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April 1, 2015

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  • In this March 23, 2015, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks in Garwood, N.J. Menendez has been indicted on federal corruption charges.
    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
    April 1, 2015
    Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and travel from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor's behalf. A federal grand jury indictment accuses the New Jersey Democrat of using ...
  • In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, center, flanked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the wake of the announced retirement of Reid, a very public feud has opened between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats and former long-time housemates, Schumer and Durbin.
    Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble
    April 1, 2015
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York. The two are longtime colleagues and former housemates in a group home on Capitol Hill who have ...
  • Swing voting GOP assemblyman reassigned to new committee
    April 1, 2015
    A Nevada assemblyman who broke rank with fellow Republicans on a key bill opposed by unions has moved from a committee where he was a swing voter. Assemblyman Glenn Trowbridge, a Las Vegas Republican who was appointed to his seat by the all-Democrat Clark County Commission and who has described himself as ...
  • Teen missing after leaping from cliff at Lake Mohave
    April 1, 2015
    A teen was missing today after he jumped from a 20-foot cliff into Lake Mohave and never resurfaced, according to the National Park Service. The teen was at Placer Cove when ...
  • Hispanic enrollment could qualify UNLV for millions in grants
    April 1, 2015
    UNLV is already known for being an ethnically diverse campus, but it’s on the verge of hitting a major milestone. UNLV President Len Jessup told a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce gathering on Tuesday that ...
  • Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling is flanked by Magic! members drummer Alex Tanas, guitarist Mark Pellizzer, singer Nasri Atweh and bassist Ben Spivak at the Delano Las Vegas grand opening Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, on the Strip.
    Hotel chiefs line up to bring presidential debate to L.V. in 2016
    April 1, 2015
    Hotel honchos include Charles Bowling, president and COO, Mandalay Bay; George Markantonis, president and COO, Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo & Convention Center; Keith Smith, president and CEO, Boyd Gaming; and Maurice Wooden, president, Wynn and Encore.
  • Allegiant Air pilots picket in front of Allegiant Air headquarters Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Summerlin. Pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, have been in contract negations with the company for two years, a union representative said.
    Threatened strike by Allegiant pilots could ground 250 flights on Thursday
    April 1, 2015
    Allegiant Air pilots plan to go on strike Thursday, potentially grounding hundreds of flights amid protracted contract talks and after the company sued the pilots’ union to prevent the walkout. The pilots, represented by Teamsters Local 1224, will not ...
  • Sheri's Ranch in Pahrump is the first legal brothel in the United States to offer nuru massage, a popular massage style in Japan for the last several decades—and long illegal in the United States.
    Pahrump brothel offers to host Reid's retirement party
    April 1, 2015
    A Las Vegas-area brothel is offering to host a retirement party for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, thanking him for his support of initiatives beneficial to Nevada's legalized prostitution industry. An open letter from Sheri's Ranch, based in Pahrump, mentioned ...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, of San Diego return to Brown's office after a news conference where he and other Legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $1 billion package of emergency drought-relief legislation at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 19, 2015. The proposal accelerates spending already approved by voters for water and flood projects. It includes money for emergency drinking water, food aid for the hardest-hit counties, fish and wildlife protections and groundwater management.
    California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
    April 1, 2015
    California's governor has ordered the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns that cut usage by 25 percent, imposing mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with drought.
  • House fire in Henderson does $67,000 damage
    April 1, 2015
    One person and a pet were displaced after an accidental house fire that caused an estimated $67,000 damage this morning, according to the Henderson Fire Department. Firefighters responded ...
  • The front exterior of the Thomas & Mack Center on April 30, 2013.
    Las Vegas vying to host presidential debate
    April 1, 2015
    The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has partnered with UNLV to try to convince debate organizers to pick the Thomas & Mack Center as the site of one of four debates to be held during the 2016 campaign. “Las Vegas would ...
  • French officials: Alps avalanche kills 3 tourists, injures 1
    April 1, 2015
    Three foreign tourists — two Austrians and an Italian — have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, and a fourth tourist has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble with unspecified injuries. Hautes-Alpes department officials said that ...
  • 11 Atlanta educators convicted in test cheating scandal
    April 1, 2015
    Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. A grand jury indicted 35 educators in March 2013 on charges including ...
  • Aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, March 27, 2015, including the Rock in Rio USA site, MGM Arena behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo and Pawn Mall.
    Haze of dust obscures views across Las Vegas Valley
    April 1, 2015
    Strong northwesterly winds kicked up a haze of dust across the Las Vegas Valley this morning, obscuring distant views of the Strip and surrounding mountains.​ Winds up to 29 mph have ...
  • Scientists say polar bears won’t thrive on land food
    April 1, 2015
    A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals. U.S. Geological Survey research biologist Karyn Rode says only small numbers of polar bears are ...
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