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Today's News

  • 'Topper Notes: LA has homecoming work cut out for it

    Homecoming week is often a reason for the hosting football team to celebrate.
    Los Alamos will have a lot to celebrate if it pulls off what would be the biggest upset in the state this season should it knock off its homecoming opponent Friday night.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers pick up pair of home sweeps

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a pair of wins, including a sweep over one of Class AAAA’s most feared squads.
    In consecutive nights, the Hilltoppers topped both the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals, usually a solid Class AAA program, and the Moriarty Pintos. The Hilltoppers dropped both the Cardinals and the Pintos 3-0 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The matches were the first two home appearances of the season for the Hilltoppers, who will bounce back-and-forth for most of the rest of the season.

  • NM jobless rate hits 8.3 percent in August

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.3 percent, up from 8.2 percent in July.

    New Mexico's jobless rate was 7.6 percent in August 2009.

    State labor officials say New Mexico has lost 9,900 jobs since then.

    The national unemployment rate in August was 9.6 percent.

    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says more industries in the state are losing jobs than gaining them.

  • Auto racing: Bowyer's car fails inspection, driver docked 150 pts.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer's NASCAR championship chances were crippled Wednesday when his car failed a follow-up inspection and he was penalized 150 points after winning last weekend's first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Obama calls for Mideast peace in UN address

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Exhorting world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism, President Barack Obama challenged the countries of the United Nations on Thursday to unite around peace efforts that he said could achieve agreement within a year to create an independent Palestine and a secure Israel.

  • Stocks take initial tumble on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks started lower Thursday on new signs of trouble in Europe's economy but trimmed their losses after slightly better news came out on home sales and leading indicators.

  • Missing woman found alive in Montana

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The New Mexico State Police have received word from authorities in Montana confirming that missing woman Robin Parrot has been found OK.

    New Mexico police will work with authorities in Montana to see how she ended up there and if criminal activity is involved.

    Parrot, 35, of Sapello, N.M. went missing in the Sapello area on or around Sept. 17.

  • GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are putting their leading midterm congressional campaign arguments into a new manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and are focused on creating jobs.

    GOP lawmakers later Thursday will roll out their "Pledge to America" — a 21-page document filled with familiar proposals to slash taxes and spending and cut down on government regulation, as well as repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and end his stimulus program.

  • Calif. city officials face judge in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor, the ex-city manager and six current and former officials of Bell were headed from jail to court Wednesday as residents of the modest, working-class suburb celebrated their arrest on charges of bilking taxpayers out of $5.5 million.
    As former City Manager Robert Rizzo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez and the others were rounded up during Tuesday morning raids on their homes, residents across the city honked their car horns, burst into cheers and staged impromptu celebrations.

  • Flyover opposition grows in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A resolution opposing low-altitude Air Force flights over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado is being drafted by city officials in Las Vegas, N.M.
    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz says he expects the resolution will pass.
    Organized opposition to the proposal also has formed in Taos, where city spokeswoman Cathy Connelly says the area attracts tourist who want peace and quiet. Las Vegas plans a special council meeting to consider the resolution before Cannon Air Force Base’s Oct. 4 deadline for public comment.