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September 20, 2017

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Sept. 20, 2017

12:15 a.m.

Photo: Rescue workers search for children trapped inside
Mexicans dig into rubble seeking survivors as quake kills 248
Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 ...


Sept. 19, 2017

9:30 p.m.

How Golden Knights defensemen fared in 4-1 victory in Colorado
How Golden Knights defensemen fared in 4-1 victory in Colorado
The Golden Knights looked impressive yet again in their second preseason game, handling the Avalanche in a 4-1 win Tuesday night in Colorado ..

7:35 p.m.

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Police searching for 2 men in east valley armed robbery
Metro Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men they say robbed an east valley 7-Eleven at gunpoint Monday night ...

7:25 p.m.

Police release video in 2015 shooting that injured woman near Strip
Two years after a woman was shot near the Strip in an incident that left her with “severe and permanent” damage, Metro Police are making a new push to identify ...

5:52 p.m.

Couple on motorcycle sought in purse snatching; victim hospitalized
A man and a woman on a motorcycle who snatched a woman’s purse Monday evening at Sunset Station, causing her to fall and suffer head trauma, are being sought by authorities ...

4:49 p.m.

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NLV police arrest man suspected of using sword in attack
A man whose arm was completely severed in a sword attack earlier this month recalls an acquaintance holding a “long object” with both hands — as one would hold a baseball bat — before the suspect swung ...

2:42 p.m.

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Boy pleads not guilty in school shooting in Washington state
A 15-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty in a school shooting that left one classmate dead and three wounded in Washington state. Court documents released Tuesday revealed that Caleb Sharpe entered the plea Friday during ...

2:32 p.m.

Patrol: Pedestrian was lying down on highway when fatally struck
The Nevada Highway Patrol says a pedestrian killed in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville over the weekend apparently was lying down in the roadway when he was run over by a minivan. Trooper Dan Gordon identified the victim today as ...

2:24 p.m.

Police: Homeless man complained about loud music before deadly shooting
Police: Homeless man complained about loud music before deadly shooting
Complaining about loud music may have led to a homeless man’s slaying Thursday night near downtown Las Vegas, according to a Metro Police arrest report. Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to a shooting in ...

1:41 p.m.

County commissioners pump the brakes on marijuana lounges
County commissioners pump the brakes on marijuana lounges
Marijuana lounges won’t be opening in Clark County any time soon, as commissioners decided unanimously today to put off addressing the issue until ...

12:43 p.m.

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Michael Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming
Michael Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps said ...

12:08 p.m.

Drug dealer gets 11 years in killing of L.A. studio exec
A convicted drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday in California to 11 years in prison in the beating death of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair with his wife. John Lenzie Creech, 45, was convicted in July of voluntary manslaughter in ...

11:59 a.m.

Fire that threatened 100 Reno homes started at building site
Fire investigators say a blaze on the west edge of Reno that threatened as many as 100 homes and destroyed two construction trailers started at a home construction site. Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore says ...

11:39 a.m.

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226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico
A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped ...

10:59 a.m.

California businessman is a suspect in 3 execution-style slayings in L.A. and Las Vegas, police say
California businessman is a suspect in 3 execution-style slayings in L.A. and Las Vegas, police say
The killings — hundreds of miles and several years apart — seemed unrelated. An entrepreneur found shot to death in his Las Vegas home. A prominent attorney killed by a bullet to the head in his ...

10:30 a.m.

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil
Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to report ...

10:28 a.m.

Official: Hitler speech found at white murder suspect's home
A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family, and a law enforcement official said they had found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in ...

9 a.m.

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda
Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like ...

8:48 a.m.

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision
Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that his firing from Fox News Channel in April was a "political hit job" and that his network's parent company made a business decision to get rid of him. The deposed king of cable television news had a contentious interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, where he said ...

8:45 a.m.

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One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes
Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in ...

8:38 a.m.

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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores
Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at ...

8:07 a.m.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys 'R' Us to ...

8:04 a.m.

Navy chief: Budget cuts strain force amid ship crashes
Frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance, gaps in training and nearly a decade of budget constraints and uncertainly have strained the U.S. Navy, eroding readiness in a Pacific fleet that is responsible for monitoring Chinese aggression and protecting America against North Korea's nuclear threat, Navy leaders and ...

7:57 a.m.

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At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea
President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward ...

7:52 a.m.

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles
Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by ...