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September 1, 2015

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Vice president among first guests on Colbert's 'Late Show'
Photo: Vice President Joe Biden speaks in favor of Nevada CBS announced Tuesday that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith on ...
6:38 p.m.
Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay
Photo: In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in ...
6:31 p.m.
UNLV to work with car company on 3D-printing technology
Photo: Researchers will tinker with this Local Motors tes Local Motors, an Arizona-based company known for creating the first 3D-printed car, is partnering with UNLV to develop technology for ...
5:30 p.m.
Jury begins deliberating case of Las Vegas firefighter wife slaying
Photo: George Tiaffay appears in court at the Clark Count A Nevada jury is deliberating whether a former Las Vegas firefighter is guilty of conspiring with a homeless ex-convict to murder his wife nearly three years ago ...
Updated 6:25 p.m.
Review + photos: Pop tart Ariana Grande’s super-sweet show at Mandalay Bay
Photo: Ariana Grande performs at Mandalay Bay Events Cent There’s no denying, ex-boyfriend Big Sean and doughnut shop scandals aside, that pop tart (it’s a compliment, sincerely) Ariana Grande is a talented singer and dancer, and she proved it in spades during her “The ...
5:02 p.m.
Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal
Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal The small grocery chain Haggen is suing Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in ...
Updated 5:39 p.m.
East valley house fire blamed on unattended candle
East valley house fire blamed on unattended candle A fire broke out at a one-story house in the east valley today. A passerby called 911 about 3:45 p.m. to report smoke coming from the house ...
Updated 6:24 p.m.
Trump’s Latino bashing risks GOP Senate hopes in Nevada, 2 other key states
Photo: In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, photo, Republican The havoc Donald Trump is wreaking on the presidential race is just the beginning of the problems he is poised to cause Republicans in 2016. Already Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric is becoming a flashpoint ...
3:47 p.m.
Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal
Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in ...
3:28 p.m.
Traffic roundup: Teen hit by vehicle in North Las Vegas has died
A teen who was hit by a vehicle in North Las Vegas this afternoon has died ...
Updated 5:45 p.m.
Officials suspend Texas racing operations amid funding clash
The Texas Racing Commission has suspended operations — meaning horse and dog racing tracks cannot take bets — amid legislative funding squabbles. There was no answer at commission offices Tuesday, but officials had ...
3:06 p.m.
Prosecutor: 2nd video emerges of deadly shooting by Texas deputies
A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said ...
3:04 p.m.
Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri
Photo: Jeff Mizanskey smiles as he walks away from camera A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes ...
2:55 p.m.
New ad campaign pushes ‘sexy’ watering habits
Photo: Lawns landscaped for water conservation in the Nev Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority this week launched a campaign on television, radio, print ...
2:35 p.m.
Police: Man, 50, may have been shot to death in burglary
Police: Man, 50, may have been shot to death in burglary A 50-year-old Las Vegas man was shot in the head and died at a northwest valley house, possibly during a burglary, according to Metro Police and the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Todd Tipton was found ...
2:09 p.m.
Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department
Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department Gov. Brian Sandoval says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “impressive guy,” but the governor isn’t ready to endorse any Republican candidate for president. Sandoval met privately with Rubio for ...
Updated 2:52 p.m.
Photos: What a relief! The D Las Vegas unveils downtown attraction
Photo: The D Las Vegas headliners Kevin Burke of Defendin A replica of one of the world’s most iconic — and amusing — statues is set to become the newest tourist attraction downtown. Derek Stevens, owner of The D Las Vegas, has signed a 100-year ...
Updated 4:14 p.m.
Clark County Commission passes More Cops sales tax hike
Clark County Commission passes More Cops sales tax hike The Clark County Commission has approved increasing the sales tax rate from 8.1 percent to 8.15 percent starting in January to pay for more than 100 new officers at ...
1:27 p.m.
Hysterical woman shows up at school, prompts lockdown
A high school was temporarily locked down today after a hysterical woman, apparently the victim of a crime and possibly carrying a hammer, showed up at the building, according to Clark County School District and ...
Updated 4:56 p.m.
USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid
Photo: This photo taken Nov. 29, 2014, shows the facade o The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Mayor Eric Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward ...
Updated 4:01 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Phillies at Mets
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
12:08 p.m.
Nevada gets $10.8 million grant for childhood mental health services
The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services has been selected to receive a nearly $11 million federal grant to expand mental health services for children and tweak the delivery model, officials announced today. The ...
12:01 p.m.
