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Today's News

  • Witnesses key at Ft. Hood shooting suspect hearing

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Witnesses to a gunman's deadly rampage at Fort Hood are expected to begin describing the attack to a military court Tuesday, providing new details about the scene that unfolded nearly a year ago in a processing center as soldiers made final preparations to deploy.

  • Capital improvement project public meetings to begin today

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. today at council chambers in Los Alamos and from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at White Rock Town Hall.

  • Gov't: Offshore oil drilling ban to be lifted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill, officials said Tuesday.

    The Interior Department scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference in which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is to "discuss the current suspensions on deepwater drilling," the Interior Department said.

  • Jets overcome Favre's milestone night to win 29-20

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Brett Favre pushed all the distractions aside, added to his lengthy list of career milestones and got the Minnesota Vikings back in the game.

    The record-breaking quarterback just couldn't pull off another classic comeback.

  • Full probe vowed in captive Briton's death

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. and U.K. military officials have started what's promised as a thorough investigation into the death of a kidnapped British aid worker who may have been killed in error by U.S. special forces — rather than, as originally stated, by her Taliban captors.

    Linda Norgrove's death has reverberated through the corridors of power from Kabul, to London, to Washington — where President Barack Obama expressed condolences and pledged "to get to the bottom" of what happened during the deadly raid.

  • Baseball: Giants send Cox into retirement with Game 5 win

    ATLANTA (AP) — The San Francisco Giants couldn't wait to get to the champagne, to pop the cork on a celebration eight years in the making.

    But first, they had to pay their respects to the guy in the other dugout.

  • Hurricane Paula forms, heads to Yucatan Peninsula

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Paula smashed homes and forced schools to close in Honduras on Tuesday as it headed toward Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula.

    Paula formed Monday off the coast of Honduras and quickly intensified into a hurricane early Tuesday, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

  • Relative: Missing NC girl had 'terrible' home life

    HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Relatives of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl whose bone cancer left her with a prosthetic leg and hearing aids described the child's life as miserable, saying she was locked in her room for most of the day and was punished over little things.

    Zahra Clare Baker was reported missing Saturday, but police said they have had trouble finding anyone outside the household who had seen the girl alive in the last few weeks. Authorities also cast doubt on what the couple had told them.

  • Martinez raises more than $1M for NM gov race

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez says her campaign has raised more than $1 million during the past month.

    Candidates for governor and other state offices face a deadline Tuesday for reporting their fundraising since early September as campaigns prepared for the start of early voting.

    Martinez, the district attorney in Las Cruces, and Democrat Diane Denish are running for governor.

  • Long-term implications of foreclosure freeze are 'grave'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place.

    "I'm a 60-40 optimist," he said at the time.