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January 20, 2017

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Jan. 20, 2017

6:11 p.m.

Photo: Cabins and vehicles are swept away by storm runoff
California flood sweeps cabins, cars down coastal canyon
More than 20 people escaped injury Friday when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the second in a trio of storms drenched California with ...

5:38 p.m.

Photo: President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as
Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble
Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day. "It was important to us to uphold and ...

4:21 p.m.

Man walking near loading dock hit, killed by truck
A pedestrian walking near a semitractor-trailer at an Albertson’s grocery store loading dock this morning was hit by the truck and killed as it pulled away, according to Metro Police. The pedestrian, a Las Vegas man in ...

4:04 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady
Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered
America is getting what it ordered on Election Day. If anyone was expecting an evolution from Donald Trump the candidate to Donald Trump the president, never mind. The new president delivered an inaugural address Friday that was ...

3:17 p.m.

Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. Citing unidentified people, Bloomberg and Politico both reported Friday that the next chairman of ...

2:08 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room
On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration
President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for ...

1:54 p.m.

Photo: A bubble is created by rain falling on a puddle ga
Rain expected to pick up for rush hour, return Sunday
Showers dousing the Las Vegas Valley today are expected to stick around through tonight and return Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. A stronger storm system was expected to ...

1:41 p.m.

Photo: Abigale Lee Miller of the reality-TV series Dance
Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud
A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Melucci called witnesses to buttress his ...

1:25 p.m.

Photo: Former president Barack Obama waves as he boards a
Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out
Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump. "You proved the power of hope," Obama said before departing Washington as ...

1:19 p.m.

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Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama
Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday than his predecessor's swearing-in eight years ago. Photos of the National Mall from President Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009 show a teeming crowd ...

12:24 p.m.

Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted
An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club says he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon. Hours before his sentencing, Darren Byler says in a phone interview with ...

11:54 a.m.

1:59 p.m.

Photo: In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, autho
'El Chapo' is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists
In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of world's most dangerous ...

11:45 a.m.

Photo: This frame from video shows Italian firefighters e
'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, boosting spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried some 30 people at the resort. At least two children were among ...

11:08 a.m.

Nevada tribe wants coach fired for scalping text
A Native American tribal chairman in Nevada is asking for the resignation of an opposing high school basketball coach after he sent a text message to one of his players that ...

10:54 a.m.

Girl dies following fire that killed her mother
Girl dies following fire that killed her mother
A girl has died after being critically injured in an apartment fire. Family members say 6-year-old Kaysha Ray has died from her injuries after a Thursday morning fire in ...

10:27 a.m.

5:47 p.m.

Western drought watchers keep wary eye on Lake Mead level
Western drought watchers keep wary eye on Lake Mead level
Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at drought-stricken Lake Mead, an environmental advocacy group says in a new report. The Western Resource Advocates reached ...

9:28 a.m.

5:40 p.m.

Photo: Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of
Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th U.S. president
Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under ...

9:08 a.m.

9:47 a.m.

Photo: Richard Newsome appears in Las Vegas Justice Court
Teen charged in football star’s slaying makes court appearance
A 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of former Chaparral High School football star Richard Nelson appeared today in Las Vegas Justice court, where a preliminary hearing date was set for next month. Dressed in blue scrubs and bound by ...

8:36 a.m.

5:40 p.m.

Photo: A protester faces off with a line of riot police d
Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash
Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade. Scores were arrested for trashing ...

8:23 a.m.

11:41 a.m.

Driver in custody after bomb claim at Nellis Air Force Base
Officials say the main gate at Nellis Air Force Base was briefly closed after a suspected drunken driver told security officials he had a bomb in his car. Nellis authorities said the man arrived ...

7:54 a.m.

5:37 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump
The latest: Protesters say police used rubber projectiles
President Donald Trump is using his first written statement as president to call on the Senate to confirm the rest of his nominees. Trump says he is pleased that the Senate on Friday confirmed John Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department and ...

2 a.m.

Photo: People embrace during a memorial service for forme
Chaparral community honors life of well-liked alum slain by gunfire
Several Chaparral High students embraced each other in front of the school as blue balloons they released floated through the chilled Thursday-afternoon air, a gesture in honor of Richard Nelson ...

2 a.m.

Photo: President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania
Inauguration Day: Donald Trump set to become America's 45th president
Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States ...

2 a.m.

On Saturday, women will march in Las Vegas, too
In solidarity with the thousands set to rally at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, hundreds are expected to take to the streets in downtown Las Vegas to demand equal rights ...

1:20 a.m.

Photo: In this photo, authorities escort Joaquin
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss ...