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August 22, 2017

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Aug. 22, 2017

12:15 a.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arli
Trump commits U.S. to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit
Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must ...


Aug. 21, 2017

5:50 p.m.

Photo: Supporters raise a flag outside of the federal cou
Jury ends day deliberating in Bundy standoff case in Las Vegas
A federal jury in Las Vegas has ended a third full day of deliberations on Monday in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near ...

5:10 p.m.

Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease
Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease
Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier ...

3:13 p.m.

Photo: A private jet takes off from the Henderson Executi
Las Vegas airport asks jet owners to make parking plans for big fight
Las Vegas airport officials are asking owners of corporate planes to find places to park their aircraft while in town for the upcoming fight between ...

3:06 p.m.

Italy quake rocks resort island of Ischia, at least 1 dead
An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others under collapsed homes ...

2:35 p.m.

Reno councilwoman urges Trump to skip visit to her city
A Reno city councilwoman is urging President Trump to reconsider his visit to her city planned this week because of the financial burden on ...

2:33 p.m.

U.S. Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days
In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to ...

2:24 p.m.

Photo: In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican
Trump returning to Arizona — and a chaotic political landscape
Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people ...

1:23 p.m.

Photo: Taylor Swift performs at the DirecTV Now Super Sat
A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans
Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift. Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the ...

1:02 p.m.

Officer arraigned on manslaughter charge in chokehold death
Officer arraigned on manslaughter charge in chokehold death
A suspended police officer was arraigned Monday on a manslaughter charge in the on-duty chokehold death of an unarmed man he chased outside ...

12:41 p.m.

Local woman hits $747,000 jackpot at Ellis Island
A local woman won a jackpot of more than $700,000 this weekend playing a slot machine at Ellis Island, the casino’s director of marketing, Christina Ellis, said. The woman, who asked to ...

12:17 p.m.

Henderson day care worker arrested on child abuse count
Henderson day care worker arrested on child abuse count
A 20-year-old day care worker was arrested today after she was caught on camera violently grabbing and tossing a 5-year-old child earlier this month, according to ...

11:42 a.m.

Photo: Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse
Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial
Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team. Lawyers from ...

11:21 a.m.

Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged with ...

10:57 a.m.

Nevada pot license expansion on hold again until Aug. 29
Nevada pot license expansion on hold again until Aug. 29
Nevada's marijuana regulators have agreed to delay the expansion of distribution licensing to meet growing demand at pot retail stores until the state tax commission can hear another appeal from ...

9:20 a.m.

Overcast skies obscure view of eclipse in Las Vegas
Overcast skies obscure view of eclipse in Las Vegas
Thunderstorms descended on the valley this morning, and heavy cloud cover will likely obscure views of today’s solar eclipse in Las Vegas, according to the National Weather Service. The rain was scattered and light, with no more than ...

9:06 a.m.

Sue Grafton's alphabet series appears to be near its end
"Y is for Yesterday" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Sue Grafton "Y is for Yesterday" is Sue Grafton's projected penultimate novel in her alphabet series about intrepid California private investigator Kinsey Millhone. And if the series does ...

8:47 a.m.

Photo: This June 23, 2015, file photo shows the carving d
Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols
The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and ...

8:22 a.m.

Man on skateboard killed in collision with car
A man on a skateboard was killed this morning in a crash with a car, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The crash was reported about ...

8 a.m.

Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape
The man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of ...

7:58 a.m.

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns
Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and ...

7:56 a.m.

U.S. and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff
U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ...

7:51 a.m.

Photo: People record the last bell bong at Elizabeth Towe
Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021
After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions. The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower sent a dozen deep bongs into a gray sky at noon, marking ...

7:49 a.m.

Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt
The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in ...


Aug. 20, 2017

7:10 p.m.

Photo: People hold handles during an interfaith Peace and
Valley leaders decry hate, call for inclusion in wake of chaos in Charlottesville
Hundreds of faith leaders, politicians and community members, many from different backgrounds and faiths, gathered today at a historic North Las Vegas church to call for inclusion in response ...