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  • Sparks suspends beaver killing, looks for humane alternative

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Just weeks after officials began trapping and killing beavers along the North Truckee Drain, Sparks officials have stopped trapping and are instead looking for a more humane alternative. In November, the Nevada of Wildlife issued a ...

  • LeBron on Kobe: "I wanted to be just like him"

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James says Kobe Bryant inspired him to greatness and he was "kind of sad" when he learned the Lakers star is retiring. James spent much of his interview session Tuesday praising Bryant, who announced on Sunday ...

  • Seinfeld to appear monthly at NYC's Beacon Theatre in 2016

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Beginning in January, fans of Jerry Seinfeld will be able to catch the comedian once a month at a New York City theater. The Madison Square Garden Company announced Tuesday that Seinfeld will perform at the ...

  • Hollywood visual effects producer missing for a week

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles County say a missing Hollywood visual effects producer hasn't been seen since leaving work a week ago without his wallet or other personal items. Police say Eric Kohler drove his new black ...

  • Nevada ranch added to National Register of Historic Places

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada ranch property has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. KTVN-TV reports ( ) that the Douglass-Frey Ranch, located just south of Fallon, began in the 1860s. Ranch owner Colby Frey ...

  • Al-Qaida vows to avenge militants facing Saudi execution

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's Yemen branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the group, said in a statement circulated online Tuesday that it plans to avenge the execution of any of its members by Saudi ...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) App Store Official Charts for the week ending Nov. 29, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale Inc 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. Akinator the ...

  • University of Nevada, Reno to up security at graduation

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno says it will be increasing security at Saturday's winter graduation ceremony in response to current world events. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ( ) that UNR spokesman Natalie Savidge says this is ...

  • If Indiana order stands, charity will settle Syrian family

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A religious charity says it will be able to fund a Syrian refugee family's arrival in Indiana, even if Gov. Mike Pence does not drop an order blocking state agencies from distributing federal funding for such refugees. ...

  • Chicago mayor fires police superintendent amid outcry over video of fatal shooting by officer

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayor fires police superintendent amid outcry over video of fatal shooting by officer .

  • Lawmaker: US military better prepared in Africa than in 2012

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Benghazi committee says the military is better prepared now for an attack in Africa than it was when a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was attacked in 2012, killing four Americans. Republican ...

  • Broadway musical 'Waitress' makes history with its lineup

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The musical "Waitress" hasn't yet begun serving its specials on Broadway, but it's already made some history. Lorin Latarro has been hired to choreograph the show, joining a female book writer, composer and director. That's the ...

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending Nov. 29, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. Trainwreck 2. Minions 3. Inside Out (2015) 4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 5. The Age of Adaline 6. Vacation 7. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ...

  • Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant deaths: Study

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die. That's according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, especially among blacks. With nearly 4 million annual births nationwide, the results ...

  • Local mayor: Bomb caused explosion on overpass near Istanbul subway station

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Local mayor: Bomb caused explosion on overpass near Istanbul subway station.

  • Puerto Rico's governor issues 'distress call' to Congress

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is issuing a "distress call" to Congress to help his heavily indebted government while signaling he will reroute money to make a Tuesday bond payment. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla asked Congress to create a ...

  • FIFA sponsors demand 'independent oversight' of reforms

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Five of FIFA's sponsors have written to the executive committee of soccer's scandal-battered governing body demanding "independent oversight" of the reform process. Sponsors were originally promised places on the FIFA reform committee. But instead of being invited ...

  • 'Inside Out,' 'The Good Dinosaur' top Annie Awards noms

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Inside Out," Pixar's journey into the mind of an adolescent girl, has received 14 Annie Awards nominations, topping the studio's "The Good Dinosaur," which picked up 10. The International Animated Film Society on Tuesday announced the ...

  • After pope's visit, hard work ahead for C. African Republic

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The Rev. Justin Nary opened his gate to nearly 800 Muslims threatened with death from the roving gangs of Christian militia fighters who even threatened to burn his church down. Nearly a year later, ...

  • Review: Fassbender broods mightily in Kurzel's 'Macbeth'

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shakespeare's Scottish play gets a highly stylized, moody and occasionally mystifying update, courtesy of Justin Kurzel, the Australian director responsible for the haunting "Snowtown." For the poor souls who haven't cracked "Macbeth" since high school ...

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