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July 26, 2017

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July 26, 2017

9:13 a.m.

Photo: In this May 17, 2017 photo, Majority Whip Rep. Ste
Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month — has been discharged from a Washington hospital. MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from ...

9 a.m.

9:23 a.m.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar
Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar
Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar. The new name is intended to make clearer that the drink has no calories, and a new recipe is intended to make the drink taste more like regular Coke. Coca-Cola isn't ...

8:25 a.m.

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Chumlee from 'Pawn Stars' unloading infamous Las Vegas party crib
TMZ reports that "Pawn Stars" cast member Austin "Chumlee" Russell has put his five-bedroom, 6,206-square-foot Las Vegas house on the market for ...

8:19 a.m.

Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada
An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014. Gregory Burleson of Phoenix faces a minimum of 57 years in prison on ...

8:15 a.m.

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Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens
Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company on Wednesday said that it's looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S. The announcement comes at a time when the labor market is growing tight with back-to-school and holiday shopping around the corner. Others will be ...

8:05 a.m.

Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris climate agreement and ...

7:58 a.m.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill
President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to ...

7:52 a.m.

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Trump bars transgender individuals from military
President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people ...


July 25, 2017

8:30 p.m.

Why fallen North Las Vegas detective was honored at Yankee Stadium
Why fallen North Las Vegas detective was honored at Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees honored fallen North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque Tuesday night by displaying his photo and name on a jumbotron at Yankee Stadium as ...

7 p.m.

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Argument over vodka led to fatal stabbing of homeless man, police say
A suspect who was captured on surveillance images slashing a victim in the neck and chest area told detectives that the fatal encounter Friday developed from an argument over vodka ...

6:30 p.m.

Man robs Las Vegas bank at gunpoint, takes 3 hostages, is captured
Man robs Las Vegas bank at gunpoint, takes 3 hostages, is captured
An armed suspect who robbed a bank just east of the Strip this evening took three hostages, who’ve since been released. The suspect has since ...

6:10 p.m.

Man who tried to delete thousands of child-porn images gets 6 years
Man who tried to delete thousands of child-porn images gets 6 years
A man who barricaded himself and tried to delete roughly 8,000 files containing child pornography while Metro Police served a search warrant has been ordered to serve 6 1/2 years in prison ...

4:22 p.m.

Police: Teen father left newborn in California parking lot
A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said. The father, Daniel Mitchell, 18, drove into the lot in Suisun City on Monday, removed a car seat holding ...

4:16 p.m.

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Chipotle says employee worked while ill at Va. location
Chipotle says it believes an employee was working while sick at a Virginia location where dozens of customers reported becoming ill earlier this month with what health officials think was norovirus. After the company reported improved sales for the second quarter Tuesday, CEO Steve Ells said that a company investigation into ...

3:44 p.m.

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Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities
The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer give cities coveted grant money unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance ...

3:36 p.m.

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Wynn says he has ‘most precious piece of real estate’ in Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is talking with other companies to develop land behind the lagoon project planned just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, CEO Steve Wynn said in a conference call with gaming analysts today. During the call, held to discuss ...

3:16 p.m.

Photo: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by repo
Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker
Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and ...

3:09 p.m.

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Mayweather-McGregor to be shown live in movie theaters
Movie theaters around the U.S. will show the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. The bout between the undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion will cost ...

3:01 p.m.

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Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says 'time will tell' fate
President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even ...

2:59 p.m.

House passes Russia sanctions bill by big margin
The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions. The new penalties are aimed at rebuking Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in ...

2:47 p.m.

Man accused of using Facebook to lure girl, 13, for sex
Man accused of using Facebook to lure girl, 13, for sex
A man used Facebook’s Messenger application to lure a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him, a Metro Police arrest report alleges. Edwin Lima, 24, is being held without bail at ...

2:10 p.m.

Photo: Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he
O.J. in Florida: Simpson's friend says he could move in with him
An East Naples man and longtime friend of O.J. Simpson says there are "several options" where the former football star could live once he is released from a Nevada prison in October but that he hopes Simpson will live with him in his ...

1:55 p.m.

Proposed regulations would ban home delivery of recreational marijuana
Marijuana stores and distributors would be prohibited from making home deliveries, under proposed regulations being considered by the Nevada Department of Taxation. Dispensaries would also be ...

1:49 p.m.

Photo: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. arrives on Capitol Hill
Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech
In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at ...

12:49 p.m.

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Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and widow, dies at 90
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at ...