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July 17, 2019

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July 17, 2019

2 a.m.

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CES unveils policy changes to address gender complaints
The group that organizes the annual CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code and introducing more programming focused on women and ...

2 a.m.

Statue of Liberty needs an edit
Letter to the editor:
Based on the current administration’s policies, we need to change the inscription on the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty to this: Give me your rich, …

2 a.m.

Economy runs on immigrants
Letter to the editor:
I’m a room maid at the MGM Grand. I’m also an immigrant who’s held temporary protected status in the United States for 23 years. In response to the July 5 editorial “Treatment of migrants underscored by vile messages on social media,” I too am …

2 a.m.

Lawmakers made state safer by addressing gun violence
Guest column:
The 2019 Nevada legislative session was historic in terms of its diversity of representation, with women holding majorities in both chambers of a state legislature for the first time in the nation’s history. But lawmakers made even more history by …

2 a.m.

Will Democrats fight Trump or each other?
Have Democrats reached the point where they would rather beat each other’s heads in than defeat President Donald Trump? Have they forgotten that …

2 a.m.

How to save the Sanders campaign
We’re only two debates-and-their-aftermaths deep into the Democratic primary campaign, and already one of my 2020 scenarios is looking wobbly. This spring, I prophesied that Bernie Sanders had a chance of …

2 a.m.

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To the Air Force, Storm Area 51 isn’t that funny of a joke
The Air Force spokeswoman said the military was aware of the Facebook activity and warned that “any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is …

2 a.m.

Nevada must keep guard up against careless environmental stewardship
Sun editorial:
Although there have been no reports of malfeasance among individual federal staff members in Nevada, environmental watchdogs say they’ve been appalled by new policies and procedures that the Trump administration has put in place to open up the state’s public lands for …

2 a.m.

Keep bicyclists safe from cars
Letter to the editor:
Here’s an idea: Since the sidewalks on our main streets are 95% unused, perhaps we should start making …


July 16, 2019

4:13 p.m.

Police: Don't flush drugs; you might make a 'meth-gator'
Police in Tennessee have asked residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could create "meth-gators" and stoned waterfowl. Loretto Police Department issued the Facebook warning "on a more or less ...

4:09 p.m.

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue
Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that ...

3:48 p.m.

Man targeted for robbery near Strip after meeting woman online
Man targeted for robbery near Strip after meeting woman online
A woman schemed with three other people to rob a man she met online because she knew he would be carrying the $60 cash he agreed to pay her for ...

2:21 p.m.

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Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?
No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con. Except Jack Kirby. "A long time ago ...

2:11 p.m.

6-year-old Utah girl dies after getting hit with golf ball
Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while ...

1:49 p.m.

Trump administration blasts WTO ruling on China
The Trump administration blasted a World Trade Organization decision Tuesday that could let China levy sanctions on the United States. The 2-1 decision by the WTO's appellate body was actually a ...

1:13 p.m.

Moving U.S. land agency west brings praise, prompts questions
The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday. The Bureau of Land Management confirmed the ...

12:59 p.m.

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Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York
New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a ...

12:44 p.m.

One person in custody after police standoff
One person was arrested today after a standoff with SWAT officers in a south valley neighborhood, according to Metro Police. SWAT officers and crisis negotiators were ...

12:12 p.m.

Woman pleads not guilty in manicurist murder case
Woman pleads not guilty in manicurist murder case
A woman who authorities say ran down a salon worker trying to stop her from skipping out on a $35 manicure pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges and ...

12:06 p.m.

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Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon
he alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match for an expert the city shipped in from Florida. The male gator, nicknamed 'Chance the Snapper,' was first spotted in the ...

11:26 a.m.

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El Cortez, Mob Museum offer Jackie Gaughan suite package
The days of gangsters running around downtown Las Vegas might be over, but mob history enthusiasts can now take advantage of a new VIP package. The Mob Museum has partnered with ...

10:50 a.m.

Police investigating shooting east of downtown Las Vegas
Police investigating shooting east of downtown Las Vegas
Metro Police say they are investigating a nonfatal shooting that occurred early today east of downtown Las Vegas. The shooting was reported about 1:15 a.m. in the area of ...

10:01 a.m.

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the ...

9:59 a.m.

Facebook executive defends currency plan to senators
Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with ...

9:31 a.m.

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Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said ...