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September 15, 2019

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Sept. 15, 2019

2 a.m.

Letters draw disagreement
Letter to the editor:
Two letters on Sept. 11 caught my eye. The first was regarding Walmart’s plan to …

2 a.m.

Different views, but we’re friends
Letter to the editor:
A Sept. 10 letter (“Time to reveal the brutal truth,”) suggests people who support President Donald Trump cannot …

2 a.m.

Bill would boost end-of-life care
Letter to the editor:
There comes a time in many of our lives when we either take or are given the responsibility of caring for a seriously or terminally ill family member. It is a hard job and unfortunately can be …

2 a.m.

High-flying Aces worthy of support as they begin WNBA Playoffs run
Sun editorial:
When the Las Vegas Aces tip off today in the WNBA Playoffs, a remarkable success story will …

2 a.m.

A safe bet: August isn’t always a day at the beach
Where I Stand:
The first time I remember the danger of vacationing in August was in 1972. My parents loved to travel to Southern California during that month for a little respite by the ocean. The time off brought them back refreshed and ready to recommit their newspaper to the job of …

2 a.m.

Photo: Anheuser-Busch has released alien-themed cans of B
Alien-themed Bud Light hits shelves in Nevada
Don’t worry, that strange alien light you’re seeing is nothing to be feared. It’s something to be sipped. The shimmering green and black cylinder with alien markings on it is ...

2 a.m.

Readers weigh in on R-J’s attempt to break business relationship with Sun
Letters to the editor:
When the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced legal action last month to break the Joint Operating Agreement under which the Las Vegas Sun and the R-J have operated for 30 years, readers of the publications took notice …

Saturday

Sept. 14, 2019

2 a.m.

Photo: Tyson Fury, left, and Otto Wallin, of Sweden, pose
Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden's Otto Wallin
Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a ...

2 a.m.

Assess Trump’s fitness for office
Letter to the editor:
It is high time to reassess President Donald Trump’s fitness for office, having …

2 a.m.

Trump right about Comey
Letter to the editor:
Former FBI Director James Comey is no angel. That much is clear, as …

2 a.m.

McConnell’s theatrics
Letter to the editor:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, aka “Moscow Mitch” or “Grim Reaper McConnell,” says 297 mass shootings with 335 souls murdered and 1,554 injured so far this year are …

2 a.m.

Reliable power grid may resolve migrant crisis
Opinion:
For more than a year, leaders in Washington have been circling the drain trying to find a compromise on immigration legislation. It has reached far beyond just a policy concern as there have been …

2 a.m.

Can the right escape racism?
Opinion:
Last week I wrote a column that simultaneously argued that conservatism has a problem with white-nationalist infiltration and that liberalism, influenced by the revival of racial chauvinism in the Trump era, is increasingly tempted to smear mainstream conservatives as …

Friday

Sept. 13, 2019

4:19 p.m.

6 in balloon crash released from hospital
Six people injured in a hot air balloon crash in Nevada have been released from the hospital. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada spokesman Scott Kerbs said Friday only one of ...

4:17 p.m.

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin
The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in ...

4:09 p.m.

Photo: In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Casey Viner, an
Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case
An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, also is restricted from ...

3:05 p.m.

Woman arrested on murder count in child’s death
A woman is facing a murder count in the death of a 5-year-old-girl whose body showed signs of abuse, according to Metro Police. Shevhaun Miller, 23, was booked Thursday without ...

2:29 p.m.

Police: Elderly residents removed from unlicensed group home
Police: Elderly residents removed from unlicensed group home
Authorities removed a dozen elderly people from an unlicensed group home Thursday in the east valley and arrested an employee on counts of abuse and neglect, according to Metro Police. Bruce K. Wycoff, 54, was ...

1:56 p.m.

Photo: Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her bro
'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the ...

12:27 p.m.

Photo: Junior Jonah Lackey converses with other students
Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell
Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students jointed together at the private evangelical university known for being ...

12:26 p.m.

NRA board gathers for meeting at crucial time for gun debate
With the country at a critical juncture in the gun debate, a normally routine meeting of the National Rifle Association has taken on greater significance as its board of directors gathers near ...

12:22 p.m.

Photo: In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Kremlin guards
Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'
A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative said, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as saying the ...

10:52 a.m.

Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road," has died. She was 83. Siddons died Wednesday morning at her home in Charleston, South Carolina, news outlets reported. Her cause of death was lung cancer, her stepson ...

10:49 a.m.

Photo: Rihanna attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefi
Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna's Diamond Ball
Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those ...

10:44 a.m.

Strike possible as UAW contracts about to expire
A strike against General Motors looms large as contracts with the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers is about to expire. The union's national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, and the ...