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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

4:34 p.m.

5:37 p.m.

Protesters block traffic on Strip for man killed in police custody
Protesters block traffic on Strip for man killed in police custody
More than 100 demonstrators blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip this afternoon to protest the death Tashii Brown, who died two weeks ago after a Metro Police officer put him ...

3:07 p.m.

Photo: Officers arrest suspect Willie Corey Godbolt on Su
'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8
A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy...

3:02 p.m.

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile
North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea's military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland...

2:58 p.m.

Photo: Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indi
Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win
At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso ...

2:53 p.m.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks
It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch." ...

2:50 p.m.

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States...

2:47 p.m.

American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize
An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism...

1:51 p.m.

5 people including pregnant woman die in reservation crash
Authorities say five people including a pregnant woman have died in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota...

1:46 p.m.

Photo: Armed police guard the area during the Great Manch
New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation
British police made another arrest and stormed another house Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large...

1:40 p.m.

Guests displaced after intentionally set motel fire in Reno
Authorities say they've detained a suspect in connection to a fire that damaged a Reno motel early Sunday and displaced dozens of guests...

2 a.m.

Southern Nevada officials coming down on Airbnb, HomeAway
Code officers in southern Nevada plan to crackdown on illegal short-term home rentals for Memorial Day weekend. ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Rock formations are shown in the Little Finland ar
US Interior inbox filling with emails about Nevada monument
A debate is raging in the inbox of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior about whether President Donald Trump should keep the scenic, ecologically fragile and artifact-rich Gold Butte area in southern Nevada as a national monument. ...


May 27, 2017

8:46 p.m.

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant
Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. ...

8:45 p.m.

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful
North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. ...

8:44 p.m.

Photo: A submarine-launched ballistic missile is displaye
UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions
The Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests on Monday and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch. ...

8:40 p.m.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. ...

8:39 p.m.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven
The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere. ...

8:38 p.m.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech
The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. ...

8:38 p.m.

FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack
The FBI and U.S. Attorney for Oregon are working with police in Portland to investigate the fatal stabbing of two men on a light-rail train who authorities say intervened when another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared Muslim. ...

8:37 p.m.

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack
Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, the two men who were stabbed to death Friday when they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. ...

8:37 p.m.

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident
The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. ...

8:34 p.m.

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. ...

8:32 p.m.

Photo: From left, President of the European Council Donal
The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president
President Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader during his first trip abroad. But he sounded anything but typical. ...

4:12 p.m.

13-year-old in critical condition after being hit by car
Police and medical crews were dispatched about 1:50 p.m. to Coldwater Creek Road and Erie Avenue, near Buffalo Drive and Cactus Avenue, Lt. Carlos Hank said.  ...

3:19 p.m.

Nevada Highway Patrol asking for public's help in locating armed suspect
The suspect took off on foot when he was pulled over about 4 a.m. in the area of Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95, NHP said. ...