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April 20, 2018

2 a.m.

How we are blinded to tears in our social fabric
There’s a mountain of evidence suggesting that the quality of our relationships has been in steady decline for decades. In the 1980s, 20 percent of Americans said they were often lonely. Now it’s 40 percent. Suicide rates are now at …

2 a.m.

Don’t let kids become addicts
Letter to the editor:
Gaming addiction among children is a dire and growing issue which affects their daily lives and development, and as such must be addressed immediately. Children have access to gaming systems and mobile devices, and often do not have …

2 a.m.

Trump’s dots not connecting
Letter to the editor:
In response to an FBI raid on his personal lawyer, our president has declared: “Attorney-client privilege is dead” and called it a Democratic witch hunt. Apparently, in the course of his investigation into Russian meddling in our 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller (a Republican, originally appointed as FBI director by George W. Bush) discovered something that appeared to …

2 a.m.

Credit to the real fiscal conservatives
By now, nobody should be surprised when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — through big tax cuts, mostly for the rich — has been the defining feature of the party’s economic policy for decades. When Paul Ryan and other Republicans call themselves fiscal conservatives, they’re basically doing a version of the old Marx Brothers bit …

2 a.m.

President keeps hitting new lows
Letter to the editor:
It’s laughable that the man who repeatedly lied in his first year as president wants us to believe he, not former FBI Director James Comey, is telling the truth. He has called Comey “a weak and untruthful slime ball” and a “low life.” This man has degraded …

2 a.m.

Why Americans should care about North Korea
When North Korea dominates U.S. news cycles, the headlines are ominous — a new nuclear weapons test, or a ballistic missile flying into space. Today, however, diplomacy with North Korea has begun. Where this saga goes is anyone’s guess. But there are important reasons why …


April 19, 2018

9:33 a.m.

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Suspect in casino picnic shooting fled in car he planted 3 days earlier, arrested at Texas rest stop
Authorities in the Texas Panhandle this morning arrested a "disgruntled" dealer suspected of shooting two Strip hotel-casino executives. Anthony Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody without further incident in ...

2 a.m.

MLK’s dream rises again
Fifty years ago, our nation’s capital was in flames. Outrage over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. erupted in a wave of rioting that left neighborhoods across Washington so damaged they wouldn’t recover for decades. Despite their grief, King’s allies continued to press forward with a major initiative he’d helped launch — a Poor People’s Campaign. Their goal …

2 a.m.

EPA downsizing may be positive
Letter to the editor:
As a first-generation American with a carpenter-father figure, I was taught the value of collective bargaining to ensure fair wages and a safe and healthy work environment. I support that 100 percent. However, I do not support …

2 a.m.

Fix the VA, leave health care alone
Letter to the editor:
My husband served two years active duty as a U.S. Navy firefighter during the Vietnam War. We both received medical care through the VA during that time. Unfortunately …

2 a.m.

Tantrum won’t stop FBI probe
Letter to the editor:
President Donald Trump’s recent statement that “they broke into” the office of one of his private attorneys and that it was an attack “on our country” is a continuation of his constant …

2 a.m.

Earth, wind and liars
Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got …

2 a.m.

Only voters can stop Trump
Keep calm and raise hell. The forces of truth and justice may be closing in on President Donald Trump, but there is no reason to believe they can triumph without massive displays of …


April 18, 2018

4:21 p.m.

Two arrested in North Las Vegas convenience store robberies
Tips from the public led to the arrest of two men in a pair of armed robberies at North Las Vegas convenience stores earlier this month, police announced today. Damian Torchy, 30, and Daniel Parker, 36, were ...

3:59 p.m.

Suspect sought in sexual assault at east valley business
Before a sexual assault at an east valley business Monday, a man walked into the store, looked around and asked the victim if anyone else was there, according to Metro Police. The suspect’s entrance was captured on ...

3:44 p.m.

Sandoval orders flags at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush
Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol and other public buildings until sunset Saturday in honor of ...

3:23 p.m.

Person severely burned in early morning fire
A person suffered severe burns early today in a fire outside a storage business near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The burn victim was taken to ...

3:10 p.m.

Fresno State professor: Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'
A California state university is investigating Twitter comments made by an English professor who claims former first lady Barbara Bush was ...

3:07 p.m.

Nanny who killed kids, pleaded insanity convicted of murder
A nanny who stabbed two children to death at their home while their mother was taking a sibling to a swimming lesson and their father was out of town was convicted of murder on Wednesday despite her ...

3:04 p.m.

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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black
It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was ...

2:59 p.m.

Trump says Pompeo 'got along really well' with Kim Jong Un
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his CIA chief "got along really well" with Kim Jong Un during a secret meeting in North Korea, holding up the highly unusual talks as a reason to ...

2:52 p.m.

Photo: In this April 17, 2018, photo provided by Marty Ma
A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380
There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought ...

2:43 p.m.

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UFC's Daniel Cormier to coach California high school wrestling team
The storied Gilroy High wrestling program, winner of an unprecedented 16 consecutive Central Coast Section team championships, has found its next coach: UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Pending school district approval ...

2:39 p.m.

Judge: Recall bid for Nevada Democratic state senators fails
Judge: Recall bid for Nevada Democratic state senators fails
Republican-backed efforts to recall two Democratic state senators have failed and no recall elections will be held, a Nevada judge declared today. Judge Jerry Wiese said in a court hearing in ...

2:25 p.m.

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Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino to open June 28
Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28. Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company's CEO, made the announcement today at Hard Rock's Times Square restaurant. The former Trump Taj Mahal casino is being rebranded as ...