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March 23, 2017

2 a.m.

Spying claim by Intel chairman renews fight over Russia probe
Spying claim by Intel chairman renews fight over Russia probe
Politics:
The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by ...

2 a.m.

UNLV committee will meet today on AD search
UNLV committee will meet today on AD search
UNLV’s hunt for a new athletics director will heat up today, when a national search firm is set to meet with the school’s selection committee to present ...

2 a.m.

Bill would enhance penalties for assaulting police volunteers, civilian workers
Nevadans who commit crimes of battery or assault against volunteers and civilian employees with law enforcement agencies will face tougher charges, fines and ...

Wednesday

March 22, 2017

10:20 p.m.

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Employee calling tourist racing track in Las Vegas unsafe
An employee driving instructor who has refused to sign a declaration that a tourist-oriented exotic auto racing track near Las Vegas is safe has filed a lawsuit in state court asking a judge to close the course so it can be redesigned ...

7:30 p.m.

Man accused of lewdness with foster child had history of harassment, wife says
Man accused of lewdness with foster child had history of harassment, wife says
During a drive home from a valley doughnut shop, only a religious ad on the radio compelled a man to interrupt the groping of his young foster daughter ...

4:25 p.m.

Bill would require child abuse hotline posters at schools
A toll-free hotline to report child abuse and neglect would be posted at Nevada public schools if a bill presented to a Senate committee today becomes law. Senate Bill 305, sponsored by ...

4:01 p.m.

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people
A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him ...

3:52 p.m.

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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown
Their top legislative priority dangling in peril, President Donald Trump and Republican leaders cajoled recalcitrant GOP lawmakers Wednesday to back their health care overhaul. A day ahead of a long-awaited House showdown ...

3:18 p.m.

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Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys
Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment. So how exactly does that happen? Old-fashioned detective work. Experts in the sports memorabilia industry ...

2:48 p.m.

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Bill would formally include esports in pari-mutuel betting
Four students from UNLV’s William Boyd School of law testified Tuesday before the state Legislature in favor of a bill to add esports and awards shows to the state’s list of permitted pari-mutuel wagering events. Senate Bill 240, sponsored by Sen. Becky Harris, a Clark County Republican, would add ...

2:19 p.m.

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Oakland Raiders closing in on potential move to Las Vegas
The Raiders will head into next week's Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it's not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on ...

2:12 p.m.

School bus involved in crash; no students injured
A Clark County School District bus was involved in a crash with at least one other vehicle this afternoon, according to Metro Police. The three students on the bus were not injured, Officer Danny Cordero said. It wasn’t clear if ...

1:58 p.m.

Henderson teacher accused of ‘inappropriate discussions’ with students
A Henderson middle school teacher arrested Tuesday is accused of having “inappropriate discussions” with three ...

1:26 p.m.

Ex-chairman of Dean Foods describes passing tips to Las Vegas gambler
The former chairman of Dean Foods testified in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday that he had provided “an enormous amount of inside information” about the company to a friend and ...

1:07 p.m.

Reduced $25K fine opens door for McGregor-Mayweather fight
Reduced $25K fine opens door for McGregor-Mayweather fight
Conor McGregor took another step today toward a potential mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The UFC lightweight champ reached an agreement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ...

12:42 p.m.

Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades past deadline
Nevada lawmakers are ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment exactly 45 years after Congress first submitted it to the states. State senators gave final approval Wednesday for ...

12:35 p.m.

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17,000 AT&T workers in Nevada and California go on strike
A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike. The workers install cable and phone service and work in call centers where customers can phone in ...

12:10 p.m.

Police: Las Vegas cab driver arrested after sex assault seen on video
Police: Las Vegas cab driver arrested after sex assault seen on video
Officials say a Las Vegas cab company looking for a woman's cellphone found, instead, surveillance video footage of their taxi driver sexually assaulting the customer while she was ...

11:32 a.m.

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Employee calling tourist racing track in Las Vegas unsafe
An employee driving instructor who has refused to sign a declaration that a tourist-oriented exotic auto racing track near Las Vegas is safe has filed a lawsuit in state court asking a judge to ...

10:58 a.m.

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Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing
Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman ...

10:24 a.m.

Police: Report of gunman at hospital unfounded
Police say a report of a man with a gun at a northwest Las Vegas hospital is unfounded. Officer Larry Hadfield says the call originated about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with a report of a suspicious person who was thought to ...

9:46 a.m.

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles
As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking your shoes off at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and ...

9:44 a.m.

ABC's Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again
ABC News' Diane Sawyer is reprising her interview with Caitlyn Jenner, with the former Olympic gold medalist slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman. The former Bruce Jenner spoke to Sawyer in ...

9:38 a.m.

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The film is 'CHIPS' and 'CHiPs TV fans are poised to hate it
Hardcore "CHiPs" fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it. But Larry Wilcox, who rode his motorcycle to everlasting fame in the old "CHiPs" TV series, says that for now, he'll give the ...

9:26 a.m.

Magnitude 4.0 quake, 2 smaller temblors rattle Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors have struck Oklahoma. The larger quake was recorded Wednesday near Stroud, located about 60 miles ...