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August 30, 2016

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  • Former Gov. Richard Bryan and first lady Bonnie Bryan are shown in an undated file photo.
    First lady, activist and ambassador Bonnie Bryan dies at 77
    Aug. 30, 2016
    Bonnie Bryan officially was first lady of Nevada from 1983 to 1989, but because of her many worthy deeds, her civic activism and her devotion to helping the youth and the elderly, in spirit, she was a first lady for most of her adult life. Bryan worked to improve medical care for the aged, boost education and safety for ...
  • Islamic State group: spokesman killed in Syria
    Aug. 30, 2016
    The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group …
  • 911 calls: Shots 'going like crazy' in Pulse club
    Aug. 30, 2016
    A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and …
  • The Berry Fire burns Aug. 27 in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened overnight Monday.
    Yellowstone south entrance reopens amid fire
    Aug. 30, 2016
    The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton …
  • 52 Miss America contestants are in Atlantic City
    Aug. 30, 2016
    There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk — and not a moment too soon for a city that could use a happy …
  • Clark County's taxable sales up 10.1 percent year over year in June
    Aug. 30, 2016
    Clark County businesses produced $3.6 billion in taxable sales in June — 10.1 percent higher than in the same month a year ago, according to the state Department of …
  • Australian claiming British title stays jailed in Las Vegas
    Aug. 30, 2016
    An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title has been ordered by a judge to remain jailed in Las Vegas pending the resolution of multiple felony charges ...
  • Las Vegas man accused of video post threatening terrorist attack
    Aug. 30, 2016
    A Las Vegas man who police say posed in battlefield gear and assault weapons for an internet video saying he intended to shoot "Satanists" and "homosexuals"
  • In this Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, photo, a wall with symbols of China partially blocks the view of the Resorts World property in Las Vegas. The Asian-themed casino property is projected to open in 2019.
    Vegas, Asian investors betting on Chinese tourism
    Aug. 30, 2016
    Las Vegas and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. The Chinese have been regulars along the resort corridor for decades. Now officials and developers, intent on capitalizing on burgeoning Chinese wealth and Asian-American population growth, are ...
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points toward vice-presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence after Pence's acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
    Video: 'Women Know Better' ad against Trump to run first in Nevada
    Aug. 30, 2016
    The super PAC American Bridge 21st Century and the pro-choice group EMILY’s List’s independent expenditure arm are partnering to release a new digital ad in Nevada today, painting Donald Trump as an anti-woman …
  • Trump isn’t ideal leader for GOP
    Aug. 30, 2016
    I would like to point out a portion of a column by Catherone Rampell of The Washington Post that explains what kind of person we get in Donald Trump: “The leader of the personal responsibility deadbeats is …
  • Students start their first full-day of kindergarten in Miss Pirrone's class at James B. McMillan Elementary School in Las Vegas on Aug. 29, 2016.
    School starts in Clark County amid familiar struggles, new bright spots
    Aug. 30, 2016
    Students headed back to class this week may not notice anything different, but this school year is a big one for the fifth largest district in the nation. For starters, it’s the first time ...
  • UNLV's Charles Williams (8) looks for a handoff from QB Johnny Stanton (4) as football practice begins during their fall camp on Friday, August 5, 2016.
    Rebels aiming to open season with a win for first time since 2009
    Aug. 30, 2016
    The last time UNLV won its opening game, Tony Sanchez was beginning his first year at Bishop Gorman High. Over the last 20 years, the Rebels are 5-15 in their first game of the season, and for the third time in program history an entire class of players has graduated without ever starting a season 1-0.
  • Try cloud seeding to fight California fires
    Aug. 30, 2016
    While thousands of acres of land burn in California, why not …
  • Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy speaks at the Asian Culture Alliance amid a fierce re-election campaign against Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.
    Cresent Hardy is hospitalized after heart attack
    Aug. 29, 2016
    The Republican congressman underwent a routine medical procedure after the attack and remains under observation from doctors while he recovers ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads a Hispanic leaders and small business owners roundtable in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Left is Pastor Pasqual Urrabazo, of the International Church of Las Vegas, and right is Irma Aguirre, a local business owner.
    Video: New Trump ad paints a stark portrait of America if Clinton elected
    Aug. 29, 2016
    Trump’s new ad, called “Two Americas: Economy,” paints a stark portrait of America under the presidency of Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, saying she would bring “more of the same, but worse.” Under a Trump presidency, the ad suggests, middle-class families will receive tax relief, new jobs will be created, and ...
  • 3 ways to innovate like an Olympian at the office
    Aug. 29, 2016
    Seek group support for your individual creativity. Build on the innovation that others have already discovered. Dream, and then work like crazy.
  • Tammy Graham, left, and Terri Weisbord, of WG Communications Group, pose at the College of Southern Nevada, Charleston Campus, Tuesday, May 3,  2016.
    Rewards of business ownership are worth risks
    Aug. 29, 2016
    The owners of WG Communications Group talk about the decision to leave successful sales careers to start their own business, their commitment to community service and their dream jobs, outside of their current field.
  • The List: Casino operators, Aug. 28, 2016
    Aug. 29, 2016
    Find out about casino operators. This week, we rank them by 2015 casino square footage reported on Jan. 7.
  • Rep. Cresent Hardy, right, cooks potatoes May 6, 2016, for constituents at the senior center in Pahrump while Site Manager Anne Blankenship-Harris and Hardy's campaign manager, Ross Hemminger, look on. The Republican congressman faces a tough re-election bid in a district that leans Democratic.
    Cresent Hardy puts head down for tough House re-election bid
    Aug. 29, 2016
    It was the perfect campaign setup for a Republican congressional candidate who showed up in an F-350 pickup and dusty work boots: a room full of potential voters settling in for a barbecue lunch he brought them on a recent Friday at the senior center in rural Pahrump. But instead of shaking hands inside, Rep. Cresent Hardy spent much of his time outside ...
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