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Today's News

  • Snow leaves difficult driving conditions in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are being reported around New Mexico on Tuesday in the wake of a winter storm that has hit much of the state with snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

    State Transportation Department crews are plowing and sanding highways, and drivers are being urged to use caution.

    Much of Interstates 40 and 25 through the state are reported as snow-packed and icy.

    Many schools throughout New Mexico were on a two-hour delay.

  • NFL, union set up formal labor talks for Saturday

    DALLAS (AP) — After weeks of talking to fans, reporters and Congress about their lagging labor negotiations, the NFL and its players' union are getting around to talking to each other.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith met Monday in New York in an effort to kick-start efforts toward a new collective bargaining agreement. They agreed to a series of bargaining sessions between now and the early March deadline for a deal.

  • Federal judge orders chili products destroyed

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A federal judge has entered a consent decree, ordering the condemnation and destruction of chili products found inside a rodent-infested warehouse in Derry, N.M.

    U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo entered the decree Monday.

    In December, U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents seized the chili pods, ground chili and other products at the facility owned by Duran and Sons LLC in Derry, a farming community north of Hatch in southern New Mexico.

  • Massive crowds across Egypt demand Mubarak ouster

    CAIRO (AP) — More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

  • Fishing line fouls fountain at Ashley Pond

    After receiving reports that the fountain at Ashley Pond was malfunctioning, the Parks Department staff determined a fishing line had become wrapped around the fountain's motor and consequently tripped the circuit breaker. Although the problem is being worked on, it might not be resolved Monday.  The repair work involves installing a new motor. 

  • Judge: Obama's health overhaul unconstitutional

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that President Barack Obama's entire health care overhaul law is unconstitutional, placing even noncontroversial provisions under a cloud in a broad challenge that seems certain to be resolved only by the Supreme Court.

  • More than 2,400 Americans seek Egypt evacuation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt as anti-government protests continue to roil the country, the State Department said Monday.

  • Congressman Lujan plans to visit LA schools Wednesday

    Congressman Ben Ray Lujan plans to be in Los Alamos Wednesday. Rep. Lujan will visit with students and staff at both the middle school and high school.

    The congressman's office released his agenda Monday morning:

    February 2, 2011

    Middle School and High School

    Agenda
     

    10:30                       Arrive at Middle School

  • Main Hill Road reopens to all traffic--exclusive video added

    County crews faced the daunting task of not only repairing a ruptured water line, but also filling in a large sinkhole, but nonetheless, the Main Hill Road reopened to all east and westbound traffic at 4:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos County officials report that they were notified of a water main break at 1 a.m. Monday morning that caused the Main Hill Road to be shut down.

  • Black Hole legacy lives on

    It was the talk of the town the year that The Black Hole founder Ed Grothus sent President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore cans of “organic plutonium” for Christmas.
    In no time at all, a couple of unhappy members of the United States Secret Service arrived at his doorstep. Grothus recounted the story with a twinkle in his eyes. The cans were actually filled with vegetables.
     It took his daughter Barbara vouching for Grothus and his sanity before the agents were satisfied that he was harmless.