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September 21, 2017

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Sept. 21, 2017

9:45 p.m.

Man injured in road rage shootout is hit with charges
Man injured in road rage shootout is hit with charges
A man who was wounded in a shootout following a road-rage incident stemming from a minor car crash Wednesday is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident ...

9:21 p.m.

Road rage shooting leaves 1 dead in northwest valley
Road rage shooting leaves 1 dead in northwest valley
A person was shot and killed and the suspected gunman is in police custody following an apparent road rage incident Thursday night in the northwest valley ...

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Las Vegas event to raise money for Mexico earthquake victims
As the toll from the devastation of the powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico this week becomes clearer, Las Vegas-area groups have organized a fundraising event, with proceeds being funneled to ...

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Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat
Kim said Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country." He also described the U.S. president as "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire."

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Barricade incident near Koval, Tropicana ends in 2 arrests
A person barricaded in an apartment this afternoon prompted Metro Police to shut down Koval Lane near Tropicana Avenue, Officer ...

4:35 p.m.

Three students arrested, officer hurt in fights at Chaparral High
Three students arrested, officer hurt in fights at Chaparral High
Three students were arrested and a police officer injured in fights about noon today at Chaparral High School. The officer suffered an abrasion to the chin and ...

4:16 p.m.

A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff
It's Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for ...

2:58 p.m.

Las Vegas billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking
Las Vegas billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking
As part of an effort to combat human trafficking, Las Vegas commuters today will begin seeing electronic billboards showing a woman’s mouth being covered by ...

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Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible interference in ...

1:13 p.m.

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Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed ...

12:54 p.m.

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L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, world's richest woman, dies at 94
Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that ...

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On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada
Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 as ...

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Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale
Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban today on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening." The move sparked social media celebrations from ...

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Metro Police further limiting use of controversial neck hold
Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck restraint that has proven deadly for it and other law enforcement agencies in the past. Metro also changed its policy on shooting at or from a moving vehicle and is deploying a new weapon to ...

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Trump piles economic action onto his NKorea military threats
President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. He said China was imposing ...

10:16 a.m.

Wind, dust advisories issued for Las Vegas area
Wind, dust advisories issued for Las Vegas area
Wind and dust advisories have been issued for today, with the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust from gusty conditions, according to ...

9:28 a.m.

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Jimmy Kimmel ramps up battle against GOP health care bill
Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on Wednesday was following up on his monologue from Tuesday, when ...

9:25 a.m.

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Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin
One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral. KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in California, was recorded by a security camera hurling slurs against Griffin while ...

9:21 a.m.

300 bats caught by janitors at Salt Lake City high school
A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programs so school workers could root out the flying mammals. Janitors at the city's West High School rounded up more than 300 bats from Monday through Wednesday, prompting the ...

9:15 a.m.

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died
The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at ...

9:12 a.m.

Education Secretary DeVos uses her private plane for work travel
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses her personal plane to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said in a statement to The Associated Press that ...

9:10 a.m.

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson
The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in ...

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Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake
As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some ...

8:58 a.m.

South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks
Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea's president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue to prevent ...

8:44 a.m.

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The ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behavior
An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things. It was a radical move when ...