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Today's News

  • Hockey: Toppers have three games scheduled for this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has a full weekend ahead of it in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.
    The Hilltoppers will play three contests in wo days starting Friday when they host the Santa Fe Blue Jackets. Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets is set for 7 p.m. at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    Saturday, the Hilltoppers will play the St. Pius X Sartans at 10 a.m., then take on Rio Rancho at 4:15 p.m.

  • Low temperatures, moisture levels featured in November

    The first week of November was unseasonably warm, with daily averages around 50 degrees in Los Alamos.
    But a strong cold front from the west on Nov. 9 caused temperatures to plummet into winter.
    Temperatures slowly climbed to the norm around Nov. 20, but quickly dropped again for Thanksgiving.
    Overall, Los Alamos was a degree colder than normal and White Rock was two degrees colder. A few dustings of snow were all the precipitation to be seen in Los Alamos during November.

  • House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.

  • China anti-Nobel campaign winning it no friends

    BEIJING (AP) — China's campaign to vilify this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring Thursday, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity.

  • Baseball: Red Sox reach deal with Crawford for $142M, 7 yrs

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He's going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox.

    The Red Sox struck again at these winter meetings, reaching agreement with the star left fielder on a $142 million, seven-year contract.

    A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press late Wednesday the agreement was subject to Crawford passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized.

  • Israel draws international rebuke over settlements

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The European Union, the United Nations and the Arab League have rebuked Israel after its refusal to halt settlement construction forced Washington to drop efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks.

  • Stocks edge higher as jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news on the labor market and efforts to get more Democrats to support the compromise on extending tax cuts have stocks edging higher in early trading Thursday.

    Before the market opened, the Labor Department reported that first time claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year. Claims fell to 421,000, below the 428,000 figure that Wall Street expected.

  • Massive budget bill faces opposition in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of House legislation to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year is now in the hands of the Senate, where it faces uncertain prospects.

    The House passed the bill Wednesday evening by a 212-206 vote. It would cap the annual operating budgets of federal agencies at the $1.2 trillion approved for the recently finished budget year — a $46 billion cut of more than 3 percent from President Barack Obama's request.

  • Flight Diverted to Albuquerque Airport

    Continental Airlines Flight 1576, which departed San Jose this morning en route to Houston, was diverted and landed without incident in Albuquerque today.

    An unruly male passenger was removed from the plane and the flight continued without further delay.

    There were no injuries and the flight and passengers were not in any danger.

    The man is being interviewed by federal and local authorities.

    Albuquerque FBI officials said they will continue to investigate but, at this time, the incident does not appear to have any terrorism ties.

  • Basketball: LA teams head to tough tourney at Academy

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will be facing stiff competition this week when they travel to one of the premier tournaments in the state.
    The teams will take part in the Joe Armijo Invitational, which starts Thursday and continues through Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.