Today's News

  • Service sector growth accelerates in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. service-oriented companies, the nation's predominant job generator, grew slightly faster in September as demand from customers improved, a trade group's survey showed Tuesday.

  • Football: Pats' special teams run wild vs. Dolphins Monday

    MIAMI (AP) — When the New England Patriots scored the last in a series of quick-strike touchdowns, stoic Bill Belichick allowed himself a slight smile and traded high-fives along a jubilant sideline.

    Tom Brady and Randy Moss joined in the celebration as spectators, too. The offense watched while the Patriots' special teams and defense came up with one big play after another to beat the Miami Dolphins 41-14 on Monday night.

  • Richardson's shadow still looms over governor's race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a historic race where New Mexico will elect its first female governor, the outcome could hinge on voter discontent with a man not even on the ballot: Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The governor's popularity has plunged amid corruption investigations as he nears the end of his second term, and his presence looms large in the race between Republican Susana Martinez and Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.

  • Times Square attempted bomber gets life sentence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, a mandatory penalty that left him defiant as ever and the judge who sentenced him determined to send a message to anyone who might want to follow in his path.

    Faisal Shahzad came to court to tell Americans he felt no remorse about his May 1 bombing attempt, and he sparred with U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum.

  • America's Challenge pilots to pay tribute to missing balloonists

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The America's Challenge gas balloon race will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The deputy director of the race, Kevin Knapp, says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras from their balloons, which are to lift off Wednesday evening from Albuquerque.

    One ristra will pay tribute to Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque, while the other, with a pink ribbon, will pay tribute to Carol Rymer Davis of Denver.

  • NM voters can start to cast absentee ballots

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election Day is four weeks away but New Mexicans can start voting with absentee ballots.

    County clerks can start mailing out absentee ballots on Tuesday to those who have requested them.

    Voters also can go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

    Early in-person voting at other polling locations will start Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 30.


    An autopsy has been scheduled Tuesday morning for Grey Vigil, who died Monday. Law enforcement officials are seeking to pinpoint an exact cause of death for the infant boy that was born Friday, Sept. 24, at a Los Alamos residence, and was then reportedly kept concealed in a closet for three days, according to a source with the Los Alamos Police Department.

  • 'Let Me In' fails to score at the box office

    The movie, "Let Me In" filmed in and around Los Alamos opened at theaters across the country this past weekend. Based on initial reports, the production had a lackluster opening.

  • Search for missing balloonists officially concludes

    ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard said Monday that it had called off the search for a pair of American balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The search was called off at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) after a final attempt to locate Richard Abruzzo, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carol Rymer Davis, of Denver, had failed, said coast guard spokesman Lt. Massimo Maccheroni.

    Maccheroni said that a robotic vehicle scanned the seabed of the Adriatic for any remains.

  • Jemez Pueblo man accused of gruesome murder

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old Jemez Pueblo man is facing a murder charge in the gruesome stabbing death of a fellow tribal member.

    Federal prosecutors have accused Lucas Toledo of killing 21-year-old Matthew Panana in the early hours of Sept. 29 outside his home on the Jemez reservation after Panana repeated knocked on his window while he tried to sleep.