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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - April 21, 2014

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • NMHU Foundation is sponsoring a Fine Art Print Lecture series by Dr. Robert Bell, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information call the Foundation office at 454-3248 or Bob Read at 454-3338.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • Target hackers may take years to find

    By Bree Fowler
    AP Technology Writer

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

    But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas breach.

  • In Brief - News - April 21, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ‘Unbroken’ to be adapted for youth

    NEW YORK — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling survival saga “Unbroken.”
    Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, said Thursday the adaption will be published on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, with a first printing of 200,000 copies.

  • Astronomers spot Earth-like planet

    By Alicia Chang
    AP Science Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

  • A major milestone

    Gov. Susana Martinez and many others were in Las Vegas last week to celebrate the purchase of the Castañeda Hotel.

    The closing of the real estate deal marks a major milestone for Las Vegas. The building, after all, is one of the city’s architectural gems, and it has been deteriorating for decades.

    Arizona hotelier Alan Affeldt and his business partners plan to renovate the historic structure and return it to its former glory. They also hope to purchase the Plaza Hotel.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 21, 2014
  • Just a Thought - He is risen, He is not here

    By Rick Kraft

    He is alive! He is alive! He is alive! The first Easter morning must have been an exciting experience for those who had walked the journey with Jesus.

  • RHS girls, WLV boys both 2nd in meet

    Strength in distance running events paved the way to runner-up finishes for both the Robertson girls and West Las Vegas boys in this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational.

    The Lady Cardinals, paced by Anabella Miller in the long runs, garnered 72 team points to fend off West Las Vegas (67) and Fort Sumner (62) for second place in the girls’ team competition.

    Meanwhile, the Dons got their usual boost from Moises Coca and another strong showing in the boys’ distance events to amass 71 points, outscoring third-place Pojoaque Valley (64.5).

  • Taking on No. 2
  • Vatos rebound with Sevens triumph

    Submitted to the Optic

    During the last three weeks the No. 9 nationally ranked NMHU Vatos (11-2) have been both humbled and exalted.

    By losing 46-17 in Austin to the undefeated and sixth nationally ranked and Texas Collegiate Champion, St. Edward’s University (11-1), the Vatos were eliminated from the National Small College Rugby Organization National Playoffs.