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Today's News

  • Taking another look at the TSA

    These days, those thousands of Transportation Security Administration employees are conducting invasive searches, making 3-year-olds scream while they are patted down for weapons, frisking nuns, looking at naked images of your body, and forcing you to throw away perfectly good liquids. And yet our airports are still far from secure.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls at Moriarty

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t slow down the Moriarty Pintos in the second half Tuesday, allowing the Pintos to score a come-from-behind victory.
    Moriarty managed to push the ball into the lane and pick up fouls in the second half Tuesday as it knocked off Los Alamos 48-41 in Moriarty.
    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-3 on the young season. More importantly, the loss was the third of the season by the Hilltoppers to a Class AAAA opponent.

  • Swimmng and diving: LA’s teams to host home opener this weekend

    Heading into their home opening meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams feel good about their chances to win it.
    But the Hilltoppers are told many times throughout the season that it’s all about how they finish.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls teams will be at home Friday and Saturday for the Los Alamos Invitational. The meet, which will take place at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, will hold diving competition at 5 p.m. Friday, then will have swimming competition starting 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • Basketball: Tuesday's prep scores

    Boys Basketball

    Bosque School 59, Pecos 40

    Capital 66, Pojoaque 51

    Carrizozo 50, Valley Christian 49

    Dora 59, San Jon 56

    Eldorado 65, Los Lunas 26

    Elida 50, Floyd 48

    Gallup 57, St. Pius 49

    Goddard 60, Carlsbad 47

    Hope Christian 58, Manzano 46

    Jemez Valley 60, South Valley 41

    Kirtland Central 59, Shiprock 55

    La Cueva 74, Atrisco 43

    Midland, Texas 57, Hobbs 45

  • Lawmakers stand firm on taxes as talks start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans are working to reach a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, but neither side is budging as negotiations begin in earnest.

    Even as they talk, House leaders are planning to hold a politically charged vote Thursday to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting taxes for the wealthy rise.

  • Lame-duck agenda features political votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block virtually all legislation until expiring tax cuts are extended and a bill is passed to fund the federal government, vastly complicating Democratic attempts to leave their own stamp on the final days of the post-election Congress.

  • 2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays arrive

    Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.

    Unless Congress changes its mind, benefits that had been extended up to 99 weeks will end this month.

  • Stocks rise sharply on fresh signs of job growth

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report that small businesses are hiring more workers than economists expected sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 200 points in early trading. All 30 stocks in the index rose. 3M Co. and United Technologies Corp. each rose more than 3 percent.

  • Social Security cuts are part of deficit plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions remain within President Barack Obama's deficit commission on politically explosive budget cuts and slashes in Social Security benefits, even as the panel's co-chairmen go public with a revised plan to tame the runaway national debt.

  • East braces for more nasty weather after tornadoes

    ATLANTA (AP) — The East Coast prepared Wednesday for yet another day of heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and strong winds, while residents and officials in northern Georgia surveyed more than 50 homes damaged by a suspected tornado.