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October 31, 2014

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  • Transgender Republican bids for Nevada Assembly

    1 day ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Republican is trying to unseat an incumbent Democratic assemblyman in a blue-collar district in Sparks to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state Legislature. Lauren Scott used to be a ...

  • Caesars unveils new look, name at LINQ hotel

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment has unveiled the new look of its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Chief Commercial Officer Tariq Shaukat (TAR'-ik SHAW'-kat) said Thursday was the first day hotel guests experienced results of ...

  • Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and ...

  • NV's push for 'kill switch' law alarms advocates

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is one of a handful of states pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to equip their devices with "kill switch" technology that would allow the phone to be remotely shut down and wiped of its ...

  • Hearing delayed for cop held on Vegas DUI charge

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson police officer is accused of having a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested driving a pickup truck the wrong way on a northwest Las Vegas freeway. Joseph Lawrance ...

  • Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board ...

  • Suge Knight due in Vegas court on driving warrant

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is due to face a Las Vegas judge on a traffic warrant following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. Records show Thursday's court appearance for the ...

  • MGM Resorts reports 3Q loss from casinos, expenses

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International says it earned less from its table games in the third quarter, compounding losses it expected as it re-opened the Delano at Mandalay Bay and spruced up the area leading up to the ...

  • Woman dead after shooting at N. Vegas apartments

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a woman is dead after a shooting in the parking lot of a North Las Vegas apartment complex. Officer Aaron Patty says police were called about 2:30 Thursday morning to a complex ...

  • Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling ...

  • Vegas airport closes runway for construction

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials ...

  • Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January. Williams is a Carson City native who starred at Carson High ...

  • Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an extraordinary ruse. Dramatic new video obtained by The Associated Press, filmed through the lapel camera carried by an undercover government agent, shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury villa at Caesars ...

  • Developers say work to begin on Vegas Strip arena

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers say they're starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort backed by a former UNLV and National Basketball Association player at a former waterpark site on the Las Vegas Strip. Businessman ...

  • District promises Vegas school test probe report

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County school officials plan to outline corrective actions taken after several educators were removed in April in an investigation of cheating on standardized tests at a West Las Vegas elementary school. District spokeswoman Kirsten Searer ...

  • Police: No crime in Jose Canseco gunshot injury

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say no crime was committed when former major league slugger Jose Canseco shot himself in the finger in what he and investigators say was an accident. The former Oakland Athletics outfielder tweeted ...

  • Clark County judge denies order to stop Uber

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Clark County has denied a Nevada attorney general request to temporarily shut down ride-sharing company Uber. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Herndon denied the temporary order sought by the Nevada Transportation Authority on ...

  • Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an extraordinary ruse. Dramatic new video obtained by The Associated Press, filmed through the lapel camera carried by an undercover government agent, shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury villa at Caesars ...

  • Man 2nd to plead guilty in Vegas puppy store fire

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old fledgling boxer pleaded guilty to arson and attempted animal cruelty charges, and told a judge he didn't want to be remembered as the man who set fire to a Las Vegas pet store where ...

  • 2nd Democratic assembly candidate disqualified

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Democratic Nevada Assembly candidate has been declared ineligible for the Las Vegas-area seat he's seeking. Judge Michael Villani ruled Wednesday that Jesse "Jake" Holder doesn't meet residency requirements for the District 10 seat. The only ...

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