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October 21, 2018

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  • Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson at the Chelsea on October 19.
    It’s all about the family as Willie Nelson returns to the Vegas stage
    Oct. 21, 2018
    He finally played the Cosmopolitan again after performing there in 2016 and rescheduling shows from January to October, but no one was complaining.
  • Grounds crew members paint the World Series logo behind home plate at Fenway Park, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Boston as they prepare for Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers scheduled for Tuesday.
    Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series
  • Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party
    Oct. 21, 2018
    The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people ...
  • This photo released by Military News Agency shows a general view at the site of a train derailment in Lian in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21 2018. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon.
    Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171
    Oct. 21, 2018
    At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route ...
  • Friends discuss their bets in the restaurant at the Meadowlands Racetrack, which houses FanDuel Sportsbook, a legal sports-betting venue, in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 9, 2018. On several Saturdays in September, there were hourslong lines outside the sports book. Some people couldn’t even place bets before game time. So the sports book expanded, moving upstairs and taking up the second floor. Turns out New Jersey really enjoys sports betting.
    336 million reasons New Jersey really enjoys betting on sports
    Oct. 21, 2018
    On several Saturdays in September, there were hourslong lines outside the sportsbook. Some people couldn’t even place bets before game time ...
  • A steady group of voters arrives in the evening to cast their ballots at Helen Jydstrup Elementary school on 2016 election night in Southern Nevada on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
    Down the ballot: We share our picks for local, state races
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Here’s a rundown of our choices for contested positions in state and local government, as well as judicial elections. Please note that the Sun has not made endorsements in some races or for uncontested positions, so we have not made comments about every candidate.
  • The Nevada National Guard has acquired six UH-72 Lakotas — a militarized version of the Airbus H145 twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor.
    Nevada National Guard shows off new search-and-rescue helicopters
    Oct. 21, 2018
    As recently as this decade, a search-and-rescue mission aided by the Nevada National Guard would look something like this: a clunky Vietnam War-era OH-58 Kiowa chopper, capable of ...
  • Lacey Macmurchy, an employee at BBFs head shop, arranges glassware in a display, in Toronto, Oct. 12, 2018. Canada on Oct. 17 became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.
    Canada makes marijuana legal, and a national experiment begins
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric ...
  • In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
    Which political party is winning the social media midterms?
    Oct. 21, 2018
    A New York Times analysis of data from the Facebook and Instagram accounts of hundreds of candidates in next month’s midterm elections reveals that Democrats enjoy a sizable national lead in engagement on the two influential platforms ...
  • A survey of some of the country’s most seriously ill people found that even with health insurance, more than a third of respondents had spent all or most of their savings while sick.
    Seriously sick? Don’t count on insurance being enough
    Oct. 21, 2018
    The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic function ...
  • A piece of the ship's hull from Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor.
    Hedge funds trump museums in bid for Titanic artifacts
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Some of the richest people in the world lost everything when the Titanic sank. Now a consortium of new-money risk takers is poised to profit from turn-of-the-20th-century artifacts that curators had hoped to claim. Three hedge funds ...
  • We still don’t know where inauguration funds went
    Oct. 21, 2018
    There is no day that defines the institution of the presidency more than the Inauguration. From Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to JFK’s first, inauguration day is a celebration of peaceful transfer of power.
  • A woman walks out of a polling place after voting in the Nevada primary election, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Las Vegas.
    Nevadans can make a difference, if they vote
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Elections have consequences, including defining who we are as a people. Now we have a chance to show the world that we are reasonable and focused on solving problems.
  • Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) speaks with Greenspun Junior High School teachers and students from the schools three winning robotics teams, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The VEX IQ Robotics teams recently won the State Championship Tournament and have been invited to represent Nevada in the 2018 VEX Robotics Worlds Competition this April in Louisville, Kentucky.
    For US Senate, Jacky Rosen is our choice
    Oct. 21, 2018
    With her focus on issues that affect Nevadans most deeply — health care, women’s rights, the environment, gun safety and many more — she’s the kind of leader Nevada should have in Washington. In fact, she’s the kind of leader every state should have.
  • Steve Sisolak, center, Clark County Commission chairman and Democratic candidate for Nevada governor, attends during a gubernatorial candidates accountability session with Nevadans for the Common Good at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Summerlin Tuesday, May 8, 2018. STEVE MARCUS
    With his experience, Steve Sisolak is perfectly positioned to lead Nevada
    Oct. 21, 2018
    Welcome to the “new Nevada,” as it’s been called in recent years. It’s a name that fits, as the state has begun a remarkable transformation in the years since the recession. Now, as Nevadans prepare to elect a new governor, the choice comes down to which candidate is best suited to keep us moving on our current trajectory.
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  • A piece of the ship's hull from Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor.

    Hedge funds trump museums in bid for Titanic artifacts

    October 21, 2018

    Some of the richest people in the world lost everything when the Titanic sank. Now a consortium of new-money risk takers is poised to profit from turn-of-the-20th-century artifacts that curators had hoped to claim. Three hedge funds ...

  • Lacey Macmurchy, an employee at BBFs head shop, arranges glassware in a display, in Toronto, Oct. 12, 2018. Canada on Oct. 17 became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.

    Canada makes marijuana legal, and a national experiment begins

    October 21, 2018

    Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric ...

  • A survey of some of the country’s most seriously ill people found that even with health insurance, more than a third of respondents had spent all or most of their savings while sick.

    Seriously sick? Don’t count on insurance being enough

    October 21, 2018

    The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic function ...

  • The Nevada National Guard has acquired six UH-72 Lakotas — a militarized version of the Airbus H145 twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor.

    Nevada National Guard shows off new search-and-rescue helicopters

    October 21, 2018

    As recently as this decade, a search-and-rescue mission aided by the Nevada National Guard would look something like this: a clunky Vietnam War-era OH-58 Kiowa chopper, capable of ...

  • Friends discuss their bets in the restaurant at the Meadowlands Racetrack, which houses FanDuel Sportsbook, a legal sports-betting venue, in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 9, 2018. On several Saturdays in September, there were hourslong lines outside the sports book. Some people couldn’t even place bets before game time. So the sports book expanded, moving upstairs and taking up the second floor. Turns out New Jersey really enjoys sports betting.

    336 million reasons New Jersey really enjoys betting on sports

    October 21, 2018

    On several Saturdays in September, there were hourslong lines outside the sportsbook. Some people couldn’t even place bets before game time ...

  • In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.

    Which political party is winning the social media midterms?

    October 21, 2018

    A New York Times analysis of data from the Facebook and Instagram accounts of hundreds of candidates in next month’s midterm elections reveals that Democrats enjoy a sizable national lead in engagement on the two influential platforms ...