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July 18, 2018

2 a.m.

States attacking ACA would suffer most if preexisting conditions shield gets axed
States attacking ACA would suffer most if preexisting conditions shield gets axed
Nine of the 11 states with the highest rates of preexisting conditions among adults under 65 have signed onto the lawsuit ...

2 a.m.

Resistance is necessary
Letter to the editor:
Over 1,000 people lined the side walks of Las Vegas to protest a gathering of men tied to the destruction of our Constitution and bent on our state’s purple undoing. President Donald Trump, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., represent the …

2 a.m.

Trump assaults our core values
Letter to the editor:
Freedom of the press is legally protected by the First Amendment and is considered necessary to prevent the government from interfering with the dissemination of information and opinions. In the backward world of the Trump regime, President Donald Trump has declared that the press is …

2 a.m.

A better way to run schools
Twelve years later, Nigel Palmer still remembers the embarrassment of his first days as a fourth-grader in Monroe, La. He was a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans, living with his family in …

2 a.m.

Mexico should help us at border
Letter to the editor:
I believe President Donald Trump has been tricked by Mexico’s president. If the Mexican government was a friend of America, it would stop the flood of Mexican citizens …

2 a.m.

As drones proliferate, safe skies will be a priority
A decade from now, your order from Amazon will likely be delivered to your doorstep by a drone. Want to order a pizza? Drones will …

Tuesday

July 17, 2018

9:15 p.m.

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Judge raises bail to $1 million for Hoover Dam barricade suspect
An Arizona judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a Nevada man accused of using an armored vehicle to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam last month ...

6:40 p.m.

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Christian Wood named to All-Summer League first team
Christian Wood is knocking on the door of the NBA harder than he ever has before. The former UNLV product spent the better part of the past two weeks dominating the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, and on Tuesday he was named ...

6:24 p.m.

Suspect sought in southwest valley armed robberies
Suspect sought in southwest valley armed robberies
A man suspected in three armed robberies in the southwest valley is being sought by Metro Police, who today released surveillance images of him ...

4:01 p.m.

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Bear tranquilized after taking dip in Los Angeles pool
A large bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart after spending a few hours roaming a Los Angeles neighborhood and taking a dip in a backyard pool. Police warned residents to stay indoors after the bear was spotted Tuesday in Granada Hills, along the foothills of ...

3:59 p.m.

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill
British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with ...

3:49 p.m.

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour
After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the ...

3:46 p.m.

Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation
A suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country ...

3:39 p.m.

Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite
Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all ...

3:32 p.m.

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Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q
Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against ...

2:35 p.m.

MGM sues Strip mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable
MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its ...

2:22 p.m.

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Pennsylvania casino wants to offer online gambling. But why?
The owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has filed a petition to conduct casino-style online gambling in Pennsylvania -- but they're really just inquiring for a friend. Specifically, a cash-flush friend from Alabama in the process of buying the ...

1:40 p.m.

UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
UNLV broke ground today on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The university marked the start of construction on a $20 million, four-story building, the first ...

11:54 a.m.

Construction worker injured at Las Vegas stadium site
Construction worker injured at Las Vegas stadium site
A construction worker was rescued today after suffering an injury three stories off the ground at the Las Vegas stadium site, according to the Clark County Fire Department and ...

10:46 a.m.

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe
The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the ...

10:06 a.m.

2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe
A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on ...

9:49 a.m.

4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street
Two gunmen firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four ...

9:45 a.m.

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Pop TV: Dr. Pimple Popper now has her own reality TV show
The online video star named Dr. Pimple Popper, who films herself squeezing pus from acne, is a different kind of voyeur when she's off the clock. Dr. Sandra Lee likes to search for mukbangs, a Korean term for people who film themselves eating large amounts of food while ...

9:20 a.m.

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Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'
Astronomers are still finding moons at Jupiter, 400 years after Galileo used his spyglass to spot the first ones. The latest discovery of a dozen small moons brings the total to 79, the most of any ...

9:14 a.m.

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'Holy Grail' of cards — 1952 Mickey Mantle — goes on display
The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display. "I want the community to enjoy looking at ...