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September 26, 2016

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  • The Latest: Kaine weeps at site of Pulse nightclub shooting
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Tim Kaine has visited the Orlando, Fla., memorial site of the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Weeping, he said ...
  • This photo combo of file images shows U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton.
    Poll: Who will win tonight’s Clinton-Trump debate?
    Sept. 26, 2016
    The highly anticipated first presidential debate is upon us, pitting the methodical, disciplined Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton against the spontaneous, fast-on-his-feet Republican nominee Donald Trump. The debate, which starts at 6 p.m. and will run for ...
  • Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that ...
  • Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over
    Sept. 26, 2016
    More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director. Some hotline workers handle fewer than ...
  •  In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in Washington.
    FBI data show increase in murder, violent crime in 2015
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Are Americans safer? It depends on where you live. A report issued Monday by the FBI says the number of murders rose by more than 10 percent in 2015 from the previous year, while violent crime overall was up nearly 4 percent. Experts say the increase ...
  • N.J., Canadian Mohawks block data site from illegal net bets
    Sept. 26, 2016
    New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The state ...
  • Chris Nelson of Burlington, Wash., takes a picture of a memorial on Sunday Sept. 25, 2016, in Burlington, to five victims killed in a shooting on Friday at a Cascade Mall.
    Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute
    Sept. 26, 2016
    The man accused of killing five people at Macy's store in a Washington state shopping mall before leading authorities on a nearly 24-hour manhunt was charged Monday with five counts of first-degree murder. Arcan Cetin, 20, made a brief appearance in Skagit County District Court and ...
  • Baseball fans stand for a minute of silence for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a boating accident in Miami, before a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday in Chicago.
    'A lot of pain' — Marlins cope with Fernandez's death
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Jose Fernandez's name and number showed on the video screen at Marlins Park on Monday when his teammates took the field, preparing to face the New York Mets without him. Fernandez made his major league debut against ...
  • Bundy jurors shown video of men firing assault rifles
    Sept. 26, 2016
    The prosecution is expected to rest its case Tuesday in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others who occupied an Oregon bird sanctuary last winter. On Monday, prosecutors showed jurors a video of men using ...
  • Nevada authorities search properties for ties to shooting
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Sheriff's officials in Nevada have searched a Carson City residence and business for evidence related to a fatal California shooting. The Nevada Appeal reports that officers from Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and ...
  • An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
    Golden Nugget expands rewards to Landry’s nationwide
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Golden Nugget’s 24 Karat Select Club members will be able to redeem comps at all of its affiliated Landry’s restaurants nationwide beginning Oct. 1, the company announced today.
  • Erquiaga leaving governor’s staff to join dropout prevention group
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Dale Erquiaga has resigned as chief strategy officer to Gov. Brian Sandoval, the third top job he has held in the administration. Erquiaga has been named president and ...
  • In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt arrives at the 9th Annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the California Museum, in Sacramento, Calif.
    Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt. The NBC News veteran is moderating his first general election debate, making him ...
  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue bomb squad members check on a backpack 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.
    Police ID suspect in fatal shooting at Starbucks
    Sept. 26, 2016
    The suspect in a fatal shooting Sunday at a southwest valley Starbucks has been identified as Pedro Jose Garcia. Garcia was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on counts of open murder, robbery, burglary and ...
  • A snake lies in a container after it was caught in bullet train, in Hamamatsu, central Japan, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The snake was found on a Japanese Shinkansen “bullet” train, wrapped around an armrest when it was spotted about an hour after departure, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.
    Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train
    Sept. 26, 2016
    A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop. No one was injured in the ...
  • One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
    Caesars 'optimistic' on deal with bankrupt unit's creditors
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) is "optimistic" of finally reaching a $5 billion agreement with creditors to push its main operating unit out of a long and costly bankruptcy, the Las Vegas-based casino group said ...
  • Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West. New home sales dropped 7.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
  • Ex-Verizon worker accused for selling customer phone records
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Federal prosecutors in Alabama say a former Verizon Wireless technician used the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and sold them to an unnamed private investigator. Newly filed court records accuse Daniel Eugene Traeger of ...
  • Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
    Sept. 26, 2016
    The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with ...
  • Eldorado Resorts plans $50 million in Reno casino upgrades
    Sept. 26, 2016
    Eldorado Resorts has announced plans to make more than $50 million in improvements at its three casinos in downtown Reno. Eldorado Chairman and CEO Gary Carano said Monday the plans include the renovation of 4,100 guest rooms, new restaurants and ...
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