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March 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017

6:58 p.m.

Parking lot fight on Flamingo and Jones leaves one seriously injured
A person suffered serious injuries this afternoon in a fight at a parking lot near Flamingo Road and Jones Boulevard ...

4:18 p.m.

Woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight from Las Vegas
An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland. Heidi McKinney, 27, of suburban Portland, was arrested May 8, 2016, after ...

4:13 p.m.

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over ...

4:11 p.m.

Plan to dig up President Polk's body — again — stirs trouble
President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has ...

3:47 p.m.

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Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
Harrison Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a California airport last month. An audio recording of Ford's conversation about the Feb. 13 incident was released Friday by ...

3:42 p.m.

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Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency
House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with ...

3:25 p.m.

Woman arrested on DUI count after crash with police vehicle
Woman arrested on DUI count after crash with police vehicle
A woman suspected of driving under the influence rear-ended a Metro Police vehicle late Thursday, injuring an officer, authorities said. The officer was taken to ...

3:05 p.m.

Doctor, 93, convicted in conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs
A 93-year-old doctor and an associate were convicted Thursday of conspiring to distribute prescription medications, according to ...

2:37 p.m.

4:59 p.m.

Bill would allow recreational marijuana sales starting in July
Bill would allow recreational marijuana sales starting in July
Waiting a year after voters OK’d recreational marijuana to start selling it would continue to prop up the black market and cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue, according to backers of a state Senate bill that would ...

2:18 p.m.

Man gets 10 years after messaging with cop posing as teen
A Henderson man who engaged in sexually explicit communications and tried to meet with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to ...

1:42 p.m.

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Ex-Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment
ormer Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for ...

12:57 p.m.

Murderer as hero: What an unrepentant killer of seven girls tells us about the Middle East
When a Jordanian army corporal killed seven Israelis schoolgirls exactly twenty years ago, King Hussein travelled to Israel to kneel before the parents of the victims. In what may have been his finest moment as a leader, he told them ...

12:12 p.m.

Oakland’s last stand: City writes to NFL in effort to keep Raiders
Oakland’s last stand: City writes to NFL in effort to keep Raiders
Just days away from the NFL’s annual owners meeting where the Raiders expect to receive a vote on their possible relocation to Las Vegas, Oakland and the finance group tied to ...

11:40 a.m.

Coroner IDs teen police say was shot by brother
An 18-year-old man police say was shot and killed by his brother last week has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Nicholas Caples. Officers and medical crews were called about 3 p.m. March 17 to a house in ...

10:37 a.m.

Police: Woman falsely claims sexual assault by 3 black males
Police say an 18-year-old white woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says on Facebook that Breana Harmon Talbott was undressed and ...

10:12 a.m.

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department
The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive ...

10:10 a.m.

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John Mayer's new single is ode to ex-girlfriend Katy Perry
John Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. Lyrics for the upbeat, but wistful single include, "I still keep your shampoo in my shower in case you want to wash your hair." In an interview with The New York Times, Mayer rhetorically asks ...

10:01 a.m.

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Barry Manilow joins concert to help human rights groups
Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations. The Grammy-winning singer of songs such as "Mandy," ''I Write the Songs" and "Looks Like We Made It" will appear at the next monthly "Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!" on April 18 at The Town Hall. It also will be ...

9:34 a.m.

Cooking fire sets off false evacuation call at Las Vegas airport
Las Vegas airport officials say smoke from restaurant grill triggered a false evacuation call at a terminal. Officials say the smoke coming from 360 Burrito, a restaurant inside ...

9:26 a.m.

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Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Carrie Fisher's death
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her death following a heart attack in December. Iger said ...

9:15 a.m.

4:17 p.m.

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London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage
Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before ...

9:09 a.m.

Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed
Apple says purported hacking techniques released by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers. Documents released Thursday pointed to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple devices using ...

9:05 a.m.

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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot
Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in place for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and ...

9:02 a.m.

1:33 p.m.

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Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe of ...

8:45 a.m.

Passenger trains clip each other in NYC; no serious injuries
Two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush Friday at Penn Station, jolting commuters and creating major travel disruptions but ...