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May 5, 2016

6:30 p.m.

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Caesars Entertainment reports revenue increase, $308 million loss in first quarter
Caesars Entertainment, the casino giant behind many resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and elsewhere, reported its first quarter earnings today ...

4:35 p.m.

Teacher’s union ad campaign calls out school board president
Teacher’s union ad campaign calls out school board president
The Clark County teacher's union has taken aim at school board president Linda Young in a campaign ad. In the ad, the union criticized Young about ...

4:29 p.m.

Steve Wynn now says planned lake will include 10-story island
Steve Wynn now says planned lake will include 10-story island
Gaming: First-quarter revenue drops at Wynn Resorts
CEO Steve Wynn recently revealed that he wants to develop a huge lake attraction, along with an additional hotel tower, meeting space and more, on land that currently houses ...

4:12 p.m.

Hawaii official who died after crash wore infant life vest
Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in ...

4:08 p.m.

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Trump says he would likely replace Yellen once her term ends
Donald Trump said Thursday he has nothing against Janet Yellen but would likely replace her as Fed chair once her term is up. In an interview with CNBC, the likely Republican presidential nominee said he thinks it would be appropriate for him to nominate someone else to lead the ...

3:56 p.m.

Fallen law enforcement officers honored in Carson City
Despite thunder and rain, hundreds of people gathered outside today to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Flags were at half staff to honor 128 fallen officers ...

3:29 p.m.

Driver dies at hospital after crashing into bus stop
Driver dies at hospital after crashing into bus stop
A driver is dead after crashing into a bus stop in the north valley this afternoon, according to Metro Police. The crash happened about ...

3 p.m.

Southern Nevada lawmakers talk about priorities for 2017 session
Workforce development, supporting UNLV’s medical school and investment in infrastructure are among the issues a group of Southern Nevada lawmaker are mulling ahead of the 2017 legislative session. Legislators presented recommendations to a group of ...

2:50 p.m.

Official: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at suburban D.C. school
Authorities say one person has been killed and another wounded in a shooting at a high school in suburban Washington. The Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department says the shooting ...

2:11 p.m.

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings
A former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. Lonnie Franklin Jr. showed no emotion as a clerk read the 10 murder verdicts in Los Angeles County Superior Court after ...

1:39 p.m.

Obama commutes sentence of North Las Vegas man, 57 others
The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, including 18 who were given life sentences. The action is part of a broader effort to overhaul ...

1:33 p.m.

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Donald Trump says he has too much integrity to cheat at golf
Donald Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn't cheat at golf. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also says he has never golfed with ...

1:27 p.m.

Georgia pastor charged with stealing $250,000 from church
The former pastor of a historic Savannah church stole more than $250,000 in tithes and offerings from church members over the course of a decade, funneling parishioners' money into his personal bank account and spending it at retailers including ...

1:20 p.m.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP. The surprise declaration from Ryan on CNN's "The Lead" amounted to a stunning ...

1:15 p.m.

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110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies
A 110-year-old Louisiana man who served in World War II has died. Local television station KPLC-TV in Lake Charles reported that Frank Levingston died Tuesday. Multiple media outlets described him as the country's oldest World War II veteran but that could ...

1:02 p.m.

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More stores, restaurant opening at Town Square
Town Square Las Vegas is already one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the valley, and it’s adding even more stores. The 1.2 million-square-foot mall has added ...

12:34 p.m.

Lawyer: Man victim, not planner of ruse that left 2 dead
A Las Vegas man accused of orchestrating an elaborate abduction ruse and jewelry store robbery scheme that left two people dead was a victim, not the mastermind of the plot as ...

12:31 p.m.

Officials take custody of kids who went to Oregon standoff
Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas child welfare officials. The Kansas City Star reports that a judge made ...

12:28 p.m.

Magnitude-3.8 quake extends swarm along Arizona-Nevada line
A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far. The Arizona Geological Survey says it anticipates small aftershocks following the magnitude 3.8 quake that ...

11:25 a.m.

Lucky Dragon casino fully financed, will be finished this year, backers say
Lucky Dragon casino fully financed, will be finished this year, backers say
Backers of the Lucky Dragon resort under construction just off the north end of the Strip say the project is fully financed and on track to open later this year. The boutique project hit ...

10:50 a.m.

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Macau struggles, tax provision hurt MGM’s 1st-quarter results
MGM Resorts, the casino company behind such Las Vegas Strip properties as the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Aria, reported its first-quarter earnings today. Revenue at the company’s United States resorts grew 3 percent compared to 2015, excluding its jointly owned properties. But revenue from ...

10:33 a.m.

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Preparing for national race, Trump moves on fundraising
Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party behind him ...

10:33 a.m.

Reid: Sandoval should vote ‘none of the above,’ not Trump
Reid: Sandoval should vote ‘none of the above,’ not Trump
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks Gov. Brian Sandoval should vote "none of the above" rather than for Donald Trump. Reid's comments came in a conference call with ...

8:29 a.m.

2 adults dead, 2 children wounded in shooting outside day care center
2 adults dead, 2 children wounded in shooting outside day care center
Two children were wounded and two adults killed in a domestic-related shooting this morning outside a day care center in North Las Vegas ...

7:55 a.m.

Suspicious package deemed safe; police headquarters reopens
Suspicious package deemed safe; police headquarters reopens
A suspicious package in a car outside Metro Police headquarters has been deemed safe and the headquarters campus, which was shut down, has been ...