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June 22, 2017

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June 22, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Police warn of scheme to district drivers, steal from cars
Metro Police are warning of a scheme crooks are using to distract drivers and then steal belongings from their cars. The scam goes like this: A person asks you to pull over, saying your car has a flat tire or a scratch. When you ...

2:38 p.m.

Perry tells senators he did not write Trump energy budget
Republicans and Democrats denounced President Donald Trump's proposed energy budget Thursday, and even Trump's energy secretary distanced himself from a plan that would slash funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy and basic science. The proposal also would eliminate popular programs such as ...

2:32 p.m.

Official: Girl found at North Las Vegas church likely missing baby
An Arizona investigator said Thursday he is confident a baby left at a Las Vegas-area church is the same one that authorities have been ...

1:01 p.m.

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Gaming regulators OK pari-mutuel betting on nontraditional events
Bettors in Nevada can now place pari-mutuel style bets on events like e-sports tournaments, the World Series of Poker and the NBA draft after the Nevada Gaming Commission today unanimously approved ...

12:25 p.m.

Excessive heat contributes to 4 deaths in Southern Nevada
Excessive heat contributes to 4 deaths in Southern Nevada
The Clark County Coroner's Office has confirmed that the excessive heat affecting the area has contributed to the deaths of four people since Saturday. The coroner's office today said several more people have died during the same period but it hasn't been determined whether the heat was a contributing factor. The scorching heat ...

12:08 p.m.

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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened. Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except ...

10:59 a.m.

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1:26 p.m.

Steve Sisolak announces he's running for governor
Steve Sisolak announces he's running for governor
A Southern Nevada lawmaker who heads the elected body that covers the Las Vegas Strip said Thursday he's running as a Democrat for governor in November 2018. "I'm in," Steve Sisolak said Thursday by telephone following a meeting with ...

10:47 a.m.

'Pizzagate' gunman in D.C. sentenced to 4 years in prison
A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. U.S. District Judge Kentanji B. Jackson said that while no one was injured when ...

10:27 a.m.

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2:30 p.m.

Heller has concerns about GOP health bill, no definite stance
Heller has concerns about GOP health bill, no definite stance
Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller said he has serious concerns about how the GOP's latest proposal to overhaul federal health law would impact hundreds of thousands of Nevadans who ...

10:21 a.m.

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2:19 p.m.

Metro Police ID officer involved in deadly shooting
An officer who shot and killed a man who lunged at officers with a knife Tuesday has been identified as Kyle Prior, an eight-year veteran of the force, according to Metro Police. Prior, 28, who has been with Metro since ...

10:14 a.m.

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3:15 p.m.

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No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks
President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted ...

9:55 a.m.

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Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols — via the social network he created. So the Facebook founder wants to ...

9:44 a.m.

A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide
Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through ...

9:41 a.m.

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3:04 p.m.

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Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California
A board on Thursday denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California. Krenwinkel, 69, was previously ...

9:33 a.m.

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Source: Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to ...

9:28 a.m.

Americans and guns: It's really complicated, survey shows
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns. Now, a new study shows that the country's deep political divide is reflected in attitudes toward gun control. The Pew survey released Thursday found ...

9:27 a.m.

Judge won't reduce charges in New York-New Jersey bomb case
A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out criminal charges that could result in a mandatory life prison sentence for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman made a series of rulings in ...

9:23 a.m.

Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern
Donald Trump said he had a secret. He dangled it on Twitter. He parried reporters' questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out ...

9:22 a.m.

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. He says work is underway to resolve a procedural snag. Speaking to reporters Thursday, the Wisconsin Republican says ...

9:20 a.m.

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't ...

9:14 a.m.

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Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film
Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over ...

9:08 a.m.

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Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in North Korea
Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and ...

9:02 a.m.

Escaped Mississippi inmates captured in Las Vegas
Two inmates who escaped from a Mississippi jail have been captured in Las Vegas. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 26-year-old Dakota Hamm and 23-year-old Issac Bennett were arrested Tuesday evening when ...

8:43 a.m.

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3:10 p.m.

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Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that ...

8:27 a.m.

Firefighters discover body behind wheel of burning car
Firefighters discover body behind wheel of burning car
Firefighters discovered a body in a burning car early today in residential neighborhood in the northwest valley, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The interior of the car was ...