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May 22, 2017

11:48 a.m.

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Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years
A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, one of many owned by the King of rock 'n' roll, has no engines and needs a restoration of ...

11:29 a.m.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases ...

10:57 a.m.

Binion’s casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire
Binion’s casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire
Binion’s was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a restaurant kitchen deep fryer, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody was injured. The fire was ...

10:01 a.m.

Las Vegas Stadium Authority OKs budget
Las Vegas Stadium Authority OKs budget
With its heavy lifting done on the Raiders stadium lease, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority attended to procedure this morning, unanimously approving ...

9:35 a.m.

Police: Suicide suspected in couple’s death outside business
An elderly couple found dead this morning outside a business in the south valley may have killed themselves, according to Metro Police. Police said they received a call ...

9:14 a.m.

Schools locked down after nearby drive-by shooting
Two central valley elementary schools were locked down this morning after a nearby drive-by shooting by two people on mopeds, according to Metro and Clark County School District police. Two people riding mopeds ...

9:01 a.m.

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9:55 a.m.

Security guard shoots, kills gunman at convenience store
Security guard shoots, kills gunman at convenience store
A security guard shot and killed a man who walked into a convenience store with a gun this morning and opened fire, according to North Las Vegas Police. Nobody else ...

8:29 a.m.

Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization
Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his ...

8:24 a.m.

Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people
A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded. Investigators found remnants of batteries and ...

8:22 a.m.

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Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians
President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified ...

8:19 a.m.

Firefighters advance on blaze southeast of San Diego
Firefighters say they are making progress against a wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate a popular campground and small community southeast of San Diego. The state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday that a rise in humidity allowed ...

8:18 a.m.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. The 33-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post that some users have asked if the trip means he's running for ...

7:06 a.m.

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Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business
Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company. Fields will be replaced by ...

7:01 a.m.

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Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel
President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, with ministers asking favors and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief's attention. Walking down the red carpet upon landing ...

6:51 a.m.

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11:27 a.m.

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Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and decline to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in ...

2 a.m.

Bills on police cams, alternative diplomas sent to governor
Nevada lawmakers are sending more bills to Gov. Brian Sandoval as they count down the final days of the biennial session...

2 a.m.

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Record amount of trash at Mount Charleston's annual clean-up
Volunteers cleaning up a popular Las Vegas area hiking destination set a record for the nearly 10,000 pounds of trash they collected...

1 a.m.

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Introducing Health Care Quarterly's 2017 Top Doctors
The experts you should know, as voted on by their peers
Any time you have the chance to make more educated decisions about you or your family’s health, you should take advantage of it. Health Care Quarterly is proud to bring you its 2017 Top Doctors ...

Sunday

May 21, 2017

3 p.m.

Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor
A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor was on the move again Sunday after finding its way back to the open ocean...

3 p.m.

Police charge suspect in Maryland college stabbing death
A University of Maryland student was charged Sunday with fatally stabbing a visiting student on campus in what police have described as an unprovoked attack that rattled the school over graduation weekend...

3 p.m.

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose
Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of society will be temporary...

3 p.m.

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights
As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place." Then he made clear there would be no public...

3 p.m.

Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives
Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn ...

3 p.m.

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly
China's health minister has all but slammed the door on Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle...

3 p.m.

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit ...