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Today's News

  • Baseball: Why worry about Lee? Yankees dwelling on Wilson

    NEW YORK (AP) — First things first for the Yankees. Why worry about Cliff Lee when you can fret over the Texas Rangers' opening pitcher?

    "Let's think about C.J. Wilson first," catcher Jorge Posada said Wednesday. "We've go to concentrate on Game 1. We can't go ahead and think about Game 3."

  • Ready, set, snore! Spain holds siesta contest

    MADRID (AP) — Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public — all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

    Amid the bustle of a shopping mall, with babies wailing and pop music piped in overhead, clutches of people tried to snooze Thursday in what was billed as Spain's first siesta competition.

  • Report: Decapitated body found near Gallup

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are looking into the discovery of what is reported as a decapitated body last week near the Red Rock chapter house in northwestern New Mexico.

    An FBI spokesman won't confirm details of the crime, saying only that an investigation is continuing.

    The Gallup Independent, citing "several people near the scene" who had knowledge of the situation, reports that the corpse was headless.

  • Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — Chile's 33 rescued miners posed with the president and were poked by doctors on Thursday, itching to reunite with families and sleep in their own beds for the first time since a cave-in nearly killed them on Aug. 5.

    Relatives were organizing welcome-home parties and trying to hold off an onslaught of demands by those seeking to share in the glory of the amazing rescue that entranced people around the world and set off horn-blowing celebrations across this South American nation.

  • Afghan peace council chief: Taliban ready to talk

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace.

    Burhanuddin Rabbani told reporters in Kabul the Taliban have not completely rejected the idea of negotiating a nonmilitary resolution of the war.

  • Hockey: Ex-Oilers owner to be sentenced in CA perjury case

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington is expected to be given probation by a Southern California judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to a federal perjury charge.

    Prosecutors have recommended that Pocklington, 68, should be sentenced to two years of probation, including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, and 100 hours of community service.

  • Clinton to campaign for Denish in Dem stronghold

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to northern New Mexico to help energize voters for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish.

    Clinton is to appear at an outdoor rally Thursday afternoon in Espanola, a heavily Hispanic community and traditional Democratic stronghold.

    Polls show Denish trailing Republican Susana Martinez in the governor's race.

  • Banks seize 288K homes in Q3, but challenges await

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders seized more U.S. homes this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to bust in 2006. But many of the foreclosures may be challenged in court later because of allegations that banks evicted people without reading the documents.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers nab 2-4A title

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team clinched another District 2AAAA title Tuesday with a shutout victory over the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one half of play Tuesday in Santa Fe and coasted to a 4-0 victory at Ivan Head Stadium. The win gave Los Alamos its sixth straight District 2AAAA title.
    It has not lost a district contest since that time.

  • Boys soccer: LA picks up win, stays undefeated in district

    A solid victory by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team keeps it right on track for what could shape up as the biggest game of its 2010 regular season.
    The Hilltoppers got six goals from six different players to drop the Santa Fe Demons 6-0 Tuesday at Ivan Head Stadium. The win keeps the Hilltoppers undefeated in District 2AAAA play and primed for a showdown with the Capital Jaguars in the Hilltoppers’ season finale next week.