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April 24, 2014

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...

9:39 a.m.

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Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame...

9:17 a.m.

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12:19 p.m.

Police: Man in custody after climbing onto roof, stripping
Police: Man in custody after climbing onto roof, stripping
A knife-wielding man who climbed onto the roof of a home in Desert Shores Villas is in police custody today after a five-hour standoff during which...

9:04 a.m.

Van owned by Nevada slaying victim found in Utah
Investigators are testing blood evidence found in a van that belonged to a 26-year-old Mexican man whose body was found in February off a dirt road near the Nevada-Idaho border town of Jackpot. Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris...

8:51 a.m.

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8:36 p.m.

$66 million expansion planned for Mandalay Bay convention center
$66 million expansion planned for Mandalay Bay convention center
The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Company officials said Thursday...

8:21 a.m.

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9:34 a.m.

Rancher wonders aloud if blacks better off as slaves
Rancher wonders aloud if blacks better off as slaves
Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on...

7:55 a.m.

Break in water line closes stretch of Decatur Boulevard
A 12-inch water line broke this morning, causing water to gush down Decatur Boulevard and closing all southbound lanes in the area. The rupture occurred about...

Wednesday

April 23, 2014

11:56 p.m.

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Obama: U.S. would defend Japan in islands dispute
Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to ...

11:15 p.m.

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Wranglers continue to struggle in playoffs against Aces
Having lost the first two games of the opening-round Kelly Cup playoff series in Alaska, the Wranglers looked to force a Game 5 with a win on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. But Alaska showed why ...

8:46 p.m.

Suspect arrested in fatal parking lot shooting
Suspect arrested in fatal parking lot shooting
Detectives have apprehended a suspect in a deadly Monday night shooting in the parking lot of a Las Vegas apartment complex. Johnathan Perez, 22, is charged with ...

7:51 p.m.

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't

6:10 p.m.

Driver is critical after crashing on 215 Beltway
Driver is critical after crashing on 215 Beltway
An elderly man is in critical condition today after crashing his Nissan Armada on the 215 Beltway near ...

5:45 p.m.

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NFL schedule released: Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers
As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. It's the third straight season the Packers have ...

5:30 p.m.

Photo: Dr. Conrad Murray listens as the jury returns with
Top California court won't review Jackson doctor case
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without ...

4:30 p.m.

30-year-old charged with trafficking underage girl
30-year-old charged with trafficking underage girl
Jonathan Tyrone Thompson, 30, is charged with six criminal counts stemming from allegations he tried to seduce an underage girl via social media. Detectives got a tip about Thompson …

4:02 p.m.

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion
A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there are no reports of injuries and the residents...

3:43 p.m.

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Records: Defendant shot in court had vowed to behave
A defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows. The vow came at the beginning of the trial on Monday, when...

3:36 p.m.

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Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner
A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. WOWO-AM and WANE-TV report the 10-year-old cat named Charlie...

3:04 p.m.

Nye County sheriff’s candidate accused of stealing campaign signs
Assistant Nye County Sheriff Rick Marshall was arrested on possession of stolen property, conspiracy and resisting arrest charges after deputies said he …

2:45 p.m.

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Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of...

2:32 p.m.

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12:00 a.m.

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Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa
The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac. Maui District Airport Manager Marvin Moniz told...

2:19 p.m.

Photo: Jodie Foster, left, wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedis
Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison
It's the first marriage for Jodie Foster, who came out publicly in a rambling, heartfelt speech at the 2013 …

2:15 p.m.

Photo: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, seated, signs House Bill
New Georgia law allows guns in schools, bars, churches
Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances. Following mass shootings...

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