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Nov. 21, 2014

9:47 a.m.

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Obama's immigration decision has precedents, but may set a new one
President Barack Obama’s planned action to shield millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation and grant them work permits opens a new front in the decadeslong debate over the scope of presidential authority. Although Obama is not breaking new ground by ...

9:18 a.m.

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Jose Canseco admits story about finger falling off was a hoax
Remember that story about Jose Canseco's finger falling off during a poker tournament? Really, who could forget. Well, it turns out ...

9:01 a.m.

Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday. Authorities thought the packages could contain videos and journals from ...

8:53 a.m.

Nevada unemployment at lowest level since June 2008
Nevada unemployment at lowest level since June 2008
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in October, down from 7.3 percent the previous month and the lowest level since June 2008. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported ...

8:34 a.m.

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9:07 a.m.

Bill Cosby show set for Las Vegas is canceled
Bill Cosby show set for Las Vegas is canceled
Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with comedian Bill Cosby to cancel his upcoming performance there amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. The cancellation was announced ...

8:08 a.m.

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House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law
House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in ...

7:54 a.m.

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8:48 a.m.

Photo: An overturned concrete-mixer truck snarled traffic
Overturned truck snarls traffic on Las Vegas freeway
An overturned concrete-mixer truck caused delays on Interstate 15 this morning. The truck was headed south ...

Thursday

Nov. 20, 2014

9:51 p.m.

Teen arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death of acquaintance
Teen arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death of acquaintance
A teenager has been arrested on charges including murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the North Las Vegas shooting death of ...

9 p.m.

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3 takeaways from Obama’s immigration announcement
Crowds rejoiced with cheers, hugs and tears at a Las Vegas community center Thursday evening as President Barack Obama formally announced his long-awaited plan for ...

8:13 p.m.

Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured
An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring ...

7:43 p.m.

Nevada leaders weigh in on Obama’s immigration plan
President Obama's executive order on immigration may bypass the vote of Congress. Las Vegas democrats and republicans have lots to say about it.

7:08 p.m.

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Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson cop, union says
The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for ...

7 p.m.

Photo: State Sen. Ruben Kihuen hugs Astrid Silva while th
Las Vegas activist Astrid Silva returns to spotlight in Obama’s immigration speech
President Obama's speech shone a spotlight on Las Vegas resident Astrid Silva's life when he announced a new plan for executive action to reform the country's immigration system.

5:30 p.m.

Las Vegas father arrested in death of baby
Las Vegas father arrested in death of baby
The father of a baby who died Tuesday has been arrested on a murder charge, Metro Police said. Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 23, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder by ...

5 p.m.

Man killed in deadly rollover crash in northern valley is identified
Man killed in deadly rollover crash in northern valley is identified
A man who died in a single-car rollover Tuesday morning in the north valley has been identified as 65-year-old Las Vegas resident David Arthur Robbins. Robbins died of multiple blunt force injuries ...

4:50 p.m.

Sandoval names new head at Nevada Department of Taxation
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Deonne Contine director of the state Department of Taxation, succeeding Chris Nielsen, who was appointed to the governor’s staff. Contine has worked in the department since ...

4:30 p.m.

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Live coverage: Immigration activists react to Obama reform announcement
Obama's executive action will defer deportations for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants and extend visas for highly skilled workers. Joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he’ll announce his plans to ...

3:58 p.m.

Uber investigating if exec broke ‘God’ app rules
Uber investigating if exec broke ‘God’ app rules
Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride. The probe stems from allegations that ...

3:34 p.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of
Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5 million from deportation
Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation. The administration is also setting new ...

3:16 p.m.

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Pahrump electric utility to open Las Vegas office
A Pahrump electric utility is opening a satellite office in Las Vegas. Valley Electric Association, which serves about 45,000 people, has signed a lease for 6,500 square feet in Red Rock Business Center between Russell and Sunset roads just east of the 215 Beltway, in the southwest valley.

3:14 p.m.

Fighter War Machine pleads not guilty
Fighter War Machine pleads not guilty
A mixed martial arts fighter who legally changed his name to War Machine pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that could get him life in a Nevada prison without parole for allegedly trying to kill his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend in Las Vegas. Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, 33, spoke ...

2:59 p.m.

Wynn Resorts official disputes report of money-laundering probe
Wynn Resorts official disputes report of money-laundering probe
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a statement Thursday after ...

2:46 p.m.

Clark County fire chief leaving for job in California
Clark County fire chief leaving for job in California
Clark County Fire Department Chief Bertral “Bert” Washington is leaving for a job leading the fire department in Pasadena, Calif. Washington, who has served as fire chief in ...

2:27 p.m.

DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
The Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue near Fremont Street was closed this afternoon because of electrical problems, a spokesman said. The power went out about ...

2:02 p.m.

Police: Stabbing possibly related to domestic disturbance
Police: Stabbing possibly related to domestic disturbance
Metro Police say they are investigating a stabbing possibly related to a domestic disturbance this morning. Police received a report about 10:40 a.m. of a person with ...

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