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August 23, 2014

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  • Tesla building I-80 Sierra supercharger station

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of their electric cars can recharge along U.S. Interstate 80 between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada. Tesla officials announced plans earlier ...

  • Fantasy explosion has some giving up day jobs

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Cory Albertson was cruising at 30,000 feet and, like others on the plane to Detroit, taking care of some business on his laptop. His spreadsheets contained names familiar to anyone who follows baseball. Pitchers, catchers, maybe a center fielder Albertson ...

  • Crews rescue hikers at Red Rock Conservation Area

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews have rescued three hikers in the Red Rock National Conservation Area after the men were struck by boulders. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said in a Friday statement said officers responded to the White Rock trail ...

  • Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

    4 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas. The West Region champions have steamrolled three opponents by a combined score of 33-5, cruising along mostly under the ...

  • TV SportsWatch

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times EDT Sunday, Aug. 24 AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa 4 p.m. FS1 — United SportsCar Championship, Oak Tree Grand Prix, at Danville, Va. NBCSN — IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, ...

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than ...

  • Woman wounded during fatal Vegas crime spree dies

    20 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old Las Vegas woman critically wounded during a home invasion before police shot and killed her alleged assailant last month has died. The Clark County coroner's office said Friday that Terri L. Ham ...

  • Deputies probe body at Lake Tahoe's Sand Harbor

    21 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a body found at Lake Tahoe near the boat ramp at Sand Harbor. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon said authorities found the man's body in shallow water ...

  • Teens' friendship blossoms amid terminal disease

    22 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The boys don't say much as they burn through another Friday night playing video games. They're both 18, settling in for a long evening of playing a medieval fantasy video game replete with evil skeleton warriors, ...

  • N. Nevada home to substantial literary community

    22 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Virginia City poet Shaun Griffin said it when asked why poets write. "I think all of us in our own ways see this as our contribution to a bigger voice of literature. It's foolish to say ...

  • Vegas hospital faces sanctions in worker wage case

    23 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's public hospital could have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal court sanctions and costs after a court official concluded that administrators failed to produce documents in an employee wage and hours lawsuit. ...

  • Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. Cast members from Cirque du Soleil danced on the carousels, did handstands on the moving sidewalks and rode a ...

  • Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week. Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. In one of his ...

  • None hurt after 15 minutes of gunfire at motel

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say nobody was hurt but at least five vehicles were damaged when a man fired about 100 rounds from a Motel 6 in Sparks. Authorities say a 15-minute barrage of gunfire began at about 4 ...

  • Sewer agency denies allegations of salary secrecy

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Officials with the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District are denying accusations that they haven't released employee salary records to a conservative Nevada think tank. The Nevada Policy Research Institute filed a lawsuit in state court in ...

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted the Rat Pack and the Beatles is opening as the SLS Las Vegas after a complete transformation. The property will officially welcome the public at the stroke of midnight, ...

  • Inmate in and out of prison since 1976 dies

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 63-year-old inmate who was serving time for a sexual assault conviction has died at a Carson City prison. Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Benny Manning died of a chronic medical condition ...

  • No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. "Keep cheering," Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. "We hear you. It's working. Make it louder." Joshua Houston ...

  • TV SportsWatch

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) All Times EDT Saturday, Aug. 23 ARENA FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — ArenaBowl XXVII, Arizona at Cleveland AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. NBCSN — Formula One, qualifying for Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa (same-day tape) 2 p.m. NBCSN — GP2, at ...

  • DNA evidence prompts delay in '76 murder appeal

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Defense lawyers were granted a delay Thursday after telling a judge that a new round of DNA tests would prove the innocence of a Nevada woman who has spent decades in prison after being convicted of ...

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