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September 28, 2016

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  • This Aug. 26, 2016, photo shows tire tracks made by an SUV illegally crossing the Racetrack Playa at Death Valley National Park, Calif. Officials are trying to track down the motorist who defaced the remote dry lake bed.
    Investigators think they know who tore up Death Valley's fragile Racetrack Playa
    Sept. 28, 2016
    Federal investigators have identified a suspect believed responsible for a frenzy of high-speed driving across "Racetrack Playa," a remote dry lake in Death Valley National Park ...
  • UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, left, and featherweight champion Connor McGregor pose for photos during a news conference for UFC 205, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in New York. McGregor and Alvarez will headline the first UFC card to be held in the state since the state legislature legalized the sport earlier this year. UFC 205 is scheduled for Nov. 12.
    McGregor leads UFC into Madison Square Garden with trademark brashness
    Sept. 28, 2016
    With mixed martial arts finally legal in New York state, the Ultimate Fighting Championship had a rare opportunity to make a splash with its Madison Square Garden debut this Nov. 12 ...
  • Two protestors stand on the corner outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.  Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of the Bundy brothers, Ammon and Ryan, and five others who occupied a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon's high desert early this year. The standoff drew national attention to the decades-old fight between the federal government and Western states over land policy. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
    Feds present dramatic display of 22 long guns, 12 handguns recovered from refuge
    Sept. 28, 2016
    Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants after presenting jurors with a dramatic display of firearms ...
  • Matt Wilson, left, Aristocrat senior vice president of global gaming operations, greets country music star Tim McGraw during the unveiling a Tim  McGraw-themed slot machine in the Aristocrat booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
    Gaming industry’s expanding reach a theme of G2E
    Sept. 28, 2016
    If this year’s Global Gaming Expo is about any one thing, it’s about the gaming industry’s expansion beyond the barriers it faces ...
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Nevada gaming officials among few to have seen Trump's tax returns
    Sept. 28, 2016
    While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the GOP candidate has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or ...
  • Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez, center, reacts while watching the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Rosemont, Pa., Sept. 26, 2016. With the support of educated voters, especially women, in the counties surrounding Philadelphia seen as the key to carrying the state, dozens of undecided women interviewed Tuesday consistently said Trump had not swayed them.
    Suburban women find little to like in Trump's debate performance
    Sept. 28, 2016
    Donald Trump badly needed to make an impression on women like Nancy Groux in Monday’s presidential debate. She is an undecided Republican who hungers for change in Washington and thinks ...
  • A new all-electric raceccar, the Spark-Renault SRT 01E Formula E, is taken on a demonstration drive by Brazilian Formula One driver Lucas di Grassi on the grounds of Mandalay Bay on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
    New Formula 1 owner wants Las Vegas as potential future race venue
    Sept. 28, 2016
    Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media, which now owns Formula 1, suggests that Las Vegas and Miami could be potential future F1 venues, which include ...
  • Police say Arizona woman chased husband, caused deadly crash
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges for chasing down her husband in her SUV, causing him to crash his Harley-Davidson into a light post. Jennie Jones-Hurdlow, 37, is responsible for the death of her husband, 51-year-old Brian Hurdlow, following a fight that began at ...
  • In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.
    Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal. Buffalo Field Campaign, Western Watersheds Project and ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.
    Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record
    Sept. 27, 2016
    The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had ...
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties. Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was happy to ...
  • Man dropped off at hospital with stab wound dies
    Sept. 27, 2016
    A person dropped off at a northwest valley hospital this afternoon with a stab wound has died, according to Metro Police. Officers were called about 12:25 p.m. to ...
  • Police: Man accused of killing wife initially said victim was a stranger
    Sept. 27, 2016
    A man accused of killing his wife told a 911 dispatcher that a woman he didn’t know was “sick and hurt” at his home, according to a Henderson Police arrest report. Michael Kaplan, 48, later said the woman was ...
  • An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
    3 Legislature seats filled for possible Las Vegas stadium vote
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Three people whose votes could determine whether a nearly $2 billion stadium is built to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas were appointed Tuesday to vacant seats in …
  • A view of the sign at the Wells Fargo bank, 4425 Spring Mountain Road, near Arville Street Thursday January 20, 2011.
    U.S. probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo
    Sept. 27, 2016
    The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals. A group of Democratic senators last week asked the ...
  • Metro Police officers block Rainbow Boulevard after a shooting at the Starbucks on South Rainbow Boulevard near Warm Springs Road Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. One man was killed after the shooting in the Starbucks, police said.
    Coroner IDs victim in Starbucks shooting; suspect was on probation
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Authorities on Tuesday identified a coffee shop customer killed last weekend in a shooting inside a Las Vegas Starbucks and said it appeared that he did not know ...
  • Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies
    Sept. 27, 2016
    With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing ...
  • Sign up to vote: It’s National Voter Registration Day
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Today is National Voter Registration Day, and events are planned nationwide, including three in the Las Vegas Valley, to get people registered for this November’s election. People who want to register can ...
  • The Aliante casino in North Las Vegas.
    Boyd completes $380 million acquisition of Aliante casino
    Sept. 27, 2016
    Boyd Gaming Corp. today announced that it has completed its $380 million acquisition of the Aliante casino. The property expands Boyd Gaming’s presence to 10 properties in the Las Vegas Valley, its first ...
  • People try out a "Brew Caps" game at the Gamblit booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
    New York firm hopes to be first with skill-based slots
    Sept. 27, 2016
    A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is ready to put machines in ...
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