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Friday

Nov. 24, 2017

5:35 p.m.

Renovations set to begin at Boulder Beach Campground
Renovations set to begin at Boulder Beach Campground
A $3.4 million renovation at a Lake Mead National Recreation Area campground is scheduled to begin next week ...

3:32 p.m.

Boy, 8, on bicycle is struck by car in Henderson
An 8-year-old boy on a bicycle suffered broken bones when he was hit by a car in a Henderson neighborhood this afternoon. He's expected to recover ...

10:59 a.m.

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More than 700 register for Lights FC player combine
The Las Vegas Lights FC have closed registration for their local player combine after more than 700 sign-ups. The event, which will be Dec. 9 and 10 at the Kellogg Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave., lest local soccer players showcase ...

10:33 a.m.

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Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales
The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes. "I could do this every day if I had the personnel," Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio said during ...

10:04 a.m.

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Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty
Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has ...

9:23 a.m.

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott
A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs in 2016 to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that could have killed or maimed the leaders, prosecutors said. Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that ...

9:17 a.m.

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Miami's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma
Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami's less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma's brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark's caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge of sea grass flats where the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay meet the dark and ...

9:13 a.m.

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'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing
Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London's busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station. But an hour later police said they had found no sign of ...

9:08 a.m.

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After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds
Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest ...

9:01 a.m.

Firm becomes 1st in U.S. to offer online virtual sports betting
The company behind internet gambling website PlaySugarHouse.com has become the first in the U.S. to let gamblers bet real money online on the outcome of virtual sports events. Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive tells The Associated Press it has ...

8:52 a.m.

Argentina: Search for missing sub accelerates despite blast
The round-the-clock international search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days is accelerating amid growing fears for its 44 crew members. The Argentine navy says an explosion occurred near the time and place where the sub went missing on Nov. 15. That's led some family members of the crew to ...

8:39 a.m.

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Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb
A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb location. The Subterra Castle Airbnb opened for business about six months ago. It's located in ...

8:22 a.m.

Man hit by 2 vehicles, killed near Strip on Thanksgiving
Man hit by 2 vehicles, killed near Strip on Thanksgiving
A 60-year-old Las Vegas man was killed on Thanksgiving when he was hit by a pickup truck and a car as he was crossing Sahara Avenue at the Strip, according to Metro Police. Neither vehicle stopped after ...

Thursday

Nov. 23, 2017

5:45 a.m.

Merkel's weakness at home might not be fatal flaw abroad
The German chancellor returns to the EU summit scene on Friday after missing the last one because she showed a rare domestic flaw by struggling to form a coalition. Even worse, she will be in Brussels still a mere caretaker chancellor when, for years now, she has been considered the caretaker of the …

5:45 a.m.

Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own
IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they build IT skills. The programs cost companies …

5:45 a.m.

Waffle woes: Fire erupts at factory making Belgian delicacy
The midday blaze at the Milcamps factory producing the trademark Belgian waffles originated in the cooling system and quickly spread. There were…

5:45 a.m.

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Grand buildings help keep Macy's afloat
The Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York is worth an estimated $3.3 billion alone. The company has no plans to sell its Manhattan flagship, a tourist magnet that contains more than 1 million square feet of retail space, and spent $400 million on …

5:45 a.m.

Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 8 people in the east
Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the suicide bomber targeted a local police commander who was …

5:45 a.m.

Rollback of net neutrality has small businesses worried
For small businesses, a rollback of net neutrality rules could fundamentally change how, and whether, they do business. Many started online or turned to e-commerce to expand their …

5:45 a.m.

Congressman swept up into storm over explicit photo
Hours after Rep. Joe Barton's initial apology, The Washington Post reported that Barton, 68, had threatened in 2015 to report to the Capitol Police a woman with whom he had shared explicit photographs, videos and messages if …

5:45 a.m.

French, Polish leaders meet to mend strained ties
Bilateral ties are tense after Poland canceled a major deal to purchase French-made helicopters and after Macron criticized the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and bypassed Poland during a visit to …

5:45 a.m.

Poll: Many don't want to talk politics this Thanksgiving
From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that could keep tensions high at the holiday table. But more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of politics coming up over Thanksgiving …

5:45 a.m.

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Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors
President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've …

12:10 a.m.

Golden Knights fans invade Anaheim, leave with win
Golden Knights fans invade Anaheim, leave with win
The final buzzer sounded on the Golden Knights' improbable come-from-behind win over the Ducks and playing cards fell to the ice at Honda Center in Anaheim ...

Wednesday

Nov. 22, 2017

4:07 p.m.

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. The move comes after the Air Force acknowledged that a man who ...