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November 22, 2017

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  • Henderson Police: Escapee from mental health facility captured
    Nov. 22, 2017
    California authorities have arrested a man who escaped a Las Vegas-area mental health facility on Tuesday and carjacked a motorist, according to Henderson Police. Daniel Heller, 30, was arrested today without ...
  • Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands
    Nov. 22, 2017
    The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Wednesday the Republican administration needs to ...
  • Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement
    Nov. 22, 2017
    A group supporting Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations against him is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement. A Thanksgiving-themed email with the subject line "Giving thanks for YOU and OUR PRESIDENT!" applauds Trump, who on Tuesday discounted ...
  • UNLV's Brandon McCoy (44)  is shown in a game against the Rice Owls during the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Utah vs. UNLV
    Nov. 22, 2017
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • In this Nov. 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
    Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving
    Nov. 22, 2017
    Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that ...
  • Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband
    Nov. 22, 2017
    The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month. Authorities say the Republican was attacked Nov. 3 by Rene Boucher while ...
  • Man suffers burns in early morning house fire
    Nov. 22, 2017
    An early morning house fire has sent one man to the hospital. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan says the unidentified man suffered a burn injury in the fire at ...
  • In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, New York Police counterterrorism personnel watch as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade makes its way down Sixth Avenue in New York.
    Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC
    Nov. 22, 2017
    Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
    Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'
    Nov. 22, 2017
    President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him ...
  • Area police step up patrols for holiday shopping season
    Nov. 22, 2017
    Las Vegas-area police departments have increased patrols around shopping areas throughout the valley and implemented a command center to monitor and deter property crimes during the holiday season ...
  • The Nevada Department of Transportation is installing 52 Active Traffic Management signs as part of Project Neon, as shown in this rendering.
    Why technology, not new roads, could ease congestion
    Nov. 22, 2017
    As the Las Vegas Valley grows and traffic becomes more congested, the answer is to use technology to ease it, as opposed to laying down more roads ...
  • People wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 1, 2017, as recreational sales of marijuana begin. Dispensaries are gearing up for Black Friday with special deals on recreational weed.
    'A great stocking-stuffer': Deals on recreational marijuana enter Black Friday frenzy
    Nov. 22, 2017
    In Nevada, for the first time, Black Friday will include legal recreational marijuana. And just like big-box retailers, pot stores are rolling out the deals in hopes that customers will flock through their doors for some holiday shopping ...
  • This image made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations command shows a North Korean soldier running from a jeep and later shot by North Korean soldiers. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.
    Cold War drama caught on video as North Korean soldier escapes
    Nov. 22, 2017
    It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing ...
  • In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor at Michigan State University who specialized in treating gymnasts has been charged with sexual assault.
    Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
    Nov. 22, 2017
    A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at ...
  • Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave
    Nov. 22, 2017
    Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees ...
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