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May 26, 2015

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  • This two-story, four-unit apartment building in the 100 block of South 15th Street suffered fire damage Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
    Arson suspected in fire at downtown apartment building
    May 26, 2015
    A fire broke out in a downtown apartment this morning in an apparent arson, causing an estimated $15,000 in damage ...
  • River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon
    May 26, 2015
    A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby. John Weisheit was with several people who discovered ...
  • Men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal from mailboxes
    May 26, 2015
    Two men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal checks, credit cards, and other information from mailboxes were to be arraigned today before ...
  • Police say man attempted to dismember body, set it on fire
    May 26, 2015
    A man arrested on a murder count after a woman was found dead at his apartment Thursday told police she tried to charge him for sex, and he attempted to dismember and light the body on fire. Police discovered ...
  • Congresswoman Dina Titus makes a few remarks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.
    U.S. Rep. Dina Titus won’t run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat
    May 26, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, widely believed to have been contemplating a bid to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, announced plans to run for re-election ...
  • California man, 82, collapses, dies at Grand Canyon National Park
    May 26, 2015
    Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an 82-year-old California man has died after collapsing near the visitor center. Park officials identified the man Tuesday as Khushalbai F. Patel, of Pleasanton, who was ...
  • 50 Cent, Derek Stevens, his wife Nicole Parthum and Akon at DLVEC on Friday, May 22, 2015, for boxing.
    2015 MDW photos: 50 Cent, Akon attend boxing at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
    May 26, 2015
    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Akon sat ringside Friday night with The D owner Derek Stevens and his wife, Nicole Parthum, flanked by the two music stars at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
  • 3 arrests in Reno-Sparks probe of $376K in food stamp fraud
    May 26, 2015
    Washoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with an 18-month undercover investigation into food stamp fraud that detectives say cost taxpayers more than $376,000. State welfare and law enforcement officials said ...
  • U.S. judge throws out evidence in FBI ruse case
    May 26, 2015
    A federal judge has thrown out evidence collected by FBI agents who posed as Internet repairmen to get into Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms last summer during an investigation into ...
  • IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
    May 26, 2015
    Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called ...
  • Gunmen try to kill Libya’s recognized prime minister
    May 26, 2015
    Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said. Arish Said, head of the government's media department, said that Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's motorcade was attacked and ...
  • Method Man and Redman host and perform Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Foxtail in SLS Las Vegas.
    2015 MDW photos: Method Man and Redman host at Foxtail in SLS
    May 26, 2015
    Legendary hip-hop icons Method Man and Redman delivered an epic performance at Foxtail Nightclub in SLS Las Vegas on Thursday night to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.
  • In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington.
    Pentagon chief’s take on Iraqis undercuts Obama’s strategy
    May 26, 2015
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to. Carter's comments ...
  • Nevada lags in obtaining federal grant funds
    May 26, 2015
    Nevada ranks near or at the bottom in getting federal grants per capita in comparison to other states. Nevada is shortchanged anywhere ...
  • Senate passes charter school recruitment bill on party lines
    May 26, 2015
    Nevada senators have passed a bill aimed at attracting high-quality charter school operators to the state. The Senate voted 11-8 on Tuesday to pass SB491, which creates the Charter Harbor Master program. A budget committee already ...
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