California to end unlimited prison isolation for most gang leaders
California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. No other state keeps so ...
11:46 a.m.
Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed
Photo: Police officers patrol a swampy area in Fox Lake, Authorities have identified the suburban Chicago police officer who was shot to death after chasing three men on foot. Mayor Donny Schmit says that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz had been with the Fox Lake Police ...
Updated 3:01 p.m.
Partnership gives cancer patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada has announced a partnership with a nationally known cancer center based in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California’s Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and CCCN have entered ...
10:56 a.m.
Men accused of threatening Pokemon championships denied bail
Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to ...
10:44 a.m.
Southwest flight diverted after passengers become disorderly
Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly. The airline says Flight No. 1522 from San Diego was diverted Monday night to ...
10:39 a.m.
Our favorite pours from Mandalay Bay’s Beachside Beer & Barrel Festival
Our favorite pours from Mandalay Bay’s Beachside Beer & Barrel Festival Add these brews to your beer bucket list.
10:28 a.m.
Marilyn Kirkpatrick sworn in as newest Clark County commissioner
Marilyn Kirkpatrick sworn in as newest Clark County commissioner Former Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick was sworn in as a Clark County commissioner today, replacing Tom Collins, who recently resigned. Kirkpatrick was ...
10:26 a.m.
Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
Photo: In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, photo, dozens of pe Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a ...
10:06 a.m.
Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’
Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is ...
10:04 a.m.
Donald Trump among next week’s guests on ‘The Tonight Show’
Photo: In this July 23, 2015, photo, Republican president Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," but to "The Tonight Show," where he'll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 ...
9:58 a.m.
Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court
Photo: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with Da A county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or ...
Updated 12:28 p.m.
Fires force family from home, damage adult boutique
Separate fires displaced a family from their home early today and damaged an adult boutique Monday night, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The first fire was reported about 10:45 p.m. Monday and started ...
9:33 a.m.
Police make arrest in case of hidden camera in store bathroom
Police make arrest in case of hidden camera in store bathroom North Las Vegas Police said they made an arrest this afternoon in connection with a hidden camera found in the bathroom of a clothing store. Police allege a man hid the camera at ...
Updated 4:08 p.m.
FIFA scandal becomes exhibit at Mob Museum in Las Vegas
Photo: Beth Wilson of Houston and Mark Perino of Modesto, Al Capone, with raised eyebrows, appeared to be taking a curious sideways glance at the two-minute video of soccer playing and talk about corruption and crooks. The same Las Vegas museum that has chronicled Sin ...
Updated 3:35 p.m.
NV Energy needs to let customers take advantage of important resource
Residential rooftop solar installers in Las Vegas are suffering whiplash! The National Clean Energy Summit convened Aug. 24 in Las Vegas and highlighted the wonderful, abundant solar resource we have and the promising future it ...
2:00 a.m.
Experts: Clinton’s college plan could be a boon for Nevada
Experts: Clinton’s college plan could be a boon for Nevada Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan for lowering the cost of higher education and reducing student loan debt could be a boon for Nevada students and institutions, but whether the state would ...
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center experiments with tracking smartphones
Photo: Attendees fill the trade show floor at the 2015 In In the past few months, signs at the Las Vegas Convention Center have sounded an ominous warning: “The Las Vegas Convention Center collects location information from mobile devices. If you prefer not to participate, please ...
2:00 a.m.
Health District program connects new mothers with nurses
Photo: Deyanira Goss, a community health nurse with the S Nurses with the program have assisted 373 first-time mothers and their respective children.
2:00 a.m.
Tight Nevada testing rules constrict supply of medical marijuana
Photo: A man displays medical marijuana after making a pu With Southern Nevada's first dispensary now open after months of red tape, medical marijuana cultivators are facing growing pains as they grapple with the state's strict testing standards. Laboratory tests, required before medical marijuana can ...
2:00 a.m.
High School Football Top 10: Where to rank Desert Pines; how far to drop Arbor View
Photo: Desert Pines High School running back Isaiah Morri We’ve followed this rule in past seasons when doing the weekly high school football top 10 ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump winner in race to the bottom
I kept thinking Donald Trump wouldn’t run for president. Then, I thought he blew it with John McCain, and then with Megyn Kelly. No matter what Trump says or does, the Republican base …
2:00 a.m.
Teacher shortage shouldn’t be a shock
While reading Ian Whitaker’s story on the Clark County School District teacher shortage, I have to laugh. Did no one in the district see this …
2:00 a.m.

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