Today's News

  • UPDATE: Griggs, Swertfeger pick up wins in women's ACI

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  • NM group wants another look at Los Alamos CMRR building

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An organization long critical of Los Alamos National Laboratory's plan for a new nuclear facility says the National Environmental Policy Act needs to be followed before the building can move ahead.

    The Los Alamos Study Group contends the project is on a larger scale than alternatives analyzed seven years ago and has not been subjected to a NEPA analysis.

    The watchdog group is sending a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Nuclear Security Administration head Tom D'Agostino about their concerns.

  • Suspect dubbed femme fatale of Russian spy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it."

    Chapman's American dream, U.S. authorities say, was a ruse.

    The 28-year-old Chapman, they say, was a savvy Russian secret agent who worked with a network of other operatives before an FBI undercover agent lured her into an elaborate trap at a coffee shop in lower Manhattan.

  • Kagan won't criticize Roberts court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Kagan declined an invitation to criticize the current Supreme Court on Wednesday, testifying at the third day of confirmation hearings, "I'm sure everyone up there is acting in good faith."

    In a lengthy exchange with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Kagan said pointedly she didn't agree with the Rhode Island Democrat's analysis that justices appointed by Republican presidents were "driving the law in a new direction by the narrowest possible margins" in a series of 5-4 rulings.

  • Tennis: Federer stunned by Berdych in Wimbledon quarters

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals by Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, stopping his bid for a record-tying seventh title at the All England Club.

    The 12th-seeded Czech used his big serve and forehand to beat Federer in four sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, on Centre Court for the biggest victory of his career.

  • NNSA names new Los Alamos Site Office Manager

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the selection of Kevin W. Smith as the new Los Alamos Site Office Manager.

  • Library to show short but sweet films

    “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder,” Alfred Hitchcock once said.

    Well then, sprinters rejoice: Next up in the library’s Free Film Series is a selection of short films, none more than 30 minutes long.

  • LAPS Donation

    Generous Hilltoppers of the Class of 1980 are seen here donating a check to the LAPS Foundation.  The amount raised to benefit the Foundation was $2,143.  Pictured from left to right are LAPS Foundation Board Member Kelly Stewart, Class of 1980 Reunion Volunteer Suzie Havemann and Class of 1980 Reunion Chairperson Eddie Dunn.

  • Area students land in Russia

    Emily McGay of McGay Consulting, LLC in Los Alamos is one of three chaperones who jetted off to Russia Monday morning with eight area students.

    The contingent will explore sights around Moscow until noon Saturday. That’s when Los Alamos High School career counselor Nora Arbuckle and Cheryl Sowder of Finishing Touch in Central Park Square, McGay and the teens begin a seven-hour journey by bus to Sarov.

  • LANL may figure in spy case

    The mere fact that New Mexico has two national laboratories and several military installations places it high on the list of locations in which spies would want to keep a presence.

    It’s not yet clear if any of the 11 spies caught up in Monday’s FBI sweep are linked to Los Alamos or other areas in the state, but according to New Mexico FBI, it wouldn’t be surprising.