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10:15 p.m.

Photo: Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, left, scores on a
Royals beat A’s in 12 in AL wild-card thriller
The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals ...

8:30 p.m.

Community ponders the ripple effect of Downtown Project shake-up
Community ponders the ripple effect of Downtown Project shake-up
Following the layoff of 30 Downtown Project employees, entrepreneurs downtown are left with mixed feelings about the future of the fledgling tech corridor. The restructuring of ...

6:45 p.m.

Photo: Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Glob
Wynn says gambling not key to casinos’ success — it’s everything else
Global Gaming Expo:
Wynn delivered a keynote address to a packed crowd at the first full day of the Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, at the Sands Expo. Much of his remarks focused on revenue sources aside from gambling, an area to which the casino industry has shifted attention ...

6:10 p.m.

Taxable sales in Nevada up 6.3 percent in July
Taxable sales in Nevada up 6.3 percent in July
Taxable sales in Nevada rose by 6.3 percent in July, with big gains in restaurants, bars and electronics sales. The state Taxation Department reported Tuesday that sales totaled ...

5:55 p.m.

Inmate, 58, dies at High Desert State Prison
Inmate, 58, dies at High Desert State Prison
A Nevada Department of Corrections inmate died Sunday of a chronic medical condition. David Mireles, 58, of Clark County died at High Desert State Prison ...

5:42 p.m.

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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach
Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to ...

5 p.m.

With ‘great team’ in place, Bilbray bullish on chances versus Heck
With ‘great team’ in place, Bilbray bullish on chances versus Heck
Despite a lack of financial support from some national Democrats and being written off by pundits, congressional candidate Erin Bilbray says she's confident she can win ...

4:35 p.m.

Photo: Nevada lieutenant governor candidates Lucy Flores
Flores criticizes Hutchison over school spending
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores criticized Republican Mark Hutchison in a debate in Reno for opposing legislation last year to directly help the Washoe County School District repair its ...

4:35 p.m.

Photo: In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, a
California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said ...

4:31 p.m.

Man convicted in 1994 California nicotine poison death
A former nuclear engineer has been convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with nicotine in Southern California in 1994. City News Service reported Tuesday that jurors ...

4:24 p.m.

Photo: In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, th
Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn
The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued ...

4:18 p.m.

Man accused of barging into White House indicted
Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of ...

4:10 p.m.

Photo: Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is escorted into a courtro
Forensic link at center of missing Va student case
Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Between searches of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s car and apartment and ...

3:49 p.m.

Poker player accused of violating commodities trading ban
Last fall, Las Vegas poker player and investor Daniel Shak was hit with a $400,000 penalty and trading ban after he was accused of attempting to manipulate oil markets. But, regulators claim, he didn’t ...

3:19 p.m.

Driver might have suffered medical episode, rams building
A woman who might have suffered a medical episode while driving hit a business in the western Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said. Police received a call about ...

2:51 p.m.

Police find 300 marijuana plants at North Las Vegas house
Police find 300 marijuana plants at North Las Vegas house
Police say they busted a marijuana grow operation this afternoon in North Las Vegas. Officers found about 300 marijuana plants at a house in ...

2:39 p.m.

Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching ...

2:13 p.m.

Photo: Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, gives a keynote address
Tony Hsieh steps down from lead role at Downtown Project
Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious startup-city development Downtown Project in Las Vegas, stepped down as leader of the project a few weeks ago, sources close to the project told Re/code, which has ...

2:04 p.m.

5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...

1:15 p.m.

Photo: Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjac
Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy
The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...

12:40 p.m.

Sandoval to head education, workforce committee for Governors Association
The National Governors Association has selected Gov. Brian Sandoval to lead its Education and Workforce Policy Committee. The two policy areas — education and employment — are among ...

12:17 p.m.

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Police: Shots fired at Kentucky school; 1 student hurt
A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life-threatening injuries and was

11:42 a.m.

Photo: An artist's rendering of a new Goodwill store plan
Goodwill opening new stores in Las Vegas Valley
Goodwill of Southern Nevada is adding two retail stores and relocating another. The nonprofit group, which sells low-priced used clothing, furniture and other goods, said today it will open a new store at ...

11:14 a.m.

2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
Two Las Vegas Valley schools were named among the best in the country today, earning the National Blue Ribbon School award from the ...

10:46 a.m.

Photo: Henderson firefighters rest after a fatal apartmen
1 found dead in Henderson apartment fire
A person was found dead this morning in an apartment fire in Henderson, city officials said. Firefighters responded about 8:40 a.m. to Sunset Hills Apartments near Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway after reports of smoke coming from a two-story building. The fire was in the space between ...

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