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Today's News

  • Italian police seize $30M from Vatican in probe

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italian authorities seized $30 million from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money-laundering probe.
    The Vatican said it was “perplexed and surprised” by the investigation.
    Italian financial police seized the money as a precaution and prosecutors placed the Vatican bank’s chairman and director general under investigation for alleged mistakes linked to violations of Italy’s anti-laundering laws, news reports said.

  • GOP pledges repeal of health care bill, split on replacement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But with what?
    Not even they know.
    Some have proposed major changes to workplace coverage, even turning Medicare into a voucher plan. Many prefer small steps that tiptoe around political land mines. Others want a clean start.

  • Update 09-21-10

    Bradbury Science Museum takes part in Museum Day

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is participating for the sixth year in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day on Saturday.
    Sponsored by Smithsonian Media, during Museum Day participating museums and cultural institutions across the United States open their doors free to anyone presenting a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket.

  • Home construction jumps 10.5 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction increased last month and applications for building permits also grew. The gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector.
    Construction of new homes and apartments rose 10.5 percent in August from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s the highest level since April.

  • Input sought on Oppenheimer house

    When Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer lived in Los Alamos from 1943-1945, it was in a house on “Bathtub Row.”
    The leading scientist at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory lived in the home with his wife, Kitty, their son Peter and daughter, Toni.
    According to the Los Alamos Historical Society, it was built in the late 1920s for Mary K. Connell, an artist, and consisted of a studio/living room, kitchen, study and “sleeping porch.”

  • Border govs sign joint agreement

    SANTA FE — Governors of the states lining both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border signed a joint statement at the Border Governors Conference saying they “recognize the need for comprehensive immigration reform” in the United States and for a deportation process “based on the fundamental premise of respecting the human dignity and human rights of individuals being repatriated.”

  • Boys golf: LA takes 5th at home invite Monday

    It was a day for low scores Monday on the boys’ side of the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team hosted the tournament, which was played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The competition, played under near ideal conditions, boasted a dozen sub-80 rounds on the day.
    Nearly half of those low scores were posted by the Hope Christian Huskies. The Huskies, who play in the small-school classification, had all five of their top players shoot under 80 Monday, while their sixth player missed by just two strokes on joining them.

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers pick up 2nd win at home tournament

    It’s been a couple of years since the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team has earned its way into the state Class AAAA tournament during the regular season.
    But with its win Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course, it’s just one tournament away from doing just that during the fall 2010 season.
    Los Alamos won Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, finishing with an overall team score of 386, 18 shots better than St. Pius X. The score gave Los Alamos its second state qualification leg in as many tournaments. Three are required for state qualification.

  • Stocks waver ahead of Fed's decision

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors held back from making big moves in the stock market Tuesday as they waited to see if the Federal Reserve might take new actions to stimulate the economy.

    The uncertainty has put a big September rally on hold before the central bank's meeting wraps up Tuesday afternoon.

  • Football: Holbrook to have exploratory surgery

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley says quarterback B.R. Holbrook will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee.

    Holbrook, who started the Lobos' first two games, sat out last weekend's 56-14 loss to Utah and will miss Saturday's game at UNLV.

    His status beyond that is undetermined.