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Feb. 12, 2016

4:18 p.m.

PUC refuses to reinstate rebates for LED lights, pool pumps
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada denied NV Energy’s request Friday to bring back two popular energy efficiency programs in Southern Nevada. One lowered the cost of residential LED lights and another helped cover ...

3:57 p.m.

Woman claims self-defense in slaying of boyfriend
A woman accused of killing her boyfriend said she thought he was reaching for a gun when she opened fire with a shotgun, according to a Metro Police arrest report released today. But an investigation ...

3:27 p.m.

Ascuaga resigns from Nevada Gaming Commission
Ascuaga resigns from Nevada Gaming Commission
Michonne Ascuaga has resigned from the Nevada Gaming Commission in the wake of recent revelations that the casino she ran for 16 years was the subject of a federal investigation. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office announced today that he accepted Ascuaga’s resignation, which followed ...

2:54 p.m.

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4:10 p.m.

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Regulators vote against grandfather clause for existing solar customers
State regulators dealt another blow to the solar industry today after they unanimously approved a ruling that would not allow about 17,000 Nevadans with rooftop solar, some of whom had adopted the technology as early as 1997, to be shielded from ...

2:32 p.m.

After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics
Right fight; wrong strategy. That's what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of ...

2:28 p.m.

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6:25 p.m.

FBI: No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff
FBI: No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff
FBI officials said Friday they haven't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by ...

2:09 p.m.

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6:24 p.m.

Sharron Angle mulls U.S. Senate bid; testing waters for money, support
Sharron Angle mulls U.S. Senate bid; testing waters for money, support
Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in ...

1:52 p.m.

Photo: The employees of Las Vegas madam Jami Rodman, aka
Suzy Favor Hamilton: Olympic athlete to Las Vegas escort
Mine is a story of misdiagnosis, but how did I get there? There is a history of mental illness in my family. My brother lived with bipolar disorder and the household was ...

1:06 p.m.

Ruptured natural gas line temporarily closes road
A ruptured natural gas line caused a short road closure this morning in the south valley, according to Southwest Gas. Jones Boulevard, between ...

12:03 p.m.

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1:05 p.m.

Court filings reveal investigation into Reno Nugget finances
Court filings have revealed a federal investigation into the financial practices of The Nugget in Reno under the ownership of the Ascuaga family. The court filings are part of an ongoing legal dispute between the Ascuagas and Wolfhound Holdings LLC, the company that ...

11:08 a.m.

Police: Man in standoff in custody after stabbing police dog
Police: Man in standoff in custody after stabbing police dog
A man was in custody today after stabbing a Metro Police dog during a 12-hour standoff near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road, authorities said. Police responded about 9 p.m. Thursday ...

10:28 a.m.

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Kanye’s lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy
Kanye West's new album, "The Life Of Pablo," has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift. West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday. The album included a song called, "Famous," in which he called the "Bad Blood" singer a "bitch" and said ...

9:53 a.m.

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Kroger to offer heroin anti-overdose drug without prescription
Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. is making the heroin overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined Kroger officials at a Cincinnati store for Friday's announcement. Kroger says 200 pharmacies ...

9:30 a.m.

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Police: 4 injured in machete attack at restaurant; suspect killed
Quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing an apparently random machete attack on diners at a restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with ...

8:58 a.m.

House sends North Korea sanctions bill to president for signature
Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program. House Republicans and Democrats joined together Friday and overwhelmingly agreed to ...

8:55 a.m.

Photo: Pope Francis delivers his homily while celebrating
Pope heads for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader
Pope Francis was flying to Cuba on Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity, but one that may be more about Russia asserting itself than ...

8:52 a.m.

FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years
Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA's ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses, including taking ...

8:40 a.m.

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Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert
President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as ...

8:29 a.m.

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10:14 a.m.

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Big crowds expected for rooftop solar rate vote
Hundreds of people are expected to show up to a Nevada Public Utilities Commission meeting Friday where regulators plan to vote on how to phase in higher rates for existing solar customers — a key struggle in ...

8:26 a.m.

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case
Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. The ruling by the Paris appeals court could ...

8:23 a.m.

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Make them an offer they can’t refuse: Puzo archive for sale
Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours. The 45-box archive, which includes multiple drafts with handwritten revisions to both the novel and the screenplay, is being sold by Boston-based RR Auction on Feb. 18. The collection covering Puzo's entire career includes manuscripts of his early books and late-career screenplays, and even ...

8:13 a.m.

Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter
Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter. Police say 28-year-old Melissa Santoro netted ...

8:09 a.m.

EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to ...

8:05 a.m.

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Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in S.C.
Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Republicans crisscrossed South Carolina looking to derail billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who each came ...

8:01 a.m.

Iran rules ‘decadent’ Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning ...

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