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October 26, 2016

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Oct. 25, 2016

4:38 p.m.

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Man says tree stunt that blocked traffic was performance art
A man arrested for blocking traffic in Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree says the public display was intended to be performance art. Asher Woodworth tells the Portland Press Herald his embodiment of a tree inching ...

4:35 p.m.

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Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash
The treads on half the tires of a tour bus that slammed into a tractor-trailer on a desert freeway, killing 13 people, were worn down to an unsafe level, a federal investigator said Tuesday as authorities worked to determine the ...

4:26 p.m.

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Police: Refugee kills former co-worker, self; injures 3
A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said. Getachew Fekede, 53, had entered ...

4:08 p.m.

Surveillance video shows slaying victim fall outside van
Officers responding to a fatal shooting near Caesars Palace on Friday found the suspect in an employee parking garage, spraying a fire extinguisher into the air and smashing it against ...

2:46 p.m.

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Vice President Biden coming to Las Vegas, pushing early voting
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Nevada over the weekend to campaign for Hillary Clinton and Senate hopeful Catherine Cortez Masto. Biden is set to hold public events in both Reno and Las Vegas on ...

1:53 p.m.

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Video shows trooper shoot carjacking suspect
In less than an hour last week, a man carjacked a woman, led authorities on a chase from downtown Las Vegas to Henderson and was shot by a trooper as he carjacked a second person, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Several people at a Henderson auto dealership gathered around Javier Munoz, 28, as he hopped in an SUV after throwing ...

12:32 p.m.

2 killed in police confrontation outside Maryland motel room
Officers fatally shot a man and woman on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop handguns they had raised toward police who were there to serve warrants, Maryland State Police said. No officers were hurt during the ...

12:25 p.m.

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Trump: 'No interest' in Trump TV; campaign debuts show
Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began ...

12:22 p.m.

Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game
Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium after a game on Monday night. Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan ...

12:18 p.m.

Hispanic woman claims co-workers used Trump images to harass
A Hispanic woman says her white co-workers at an Iowa claims office used images of Donald Trump to racially harass her for months after they learned she was angered by his description of Mexican immigrants as rapists, according to ...

12:05 p.m.

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Fearing Election Day trouble, some U.S. schools cancel classes
Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. The fear is that the ugly rhetoric of the campaign could escalate into ...

11:56 a.m.

Voter group says dead people likely registered
A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that its analysis of Indiana's voter database found thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be ...

11:22 a.m.

Man wounded in shooting in North Las Vegas
A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot late Monday night in North Las Vegas, according to police. The shooting happened about ...

11 a.m.

Softball tourney brings together alumni from valley schools
Denny Crine graduated from Basic High School in Henderson in 1992, but each October, he gathers graduates from schools across the valley for his annual Southern Nevada Alumni Softball Tournament. The seventh edition of the tournament will be ...

10:13 a.m.

Police: Houses hit by gunfire in random shooting
Houses were hit by gunfire in a random shooting Monday night in the central valley, according to Metro Police. Officers received reports of shots fired at ...

10:01 a.m.

Ads call Kihuen a ‘payday politician,’ Rosen ‘their candidate’
The National Republican Congressional Committee is up with two new television ads against Democratic congressional candidates as Nevada enters its fourth day of early voting. The ads largely continue the arguments that ...

9:40 a.m.

Woman cut with knife during morning robbery
A woman suffered a cut to her arm when she was robbed at knifepoint this morning near downtown Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. The robbery was reported about ...

9:07 a.m.

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Trump brand loses luster with affluent
Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the ...

8:58 a.m.

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Pence plans stops Wednesday in Nevada, Utah, Colorado
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has announced a new campaign swing through the West with stops in Nevada, Utah and Colorado as he stumps for the Republican presidential ticket two weeks before the election. Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate plans an ...

8:55 a.m.

Manhunt for Oklahoma decapitation suspect continues
Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his ...

8:49 a.m.

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Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report
Donald Trump declared Tuesday that "Obamacare is just blowing up," hoping for powerful late-campaign ammunition against Hillary Clinton after the government projected sharp cost increases for ...

8:39 a.m.

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Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement
A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in ...

8:36 a.m.

Youth league kicks out team after man plays in football game
The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players. Capital City Buccaneers founder Alexandra Diaz says she had stepped away from ...

8:34 a.m.

NY top court: Youth hockey league not responsible for brawl
New York's highest court says a local youth hockey association is not responsible for a brawl among spectators at a 2006 tournament for 13-year-olds. A man who suffered a head injury in the melee sued ...

8:32 a.m.

Jailed coal CEO wants misdemeanor overturned in deadly blast
Attorneys for Don Blankenship and the federal government are back in court this week as the former coal operator appeals his misdemeanor conviction in connection with the ...