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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought
Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now Californians are facing their own "Big Dry," and looking Down Under to see how they ...

5:18 p.m.

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Hamilton hitless in return, Texas wins 6th in a row
Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and scored a run ...

5:11 p.m.

Vegas Chamber gives conditional support to Sandoval tax plan
Representatives from the major business group testified Monday, during a second hearing for Sandoval's plan before a joint budget committee ...

4:31 p.m.

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AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing
The official was not authorized to speak publicly of the settlement ahead of the official announcement, expected this week, and spoke on ...

4:07 p.m.

Police: Man killed by hatchet-wielding wife, brother-in-law
Police: Man killed by hatchet-wielding wife, brother-in-law
Police found the victim in the area of Buffalo Drive and Eldora Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. after receiving a report about a possible carjacking and an injured person ...

3:15 p.m.

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Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because of the private nature of the deal talks ...

2:41 p.m.

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Venus Williams ousted from French Open by Sloane Stephens
And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open on Tuesday, Sloane Stephens, is making a concerted effort, at her coach's behest, to focus less on who is on the other side of the net.

2:33 p.m.

Fatal cherry picker accident occurred during demonstration
The cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a strong gust of wind Sunday afternoon, fell on a power line and crashed about 50 feet to the ground, Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said. All five were thrown from the lift.

12:51 p.m.

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’
Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’
Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege in documents provided by their lawyer to The Associated Press that King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, killed their father ...

12:46 p.m.

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Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
In Texas, 12 people were reported missing in flash flooding from a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes ...

12:29 p.m.

UNR baseball doesn’t make NCAA Tournament cut
After dominating the Mountain West during the regular season, Nevada didn't make the NCAA Tournament cut after the field was announced Monday morning ...

12:16 p.m.

Lawmakers to review abortion parental notification bill
Senators are scheduled to review AB405 on Monday in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee ...

12:15 p.m.

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber
Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the city's main boulevard ...

12:10 p.m.

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Malaysia: Human traffickers’ camps had 139 suspected graves
National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said forensics experts were exhuming the suspected graves found at 28 vacated camps in the hilly jungle area on the border with Thailand where trafficking syndicates were known to ...

noon

Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California
Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. Police say he assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby at his home in Santa Clara. He was found about three hours later at a home in San Jose and arrested. Police did not disclose if the woman or the baby were injured.

11:54 a.m.

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Budget panel authorizes $1 DMV fee to overhaul IT system
The Senate Finance Committee voted Monday to approve SB502, which authorizes a $1 technology fee on any paid transaction at the DMV. The provision would expire in ...

11:33 a.m.

Committee approves bill to reimburse teachers for school supplies
SB-133 allocates $2.5 million each year of the coming biennium to allow up to $250 for a full time teacher who buys items needed to perform their work. No money can go to administrators or part-time teachers ...

11:16 a.m.

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Long road back: Rangers’ Josh Hamilton makes season debut
The 2010 AL MVP is playing left field and batting fifth for Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, making his season debut after shoulder surgery in ...

11:05 a.m.

Couple missing for 2 weeks drank rainwater, ate oranges
San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Kenneth Nelson said Monday that an autopsy will be conducted on 79-year-old Cecil Knutson that could determine when he died ...

11:01 a.m.

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Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington
Speaking under sunny skies to some 5,000 people on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Obama called the burial place "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes."

10:41 a.m.

Committee approves new home for Supreme Court in Las Vegas
More than 60 percent of appeals to the court come from Las Vegas and justices want to hold additional oral arguments in Southern Nevada ...

10:37 a.m.

Man killed, woman injured after accident
The collision occurred at the intersection of Bermuda and East Warm Springs roads at around 4:20 p.m. A Honda Element traveling north on Bermuda Road was crossing Warm Springs Road when it was hit on its left side by a Dodge Durango, police said ...

10:27 a.m.

Man dies after collision with fire truck
The 28-year-old driver was transported to Sunrise Hospital after his 2002 Chevy pickup truck collided with a fire engine around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Sandhill Road ...

10:21 a.m.

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Woman dead after jumping off Riviera
Karla Ostrowsky, 48, jumped about 11:40 a.m., landing near a pool, Lt. Bruce Miyama said ...

2 a.m.

Photo: The Bramble
Cocktail of the Week: The Bramble
Created in London in 1984, this gin cocktail is a modern classic. It expertly combines sweet and sour notes grounded by the juniper flavor of the gin, creating a drink that is as refreshing as it is potent. While the Bramble has come in and out of fashion over the years, its appeal is everlasting ...

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