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November 28, 2015

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Nov. 27, 2015

2:40 p.m.

Passengers who fled plane fire in Las Vegas file lawsuit
Passengers who fled plane fire in Las Vegas file lawsuit
Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines. London-based Stewarts Law said Friday ...

2:16 p.m.

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle, taken to hospital
Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Thursday night near West Lake Mead Boulevard and North Rancho Drive, according to Metro Police. Police were notified ...

1:45 p.m.

Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining
Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse. The comment period ...

1:15 p.m.

No injuries after laundry room fire at Peppermill in Reno
Authorities say nobody was injured but some guests were evacuated when a fire broke out in the laundry room of the Peppermill resort in Reno. Battalion Chief Mark Winkelman of the Reno Fire Department said his agency was called ...

11:55 a.m.

Photo: Cars fill the parking lot of Costco on Tuesday, No
Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled
Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states. Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, has recalled a mix of diced celery and onion used in Costco chicken salad and other foods containing celery "out of an abundance of caution," the Food and Drug Administration said in ...

11:28 a.m.

6:50 p.m.

The latest: Gunman said 'no more baby parts,' official says
The latest: Gunman said 'no more baby parts,' official says
A law enforcement official says the suspect in the attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic made a comment about "no more baby parts" after his arrest.

10:25 a.m.

2 arrested at Las Vegas airport over outburst at airline agent
2 arrested at Las Vegas airport over outburst at airline agent
Police say two men were arrested at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport today for yelling at ticket agents after missing a flight. Metro Police Officer Michael Rodriguez says ...

10:14 a.m.

Photo: A Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle drives up to the U
Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast
Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said. Radioactivity wasn't detected after the Oct. 18 blast and fire, and ...

10:03 a.m.

Three people stabbed at party in southwest valley
Three people stabbed at party in southwest valley
Police say three people have been hospitalized after they were stabbed early today at a party in southwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas police Officer Michael Rodriguez says the fight involving at ...

9:37 a.m.

Police standoff over at Henderson apartment complex
Police standoff over at Henderson apartment complex
Officers responding to reports of a domestic dispute engaged in a nearly six-hour standoff early today after a number of people refused to come out of an apartment, according to Henderson Police. Nobody was injured, officials said, but it was not clear ...

9:07 a.m.

Photo: Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) in act
76ers center Okafor says Boston fight 'dumb on my part'
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor says he's embarrassed about a Boston nightclub scuffle captured on video and is dealing with the team and league on possible discipline. "It was definitely dumb on my part," Okafor said following ...

9:04 a.m.

Pope calls slum conditions in Nairobi an injustice
Visiting one of Nairobi's many shantytowns on Friday, Pope Francis denounced conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in, saying access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have ...

8:56 a.m.

Photo: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson addre
As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons
Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson's "Gifted Hands" memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to ...

8:51 a.m.

Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well
Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter. Serge Kovaleski of The New York Times says he has met Trump repeatedly, interviewing him in his office and talking to ...

8:49 a.m.

Strikes on ISIS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children ...

8:46 a.m.

Gaiman returns to comics with 'Sandman: Overture'
Neil Gaiman is one of the world's beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world. That's how Gaiman ended up writing "The Sandman: Overture," for DC Entertainment's Vertigo. It was recently ...

8:41 a.m.

Glitch causes bank customers to see billions in charges
A technical glitch meant some First Hawaiian Bank customers logged on to their accounts to find that they appeared to be billions, or sometimes more than a trillion dollars in the red. KHON-TV reports that bank officials say the glitch was visible to customers who logged ...

8:35 a.m.

Photo: Shoppers rush through the entrance to the Academy
Super Bowl of shopping gets an early start again
The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet. Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving. But it's expected that more than three times the number of people who shopped on Thanksgiving will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday. Sabrina Rajkumar, 36, a writer from New York, started shopping ...

8:31 a.m.

Photo: Protesters make their way up North Michigan Avenue
Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district
After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through ...

8:09 a.m.

Photo: French President Francois Hollande, left, stands d
France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who ...

8:06 a.m.

Photo: The casket of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee is carried in
Chicago man charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old boy
A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in connection to the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured off a basketball court and ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Mojave High School teacher Jacob Kepins leads an a
Nevada needs teachers, and it’s shelling out $5 million to get them
Nathan Carter played football for four years at Las Vegas High, four years at UNLV and even one year on an independent-league indoor football team in Kansas before he realized he wanted to be a teacher. “I was a team captain, so it was part of my job to ...

2 a.m.

Photo: The Liberty High School coaching staff use video p
High school football goes high-tech in Las Vegas with video replay
Several schools in Las Vegas, including Liberty, Bishop Gorman, Foothill and Silverado, have adopted technology that allows coaches to see near instant video of plays on an iPad. Coaches can make notations, slow down video and ...


Nov. 26, 2015

5:58 p.m.

No Thanksgiving-related fires reported as of late afternoon
For the third year in a row, Las Vegas appears to be bucking the national trend of an increase in the number of serious cooking fires on Thanksgiving, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

5:19 p.m.

Las Vegas woman arrested after ex-husband's deadly shooting
A woman has been arrested after her ex-husband was shot to death early Thursday morning in a residential neighborhood near South Cimarron Road and West Sahara Avenue, according to Metro Police.

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