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May 2, 2016

1:24 p.m.

Photo: This Oct. 16, 2015, photo shows a Bitcoin ATM.
Mystery solved? Australian says he’s Bitcoin founder
An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The computer scientist, inventor and ...

12:48 p.m.

Teen arrested in fatal stabbing during fight outside McDonald’s
Teen arrested in fatal stabbing during fight outside McDonald’s
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the stabbing death of a man during a fight last month outside a McDonald’s restaurant near Spring Mountain Road and ...

11:50 a.m.

Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies
Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died. His death was announced in a statement by Remo Inc., the California-based drum manufacturer that Belli founded and ran for six decades. It did not disclose ...

11:28 a.m.

Commerce tax foes, defenders argue in Nevada Supreme Court
Commerce tax foes, defenders argue in Nevada Supreme Court
Lawyers on opposite sides of a new tax on businesses argued before the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could decide whether a tax repeal question appears on the November ballot. Justices didn't immediately ...

9:59 a.m.

Photo: An artist's impression provided by European Southe
Three planets orbiting nearby star prime spots to search for life
Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star. A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it's discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting ...

9:40 a.m.

Photo: In a Thursday, April 28, 2016, photo, Vanessa the
Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school’s halls
A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings — with the help of students and staff — to safely get to a nearby pond. The duck named Vanessa has appeared at Village Elementary School in Hartland for the past 13 years, and her latest waddle through the school ...

9:30 a.m.

Judge confirms administrator for Prince’s estate
A Minnesota judge on Monday confirmed the appointment of a special administrator to oversee the settlement of Prince's estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide formalized his appointment last week of Bremer Trust to handle matters involving ...

9:07 a.m.

Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights
Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans said that they have hired an attorney and plan to ...

8:43 a.m.

Photo: An iced drink is ready for pickup at Starbucks on
Lawsuit: Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice
A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups. The lawsuit was filed last week in Chicago on behalf of Stacy Pincus, a local woman who accuses Starbucks of misleading consumers. The lawsuit alleges ...

8:27 a.m.

2 wounded, shooter sought after wedding gunfire in Pahrump
Two people were wounded and sheriff's deputies in Nye County are looking for their assailant after gunfire erupted at a weekend wedding reception in rural Pahrump. Sheriff's Sgt. David Boruchowitz says one person was shot ...

8 a.m.

New ads take aim at U.S. Senate candidate Cortez Masto
New ads take aim at U.S. Senate candidate Cortez Masto
A Koch brothers-backed group announced it is shelling out $1 million for television and digital ads targeting ...

7:25 a.m.

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo. Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and with the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. He said progress was ...

7:20 a.m.

In Indiana, Cruz faces make-or-break moment to stop Trump
Facing a make-or-break moment for his slumping campaign, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was blitzing through Indiana on Monday in a desperate bid to overtake Donald Trump in the state's primary and keep his own ...

7:18 a.m.

Man charged after cop helps find his marijuana lost in yard
An Ohio man who got a police officer's help to find a bit of marijuana lost in his yard has been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse. The patrolman's body camera video shows an intoxicated man admitting ...

7:13 a.m.

Trump, Clinton itching to engage each other after Indiana
On the eve of Indiana's primary, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking past their struggling rivals and directly at each other, previewing the caustic one-on-one race that seems inevitable if they sew up the Republican and ...

7:11 a.m.

2 new e-books offer free excerpts of upcoming works
Free digital excerpts from upcoming works by Ann Patchett, Christina Baker Kline and T. Coraghessan Boyle are among more than 100 offerings in the preview releases "Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter" and "Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter." Compiled by the online industry ...

7:08 a.m.

OMG! Secretary of state says no selfies in voting booth
If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden. Tennant said in a news release Friday that it's illegal to photograph any part of ...

7:02 a.m.

Photo: Residents of Nickerson, Neb., turn in their seats
Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life
Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs. Regional economic development officials ...

6:53 a.m.

Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday after the teachers union urged members to call out sick following a weekend announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay its teachers ...


May 1, 2016

4:40 p.m.

Photo: People take photos as Adonia leaves port in Miami,
First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for ...

2:07 p.m.

Plane owned by tourism fighter company took off from Henderson before crashing
Plane owned by tourism fighter company took off from Henderson before crashing
A single-engine aircraft that crashed Saturday amid dark skies and rain, killing an instructor pilot and a passenger, belonged to a tourism fighter plane company that …

8:15 a.m.

Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue
Workers renovating a 100-year-old performance venue in Cincinnati have discovered human remains. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports workers uncovered bones under the orchestra pit at the Cincinnati Music Hall while ...

8:11 a.m.

California convention homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became ...

8:08 a.m.

Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. The White House announced the news on Sunday. Malia is the eldest of the Obamas' two daughters. She's 17 and ...

8:04 a.m.

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build safer gun
Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. His family is renowned for its premier line of shotguns ...