Today's News

  • Ohio county takes 200-pound 8-year-old from mother--video extra

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese.

    Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing significantly more than what's considered healthy.

    A Cleveland Heights boy was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered at risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and high blood pressure. Government growth charts say most boys his age weigh about 60 pounds.

  • VIDEO: Meyer Returns As Ohio State Coach

    Urban Meyer was introduced Monday afternoon as the new football coach at Ohio State. Meyer, who resigned as Florida's coach after last season citing health concerns, says he's feeling great.

  • Two LANL scientists win E.O. Lawrence Awards

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced Monday that Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Mark Chadwick and David Chavez are winners of 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards.

    The award recognizes their outstanding contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its missions.  Nine winners were named in eight categories.  Winners in each category will receive a gold medal, a citation, and $20,000. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC, early next year. The E.O. Lawrence Award is administered by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

  • Police: NM man facing 16th DWI

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after getting arrested with what officials say is his 16th DWI.

    Police say Johnny Ignacio was arrested Friday after authorities said he passed out behind the wheel and blocked traffic at an Albuquerque intersection.

    Court officials say Ignacio has been convicted eight times of driving drunk and has another case pending in Nevada.

    His arrest comes as Gov. Susana Martinez, public safety officials and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers are vowing once again push lawmakers in January to pass a package of bills aimed at repeat drunken drivers.

    It was unclear if Ignacio had hired an attorney.


  • VIDEO: Young Eagles Make 'Freedom Flight'

    Two baby bald eaglets learned to fly in captivity after they fell from a nest in suburban Chicago last Memorial Day. They were released more than five months later at Starved Rock State Park in rural northern Illinois

  • VIDEO: Floating Christmas Tree Shines in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro's floating Christmas tree was inaugurated on Saturday, with a concert and fireworks show that lit up the city's lagoon. At 280-feet tall, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest floating Christmas tree.

  • College FB: How the AP Top 25 Fared--see VIDEO

    No. 1 LSU (12-0) beat No. 3 Arkansas 41-17, Friday. Next: vs. No. 13 Georgia, SEC championship, Saturday.

    No. 2 Alabama (11-1) beat Auburn 42-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 3 Arkansas (10-2) lost to No. 1 LSU 41-17, Friday. Next: TBD.

    No. 4 Stanford (11-1) beat No. 22 Notre Dame 28-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 Oklahoma, Saturday.

    No. 6 Virginia Tech (11-1) beat No. 24 Virginia 38-0. Next: vs. No. 18 Clemson, ACC championship, Saturday.

    No. 7 Boise State (10-1) beat Wyoming 36-14. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday.

    No. 8 Houston (12-0) beat Tulsa 48-16, Friday. Next: vs. Southern Miss, CUSA championship, Saturday.

  • Word on the Street 11-27-11

    Los Alamos High School senior Madalina Ciuca asked fellow students, “What are you grateful for this year?”

  • Fashion Maven: Get to know the latest trend

    Knowing what the latest fall garment is might come as a surprise, but it will be a staple of your wardrobe. Let me give you some hints: It’s warm, it’s roomy, it’s comfortable — that’s right, it’s the cape.
    No, I don’t mean Superman capes that drag on the floor. I mean velvet, felt or knitted capes that come to the hip or mid-thigh. They close in the front, often with large buttons and many are styled after trench coats, but they do not have sleeves. Instead, they have armholes, slits on the sides or no armholes at all.

  • Travel to the Kingdom of Sweets

    You know Christmas is around the corner when “The Nutcracker” performances are approaching.
    Coming to Duane Smith Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, the 2011 “Nutcracker” promises to be different than previous performances.
    Under the direction of Christin Severini and Valerie Silks, the revamped “Nutcracker” features new costumes and choreography.
    With the help of prop volunteers, new set pieces are added on a yearly basis as well. Not only do “Nutcracker” performances vary from year to year, but also from day to day.