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January 24, 2017

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  • '1984' sales soar after 'alternative facts,' Trump claims
    Jan. 24, 2017
    In the wake of incorrect or unprovable statements made by President Donald Trump and some White House aides, one truth is undeniable: Sales are soaring for George Orwell's "1984." Orwell's classic dystopian tale of a society in which ...
  • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks about "2016 and the role of Republican governors" during the Republican Governor's Association annual conference at the Encore Convention Center on Wednesday , November 18, 2015.
    Senate confirms Trump's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the UN
    Jan. 24, 2017
    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as Republican-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into ...
  • Lawmakers question projected revenue from recreational marijuana
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Gov. Brian’s Sandoval’s $8.1 billion budget was outlined to state legislators today, and some lawmakers are already questioning the projected $100 million in revenue from ...
  • Las Vegas area unemployment rate inches down in December
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Unemployment in the Las Vegas area fell to 5 percent in December, it’s lowest in more than three years, the state reported today. There were an estimated 52,900 people ...
  • Danica Patrick films a video segment during the NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
    Sponsor questions for Danica Patrick as NASCAR season nears
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Danica Patrick wore an all-white Tax Act uniform to NASCAR's preseason media event Tuesday, raising eyebrows about her sponsorship situation with the season just a month away. Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing last year signed a deal with ...
  • Troopers investigating fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. 95
    Jan. 24, 2017
    The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in the northbound lanes of U.S. 95 near Rainbow Boulevard. Troopers were dispatched to ...
  • Trial set in 2019 for homicide suspect who broke out of handcuffs
    Jan. 24, 2017
    A homicide defendant whose escape from a North Las Vegas Police station and recapture several days later drew intense interest is headed to trial in February 2019 on a capital murder charge. A Clark County District Court judge ...
  • California ski patroller dies at resort near Lake Tahoe
    Jan. 24, 2017
    California sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a ski patrol member who died Tuesday while avalanche-control activities were being conducted at a resort near Lake Tahoe. Joe Zuiches, 42, of Olympic Valley, California, was killed in ...
  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 people at apartment
    Jan. 24, 2017
    A task force arrested a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of two people Wednesday that may have stemmed from an argument over drugs, according to Metro Police. Durwin Allen, 31, was taken into custody Monday near ...
  • UNLV's Charles Williams (8) flies through the air for more yards over a Jackson State defender during a run in their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.  .
    UNLV to play Howard University in football home opener
    Jan. 24, 2017
    UNLV will face Howard University in its 2017 football home opener, officials announced today. The Rebels will play the Bison on Sept. 2 at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of a partnership between the schools and ...
  • UNLV player reprimanded for 'obscene gesture' toward Air Force crowd
    Jan. 24, 2017
    The Mountain West issued a public reprimand of UNLV women’s basketball player Brooke Johnson for what it called an obscene gesture toward ...
  • Chicago Cubs' player Kris Bryant (17) readies to bat during their Big League Weekend baseball game versus the New York Mets at Cashman Field on Thursday, March 31, 2016. He is a Las Vegas native and one of baseball brightest, young stars.
    Cubs' Kris Bryant releases short wedding video
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Because the celebrations of a World Series title continued, the honeymoon is on hold. But Kris Bryant said the wedding was beautiful. The Cubs third baseman and the 2016 National League MVP added ...
  • Tourists ride an escalator down from a pedestrian overpass Thursday, April 28, 2011, on the Strip.
    Analyst: Las Vegas businesses should make Plan B for possible trade wars
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Las Vegas business operators and investors have reason to be optimistic about the local economy as President Donald Trump begins carrying out his economic plan, an analyst ...
  • Henderson Police investigating bank robbery
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Henderson Police say they are investigating the armed robbery of a bank this morning near Eastern and Serene avenues. Two people armed with guns entered the Silver State Credit Union at 9302 S. Eastern Ave. about 10 a.m. and ...
  • Michele Fiore, a candidate for Congressional District 3, speaks during a town hall meeting sponsored by the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club at Buckman's Grille in Henderson Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
    Michele Fiore files to run for Las Vegas City Council
    Jan. 24, 2017
    Former Nevada Assemblywoman and gun rights advocate Michele Fiore said she filed today to run for Las Vegas City Council, citing the need for a voice “that is reflective of ...
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