform Tuesday, but it didn’t appear to be much of problem.
    About the only concern the Hilltoppers had in the District 2AAAA finale was to make sure they didn’t tire themselves out with two big games scheduled for later this week.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Capital Jaguars to close out the district season Tuesday at Jaguar Field and, as expected, routed them 10-0, finishing the game off about eight minutes early.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers nab district crown

    SANTA FE — Winning a district title was the big goal. Making a statement to go along with it doesn’t hurt, either.
    At Jaguar Field Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team accomplished both.
    The Hilltoppers finally shook off the upset-minded Capital Jaguars in the second half of Tuesday’s game, scoring three quick-strike goals to win 3-0 and earn its third-straight District 2AAAA title.

  • Baseball: Cain beats Phils 3-0 as Giants take 2-1 NLCS lead

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain has endured years of little or no run support. He has been San Francisco's second star pitcher behind Tim Lincecum. Cain blew it earlier this month against San Diego when the Giants took their first shot at clinching the NL West.

    So, what a day for the outing of his life, and his first career victory against the Philadelphia Phillies in six tries.

  • Stimulus spending looms large in midterm contests

    DENVER (AP) — A photo of President Barack Obama hangs on the wall in CoraFaye's Cafe, a short walk from the Denver museum where Obama signed into law the most sweeping U.S. economic package in decades in an attempt to put people back to work and end the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

    But the folks tucking into fried chicken and cornbread at CoraFaye's roll their eyes when asked whether the 2009 stimulus made a difference.

  • Karachi violence death toll rises to 52 in 4 days

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from four days of violence sparked by a contentious local election in Pakistan's largest city rose to 52 on Wednesday when at least one person was shot and killed despite efforts to restore order.

    Security forces patrolled the southern city of Karachi to prevent fresh violence and in many neighborhoods, businesses shut down while public transportation was scarce.

    "The atmosphere of terror is everywhere," said local resident Mohammad Sadiq. "People are scared to come out of their houses."

  • Baseball: Rangers win, take commanding ALCS lead

    NEW YORK (AP) — They have wandered on baseball's outskirts for a half-century, unwanted in Washington, trounced with regularity in Texas.

    Now those Texas Rangers, in the 50th season of the team's existence, are just one win from reaching the World Series for the very first time.

  • State projects FY 2012 budget crisis

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson says there's no need to make more budget cuts based on a new revenue forecast.

    The Legislative Finance Committee is to receive projections Wednesday showing revenues down about $40 million in the current fiscal year. But that's partly offset because last year's revenue is more than $20 million higher than expected.

    Spending cuts of 3 percent were implemented in September to close a budget shortfall this year.

  • Escapee captured in Taos

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The search has ended for a man who escaped from the custody of federal authorities in Espanola.

    Authorities say 28-year-old Rafael Angel Juarez-Rodriguez was captured during a traffic stop in Taos late Tuesday after hitching a ride in Espanola from a woman.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had initially arrested Juarez-Rodriguez in Taos on Tuesday afternoon and were on their way to arrest a second man in Espanola when Juarez-Rodriguez escaped.

  • Dow falls below 11,000 as dollar rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger dollar and a surprise interest rate hike in China that may slow that country's economy helped push stocks sharply lower Tuesday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell below 11,000 for the first time in a little more than a week, reversing a streak that had sent the index up nearly 8 percent for the year.

    The announcement that China, whose rapid growth has helped pull the global economy along, raised a key interest rate to fight inflation sent U.S. stocks lower.

  • Process vs. punishment

    Corruption has two costs — the loss itself and the clean-up.
    And the latter isn’t small potatoes, as State Investment Officer Steve Moise made clear during a talk last week at UNM’s Anderson School of Business. Moise (pronounced mo-EESE) became the Marshal Dillon of state investment when his predecessor, Gary Bland, left in a tailwind of allegations.