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December 17, 2017

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Dec. 17, 2017

9:23 p.m.

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Golden Knights exacted revenge for Gallant, even if he didn't want it
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It was 385 days ago in Raleigh, North Carolina, when the Florida Panthers unloaded Gerard Gallant’s blue equipment bags from the bottom of the team bus. Gallant carried the bags to the curb, where he hailed a cab...

2 p.m.

Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted
That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems...

2 p.m.

Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport
A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year...

2 p.m.

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'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson's second installment in the third "Star Wars" trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American ...

2 p.m.

Report slams local, US hurricane response in Puerto Rico
A report by Refugees International says housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and safe water nearly three months after Hurricane...

2 p.m.

Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix
A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign...

2 p.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 file photo, Presid
Trump's likely tax victory overshadowed by probe
Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump's team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of the president's initial year in office...

2 p.m.

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9:34 p.m.

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Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn
Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames...

2 p.m.

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9:36 p.m.

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plot
Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said...

2 p.m.

US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned...

1:18 p.m.

MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her
An MSNBC spokesman has confirmed a report saying a news channel staffer had been paid and left the job after complaining she was sexually harassed by 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews nearly two decades ago. The spokesman said ...

1:11 p.m.

Photo: Louis Prima, wife Keely Smith and Elvis Presley at
Keely Smith, Las Vegas entertainment great, dies at 89
Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to ...

Saturday

Dec. 16, 2017

2 a.m.

Photo: Oregon offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby battles Ari
Oregon’s Crosby to wear No. 58 in Las Vegas Bowl to honor shooting victims
The son of this city will rise Saturday with a heavy heart, swelling with pride yet burdened by sorrow. Oregon senior Tyrell Crosby will close out his splendid college career in a hometown now scarred by tragedy, after the mass shooting during ...

2 a.m.

Dispensaries trading free weed for holiday donations
Dispensaries trading free weed for holiday donations
Rob Ruckus, a worker at Inyo Fine Cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, grabbed a tub of more than 50 canned food items Thursday morning to load into his pickup truck. Over the last couple weeks, donated food — items such as ...

Friday

Dec. 15, 2017

9:12 p.m.

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast
Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for the products that

9:10 p.m.

Sometimes Santa needs a lift. This time, to remote Alaska
It's not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you're Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to the tiny island community that's closer to ...

9:07 p.m.

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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana
The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel superheroes. For years ...

9:03 p.m.

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains
The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to ...

8:59 p.m.

North Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions
North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no ...

8:56 p.m.

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race
Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him ...

8:53 p.m.

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Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country
President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to ...

6:23 p.m.

Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
here were many disagreements and debates at today’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association realignment committee meeting, but nearly all of them surrounded ...

4:52 p.m.

Distribution formula decided for $22 million Oct. 1 shooting fund
Distribution formula decided for $22 million Oct. 1 shooting fund
The distribution formula for the $22 million raised after the Oct. 1 mass shooting for the Las Vegas Victims Fund has been released. Here are the details on who will ...

2:33 p.m.

Photo: Consul General of Mexico Alejandro Madrigal speaks
Viva Aerobus adding nonstop flights from Mexico City to Las Vegas
Just past noon Saturday, travelers from Mexico City will start arriving in Las Vegas via new nonstop service on budget airline Viva Aerobus. At a news conference to announce the new route, officials with ...

1:54 p.m.

Investigator alleges misconduct in Bunkerville standoff
Investigator alleges misconduct in Bunkerville standoff
A lead investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management who looked into how his agency handled an armed standoff with ranchers in Nevada is alleging misconduct in a whistleblower memo, a newspaper that obtained the document reported Friday. The memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive prompted the attorney for ...