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January 17, 2018

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Jan. 17, 2018

7:14 p.m.

California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017
A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year ...

7:13 p.m.

Suspect in terror-related case claims 'combatant immunity'
A former Sacramento, California, college student accused of attempting to provide material support to terrorists in Syria has invoked a rarely used argument in ...

6:54 p.m.

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Suspect arrested in slaying of 2 homeless people behind shopping center
Officers have arrested a man they say fatally shot a homeless man and woman while they were behind a central valley shopping center while they slept ...

6:31 p.m.

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Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were ...

6:20 p.m.

Police ID suspect they say killed a man over loud music
Police ID suspect they say killed a man over loud music
Metro Police has identified a man accused of fatally shooting another man over music the victim had been playing from a vehicle in a central valley long-term rental hotel ...

6:11 p.m.

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California officials concerned about possible ICE sweeps
California's attorney general said Wednesday he is concerned about open-ended immigration sweeps at a time he and other state officials say the Trump administration should be concentrating on ...

4:22 p.m.

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Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird
How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?" Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But it's not just show business. As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document ...

4:07 p.m.

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Developing Derek Carr is top priority for new Raiders staff
Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson was quite clear about what the top priority will be for coach Jon Gruden's new staff with the Raiders. Everything from the smallest details like how practice is conducted to bigger decisions about personnel and scheme will be ...

4 p.m.

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants — a hard-line stance celebrated by ...

3:25 p.m.

Ex-Las Vegas officer-turned-inmate arrested in 1997 sex-murder
Ex-Las Vegas officer-turned-inmate arrested in 1997 sex-murder
Authorities say a former Las Vegas police officer who once served prison time in a sex misconduct case has been arrested in Reno after a cold case investigation of the 1997 shooting death of a woman in Southern Nevada. Records showed ...

2:56 p.m.

Photo: A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield
MGM moves into corporate offices at Mass. casino complex
MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, Mass., another sign that the gambling giant's $960 million casino and entertainment complex is ...

2:41 p.m.

MGM Resorts, Three Square expanding program to feed the needy
MGM Resorts, Three Square expanding program to feed the needy
Serving the homeless in Southern Nevada meals of “dignity and class” may provide the inspiration they need to take the next steps ...

1:21 p.m.

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Photo: Specialist Michael Pistillo wears a
U.S. stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points
Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points. The Dow had traded above that level on Tuesday but wound up ...

1:12 p.m.

Man found severely beaten at Henderson condominium complex
Man found severely beaten at Henderson condominium complex
Henderson Police say they are investigating after a man was found severely beaten at a condominium complex near Green Valley Parkway and Pebble Road. Police responded ...

1:02 p.m.

Body found in wash near Bonnie Springs Ranch
A woman’s decomposed body was found in a wash near Bonnie Springs Ranch this morning, according to Metro Police. The body was discovered about 9:30 a.m. in the ...

12:43 p.m.

5:54 p.m.

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Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000
Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country ...

11:52 a.m.

5:35 p.m.

Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook shakes Nevada Gov. Brian Sandov
Apple CEO goes to Reno for groundbreaking of warehouse
Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $4 million warehouse in downtown Reno today as the company announced plans to invest $350 billion in the ...

10:49 a.m.

Florida man hits $1 million jackpot at the Cosmopolitan
Florida man hits $1 million jackpot at the Cosmopolitan
A Florida man hit a $1 million jackpot Tuesday night while playing a Simpsons slot machine with his girlfriend at the Cosmopolitan. The 26-year-old vacationer from ...

10:20 a.m.

Aptiv, Lyft to continue Las Vegas self-driving car tests, expand to second city
Aptiv left a piece of Pittsburgh in Las Vegas when it tore down its booth last week at the largest electronics show in Las Vegas. The company, through a partnership with Lyft, will continue ...

9:59 a.m.

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Donation period for Las Vegas Victims Fund closing soon
Interested donors have until the end of the month to give money to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. The money raised will go toward survivors, first responders, people working at the event and family members of victims shot during the Oct. 1 mass shooting where ...

9:36 a.m.

Ryan Bundy's new bargaining chip: His shoulder shrapnel
Ryan Bundy's new bargaining chip: His shoulder shrapnel
A half-inch piece of metal lodged in the shoulder of Oregon refuge occupier Ryan Bundy could become central to the federal government's prosecution of an FBI agent accused of ...

9:24 a.m.

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'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case
A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail. A federal jury found ...

9:03 a.m.

Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open
House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say ...

8:56 a.m.

Photo: In this Jan. 20, 2017, file pool photo, Steve Bann
Sources: White House directed Bannon silence in House interview
Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with ...

8:52 a.m.

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team
The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in ...