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December 17, 2017

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Dec. 16, 2017

2 a.m.

Dispensaries trading free weed for holiday donations
Dispensaries trading free weed for holiday donations
Rob Ruckus, a worker at Inyo Fine Cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, grabbed a tub of more than 50 canned food items Thursday morning to load into his pickup truck. Over the last couple weeks, donated food — items such as ...

2 a.m.

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Oregon’s Crosby to wear No. 58 in Las Vegas Bowl to honor shooting victims
The son of this city will rise Saturday with a heavy heart, swelling with pride yet burdened by sorrow. Oregon senior Tyrell Crosby will close out his splendid college career in a hometown now scarred by tragedy, after the mass shooting during ...


Dec. 15, 2017

9:12 p.m.

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast
Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for the products that

9:10 p.m.

Sometimes Santa needs a lift. This time, to remote Alaska
It's not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you're Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to the tiny island community that's closer to ...

9:07 p.m.

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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana
The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel superheroes. For years ...

9:03 p.m.

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains
The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to ...

8:59 p.m.

North Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions
North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no ...

8:56 p.m.

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race
Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him ...

8:53 p.m.

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Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country
President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to ...

6:23 p.m.

Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
here were many disagreements and debates at today’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association realignment committee meeting, but nearly all of them surrounded ...

4:52 p.m.

Distribution formula decided for $22 million Oct. 1 shooting fund
Distribution formula decided for $22 million Oct. 1 shooting fund
The distribution formula for the $22 million raised after the Oct. 1 mass shooting for the Las Vegas Victims Fund has been released. Here are the details on who will ...

2:33 p.m.

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Viva Aerobus adding nonstop flights from Mexico City to Las Vegas
Just past noon Saturday, travelers from Mexico City will start arriving in Las Vegas via new nonstop service on budget airline Viva Aerobus. At a news conference to announce the new route, officials with ...

1:54 p.m.

Investigator alleges misconduct in Bunkerville standoff
Investigator alleges misconduct in Bunkerville standoff
A lead investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management who looked into how his agency handled an armed standoff with ranchers in Nevada is alleging misconduct in a whistleblower memo, a newspaper that obtained the document reported Friday. The memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive prompted the attorney for ...

1:41 p.m.

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Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave
New evacuations were called on Saturday as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy enclave in the coastal foothills northwest of Los Angeles. The mandatory evacuations around ...

1:32 p.m.

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Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored
A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin. The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who were dropped behind German lines at Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also ...

1:25 p.m.

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from ...

1:19 p.m.

Fire destroys mobile home in North Las Vegas
Two people escaped an accidental fire this morning that destroyed a mobile home, causing an estimated $100,000 of damage, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department. Nobody was injured. The fire ...

2 a.m.

Horrific crash that killed 3 pedestrians was 'so preventable,' police say
Horrific crash that killed 3 pedestrians was 'so preventable,' police say
For more than 10 hours after three pedestrians were killed in a Wednesday crash, traffic had stalled but signals at the typically highly transited intersection continued to ...


Dec. 14, 2017

4:16 p.m.

White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a ...

3:27 p.m.

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Ex-'Apprentice' star Omarosa to tell all about White House
Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has "quite a story to tell" about her time in President Donald Trump's administration and "the world will want to hear it." Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on ...

2:57 p.m.

Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years
A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering ...

2:51 p.m.

Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide
The Kentucky lawmaker's resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to ...

2:44 p.m.

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Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP'S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans' razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill ...

2:36 p.m.

At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growing
President Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday that some callers to ...

1:55 p.m.

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Walmart distances itself from talk show host Tavis Smiley
Retail giant Walmart distanced itself from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after an investigation prompted by PBS found "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The move came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following ...