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May 24, 2018

12:36 p.m.

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Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other ...

12:22 p.m.

1 person dead, 2 hurt in shooting at west valley house
1 person dead, 2 hurt in shooting at west valley house
One person was killed and two others wounded this morning in a shooting at a west valley house, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 10:45 a.m. to ...

12:02 p.m.

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher
A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an ...

11:31 a.m.

320K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend
320K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 320,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Memorial Day weekend. Data released Thursday by the ...

11:26 a.m.

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake
The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had ...

11:21 a.m.

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MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown
Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to ...

10:17 a.m.

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11:28 a.m.

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'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson
President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as ...

10 a.m.

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Chaos of Strip shooting promoted fears of wider attack
Gunshots came so rapidly during the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history that one Las Vegas police officer feared he was facing a fully stocked assault team with tactical gear. Other officers raced casino-to-casino, debunking ...

9:49 a.m.

Metro Police: Road rage leads to shooting, stabbing
Metro Police say a person was stabbed following a confrontation due to road rage in west Las Vegas. Police say a person was sent to a hospital after officers responded to reports of ...

9:13 a.m.

Metro seeking foreign tourist reported missing on Strip
Metro Police say they are searching for a foreign tourist who was reported missing Wednesday night after getting separated from his family on the Las Vegas Strip. Yoshito Kamimori, 36, was last seen ...

8:22 a.m.

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman
Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least ...

8:20 a.m.

China says no reason found for U.S. staffer's sonic condition
No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of ...

8:18 a.m.

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body
A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and ...

8:16 a.m.

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Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list
A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at ...

8:07 a.m.

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of ...

8:01 a.m.

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9:28 a.m.

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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea
In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that ...

7 a.m.

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Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'
President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that …

2 a.m.

As Trump-fueled hate crimes flare, here’s how to help put out the fire
Sun editorial:
The predictable yet horrific effects of President Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric are being felt across the nation. It’s happening in places like Arvada, Colo., a predominantly white community where the Center for Investigative Journalism recently …

2 a.m.

Take a lesson from Armenia
Letter to the editor:
It has been only 27 years since the Republic of Armenia gained independence from the former Soviet Union. Armenia is a …

2 a.m.

Climate change merits attention
Letter to the editor:
Thanks for highlighting climate action in the May 12 edition of the Sun (“California to require solar power in home construction”). The win-win story of …

2 a.m.

Pruitt doesn’t belong in EPA
Letter to the editor:
Let’s talk about the danger of having Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. We could use an environmental champion in this age of increasing climate temperatures, eroding shorelines and the largest garbage patch afloat …

2 a.m.

Nevada must not be outshined in renewable energy development
Guest column:
There is an old political trope in Nevada: We are at the top of every bad list and the bottom of every …

2 a.m.

A constitutional crisis is already upon us
Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Donald Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here. On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department …

Wednesday

May 23, 2018

7:43 p.m.

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Golden Knights to face Washington Capitals in Stanley Cup Final
After going through three heavy, physical teams in the Kings, Sharks and Jets, the Capitals will pose a slightly different challenge. Washington is much more similar to the Golden Knights in that it likes to play with speed and score in transition ...

3:41 p.m.

Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit U.S. Southwest
Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit U.S. Southwest
Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of ...