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Today's News

  • Stepan’s husband discusses probe

    As the investigation into allegations lodged against Los Alamos County Administrator Tony Mortillaro by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan enters its second week, Stepan’s husband is speaking out about how his wife is holding up. She has been on paid administrative leave since an independent investigation of her allegations was launched Sept. 13.

  • Stocks waver as traders move into Treasurys, gold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Traders put their September stock rally on hold and moved into Treasurys and gold Wednesday, a day after the Federal Reserve said it was ready to take more action to boost the economy.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points in afternoon trading.

  • Soccer: ´Topper teams open district with wins

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer teams opened their District 2AAAA seasons with victories Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls both opened their district seasons at Bernalillo with the teams playing a doubleheader against the Spartans.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up a 2-0 victory over Bernalillo in the early game Tuesday, while Los Alamos’ boys earned a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.
    Both teams were glad to open their district schedules with wins, particularly after grueling predistrict schedules and a couple of rough recent outings.

  • Soccer: LA boys, girls take a dip in 4A polls

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams both slipped in this week's NMSoccer.com coaches' poll.

    Los Alamos' boys were ranked No. 4 in the poll, down one spot from the previous week, while Los Alamos' girls tumbled from No. 3 to No. 6 this week.

    The Hilltopper boys garnered 66 total points, five points behind Roswell.

    Los Alamos' girls, meanwhile, finished with 28 points, one point behind Aztec in the fifth position.

  • Chimps fate still up for debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decision to move 186 chimpanzees from a southern New Mexico facility to Texas is pitting government officials and scientists against a coalition of elected officials and animal rights advocates, including New Mexico's governor and famed primate researcher Dr. Jane Goodall.

  • Violence in Jerusalem could cloud peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of Palestinian youths went on violent rampages in east Jerusalem on Thursday, stoning buses, overturning cars and facing down Israeli riot police at the holy city's most sensitive religious site following the shooting death of a local man.

  • Baseball: Twins clinch AL Central with Chicago's loss

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins arrived at Target Field on Tuesday night with a magic number of two, a day game on Wednesday and their AL Central rivals from Chicago playing late into the night on the West Coast.

    Even if they beat the Indians, the Twins said, they wouldn't be sticking around to see how the White Sox fared. They all planned to return to their homes and check the scores. If the Sox lost and the Twins clinched the division, so be it. There would be time to celebrate another day.

  • White House looks to boost health law at 6 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama once told Democratic lawmakers they'd be proud to campaign on historic health care legislation. Six months later, the only Democrats running ads about it are the ones who voted "no."

    Now, with crucial midterm elections approaching, the White House is preparing to use the law's six-month anniversary to reintroduce it to skeptical voters and trumpet new reforms that are taking effect, such as new coverage for preventive care and young adults and a ban on canceling insurance for someone who falls ill.

  • Tea party, Republicans try to find common ground

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party activists and the Republican establishment are quickly joining forces for the fall elections as fresh cash and energy flow to the upstarts.

    Separate tea party groups still squabble over roles for Republican insiders within the movement, but the conservative activists and GOP stalwarts have reached a truce for the common goal of defeating Democrats, heeding calls for unity from Republicans including Sarah Palin.

  • GOP lawmakers block attempt to lift "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.

    The mostly partisan vote dealt a major blow to gay rights groups who saw the legislation as their best hope, at least in the short term, for repeal of the 17-year-old law known as "don't ask, don't tell."