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June 26, 2017

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June 26, 2017

5:25 p.m.

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Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold ...

2:51 p.m.

Look inside this million-dollar Las Vegas hotel room
Look inside this million-dollar Las Vegas hotel room
The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital investment plan by the Blackstone Group that shifts ...

2:16 p.m.

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Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000
A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000. The founder of Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles says a private collector cast the winning bid Sunday. Mike Van Eaton says it is the most ...

2:06 p.m.

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Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, in a blow to GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the ...

2 p.m.

Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip
Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday. The body of Aramazd Andressian Jr. has not ...

1:47 p.m.

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Ohio air show attendance down after Thunderbirds cancel
An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during ...

1:19 p.m.

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Golden Knights hitting the ice for first time
The Golden Knights will finally touch sticks to ice Tuesday as they begin their inaugural rookie development camp at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Head coach Gerard Gallant will finally see his players on the ice and ...

12:35 p.m.

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Emergency regulations adopted for recreational marijuana
The Nevada Tax Commission today adopted emergency regulations for recreational marijuana, opening the door for sales to begin Saturday on a limited basis. The commission approved regulations for regulations for packaging, labeling and advertising ...

11:02 a.m.

Coroner: Woman dies weeks after ex-boyfriend choking arrest
Authorities in Las Vegas say a 39-year-old woman who was choked into unconsciousness by her ex-boyfriend has died of her injuries. The Clark County coroner said today that Stella Martinez died ...

8:32 a.m.

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11:23 a.m.

Pedestrian killed while crossing street near UNLV
A 31-year old Las Vegas man was hit by and SUV and killed early today near UNLV, according to Metro Police. The man was hit about 2:35 a.m. as he was crossing Tropicana Avenue east of Wilbur Street outside ...

8:23 a.m.

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Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. By a 7-2 vote, the justices sided with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a ...

8:14 a.m.

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10:11 a.m.

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J.K. Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared
Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. Since then, it has sold more than ...

8:10 a.m.

Soccer game turns violent as fans of Mexican teams brawl
A friendly game in California between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs turned violent during halftime when dozens of fans rushed the field and brawled. The Orange County Register reports the "game of legends" between ...

8:06 a.m.

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Real-life drama in age of Trump challenges TV's storytellers
Say you're a storyteller whose TV show draws inspiration from real-life Washington. Whether portraying the noble geopolitics of "Madam Secretary" or the dirty deeds on "House of Cards," the high-stakes fumbling on "Veep" or the scourge of ...

7:47 a.m.

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Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within ...

7:37 a.m.

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10:48 a.m.

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for ...

7:27 a.m.

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with ...

7:25 a.m.

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
"Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who ...

7:21 a.m.

Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling
President Donald Trump says investigators have "zero 'tapes'" showing that his associates colluded with Moscow to try to influence the 2016 election. On Twitter Monday, Trump also said that President Barack Obama did "NOTHING about Russia after ...

7:11 a.m.

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that ...

7:02 a.m.

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Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion
The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they ...

2 a.m.

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VEGAS INC and FEI celebrate the top financial executives in Southern Nevada
Hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of Financial Executives International, the CFO of the Year Awards aim to celebrate executives who have helped their companies reach new pinnacles of success and whose leadership stands out as exemplary...

Sunday

June 25, 2017

5:39 p.m.

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7:23 a.m.

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9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized, leaving at ...

12:31 p.m.

Police: Girl, 4, rescued after officers fatally shoot gunman
Police: Girl, 4, rescued after officers fatally shoot gunman
Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was saved from a hostage barricade situation in Las Vegas after police fatally shot a ...

Saturday

June 24, 2017

8:39 p.m.

Scorching Saturday temps tie record high
The 113 degrees reached at McCarran International Airport tied the record high for a June 24 set in 1961, National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Boothe said. ...