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February 23, 2017

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Feb. 23, 2017

2 a.m.

Hot weather linked to climate change is reducing Colorado River flows, study says
Hot weather linked to climate change is reducing Colorado River flows, study says
Hot weather related to long-term climate change has been a prime cause of this century's chronic shortfalls in Colorado River ...

2 a.m.

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Sands China a bargain after battering on high-roller revival
Cashing in on the tourists and recreational bettors who flock to the gambling enclave of Macau had long been Sands China Ltd.’s recipe for success, but ...

2 a.m.

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Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others
Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by ...

2 a.m.

Home foreclosure cases raise questions about SolarCity policies
Home foreclosure cases raise questions about SolarCity policies
SolarCity, the nation’s leading installer of rooftop solar panels and a renewable energy darling, has pitched its value to investors on a simple premise: Once customers sign up to ...


Feb. 22, 2017

11:22 p.m.

American Samoa's ex-congressman dies at 73
American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives Eni H. Faleomavaega died Wednesday. He was 73. His sister-in-law, Therese Hunkin, didn't disclose the cause of death but said ...

11:20 p.m.

DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump
Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of ...

11:19 p.m.

Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from Lincoln Center
A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City's Lincoln Center because she wouldn't remove an ...

11:17 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot
The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game's website says ...

11:16 p.m.

Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rent
A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent. Police responding to a 911 call of a person stabbed in ...

11:10 p.m.

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport
North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions." The North's response came a day after Malaysian police said ...

11:07 p.m.

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U.S.-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo
An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China. Under an agreement between ...

11:05 p.m.

Iraqi forces push up to Mosul's key military base by airport
Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State group on a sprawling military base south of Mosul that's adjacent to the city's airport. Two Iraqi special forces officers say their troops have ...

11 p.m.

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Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they ...

7:12 p.m.

Las Vegas marijuana expo loses name over ‘differing vision’ with parent group
Las Vegas marijuana expo loses name over ‘differing vision’ with parent group
An annual Las Vegas marijuana convention has severed ties with its Seattle-based parent organization after a four-year partnership. The former Las Vegas Hempfest will now ...

6:13 p.m.

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County Commission lets builder's plan near Red Rock go forward
After hearing hours of passionate public comment, Clark County commissioners voted 5-2 today to let a Las Vegas developer move forward with plans for a community of more than 5,000 homes near the scenic Red Rock National Conservation Area. Gypsum Resources will now conduct studies into specifics regarding infrastructure, design and development of the project on ...

5:28 p.m.

Metro Police search for man after fatal shooting
Metro Police search for man after fatal shooting
Detectives are searching for a man in connection with a deadly shooting at a northwest valley apartment complex Tuesday night, according to Metro Police. Officers were dispatched about 10:45 p.m. to ...

5:07 p.m.

Sign malfunction blamed in Henderson office building fire
Sign malfunction blamed in Henderson office building fire
Authorities in Henderson say an exterior electrical sign malfunction sparked a fire that spread to the attic of an office building and caused nearly ...

4:14 p.m.

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Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them
Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. Across the U.S., Democrats and their allies are ...

3:53 p.m.

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order
The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing ...

3:49 p.m.

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp
Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved in to arrest others who defied ...

3:42 p.m.

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'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault
A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god." Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related ...

2:52 p.m.

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Police: Motorcyclist critically injured in hit-and-run crash
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash this morning, according to Metro Police. The driver of an SUV involved in the crash left ...

1:18 p.m.

Rapper Sean Kingston, hip hop group Migos spar in Vegas; one arrested
Rapper Sean Kingston, hip hop group Migos spar in Vegas; one arrested
A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston ...

11:32 a.m.

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Protesters picket Republican officials at Nevada luncheon
Over the jeers of 200 protesters outside, Nevada's two Republican congressmen said Wednesday that town hall meetings will be more appropriate once they have ...

9:43 a.m.

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Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped ...