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March 24, 2018

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March 24, 2018

9:45 a.m.

Photo: Crowds of people hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue
Tens of thousands across the US march for gun control
Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington hoped their protest would match in numbers and spirit last year's women's march, one of the biggest protests in the capital since the Vietnam era and one that …

9:45 a.m.

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Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?
Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence elections. Among its marquee clients …

2 a.m.

Titus predicts Democrats will take control of U.S. House
Titus predicts Democrats will take control of U.S. House
Rep. Dina Titus said this week that Democrats will likely take the majority in the U.S. House in the midterm elections and that Nancy Pelosi of California will ...

2 a.m.

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Are there risks from secondhand marijuana smoke? Early science says yes
The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco. “People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started ...

2 a.m.

Students scarred by Las Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry
Students scarred by Las Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry
Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her friend, Quinton Robbins, was among ...


March 23, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Jailed ex-cheer coach cuddled with teen in her hotel bed, police say
Jailed ex-cheer coach cuddled with teen in her hotel bed, police say
During a competition in California about a year ago, a Spring Valley High School cheer instructor joined two cheerleaders in a hotel bed, "cuddling" one of them for ...

4:15 p.m.

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Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades
The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during ...

4:06 p.m.

Child, 9, dies after being hit by vehicle near school
Child, 9, dies after being hit by vehicle near school
A child died after being struck by a vehicle this afternoon near Silvestri Middle School in the south valley, according to Metro Police. The crash was reported about ...

3:56 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn
White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up
President Donald Trump is tired of being told "no." Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of ...

3:26 p.m.

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Vacant motel with history of fires burns again
A vacant motel in downtown Las Vegas with a history of fires was ravaged by another blaze this morning, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Firefighters responded shortly before ...

2:55 p.m.

Trump says administration will ban gun bump stock devices
Trump says administration will ban gun bump stock devices
President Donald Trump says his administration will "BAN" bump stock devices that "turn legal weapons into illegal machines." The Justice Department announced ...

2:47 p.m.

Woman accused of theft over celebrity bookings that didn’t materialize
A Las Vegas woman accused of taking more than $230,000 from clients for bookings and promotion deals with celebrities and failing to deliver was arrested today on ...

1:34 p.m.

Highway reopens after avalanche in Lake Tahoe area
The Nevada Department of Transportation says they have reopened a highway in the Lake Tahoe area that was closed to due to snow from an avalanche. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports crews finished clearing snow on ...

1:30 p.m.

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Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years
Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to ...

1:25 p.m.

Photo: Fred Rogers wife, Mrs. Joanne Rogers, left, visits
U.S. Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp
It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The stamp pictures Rogers in ...

1:19 p.m.

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2 Americans, 1 Russian dock with International Space Station
A Soyuz capsule carrying two Americans and a Russian cosmonaut has docked with the International Space Station. The docking at 10:40 p.m. (1940 GMT) Friday came two days after the capsule blasted off from Russia's manned space launch complex in ...

1:03 p.m.

Documentary explores Las Vegas mass shooting
Documentary explores Las Vegas mass shooting
El Paso documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn explores the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in his latest film, "A Nightmare in Las Vegas." The documentary opens Friday at the ...

12:54 p.m.

Metro investigating fatal auto-pedestrian accident
Metro investigating fatal auto-pedestrian accident
Metro Police say they are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident near Charleston Boulevard and Brush Street, just west of Decatur Boulevard. The pedestrian was pronounced ...

12:35 p.m.

Photo: In this July 21, 2017, file photo, young hogs are
Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute
From Iowa hog producers to Washington apple growers and California winemakers, farmers are expressing deep disappointment over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China. President Donald Trump announced plans Thursday for tariffs on products including ...

9:42 a.m.

French police storm supermarket, kill hostage-taker; 3 dead
An armed man went on rampage Friday in southern France, carjacking a vehicle, shooting at police and taking hostages in an hours-long standoff at a supermarket. He killed three people and wounded others before being shot to ...

9:26 a.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk
A swan-song for Toys R Us, the going-out-of-business sale
Toys R Us is opening its doors Friday with a going-out-of-business sale, offering clearance discounts at all 735 U.S. stores, including Babies R Us. The company did not say how big the discounts will be or when it expects stores to shut down. Last week, the company said it would close or ...

8:51 a.m.

U.S. new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid
Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent compared with 2017 in a sign that buyer demand ...

8:49 a.m.

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser
Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an ...

8:46 a.m.

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set
A New York City firefighter died early Friday after he became separated from his unit as they battled a fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the cellar of a former Harlem jazz club being ...

8:42 a.m.

Maryland school shooting victim has died
A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has ...