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April 24, 2014

3:47 p.m.

Consultant says UNLV stadium costs could approach $700M
UNLV’s proposed new on-campus stadium is estimated to cost between $490 million and $682 million, depending on whether it’s …

3:22 p.m.

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Sands 1Q profit beats predictions. thanks to Macau
Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market. Billionaire CEO Sheldon Adelson said Thursday the company delivered …

3:12 p.m.

White substance causes scare at Reno courthouse, is sugar
A white substance that spilled from an envelope caused some anxious moments at the Reno federal courthouse before hazardous materials experts determined it was sugar. Reno Fire Division Chief Dana Tucker tells...

2:48 p.m.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dad: My son would ‘whoop’ Manny Pacquiao,0,7264293.story

2:37 p.m.

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Oregon county bans burning abortion waste to generate power
County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. While taking the action...

2:02 p.m.

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Despite blowback, militiamen stand their ground with rancher Cliven Bundy
Cliven Bundy’s racist comments about African-Americans and slavery in a New York Times story have not deterred scores of militiamen. They say the story is part of the misinformation ...

2 p.m.

Phone call interrupts drug buy, ends in fatal shooting
Phone call interrupts drug buy, ends in fatal shooting
It was the last call for Jason Puckett. Puckett and a longtime friend, who had arranged a marijuana buy, stood Monday evening outside a Chevy Trailblazer parked near a public housing project …

1:51 p.m.

University: Details of sperm mix-up still mystery
he results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families. The University of Utah said its review...

1:45 p.m.

‘X-Men’ director calls sex abuse suit a shakedown
The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that...

1:07 p.m.

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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal health exchange
After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said...

1:03 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Pellet gun firing cause Navy base lockdown
The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a serviceman who had fired a gun that shoots...

1 p.m.

Vatican: Pope’s private conversations don’t reflect church policy
What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn't reflect church policy, the Vatican's spokesman said Thursday. An unusual statement from The Rev. Federico Lombardi came after days of speculation that the pope...

12:51 p.m.

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Yankees’ Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball. The commissioner's office announced the penalty. The ban was to start for...

12:32 p.m.

First-time unemployment claims down 14 percent in March
First-time unemployment claims down 14 percent in March
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in March totaled 13,267, down 14 percent from the same month a year ago, state officials reported today. The number compares with an average...

12:08 p.m.

3:04 p.m.

Caesars, Pinnacle among those pursuing upstate New York casinos
Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods, state gambling officials announced Thursday. In all...

12:05 p.m.

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Fake flier promotes Palin speech at UNR; ticket-seekers directed to phone-sex service
The flier includes a 1-800 number to call for tickets, but the number actually is a telephone sex line for women that opens with, "Hello, ladies …

11:38 a.m.

Reno man accused of firing gun from car on freeway
A Reno man is behind bars after officers with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation reported seeing him firing a gun from a car on the I-580 freeway. The incident began around...

11:35 a.m.

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Cliven Bundy responds to charges of racism: ‘The statement was right’

11:22 a.m.

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FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
he federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration won't...

10:49 a.m.

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Families of missing ferry passengers confront South Korea officials
Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week. It was the latest...

10:45 a.m.

2:31 p.m.

Ex-Marine sentenced to die in Las Vegas native’s slaying
An ex-Marine was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over...

10:21 a.m.

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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting...

10:10 a.m.

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Rancher Cliven Bundy’s racist comment draws rebuke from Sen. Dean Heller, others
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s racist comment in a New York Times story has drawn stingy rebukes from opponents and prompted some Republicans to distance themselves. But Bundy’s strongest supporters said they remain committed to battling the Bureau of Land Management.

10:07 a.m.

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Passenger traffic at Las Vegas airport hits 3.7 million in March
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport continued its upward trajectory in March. Data released today shows...

9:58 a.m.

Forecast calls for high winds, prompts dust advisory
Blustery conditions are expected to return to the Las Vegas Valley on Friday, creating the potential for high levels of dust in the air. Wind gusts are expected...

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