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Today's News

  • Women's basketball: UConn wins 80th in row, topping No. 2 Baylor

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore missed, and suddenly Connecticut's grip on women's college basketball was in jeopardy.

    Baylor had one more shot to topple the No. 1 Huskies and end their record winning streak. But the No. 2 Lady Bears simply ran out of time, their last try a little too short and a little too late.

  • Utility: No guarantees on northwest NM power plant

    FARMINGTON (AP) — An official of the company that runs the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington is offering no guarantees about its future.

    Arizona Public Service Co. announced plans last week to close three of the plant's generating units and seek majority ownership of the remaining two units from Southern California Edison.

  • Tame inflation gives Fed ammo for bond-buying plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices barely changed for the third straight month, strengthening the Federal Reserve's hand at a time when it is defending a plan to boost the economy by buying more government debt.

    Extraordinarily low inflation was a major impetus for the Fed program to spend $600 billion buying Treasury bonds. A report Wednesday from the Labor Department showed that inflation remains super-low.

  • Consumer prices rise moderately but inflation tame

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose moderately in October but there was little sign of inflation as the cost of autos, clothing and hotels fell.

    The Labor Department said Wednesday the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2 percent last month, an increase from September's 0.1 percent rise. Wall Street analysts had expected a slightly larger increase. It was the fourth straight rise.

  • Israel OKs pullout from Lebanon border village

    GHAJAR, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel on Wednesday approved the withdrawal of troops from the northern half of a village that straddles the border with Lebanon — a step that would end its four-year presence in the volatile area.

    The pullout, expected to take place in the coming weeks, would resolve a key dispute between the two countries that has simmered since Israel reoccupied northern Ghajar during the war with Lebanese Hezbollah militants in 2006.

  • Consumer prices rise moderately but inflation tame

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose moderately in October but there was little sign of inflation as the cost of autos, clothing and hotels fell.

    The Labor Department said Wednesday the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2 percent last month, an increase from September's 0.1 percent rise. Wall Street analysts had expected a slightly larger increase. It was the fourth straight rise.

    Gasoline prices accounted for most of the increase, rising by 4.6 percent in October, the biggest gain since July.

  • Lawsuit: Law firm wrong on penis amputation claim

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque law firm failed to properly investigate its claim that a nursing home patient lost his penis because of the facility's negligence, according to a lawsuit filed by the facility.

    In the federal lawsuit filed in September, THI of New Mexico at Valle Norte accused the Harvey Law Firm of malicious abuse of process and civil conspiracy stemming from a July 2007 case for a client, James Tracy. The dispute was first reported by the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Soldier receives Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.

    Three years after that act of battlefield bravery, Giunta on Tuesday became the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation's top military award, the Medal of Honor.

  • Bradbury to be featured on 'Mysteries at the Museum' tonight

    The Bradbury Science Museum will be featured on the Travel Channel tonight.

    The museum is the subject of a segment on the Travel Channel series "Mysteries at the Museum." The episode is scheduled to air at 7 p.m.

    The segment on the Bradbury Science Museum will focus on a possible breach of security during the Manhattan Project.

    Other featured museums will include the San Francisco Fire Museum, Los Angeles Police Museum and Ellis Island.

  • Appointees skate on thin ice

    Being a state employee at a time like this is no fun. The vast majority of state payrollers are protected by the state Personnel Act, which prevents new administrations from firing everyone as was the case before 1961.
    Although classified employees know they can’t be fired without cause, they still are very uneasy during a change in administration. It’s especially stressful when it involves a change in political party as it has during the last five gubernatorial elections.