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Sept. 19, 2017

11:59 a.m.

Fire that threatened 100 Reno homes started at building site
Fire investigators say a blaze on the west edge of Reno that threatened as many as 100 homes and destroyed two construction trailers started at a home construction site. Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore says ...

11:39 a.m.

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11:55 a.m.

Powerful earthquake jolts Mexico, sways buildings in capital
A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. National Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Puente tweeted that ...

10:59 a.m.

California businessman is a suspect in 3 execution-style slayings in L.A. and Las Vegas, police say
California businessman is a suspect in 3 execution-style slayings in L.A. and Las Vegas, police say
The killings — hundreds of miles and several years apart — seemed unrelated. An entrepreneur found shot to death in his Las Vegas home. A prominent attorney killed by a bullet to the head in his ...

10:30 a.m.

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil
Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to report ...

10:28 a.m.

Official: Hitler speech found at white murder suspect's home
A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family, and a law enforcement official said they had found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in ...

9 a.m.

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda
Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like ...

8:48 a.m.

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision
Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that his firing from Fox News Channel in April was a "political hit job" and that his network's parent company made a business decision to get rid of him. The deposed king of cable television news had a contentious interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, where he said ...

8:45 a.m.

Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead earlier ...

8:38 a.m.

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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores
Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at ...

8:07 a.m.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys 'R' Us to ...

8:04 a.m.

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9:22 a.m.

Navy chief: Budget cuts strain force amid ship crashes
Frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance, gaps in training and nearly a decade of budget constraints and uncertainly have strained the U.S. Navy, eroding readiness in a Pacific fleet that is responsible for monitoring Chinese aggression and protecting America against North Korea's nuclear threat, Navy leaders and ...

7:57 a.m.

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10:32 a.m.

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At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea
President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward ...

7:52 a.m.

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles
Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by ...

2 a.m.

Despite rhetoric, US economy isn’t broken
The evidence from the past two years strongly supports those who have argued all along that income has not decoupled from productivity. A wide range of economists …

2 a.m.

How to deal with Kim? Employ Cold War strategy
Despite the headlines that seem to foreshadow nuclear war today, the same strategy that worked with the Soviet Union can work with North Korea. In fact, this strategy has already …

2 a.m.

‘Moochin’ Mnuchins’ taking nation for a ride
Mnuchin comes from a world where rich people get free stuff all the time. Now he is in a different world, one where taxpayers are on the hook. “We’re starting to see a pattern with Steve Mnuchin,” says Walter Shaub, former chief of the Office of Government Ethics, now at the Campaign Legal Center. “This is the tone from the top, that …

2 a.m.

GOP’s new health bill will hurt Nevadans
Guest column:
An emerging bipartisan effort to strengthen our health care system without taking people’s coverage away or gutting Medicaid offers Sen. Dean Heller yet another chance to come through for …

12:10 a.m.

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8:03 a.m.

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map
For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is ...

12:10 a.m.

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10:22 a.m.

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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ...

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Sept. 18, 2017

6:40 p.m.

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Assemblyman Araujo announces bid for secretary of state
A two-term Nevada state lawmaker from Las Vegas says he'll run as a Democrat next year against the incumbent Republican secretary of state ...

5:55 p.m.

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law
Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to prevail, Democrats backed by doctors, hospitals, and patients' groups are mustering an ...

3:20 p.m.

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MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...

3 p.m.

Las Vegas man, 59, killed in weekend motorcycle crash
A 59-year-old man was killed Saturday in a motorcycle crash on State Route 160 west of Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. William Hoach of Las Vegas was ...

2:41 p.m.

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Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles
The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. He also said, without elaboration, that ...

2:35 p.m.

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Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up
Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Clearly, not everyone was laughing, however. For Emmys host Stephen Colbert, there's also a risk that ...