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August 27, 2016

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  • Nevada among Trump's big hopes for victory in a swing state

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the November election draws closer, Nevada is shaping up as one of Donald Trump's biggest hopes for a swing state victory. Democrats and Republicans in the state acknowledge the race is close — something that ...

  • As Trump courts Latinos, Clinton links him to radical fringe

    7 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic ...

  • Planned Parenthood joins $500k effort to help Cortez Masto

    13 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two groups that support abortion rights say they'll be spending half a million dollars on ads against Republican Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck. Planned Parenthood Votes and EMILY's List's Women Vote program announced the joint campaign ...

  • Pro-Heck ad tells voters to 'send a soldier' to the Senate

    14 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new ad for Republican Rep. Joe Heck urges voters to "send a soldier" to the Senate to keep America safe. The commercial launching Saturday is narrated by Army Ranger Hall of Fame member Bill Anton. ...

  • Lockheed Martin subsidiary wins Nevada test site management

    14 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 billion contract to manage a vast federal Department of Energy reservation where the nation used to conduct nuclear testing north of Las Vegas. An ...

  • Judge denies Nevada county's claim to national forest road

    18 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A dirt road in a national forest at the center of a decades-old dispute between the Forest Service and a rural Nevada county will remain in federal hands after a judge ruled county officials failed to ...

  • Former Arizona Gov. Brewer helping open Trump Vegas office

    18 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is helping Donald Trump's campaign open a new office in Las Vegas. A grand opening celebration for the Trump-Pence Nevada Victory Headquarters is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ...

  • Washoe County officials confirm Zika in pregnant woman

    19 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada health officials say they've confirmed Zika in a pregnant woman who traveled abroad. The Washoe County Health District announced the case Friday, although they didn't say where the woman traveled. It's the fourth confirmed ...

  • Las Vegas pub gives up gaming license

    20 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas pub will surrender its gaming license after three shootings there. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bpLwDq ) that the Nevada Gaming Commission approved a settlement Thursday that will involve Scoundrels Pub Inc. giving ...

  • Vegas case of St. Louis encephalitis is the first in years

    20 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas health officials say they've identified the first human case of St. Louis encephalitis in nearly a decade. The Southern Nevada Health District on Friday announced that a man over the age of 50 has ...

  • Hiker at Red Rock Canyon dies after 15-story fall

    22 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hiker at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has died after falling about 15 stories. Las Vegas police Lt. Timothy Hatchett says the hiker had been with a group before they fell about 160 feet ...

  • Gaming officials investigate $5,000 payout at Golden Gate

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — State gaming officials are investigating a $5,000 payout from the Golden Gate hotel-casino that was missing a paper trail. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2bFo5a6 ) that the Nevada Gaming Control Board filed a complaint on ...

  • Trooper uninjured after being shot by man killed in exchange

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was apparently uninjured after being shot during a confrontation with a man who was killed during the exchange that started after a traffic stop. Patrol spokeswoman Chelsea Stuenkel says ...

  • Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again." Trump is rejecting Clinton's ...

  • Empire Mining Co. will only restore part of ghost town

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — For the first time in five years, there is change in the town of Empire. Grass is being cut, machinery is being moved and people are coming and going through the front gate. "Everyone is asking ...

  • 4 Nevada airports get federal funds for improvement projects

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four Nevada airports are set to receive more than $5 million in federal grants for studies and projects aimed at improving their airfields. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bnnJDR ) Democratic Sen. Harry Reid announced the ...

  • California: Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California's Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for ...

  • Union protest planned at Trump hotel after labor victory

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union officials are planning a protest Friday at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas as they continue to demand that the Republican presidential candidate start contract negotiations. The Culinary Union said they expect hundreds of ...

  • 5 rabid bats in Washoe County; cat euthanized, dogs treated

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and county health officials say five bats with rabies have been found in Washoe County over the past two months. The Nevada State Animal Diseases Laboratory confirmed Thursday that four pets came into contact with ...

  • 2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch. Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus and Blaine Cooper each admitted Thursday they ...

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