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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Obama presses another spending measure as private sector jobs wane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing a $50 billion plan to upgrade the nation's transportation networks and create jobs, bringing governors and mayors to the White House to help him make the case.

    Obama said Monday that clogged roads and crumbling infrastructure are costing American lives, eroding productivity and hindering economic growth. He spoke from the Rose Garden after meeting with state and local officials and Cabinet officials, who stood behind him for his comments.

  • Columbus Day closings

    Monday, Oct. 11, is celebrated as Columbus Day, which means that it's a federal holiday. The mail won't be delivered today since the post office is closed, Los Alamos National Laboratory is closed, and many financial institutions are closed as well.

    Los Alamos Public Schools also observe the Columbus Day holiday, but Los Alamos County offices are open for business as usual. The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is open on regular hours today.

  • Football: ´Toppers can’t hang on to ball Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team gave away a critical contest Friday night and now must win this week over a tough opponent to keep any realistic hope of a playoff bid alive.
    The Hilltoppers turned the ball over six times Friday night at Bernalillo, four times in the second half as they tried to battle back from a deficit against the Spartans. Additionally, the Hilltoppers lost approximately 70 yards of field position in a tight ballgame due to bad or mishandled snaps out of their “pistol” offensive formation.

  • Girls soccer: LA splits pair with Spartans, Sartans

    With only about two weeks left in the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team is still trying to learn about itself.
    Whether it does or not may well determine its postseason outlook.
    Los Alamos had a rough second half Friday night hosting the St. Pius X Sartans, falling in that contest 3-0. The team bounced back, however, in a District 2AAAA contest against the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday, grabbing a 3-0 victory and leaving itself just one win away from claiming its fifth-straight district title.