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Today's News

  • PEEC offers tour of preserve

    Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure on Sunday, leaving from PEEC at noon.
    This time of year is inviting for photographers and artists because the fall colors of the golden cottonwoods and scarlet sumac should be at their prime.
    The Preserve closes for the winter on Oct. 31.

  • Power outages keep DPU busy

     Lightning kept electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities busy early this morning.
    Several blown fuses in Los Alamos, primarily in the Barranca Mesa and Villa neighborhoods, caused five different power outages beginning as early as midnight with the latest at 8:50 a.m.
    Crews restored power to those affected within the hour of each occurrence.
    The first outage was reported at midnight and affected 25  customers on Villa near 37th Street.

  • Costs mount in county investigations

    Aside from the obvious human toll, investigations into employee complaints lodged against Los Alamos County have made a financial impact on the community.

    In the last five years, the county has undertaken at least six investigations into allegations of gender bias, harassment and a possible hostile work environment.

  • NPR fires Juan Williams following Muslim remarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams, also a commentator on the Fox News Channel, after he told Bill O'Reilly that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

    In a statement late Wednesday, National Public Radio said it was terminating Williams' contract as a senior news analyst over his comments on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."

  • Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the world's No. 1 automaker.

    Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. and 599,000 in Japan. The remainder are in Europe and other markets around the world.

  • Baseball: Yankees stay alive with win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Texas has two more chances to reach the World Series for the first time.

    First, Colby Lewis gets a chance to win the pennant. If he can't finish the job, Cliff Lee would face the New York Yankees in Game 7.

    "There's no frustration or feeling like we didn't accomplish what we wanted to do," Rangers third baseman Michael Young said after Wednesday's 7-2 loss in Game 5. "We'll just go home and try to finish it off."

  • Baseball: Uribe's sac fly gives Giants 3-1 edge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants keep showing that building a loaded, All-Star lineup isn't the only way to make a deep October run.

    The second-chance players and homegrown talent can pay big dividends this time of year, too.

    A club of castoffs and postseason newcomers is now just one win away from the World Series.

  • Study: Women give more to charity than men

    SEATTLE (AP) — Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

    Nonprofits have long suspected that women were the driving forces behind many of the gifts they receive, but they haven't had much proof. But the results of this study are so decisive and consistent, they can stop wondering, said Debra Mesch, director of the university's Women's Philanthropy Institute.

  • Election Day is already over for early voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day is already over for more than 3 million Americans, and a surprising number of them are Democrats.

    Republicans clearly are gaining ground in turning out early voters compared with their showing two years ago, but figures from the first batch of states that offer clues about 2010 early voting patterns still give Democrats an edge in a number of states and big counties.

  • NM gov candidates square off in final TV debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's candidates for governor are facing off in their final debate of the campaign.

    Republican Susana Martinez and Democrat Diane Denish meet for an hour-long, televised debate Thursday night in Albuquerque. The debate airs at 7 p.m. on KOB-TV.

    With less than two weeks remaining before Election Day, the debate offers an opportunity for the candidates to deliver their message to a large broadcast audience and make a last-ditch appeal to undecided and wavering voters.