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August 15, 2018

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Aug. 15, 2018

5:01 p.m.

Hiker's body found on Zion National Park trail
Authorities at Zion National Park say they've found the body of a missing hiker and are working to recover it. Park rangers said in a statement Wednesday that 47-year-old Maurice Harris was ...

4:50 p.m.

Lake Mead OK for now, but water shortages on horizon
Lake Mead OK for now, but water shortages on horizon
U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could ...

4:44 p.m.

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Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration
A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake ...

4:42 p.m.

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod
A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular ...

4:40 p.m.

U.S. newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people
The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and ...

4:38 p.m.

U.S. officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group
A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with ...

4:27 p.m.

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Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic
President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical ...

3:48 p.m.

Authorities ID two men killed in Interstate 11 crash
Authorities ID two men killed in Interstate 11 crash
Two men killed Tuesday morning in a fiery head-on crash on the newly opened Interstate 11 were identified as Milford, Ohio, residents, according to the ...

2:31 p.m.

Dennis Hof seeking court injunction to reopen brothel
Dennis Hof seeking court injunction to reopen brothel
Brothel owner Dennis Hof is seeking a court injunction to allow his Love Ranch South to reopen after Nye County officials last week pulled ...


Why students need stronger career and technical education
The president recently signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This bill updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the primary federal law governing career and technical education, and provides …


The white strategy
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, election analyst Sean … produced a dissenting take. A close look at the results across the Midwest and Appalachia revealed a large population of what Trende called …

9:49 a.m.

Reno police arrest man armed with shotgun inside building
Reno police say officers arrested a man armed with a shotgun inside an office building. Police say the man told the officers that he was armed and ...

9:41 a.m.

3:06 p.m.

Police: Woman killed near resort's parking garage
Police: Woman killed near resort's parking garage
Metro Police say a woman was found fatally shot near a resort's parking garage. Lt. Ray Spencer says the victim's body was discovered early this morning by security personnel at ...

9:07 a.m.

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Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin
People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after ...

8:29 a.m.

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A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny
Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that ...

8:27 a.m.

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48
A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the ...

8:19 a.m.

4:37 p.m.

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'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues
Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign ...

8:05 a.m.

Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year
Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year
Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that "Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild" would kick off April 6, 2019, at the ...

2 a.m.

Smear ads diminish democratic process
Smear ads diminish democratic process
Sun editorial:
Rarely has there been a need for the adults in the room to step up and focus on substantive issues. But in far too many cases, Nevada candidates have taken the typical …

2 a.m.

Don’t get dumbed down by politics
In the era of President Donald Trump, politics is reduced to a fatuous, debilitating spectacle. We screech, we weep, we laugh bitterly. We don’t seem to …

12:15 a.m.

8:23 a.m.

Turkey increases tariffs on some U.S. imports, escalating feud
Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with ...


Aug. 14, 2018

8:45 p.m.

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Video: Worker shot by police had 'snapped' over spat with store manager
Initially peeved over a seemingly minor annoyance, a retail store employee grabbed a gun from his vehicle and blasted his way back into his workplace as a plethora of panicked customers scattered through a south valley shopping center ...

4:13 p.m.

State OKs contract to move off federal health insurance exchange platform
State OKs contract to move off federal health insurance exchange platform
Nevada is looking to save more than $18 million by transitioning the state’s health insurance exchange from to its own platform under ...

3:51 p.m.

Photo: Bruno Mars, center, performs
Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour
Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and "Boo'd Up" singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall concerts on ...

3:48 p.m.

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children
Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who ...