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August 27, 2016

Las Vegas Sun

E. Parry Thomas, business icon who helped shape Las Vegas, dies at 95

E. Parry Thomas, business icon who helped shape Las Vegas, dies at 95

Posted 5:31 p.m.

By financing casinos at a time when other banks refused to consider making loans to them, visionary banker E. Parry Thomas helped build the foundation of Las Vegas' resort economy. Thomas died Friday at 95 ...

The Priscilla nuclear bomb is detonated over Frenchman Flat on June 24, 1957.  The test was one of a series of controversial nuclear tests codenamed Operation Plumbbob.   The 37 kiloton bomb was detonated at 700 feet above the valley floor via hot air balloon. Operation Plumbbob sought to take advantage of the nuclear tests with training exercises, war games and lectures for military personnel on how the atom bomb would change the way wars would be fought, culminating in the actual explosions every 5 days during the late spring and summer of 1957.

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The Priscilla nuclear bomb is detonated over Frenchman Flat on June 24, 1957. The test was one of a series of controversial nuclear tests codenamed Operation Plumbbob. The 37 kiloton bomb was detonated at 700 feet above the valley floor via hot air balloon. Operation ...

Lockheed gets contract worth up to $5 billion to manage Nevada National Security Site

Posted 2:11 p.m.

A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin won a contract worth up to $5 billion Friday to manage the Nevada National Security Site, ending a bid process that drew interest from major firms like Bechtel …

Friday Night Roundup: Liberty edges Arbor View; Desert Pines tops Centennial

Friday Night Roundup: Liberty edges Arbor View; Desert Pines tops Centennial

Updated 25 mins ago

It was his first coaching job. The memories and friendships have lasted a lifetime. When Centennial High football coach Leon Evans walks his team onto the field tonight ...

Politics

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes cellphone photos with people in the audience at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes cellphone photos with people in the audience at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Posted 7:06 p.m.

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving ...