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Today's News

  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.
    FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.

  • WH says lawsuit for cleric would reveal state secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege ,which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government program.
    Believed to be hiding in Yemen, al-Awlaki has become the most notorious English-speaking advocate of terrorism directed at the United States.
    E-mails link al-Awlaki to the Army psychiatrist accused of the killings at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.

  • Cone zone

    Diamond Drive Phase 4:
    Diamond Drive construction work is winding down for this construction season.  Intermittent lane closures will continue through this week to allow the contractor to adjust manhole and valve covers in the travel lanes. Pavement markings have been placed on the Sandia Drive approach to Diamond Drive changing the traffic flow on the eastbound leg of Sandia Drive.

  • AP Poll: Repeal? Many say they wish health law went further

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture’s not that clear cut.
    A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
    “I was disappointed that it didn’t provide universal coverage,” said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass.

  • Bomb scare diverts plane; may have been a hoax

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police evacuated 273 people from a Pakistani jet diverted to Stockholm due to a bomb alert Saturday and briefly detained a passenger after Canadian authorities received a tip-off that he was carrying explosives.
    However, no explosives were found on the man, who was released after questioning by police, or on the Boeing 777 from Pakistan International Airlines, which had been bound from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan.
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was investigating whether the incident was a “terrorism hoax.”

  • Having fun with fiber

    What comes to mind when you think about fiber arts? Quilts? Weavings? Clothing? How about shoelaces, earrings and decorative boxes? If not, get ready for a show that will change the way you think about fiber arts, because these are just a few items that will be on display beginning Oct. 1 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • Reading is fundamental

    Good morning asset builders. This week, we need your help in raising the asset category of reading for pleasure.
    Our most recent data point for this asset is that 32 percent of local students feel like they spend a certain amount of time reading or listening to books outside of school for pleasure.
    One way I know we can increase this asset across the board is to give books as gifts. You can take it to the extreme by giving the book you enjoy the most.

  • Relearning the joy of living

    Last month I moved to Los Alamos and very soon I found out - this is a city of science, “where discoveries are made.” I wanted to know if people here are ready to discover their inner world.
    The more I began thinking about restarting my therapy practice here, the more I became stressed out. I literally stopped experiencing the joy of life.
    Every time I feel disoriented I look inside for insight.

  • NMPW hosts book launch

    The New Mexico Press Women will host the release of its new book, “A History of New Mexico Press Women (1949-2009),” from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Flying Star Restaurant on Silver and 8th Street SW in Albuquerque.
    The book chronicles the organization’s 60-year history.
    Where did the association come from?
    The answer to that question is imperative if the group is to know where they are going. At a time when journalism and mass communications is being revolutionized by electronic media, the answer is more important than ever.

  • Los Alamos High School teachers ask for wish list items

    The LAHS Wish List can help Los Alamos High School staff help students and their friends succeed. Teachers often buy classroom supplies with their own money or students go without needed supplies. 
    Budgets have decreased over the years, as prices of goods have gone up.  Anything contributed will help stretch the dollars and cover the needs.
    Donated items may be dropped off at the LAHS front office with a note including your name and the staff name. LAHS will ensure that the items will be given to the requesting staff member.