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  • The Latest: Mariners GM taken to hospital in Las Vegas

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:26 a.m. Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was taken to a hospital "out of an abundance of caution," according to the team, after he ...

  • Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said ...

  • Heller touts veterans' work, tax reform in farewell speech

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is thanking his family and staff and touting the work of his office in a farewell speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Heller in a speech in Washington Thursday ...

  • Suspect in fatal stabbing in western NY held in Nevada jail

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SALMANCA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of fatally stabbing another man in western New York last weekend is being held in a Nevada jail. The Olean Times-Herald reports police in Henderson, Nevada say 22-year-old Brandon Francis is ...

  • USFS rounds up 532 tribal horses near Nevada-Oregon line

    13 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — Forest Service officials say they've completed the roundup of more than 500 tribally-owned horses on national forest land in Nevada near the Oregon line. The agency announced Wednesday it has returned the 532 mustangs to the ...

  • Group OKs recommendations to draw special events to Vegas

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group tasked with determining ways to draw to Las Vegas special sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the World Cup recommended Wednesday that tourism officials and proposed ad hoc committees split efforts to ...

  • Outgoing Rep. Kihuen exploring run for Las Vegas city office

    19 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Democratic congressman Ruben Kihuen appears to considering a run for a Las Vegas city office next year despite the release of a U.S. House Ethics Committee report last month that found sexual harassment allegations made ...

  • The Latest: Tigers to take it slow this spring with Cabrera

    19 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might play only a game or two each week at the start of spring training as he returns ...

  • Washoe board votes to close Nevada's oldest charter school

    23 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School Board has voted to close the state's first charter school at the end of the school year. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported on its web site Wednesday the school board voted Tuesday night ...

  • Pujols, Ohtani make progress from season-ending surgeries

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been cleared to do extensive upper body work and also has begun low-impact lower body exercises as he recovers from surgery on his left knee and right elbow. Pujols ...

  • McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin governor's veto pen is powerful

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony ...

  • Oakland sues NFL, Raiders over move to Las Vegas

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit trying to recover damages for the Raiders' upcoming move to Las Vegas. The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ...

  • ACLU condemns Nevada school policy for background checks

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights leaders are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children's Reno-area schools, warning the discriminatory practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families. The Washoe County School ...

  • Legal brothel owners upset over proposed Elko license fees

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Legal brothel owners in northeastern Nevada are trying to beat back the city of Elko's proposal to double their license application fees and more than triple renewal fees at the regulated houses of prostitution. The Elko ...

  • King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table. The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on ...

  • Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (WER'-lee) ...

  • New census report shows growth, changing demos in Las Vegas

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas metropolitan area has seen not only a significant rise in its population but an altering of its demographics as well, according to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau. A new census report ...

  • Nevada regulators postpone Nurmagomedov, McGregor hearings

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada fight regulators have postponed hearings on the suspensions of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for a brawl after UFC 229 in Las Vegas. State Athletic Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell III cited continuing negotiations with Nurmagomedov's ...

  • Nevada's Caroline MWC player of week for 2nd week in row

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Jordan Caroline has been named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row after averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game in a pair of victories over ...

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