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August 25, 2016

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Aug. 25, 2016

2:59 p.m.

U.S. warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats
A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters ...

2:48 p.m.

Police looking for man seen with woman found stabbed to death
Metro Police are looking for a man seen with a woman who later was found stabbed to death at a Lake Mead beach, according to Metro Police. National Park Service rangers found ...

2:36 p.m.

Pedestrian hit by car dies at hospital
A pedestrian hit by a car last week near the Hard Rock Hotel has died, according to Metro Police. William Mullins, 51, of Las Vegas died Wednesday at ...

2:12 p.m.

Photo: U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., speaks Thursday, June
Ad campaign paints GOP’s Heck as ‘anti-woman’ candidate
Two organizations that focus on women’s rights, healthcare and access to abortions are launching a six-figure joint ad campaign today targeting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Heck. The independent expenditure arms of ...

1:51 p.m.

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Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike
Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. Parker, whose 13-year-old son James has severe peanut and hazelnut allergies, was part of a ...

1:49 p.m.

2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others
Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire, a Tennessee prosecutor announced Thursday. Zaevion Dobson was praised by President Barack Obama as ...

1:38 p.m.

Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash
A Texas jury has found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another one. The jury returned the verdict Thursday ...

1:30 p.m.

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch. Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus and Blaine Cooper each admitted Thursday they ...

1:14 p.m.

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How Donald Trump almost missed the ballot in Minnesota (and what that says about his campaign)
Donald Trump was not expected to win Minnesota — but he very nearly didn't even have the chance to try. And the reason is a perfect reminder of all the things that can go wrong when a candidate relies on ...

1:02 p.m.

Complaint: Man got $5,000 from craps table with no paper trail
Complaint: Man got $5,000 from craps table with no paper trail
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against the Golden Gate, accusing ownership of the downtown Las Vegas casino of directing a $5,000 payout to ...

12:45 p.m.

Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton in Reno warns of radicalism
Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton in Reno warns of radicalism
Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have ...

12:41 p.m.

2:02 p.m.

2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear
Two nuns who worked as nurses to help the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their car was missing, officials said Thursday. It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear ...

12:30 p.m.

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Developers: No negotiating on $750 million for proposed NFL stadium
Developers of a proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas held firm that the public contribution for the project must be $750 million — or no deal. “We are not negotiable,” Las Vegas Sands President Rob Goldstein said during today’s Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting. “The numbers aren’t going down. If we can’t get $750 (million), we respectfully thank you and ...

10:46 a.m.

Tilman Fertitta donates $20 million to University of Houston sports
Businessman Tilman Fertitta has given $20 million to the University of Houston in what school officials say is the largest donation for Cougar sports. The school on Thursday announced the personal donation by Fertitta, who chairs ...

10:30 a.m.

1:48 p.m.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery
A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of ...

10:15 a.m.

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Las Vegas airport traffic up in July with 4.1 million passengers
The Las Vegas airport saw more than 4.1 million passengers in July, marking another month of growth. McCarran International Airport released statistics Thursday that show traffic was up ...

10:11 a.m.

2:26 p.m.

Police: Bicyclist hit by car, critically injured
A motorist was arrested on a DUI count this morning after hitting a bicyclist and then leaving the scene, according to Metro Police. The 52-year-old bicyclist, identified as ...

9:48 a.m.

Warehouse fire sends flames high into sky near Strip
Warehouse fire sends flames high into sky near Strip
A 20,000-square-foot warehouse caught fire early today west of the Strip, sending flames shooting more than 50 feet over the roofs of surrounding buildings, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody was ...

8:56 a.m.

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Oakland Raiders file trademark applications for Las Vegas Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have not officially made the move to Las Vegas, but a few trademark filings may serve as a sign for what is to come. On August 20, 2016, the Raiders filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for ...

8:45 a.m.

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Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election
It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement. Donald Trump and his surrogates hint at a mysterious "illness" afflicting rival Hillary Clinton. Pushing back, Clinton warns of ...

8:41 a.m.

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West
Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires were burning in the West, and firefighters were making initial attacks on another 112 new blazes to prevent them from spreading. Firefighters in the region mostly faced windy, dry conditions that have fanned flames that destroyed buildings and ...

8:38 a.m.

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook — although not on ...

8:29 a.m.

Turkey: U.S. says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria
Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday, a move that could fulfill a major demand by Ankara and the United States a day after Turkey sent in tanks across ...

8:24 a.m.

2:55 p.m.

Photo: Rescuers search for victims beneath destroyed hous
Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has ...

8:21 a.m.

Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples
It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 ...