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April 25, 2019

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April 25, 2019

2 a.m.

Veteran should get that medal
Letter to the editor:
Does anyone else think it is a slap in the face to all veterans — and those civilians who put their lives on the line for our country — that the president said he is going to honor Tiger Woods, who has a reputation of …

2 a.m.

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Controversial call will sting awhile
Sun editorial:
The Golden Knights' Game 7 overtime loss Tuesday night was heartbreaking. But worse yet was how it happened — triggered by a horrible call that allowed the San Jose Sharks to …

2 a.m.

Politicians happy to borrow from the future
Pursed lips and clucked tongues signaled disapproval among the wise and responsible when, at a recent televised event, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist from Vermont, did not plausibly explain how he would pay for “Medicare for All.” The remarkable thing, however, is the quaint expectation that any political person should …

2 a.m.

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Sting on Las Vegas residency, new album and Juice WRLD
Sin City? More like Sting City. Grammy-winning superstar Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year. Sixteen performances of "Sting: My Songs" will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also ...

2 a.m.

Violence in the workplace need not be tolerated
Guest column:
Workplace violence in medical facilities is an underreported problem throughout the United States. There are a variety of situations in which medical professionals and other health care industry employees experience hostile working conditions, ranging from threats to cases in which physical force is …

2 a.m.

Trump must be held accountable
Letter to the editor:
As most of us feared, the new attorney general turned out to be a toady of President Donald Trump who significantly misrepresented to the American public the findings of …

2 a.m.

Embrace change to clean energy
Letter to the editor:
The renewable portfolio standard and the New Green Deal are for the …

2 a.m.

Republicans sold out America for a tax cut
So all the “fake news” was true. A hostile foreign power intervened in the presidential election, hoping to install Donald Trump in the White House. The Trump campaign was aware of this intervention and welcomed it. And once in power, Trump tried to …


April 24, 2019

4:06 p.m.

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Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show on E!
The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show. The father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children and a frequent face on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will star in "Flip It like Disick," which will follow him on his ...

3:51 p.m.

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Ken Kercheval, beleaguered Cliff on 'Dallas,' dies at 83
A representative for Ken Kercheval says the actor who played Cliff Barnes on the hit TV series "Dallas" has died. Kercheval was 83. Agent Jeff Fisher said Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in in his native Indiana. The cause of death was being kept private by ...

3:24 p.m.

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Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims
The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to ...

3:18 p.m.

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Nevada hires attorney general's old firm for opioids lawsuit
Nevada's attorney general denied Wednesday that he had a hand in the hiring of his former law firm to represent the state in a high-profile and potentially lucrative lawsuit against the maker of the prescription opioid OxyContin. Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford rejected a claim of ...

3:06 p.m.

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Tesla's $700M Q1 net loss much larger than expected
Tesla posted a surprisingly large $702.1 million net loss in the first quarter as sales of its electric cars slumped and demand appeared to be waning. The company lost $4.10 per share from January through March, when ...

2:45 p.m.

Class-size reduction gets cut from Nevada education bill
Class-size reduction gets cut from Nevada education bill
Lawmakers in the state Assembly on Tuesday passed an education bill after the measure was stripped of provisions that aimed to reduce class size. Majority Floor Leader ...

1:31 p.m.

Gun safety, voter rights bills pass deadline; right to die fails
Gun safety, voter rights bills pass deadline; right to die fails
Another day, another deadline. On Tuesday, the state Legislature passed its most recent deadline, requiring bills to be passed out of ...

12:41 p.m.

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged
Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the ...

12:34 p.m.

Woman pleads not guilty to killing son missing since 1986
A woman arrested in Florida and returned in custody to Nevada has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge stemming from the disappearance of her 3-year-old child nearly ...

12:25 p.m.

Man, 75, hit by car, killed crossing street
Man, 75, hit by car, killed crossing street
A 75-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Tuesday while crossing a street outside of a marked crosswalk, according to Metro Police. The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. on Paradise Road, south of ...

11:51 a.m.

U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since ...

11:43 a.m.

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Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress
Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: "Just checking in with all of you who ...

11:39 a.m.

Florida woman gets prison in Nevada property investment scam
A 31-year-old Florida woman has been sentenced in Nevada to six-to-15 years in prison for her role in a real estate investment scheme that prosecutors say ...

11:19 a.m.

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Court wonders if it can rule on Manson follower's parole
A California appeals court on Wednesday questioned whether it has jurisdiction to decide on parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten or whether the issue becomes moot after ...

11:15 a.m.

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U.S. WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage
The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses. Some 4,500 residents had to be evacuated from the area before experts performed the ...

10:51 a.m.

Sisolak donates paycheck to low-income schools
Sisolak donates paycheck to low-income schools
Gov. Steve Sisolak has donated his first-quarter salary to state K-12 schools, fulfilling a pledge he made on the campaign trail. “I asked the people of Nevada for the chance to lead this state for ...

10:08 a.m.

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Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ from Las Vegas passes $1 million mark
There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on ...