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November 28, 2015

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  • Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. An opposition leader was shot to death Wednesday while campaigning for next week's congressional elections in Venezuela.
    Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
    Nov. 27, 2015
    The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections ...
  • Coroner IDs man killed in Thanksgiving Day shooting
    Nov. 27, 2015
    A man police say was fatally shot following a dispute with his ex-wife early Thursday has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as ...
  • Local shops hoping Small Business Saturday generates big interest
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Small Business Saturday is a nationwide initiative that began in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop at their local mom-and-pop stores. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a reminder that ...
  • Firefighters stand by a British Airways plane that caught fire Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at McCarran International Airport. An engine on the plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.
    Passengers who fled plane fire in Las Vegas file lawsuit
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines. London-based Stewarts Law said Friday ...
  • Two pedestrians hit by vehicle, taken to hospital
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Thursday night near West Lake Mead Boulevard and North Rancho Drive, according to Metro Police. Police were notified ...
  • This undated image provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows a sage grouse in the wild.
    Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining
    Nov. 27, 2015
    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse. The comment period ...
  • No injuries after laundry room fire at Peppermill in Reno
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Authorities say nobody was injured but some guests were evacuated when a fire broke out in the laundry room of the Peppermill resort in Reno. Battalion Chief Mark Winkelman of the Reno Fire Department said his agency was called ...
  • Cars fill the parking lot of Costco on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Seattle.
    Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states. Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, has recalled a mix of diced celery and onion used in Costco chicken salad and other foods containing celery "out of an abundance of caution," the Food and Drug Administration said in ...
  • Police take a man into custody near a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people.
    Gunman in custody after deadly attack at Planned Parenthood clinic
    Nov. 27, 2015
    A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover ...
  • 2 arrested at Las Vegas airport over outburst at airline agent
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Police say two men were arrested at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport today for yelling at ticket agents after missing a flight. Metro Police Officer Michael Rodriguez says ...
  • A Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle drives up to the US Ecology site outside of Beatty, Nevada, the day after a fire at a nearby closed nuclear waste dump  on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
    Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said. Radioactivity wasn't detected after the Oct. 18 blast and fire, and ...
  • Three people stabbed at party in southwest valley
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Police say three people have been hospitalized after they were stabbed early today at a party in southwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas police Officer Michael Rodriguez says the fight involving at ...
  • Police standoff over at Henderson apartment complex
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Officers responding to reports of a domestic dispute engaged in a nearly six-hour standoff early today after a number of people refused to come out of an apartment, according to Henderson Police. Nobody was injured, officials said, but it was not clear ...
  • Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia.
    76ers center Okafor says Boston fight 'dumb on my part'
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor says he's embarrassed about a Boston nightclub scuffle captured on video and is dealing with the team and league on possible discipline. "It was definitely dumb on my part," Okafor said following ...
  • Pope calls slum conditions in Nairobi an injustice
    Nov. 27, 2015
    Visiting one of Nairobi's many shantytowns on Friday, Pope Francis denounced conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in, saying access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have ...
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