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Today's News

  • Football: Boise State's Venable out for half a game vs. NMSU

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Third-ranked Boise State will be without starting linebacker/safety Winston Venable for the first half of this weekend's game against New Mexico State.

    Venable was suspended Wednesday for half a game by Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson for a "flagrant foul" against Oregon State's James Rodgers in the Broncos' 37-24 win last Saturday.

  • Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast brought flooding to parts of North Carolina on Thursday, caused soggy morning commutes in the Northeast and prompted worries of additional flooding as far north as Maine.

    Tornado watches were issued from North Carolina to New Jersey.

  • Cycling: Contador says bad meat to blame for positive dope test

    PINTO, Spain (AP) — Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador blamed contaminated steak Thursday for his positive doping test, vowing to clear his name and not let cycling's latest drug scandal "destroy everything that I have done."

    The Spanish rider was provisionally suspended after a World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Germany found a "very small concentration" of the banned substance clenbuterol in his urine sample on July 21 at the Tour, according to a statement from cycling governing body UCI.

  • And they're off! Congress breaks for campaigning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Battle-weary members of Congress are coming soon to neighborhoods near you to press for re-election, more eager to campaign before angry constituents than compromise in Washington on tax cuts, child nutrition or a federal budget.

    Majority Democrats facing tough re-election fights rebelled in both chambers Wednesday against their leaders' decisions to call off controversial votes, pass a temporary bill to keep the government running and head home.

  • Actor Tony Curtis dies at age 85

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Curtis molded himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob to a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot."

    The Oscar-nominated actor died about 9:25 p.m. PDT Wednesday at his Henderson, Nev., home of a cardiac arrest, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Thursday.

  • Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million items

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

    In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.

  • Economy loses speed in spring; more weakness ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's economic growth tailed off sharply in the spring and probably isn't faring any better now.

    The Commerce Department reported Thursday that gross domestic product — the broadest measure of the economy's health — expanded at a feeble 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-to-June quarter.

  • Police ponder abuse charges; woman involved in similar 2003 incident

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home last Friday and then leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that evidence indicates Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • 2 known dead, 12 missing after storm soaks Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole caused flooding and mudslides across Jamaica on Wednesday, leaving two confirmed dead and at least 12 more missing, even as the drenching system moved north and dissipated over the Florida straits.

  • Soccer: LA girls jump up to 4th in new poll, boys move up one spot

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys soccer coaches’ polls. Voting is conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Boys Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. St. Pius X (2)    80    1
    2. Belen (6)        76    2
    3. Los Alamos    59    4