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November 27, 2015

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4:44 p.m.

Vacant house ‘complete loss’ in North Las Vegas fire
Vacant house ‘complete loss’ in North Las Vegas fire
A vacant North Las Vegas house was destroyed in a fire this afternoon. Crews were called about 3:20 p.m. to the area near Simmons Street and Logan Avenue, where ...

4:41 p.m.

Photo: Defendant Derek Medina, left, speaks with attorney
Jury deliberates man’s fate in Facebook photo killing case
A jury began deliberating Tuesday whether a South Florida man is guilty of murder or acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his wife eight times during an argument and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook. The jury got the case of 33-year-old Derek Medina after more than two weeks of testimony, although ...

4:19 p.m.

Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody
A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest. The sentence for Cold War-era spy Ronald Pelton, 74, ended on Tuesday. He had been placed on ...

4:13 p.m.

Man ejected from football game sends police 240 doughnuts
A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game. The man traveled from Los Angeles to see the Badgers play Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. He was assigned ...

4:09 p.m.

Photo: Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Liz E. Morgan as
There’s a holiday gift to make every TV fan happy
Pity TV fans back in the day, eager to buy really cool merchandise tie-ins to their favorite series but victims of bad timing. There weren't 1950s "Team Desi" or "Team Lucy" T-shirts proclaiming viewer devotion to husband or wife on "I Love Lucy." ''The Fugitive" board game of the 1960s pales next to a video game. The 1970s "Flying Nun" vinyl lunch bag was ...

3:19 p.m.

School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child
School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child
A Clark County School District substitute bus driver was arrested Saturday on counts including sexual assault of a child ...

2:33 p.m.

State lawyers question school choice program’s military perk
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts. Schwartz drew high praise ...

2:19 p.m.

One killed, one injured in crash at Tropicana and Rainbow
One killed, one injured in crash at Tropicana and Rainbow
One person was killed and another injured in a crash today in the Spring Valley area, according to Metro Police. Officers were called about ...

2:09 p.m.

Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in North Las Vegas
Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in North Las Vegas
A pedestrian was killed today in a hit-and-run in North Las Vegas, but officers later located the vehicle and driver, police said. The incident was reported ...

1:35 p.m.

Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman speaks during a press confer
City of Las Vegas plans to go to 100 percent renewable energy
As the sun beat down on a small array of solar panels in front of City Hall today, Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced Las Vegas would be the first city of its size to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The city will expand its partnership with ...

12:49 p.m.

Sierra storm bringing snow, 60 mph winds, power outages
Lake Tahoe is under a winter storm warning and thousands of customers in northern Nevada are without power as a cold front packing winds gusting up to 60 mph makes its way into the Sierra. NV Energy reported about 3,000 outages around ...

12:37 p.m.

Photo: In this May 13, 2015, photo, HLN anchor Robin Mead
HLN network boss Albie Hecht out after 2 years
Albie Hecht has quit as chief executive of the HLN network, leaving the CNN offshoot in search of a new boss. Hecht, a former executive at Spike and Nickelodeon, joined the former Headline News two years ago to guide the network in the direction of ...

12:31 p.m.

GOP sets Senate push against health law, Planned Parenthood
Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight their fierce support for top-tier conservative causes, despite the certain ...

12:11 p.m.

Photo: In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant
Las Vegas airport traffic grows to 4.1 million in October
The number of people traveling to and from Las Vegas is once again growing. McCarran International Airport released statistics on Monday showing Las Vegas had 6.4 percent more passengers in October than ...

11:14 a.m.

Ballot proposal seeks to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13
Ballot proposal seeks to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13
Voters might be able to weigh in on gradually raising Nevada's minimum wage from its current rate of $8.25 an hour to $13 over the next decade. A group called the Committee to Raise the Minimum Wage in Nevada filed a petition Monday to get ...

10:12 a.m.

Photo: In this March 17, 2011, file photo, cans of Coca-C
Emails reveal Coke’s role in anti-obesity group
A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by ...

9:58 a.m.

Photo: French President Francois Hollande listens as Pres
Obama pledges solidarity with France
Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying America will not be ...

9:39 a.m.

Girl, 16, hit by pickup truck, seriously injured
A 16-year-old girl was hit by a pickup truck and seriously injured Monday night in the northwest valley, according to Metro Police. The teen was walking across Craig Road at the ...

9:24 a.m.

Two people seriously injured in North Las Vegas house fire
Two people were taken to a hospital with serious injuries this morning after a house fire, North Las Vegas Fire Department Capt. Cedric Williams said. The fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. at ...

9:03 a.m.

Photo: In this May 13, 2015, photo, Google's self-driving
Feds revising wary stance on self-driving cars
Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands. Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published in May 2013, says cars ...

8:57 a.m.

Suspect in custody in fire at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort
Reno authorities say a man has been arrested in connection to a small fire at the Grand Sierra Resort. Officials say the man is in custody and accused of starting the fire Monday and ...

8:51 a.m.

U.S. traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014
After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief for new ways to reduce fatalities. The new estimate released Friday by ...

8:47 a.m.

Photo: In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, file photo, singer
Adele’s ‘25’ officially sets new first-week sales record
In just days, Adele's "25" has officially set a new first-week sales record, moving 2.433 million albums since its release Friday. On Tuesday, Nielsen Music said that in just four days the British singer broke the record previously set by 'N Sync in 2000. The boy band's "No Strings Attached" sold 2.416 million albums in ...

8:43 a.m.

Photo: A soldiers patrols at the Christmas market along t
Paris attacks: Suspect quizzed, Brussels still on lockdown
French authorities on Tuesday questioned a top suspect linked to attackers who terrorized Paris, while Belgium's capital remained locked down under threat of a possible similar attack. Jawad Bendaoud, the only person in France known to be facing ...

8:40 a.m.

Pakistani fighter jet crashes, killing woman co-pilot
Pakistan's Air Force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that the aircraft's female co-pilot died following the crash. A statement from the Air Force says ...

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