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February 23, 2017

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Feb. 23, 2017

3:57 p.m.

Photo: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is shown Wednesday,
Sands casino guards make union history
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's 29-year winning streak in keeping the world's largest casino empire free of union contracts was halted Wednesday by a bunch of security guards making $13 an hour in Bethlehem. After nearly six years of battling ...

3:54 p.m.

Air Force: Full costs on Air Force One not yet known
Despite President Donald Trump's claim that the cost of Air Force One has been cut by $1 billion, the Air Force said Wednesday that the price tag for the program has yet ...

3:33 p.m.

Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests
An off-duty California officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested. No one was hurt during the struggle, but hundreds of people ...

3:02 p.m.

Police: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting at Reno casino
Police: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting at Reno casino
Authorities say a robbery suspect who ran from police is dead after a shooting involving officers inside a downtown Reno casino. Sparks police Officer Ken Gallop told reporters no officers or bystanders were ...

2:53 p.m.

Father and son arrested in two Henderson bank robberies
Father and son arrested in two Henderson bank robberies
A father and son suspected in a pair of Henderson bank robberies have been arrested, according to police. Jeffery James, 51, and Jesse James, 22, were identified with the help of surveillance images and linked to ...

2:30 p.m.

Employee at beauty supply store pistol-whipped during robbery
Employee at beauty supply store pistol-whipped during robbery
An employee at a beauty supply store suffered serious injuries when she was pistol-whipped during a robbery this morning, according to Henderson Police. The victim, a female, was ...

1:53 p.m.

Photo: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., now the U.S. attorney
Sessions: U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government's use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. Sessions issued a new memo Thursday replacing one issued ...

1:44 p.m.

Photo: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right,
Conservatives urged not to 'squander' Trump presidency
President Donald Trump's top aides on Thursday delivered one overriding message to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don't blow it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and ...

1:35 p.m.

3:31 p.m.

Photo: White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks dur
Justice Department may crack down on legalized marijuana
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as ...

1:30 p.m.

Stranded hiker from Nevada rescued in southern Utah
A stranded hiker from Nevada is safe after a search and rescue team in southern Utah pulled her off a cliff in a snowstorm near Cedar City. Iron County Sheriff's Sgt. Nik Johnson says crews had to trek about 2 miles in extremely rugged terrain Wednesday evening to ...

1:25 p.m.

Nevada Republican wants more time for assaulted kids to sue
Nevada lawmakers are proposing giving more time to people who were sexually assaulted as children to privately seek restitution. Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner of Reno said Thursday that victims deserve ...

1:15 p.m.

Man held in Las Vegas in slaying of Southern California woman
Authorities say a 27-year-old Las Vegas man is in custody awaiting his transfer in custody to California to face a murder charge in the death of a woman whose body was found last month off a road near ...

12:48 p.m.

Pence, Adelson to meet privately this week
Pence, Adelson to meet privately this week
Vice President Mike Pence will sit down with Sheldon Adelson behind closed doors on Friday, a meeting that cements the Republican billionaire's place as a key adviser to ...

12:17 p.m.

Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking
President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking. The president is meeting at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that ...

12:10 p.m.

Beyonce out of Coachella music fest, will perform in 2018
Beyonce out of Coachella music fest, will perform in 2018
Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and ...

12:05 p.m.

Photo: This Friday, May 23, 2014, photo shows the sign at
Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa
A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the Naked Chicken Chalupa always was planned as a limited-time offer, but it has proven to be popular and exceeded the ...

11:57 a.m.

Photo: A male, Eastern bongo calf is gently pushed off a
Rare baby bongo antelope makes debut at Los Angeles Zoo
A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo. The unnamed male Eastern bongo was born at the zoo on Jan. 20. It spent time bonding with its mother behind the scenes before being introduced to ...

11:50 a.m.

Photo: In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, House Speaker J
Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed
Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard ...

11:46 a.m.

12:22 p.m.

Photo: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks a
Kelly: No use of U.S. military to enforce immigration
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations." The declarations came as senior Trump administration officials sought to temper Latin American concerns about ...

11:38 a.m.

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Tillerson says U.S., Mexican officials discuss disputes
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he and top Mexican officials discussed deep differences between their countries during meetings in Mexico City. Tillerson says the two countries will continue a dialogue about their disputes. He says it's natural for "two strong, sovereign" countries to ...

11:30 a.m.

12:46 p.m.

Photo: This 2014 image released by Fox News shows radio a
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dies at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox also aired a tribute to Colmes, narrated by Hannity, and a statement from ...

2 a.m.

Photo: In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk a
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.

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.

Photo: Workers from Solar City install photovoltaic panel
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 lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years. But even when the customers look good enough on paper, it does not always ...

2 a.m.

Photo: A mural by artist Shepard Fairey in Downtown Las V
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 ...