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Today's News

  • Girls soccer:LA falls to La Cueva on road

    Like its last trip to the Albuquerque metro area for a game against a tough Class 5A squad, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team lost the contest 5-1.
    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers took on the La Cueva Bears, the No. 4 squad in Class 5A according to the most recent NMSoccer.com coaches’ poll.
    Los Alamos, which entered Tuesday’s game having lost two of three contests this weekend at Albuquerque Academy’s Invitational tournament, took another big loss to a tough big school. It fell by the same score Sept. 2 on the road at Rio Rancho.

  • Boys soccer: LA topped by La Cueva, 4-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was routed at home by the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.
    The Bears, an elite squad from Class 5A, knocked off the Hilltoppers 4-0 at Sullivan Field.
    La Cueva (7-0) is the top-ranked club in Class 5A this week and is the defending Class 5A champion two years running.

  • Tropical storm Karl hits Yucatan

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A strong Tropical Storm Karl made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, hitting a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast, while two Category 4 hurricanes roared further out in the Atlantic.

    Karl made landfall about 30 miles (50 kilometers) up the coast from the Quintana Roo state capital of Chetumal, with winds of about 63 to 65 mph (100 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

  • Volleyball: Lobos top Aggies 3-2

    ALBUQUERQUE —  It's probably too soon to say the volleyball tide has shifted in the Rio Grande Rivalry between New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies, but

    the Lobos have the bragging rights for the second straight season.

    The Lobos rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to dominate the fourth and fifth games Tuesday night at Johnson Center for a 3-2 win.

  • Football: Bush forfeits Heisman Trophy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Bush is giving back the trophy. To many, though, he'll always be a Heisman winner.

    "Everyone still knows Reggie Bush was the best player that year. Look at the runs. He was clearly the best player," said Johnny Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman winner from Nebraska. "O.J. Simpson got accused of a murder and they didn't take his back. That was a far greater allegation, and they didn't find O.J. guilty on that."

  • Stocks open lower after weak manufacturing report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening on a down note as a rally that drove the market sharply higher in September seems to be running out of gas.

    Economic news out Wednesday darkened the mood on the stock market. Manufacturing activity in New York slowed this month and came in below analysts' expectations. That disappointed investors who had become accustomed to seeing steady increases in activity at U.S. factories.

  • Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants launched mortar shells into Israel and Israeli jets bombed targets in Gaza on Wednesday, just as Israeli and Palestinian leaders held peace talks in Jerusalem with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Gaza militants opposed to peace with Israel have threatened to derail the fledgling negotiations, and the Israeli military said eight mortars and one rocket hit Israel by mid-afternoon on the day of the talks — the highest daily total since March 2009. There were no injuries.

  • Primary Roundup: Big Night For Tea Party

    It's tea time in America.

    Conservative Christine O'Donnell pulled off a stunning upset over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware Tuesday, propelled by tea party activists into a November showdown with Democrat Chris Coons. After a primary season shaped by economic pain and exasperated voters, the grass-roots, anti-establishment movement can claim wins in at least seven GOP Senate races, a handful of Republican gubernatorial contests and dozens of House primary campaigns, and it influenced many others.

  • County’s top official investigated

    Los Alamos County’s top official, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro is undergoing an independent investigation into allegations leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan.
    Stepan could not be reached for comment. Her husband, Tom Stepan, said this morning that she is meeting with investigators, which likely will “take all day.”

  • UNM-LA wants break on electric rates

    One good turn deserves another, at least that’s what members of the UNM-LA Advisory Board think when it comes to electric rate increases.
    A few weeks ago, Los Alamos Public Schools Purchasing Manager June Gladney addressed the county council, asking that the school district be exempted from the utility rate increase being proposed by the county’s utilities department.
    A few months ago, LAPS also asked to be forgiven on an old utility debt.