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Today's News

  • Sports update: Pajarito set to reopen Friday

    Pajarito Mountain plans to reopen for skiing Friday, said Ski Pajraito general manager Tom Long.

    The mountain had temporarily suspended operations for the past couple of weeks because of a lack of snow.
    According to its website, the mountain has a base of 21 inches with seven inches of new snow in the past week.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers' results from Precision meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers’ results from the Precision Gymnastics Meet Jan. 21-23 (name, division, vault score, parallel bars score, balance beam score, floor exercise score, all-around score; place finishes are in parentheses):

    Level 4
    Alyssa Hilger, Jr.-A, 9.325 (2), 9.35 (1), 9.20 (1), 9.325 (1), 37.20 (1).

    Charlotte Ulrich, Ch.-A, 9.25 (2), 8.35 (6), 9.20 (1), 8.90 (4), 35.70 (2).

    Bridget Toone, Jr.-A, 8.70 (7), 9.25 (3), 8.10 (8), 8.90 (5), 35.50 (5).

  • Girls basketball: LA hangs on to take overtime victory

    SANTA FE — Despite earning a comfortable 15-point victory in its first meeting against the Santa Fe Demons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wasn’t taking anything for granted Wednesday night.
    That turned out to be a good thing.
    With under 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Santa Fe’s Alix Jeantette, who hadn’t taken a shot all game long, buried a long-range 3-pointer to force overtime at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • Egypt army takes control, sign Mubarak on way out

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military announced on national television that it stepped in to "safeguard the country" and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that the longtime leader has lost power. In Washington, the CIA chief said there was a "strong likelihood" Mubarak will step down Thursday.

    State TV said Mubarak will speak to the nation Thursday night from his palace in Cairo.

  • Otero, Lincoln County residents told to boil water

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents in Otero and Lincoln Counties are being told to boil water before drinking, cooking or washing dishes.

    The New Mexico Environment Department's precautionary boil water advisory includes all of Ruidoso.

    Health officials say they issued the warning because extreme weather conditions have frozen and ruptured water pipes, possibly contaminating the water supply.

  • 3 dead in Pa. natural gas explosion; 2 missing

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas explosion rocked a downtown neighborhood overnight, leveling two houses and spawning fires that burned for hours through an entire row of neighboring homes. Three people were killed, including an infant, and at least two others were unaccounted for Thursday.

  • NY Rep. Lee resigns after shirtless photo surfaces

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Christopher Lee of western New York abruptly resigned with only a vague explanation of regret after a gossip website reported that the married congressman had sent a shirtless photo of himself flexing his muscles to a woman whose Craigslist ad he answered.

  • Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, continuing a downward trend that suggests hiring could pick up this year.

    Applications sank by a seasonally adjusted 36,000 to 383,000, the lowest point since early July 2008, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

  • NKorea: No military talks with 'traitor' SKorea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's abandonment of military talks with South Korea is merely the latest feint in a long duel between the two rivals, according to analysts who see further provocative actions from Pyongyang coming next.

    The communist country refused to hold further talks Thursday after walking out of their first discussions in months the day before, blaming the South for insisting on putting the deadly sinking of a warship on the agenda.

  • GOP invites business to vent about regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On issues ranging from the air we breathe to the noise factories make, business leaders want the government to stay out of their way. And the Republicans, looking toward the 2012 elections, are listening.

    The House's principal investigative panel, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is taking its turn Thursday in a hearing designed to give a voice to business complaints about government regulations.