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8:30 p.m.

Why fallen North Las Vegas detective was honored at Yankee Stadium
Why fallen North Las Vegas detective was honored at Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees honored fallen North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque Tuesday night by displaying his photo and name on a jumbotron at Yankee Stadium as ...

7 p.m.

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Argument over vodka led to fatal stabbing of homeless man, police say
A suspect who was captured on surveillance images slashing a victim in the neck and chest area told detectives that the fatal encounter Friday developed from an argument over vodka ...

6:30 p.m.

Man robs Las Vegas bank at gunpoint, takes 3 hostages, is captured
Man robs Las Vegas bank at gunpoint, takes 3 hostages, is captured
An armed suspect who robbed a bank just east of the Strip this evening took three hostages, who’ve since been released. The suspect has since ...

6:10 p.m.

Man who tried to delete thousands of child-porn images gets 6 years
Man who tried to delete thousands of child-porn images gets 6 years
A man who barricaded himself and tried to delete roughly 8,000 files containing child pornography while Metro Police served a search warrant has been ordered to serve 6 1/2 years in prison ...

4:22 p.m.

Police: Teen father left newborn in California parking lot
A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said. The father, Daniel Mitchell, 18, drove into the lot in Suisun City on Monday, removed a car seat holding ...

4:16 p.m.

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Chipotle says employee worked while ill at Va. location
Chipotle says it believes an employee was working while sick at a Virginia location where dozens of customers reported becoming ill earlier this month with what health officials think was norovirus. After the company reported improved sales for the second quarter Tuesday, CEO Steve Ells said that a company investigation into ...

3:44 p.m.

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Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities
The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer give cities coveted grant money unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance ...

3:36 p.m.

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Wynn says he has ‘most precious piece of real estate’ in Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is talking with other companies to develop land behind the lagoon project planned just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, CEO Steve Wynn said in a conference call with gaming analysts today. During the call, held to discuss ...

3:16 p.m.

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Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker
Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and ...

3:09 p.m.

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Mayweather-McGregor to be shown live in movie theaters
Movie theaters around the U.S. will show the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. The bout between the undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion will cost ...

3:01 p.m.

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Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says 'time will tell' fate
President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even ...

2:59 p.m.

House passes Russia sanctions bill by big margin
The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions. The new penalties are aimed at rebuking Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in ...

2:47 p.m.

Man accused of using Facebook to lure girl, 13, for sex
Man accused of using Facebook to lure girl, 13, for sex
A man used Facebook’s Messenger application to lure a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him, a Metro Police arrest report alleges. Edwin Lima, 24, is being held without bail at ...

2:10 p.m.

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O.J. in Florida: Simpson's friend says he could move in with him
An East Naples man and longtime friend of O.J. Simpson says there are "several options" where the former football star could live once he is released from a Nevada prison in October but that he hopes Simpson will live with him in his ...

1:55 p.m.

Proposed regulations would ban home delivery of recreational marijuana
Marijuana stores and distributors would be prohibited from making home deliveries, under proposed regulations being considered by the Nevada Department of Taxation. Dispensaries would also be ...

1:49 p.m.

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Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech
In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at ...

12:49 p.m.

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Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and widow, dies at 90
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at ...

12:47 p.m.

Injured hiker rescued at Red Rock Canyon
Crews today rescued a hiker who “fell into difficult terrain” and suffered serious injuries at Red Rock Canyon, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Officials announced ...

11:35 a.m.

Heller votes to proceed with talks on Obamacare repeal
Heller votes to proceed with talks on Obamacare repeal
Health care talks are moving forward in Washington, D.C., after a Senate vote today. U.S. Senator Dean Heller, R-Nev., voted in support of a motion to ...

11:23 a.m.

Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt
Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt
Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after ...

11:03 a.m.

Judge won’t let family members visit man shot by police
A man accused of leading a Metro Police officer on a chase through the parking lot of a northwest valley shopping mall before grabbing a gun and moving to point it at the officer had his ...

10:44 a.m.

Preliminary hearing set for man accused of fatal stabbing
A man arrested in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man last week near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road made his first appearance in court today and was given a preliminary hearing date for ...

9:33 a.m.

Official: U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed ...

9:20 a.m.

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Taco Bell partners with Lyft to offer 'ride-thru' meals
Taco Bell is testing a new service that allows users of the ride-sharing app Lyft to add a Taco Bell stop to their ride with the click of a button. The companies have announced "Taco Mode," an option for ...

9:13 a.m.

Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks
President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks. Anthony Scaramucci, the financier tapped for the role last week, said Tuesday that ...