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Today's News

  • Political attacks, insults ramp up as Election Day nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "That's a lie. You know that's a lie. I never said it."

    That was Republican Linda McMahon going after Democrat Richard Blumenthal this week as the Connecticut Senate rivals shared a debate stage. Afterward, he insisted she was the one playing "fast and loose with the facts."

  • Alleged suicide bombs kill 8 at Pakistan Sufi site

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two suspected suicide bombers attacked the most beloved Sufi shrine in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, killing at least eight people, wounding 65 others, and sending a stark reminder of the threat posed by Islamist militants to this U.S.-allied nation.

    Angry mobs burned tires and torched buses in the aftermath of the bombings in Karachi.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers pick up big shutout win over Sundevils

    Lots of streaks stayed intact Wednesday night for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team.
    Los Alamos, one of the hottest teams in the state right now, picked up not only its ninth straight win at Griffith Gymnasium Wednesday, it also kept its District 2AAAA record a spotless 3-0 with just the struggling Capital Jaguars to contend with to make it a clean sweep of the first half of district play.

  • Fight the flu with an influenza vaccine shot

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for the first time that everyone older  than 6 months get their flu vaccine to prevent the disease from spreading.
    There are numerous locations in Los Alamos to get the vaccine.
    The Public Health Office, located at 3917 West Los Alamos, provides free flu shots, which are available by appointment. Currently, the office has 700 doses of the vaccine. To make an appointment, call 662-4038.

  • Voters can review sample ballot at state Website

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans wanting a preview of their voting options for the Nov. 2 general election can find sample ballots on the secretary of state's Website.

    The Website provides sample ballots by precinct in all 33 counties.

    Click here to go directly to the Los Alamos County page.

  • Baseball: Lee outduels Price as Rangers beat Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee savored another playoff victory, saying winning is the only way to really evaluate how he performs.

    "That's the bottom line, regardless how that happens," the Texas Rangers ace said after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Wednesday in the opening game of the AL playoffs. "If we get a win, it was a good performance."

  • Baseball: Teixeira's homer pushes Yanks past Twins in Game 1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees became Major League Baseball's flagship franchise almost as much for the glamorous image they project as for the 27 titles in their trophy case.

    From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Joltin' Joe to A-Rod, the Yankees have almost always been the bluebloods of baseball.

  • Baseball: Halladay's no-hitter puts him in elite company

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Halladay finished his warmup tosses and stood on the mound, waiting for a commercial to finish so he could resume working on his masterpiece.

    Nothing could deter Halladay in his postseason debut. Not the long television breaks. Not the rain in the early innings. Not the best-hitting team in the NL.

  • Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel literature prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

    The Swedish Academy said it honored the 74-year-old author "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat."

  • Tornadoes derail train, smash homes in N. Arizona

    BELLEMONT, Ariz. (AP) — Two tornadoes touched down in northern Arizona early Wednesday, derailing 28 cars of a parked freight train, blowing semis off the highway and smashing out the windows of dozens of homes.

    The first tornado hit Bellemont — west of Flagstaff — around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and the second touched down east of the small community a short time later.