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Today's News

  • Federal Reserve officials paint weaker picture of growth and employment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials have a slightly dimmer view of the economy than they did in April, reflecting worries about how the European debt crisis could affect U.S. growth and job prospects.

    Fed officials said Wednesday in an updated economic forecast that they think the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, will grow between 3 percent and 3.5 percent this year. That's a downward revision from a growth range in their April forecast of 3.2 percent to 3.7 percent.

  • Golf: McKay ties for 34th at U.S. Open

    It was a golfing vacation of sorts for Mhairi McKay and her family.

    But, unlike most golfing vacations, McKay came home with some extra money in her pocket.

    McKay, a professional golfer living in Los Alamos, finished tied for 34th place at this weekend’s U.S. Women’s Open. McKay finished 14 shots over par at the U.S. Open, equaling the performance of four other golfers.

  • Breaking News Range fire burns at Idaho National Laboratory’s desert Site

    Firefighters from Idaho National Laboratory, the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies continue to fight a 170 square mile blaze at the lab’s desert site.

    Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and Critical Infrastructure Test Range Complex (CITRC) will be closed again Thursday while crews work to repair damaged power lines.

    Latest update:

    · INL and the Bureau of Land Management have established a unified fire command.

  • 07-06-10 Police Beat

    Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Police Department has suspended issuing photos of arrested individuals pending a clarification of local policies.

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    June 24

    12:24 p.m. – A 49-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he loaned his vehicle to a prospective buyer who did not return it in a timely manner. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

  • $8.8M security facility

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is on the verge of getting an $8.8 million facility to help train its security force.

    The facility will also be used to train military and law enforcement.

    Described as a warehouse type of structure – it will have “modular walls that can be reconfigured to allow the guard force to do force-on-force exercises,” said Damien LaVera, spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, D.C.

  • Having fun on the Fourth of July

    From a sponge toss to sack races, the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints White Rock ward offered fun for all ages July 3 at the church.

     

  • Update: Ortiz wins HR Derby with 11-homer final

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Ortiz believes his power swing is all the way back. After a big finish in the Home Run Derby, Boston's beloved slugger has a trophy to prove it.

    Big Papi won his first derby title Monday night, hitting 11 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

  • Senior Republican wins weeklong delay on Kagan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed scheduled action Tuesday to send Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation, setting a panel vote for next week.

    Republicans insisted on the delay, saying they needed more time to review Kagan's written answers to questions they posed to her after her confirmation hearings, and to inquire still further into how she would behave as a justice.

  • Obama to nominate Lew as budget director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level post that plays a crucial role in shaping how the administration spends the public's money.

    In a statement, Obama said Lew will be "an extraordinary asset to this administration's efforts to cut down the deficit and put our nation back on a fiscally responsible path."

  • NEWS ALERT!Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies at 80

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

    Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.