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November 23, 2017

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Today

Nov. 23, 2017

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 ...

3:44 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature's attempts to make getting an abortion as difficult as ...

3:42 p.m.

Police: Slain detective shot day before grand jury testimony
Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers. Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was ...

3:38 p.m.

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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's artificially lit outdoor area grew by ...

3:27 p.m.

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Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her
A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $60,000 for the good Samaritan. Kate McClure, 27, started the Gofundme.com campaign earlier this month after she said she ran out of gas on ...

3 p.m.

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Metro says ‘missteps’ made locating child victims in stabbing
A man called 911 on Sunday and told dispatchers police would find a badly beaten woman and a man shot in the head at a northeast valley extended-stay hotel, according to a Metro Police arrest report. Marcus Denzel Maddox, 30, was then ...

1:05 p.m.

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Britney Spears raffling tickets to final Las Vegas show for charity
Pop icon Britney Spears is doing it again: She’s giving back to the home state, and one lucky fan will get to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas with her — all to benefit Louisiana schools’ recovery from ...

11:03 a.m.

Henderson Police: Escapee from mental health facility captured
Henderson Police: Escapee from mental health facility captured
California authorities have arrested a man who escaped a Las Vegas-area mental health facility on Tuesday and carjacked a ...

10:23 a.m.

Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands
The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Wednesday the Republican administration needs to ...

10:07 a.m.

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Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement
A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in ...

9:11 a.m.

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Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving
Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that ...

9:04 a.m.

Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband
The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month. Authorities say the Republican was attacked Nov. 3 by Rene Boucher while ...

8:43 a.m.

Man suffers burns in early morning house fire
Man suffers burns in early morning house fire
An early morning house fire has sent one man to the hospital. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan says the unidentified man suffered a burn injury in the fire at ...

8:24 a.m.

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Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after ...

8:04 a.m.

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Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'
President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him ...

2 a.m.

Area police step up patrols for holiday shopping season
Las Vegas-area police departments have increased patrols around shopping areas throughout the valley and implemented a command center to monitor and deter property crimes during the holiday season ...

12:15 a.m.

U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued
Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as ...

Tuesday

Nov. 21, 2017

9:15 p.m.

Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas Monorail Co. officials say they are just weeks away from securing private financing for a planned expansion to Mandalay Bay. Their confidence comes from ...

7:15 p.m.

Man dead, girlfriend arrested in east valley domestic dispute
Man dead, girlfriend arrested in east valley domestic dispute
An argument between a couple in an east valley home Tuesday morning was followed by a cry for help after a man was stabbed ...

6:30 p.m.

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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer ...

3:27 p.m.

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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders, drivers
Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest ...

2:50 p.m.

Henderson Police seek ‘dangerous’ escapee from mental health facility
Henderson Police seek ‘dangerous’ escapee from mental health facility
Henderson Police say they are searching for a “dangerous” man who escaped a local mental health facility and carjacked a motorist today. Daniel Heller, 30, “has violent tendencies and is suicidal and has had ...

1:40 p.m.

Findlay Prep’s Bol Bol signs with Oregon Ducks basketball
The Oregon Ducks entered the week with the top-rated recruiting class in program history. But that effort went to a whole new level Monday morning with the commitment of ...

1:29 p.m.

Las Vegas’ Ruffin big donor as Trump Foundation raises, gives more
Las Vegas’ Ruffin big donor as Trump Foundation raises, gives more
President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation increased its fundraising and giving during his campaign last year, even as it became the subject of criticism that prompted a decision to dissolve it, according to ...