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December 15, 2018

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  • This undated photo provided by the Disney Channel on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, shows Stoney Westmoreland as Henry "Ham" Mack in Salt Lake City. In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had been dropped from the sitcom “Andi Mack." He was arrested for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13.
    Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship ...
  • Caroline, No. 7 UNR rally again to beat South Dakota St.
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Jordan Caroline scored 21 points and No. 7 UNR mounted yet another comeback in a 72-68 win over South Dakota State ...
  • In this May 18, 2017, file photo, the website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington.
    Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary
    Dec. 15, 2018
    While the decision by the Republican-appointed judge in Texas was sweeping, it has little immediate practical impact because the Affordable Care Act remains ...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of DUI in fatal Las Vegas crash
    Dec. 15, 2018
    A motorist was arrested on suspicion of DUI in a fatal crash early this morning on a central valley roadway, according to Metro Police. Police arrested ...
  • Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia,.
    Cowboys can prove they are real by grabbing NFC East title
    Dec. 15, 2018
    With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in control of its division, thanks to a staunch defense and a revived air game ...
  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke responds to a question from a reporter during a news conference near Gold Butte National Monument in Bunkerville on Saturday, July 30, 2017.
    Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave ...
  • In this April 13, 2006, file photo, an underground train at the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
    Western states urge Congress to address nuclear waste transportation issues
    Dec. 15, 2018
    The lame-duck Congress could take creative steps to wedge licensing money for the project into lingering appropriations bills, even as President Donald Trump threatens to ...
  • Volunteer Annette Salazar, left, helps Yeni Salinas-Salmeron pick out toys for her children during the Salvation Army's Toy and Joy event at the Silver Nugget Events Center in North Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.
    Annual toy event brings joy to hundreds of Las Vegas children
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Below the casino floor of the Silver Nugget on Friday morning was a scene that could rival Santa Claus’ workshop: Neat rows of red tricycles, toys and stocking-stuffers filled the event center as holiday carols crooned ...
  • Inmate John Muhlhouser, center, puts his arms around girlfriend Amber Perry and stepchildren Lavinia and Lucas during a Christmas event for prisoners and their families at The Crossings Christian Church on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. On the left, Hope for Prisoners volunteer Marjorie Jones met the family for the first time Thursday night.
    Event brings inmates, families together for Christmas celebration
    Dec. 15, 2018
    They filled a southwest valley church Thursday night as contemporary Christmas songs played in the background. Green and red lights illuminated The Crossings’ altar, which is usually reserved for worship bands ...
  • David Laubb, a  Merrill Lynch client relationship manager, volunteers at the Three Square food bank Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
    How to give back during the holidays
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Between gift shopping, holiday parties, decorating, baking and event planning, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your own world during the season of giving. Despite the rush, it’s still important to make time to contribute to the community, and there are plenty of ways to do so without overtaking your schedule.
  • Residents listen to comments on proposed amendments to Las Vegas ordinances regarding short-term rental properties, during a meeting at Las Vegas City Hall in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, June 19, 2017.
    Las Vegans share their thoughts on new short-term rental rules
    Dec. 15, 2018
    This month, the Las Vegas City Council voted to limit new short-term rental licenses to owner-occupied homes. The new rule is effective immediately.
  • Test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Today is Bill of Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
  • Jalapeños, drug prices and economic logic
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Health care is intrinsically different from other economic sectors — the conventional wisdom goes — because in health care, competitive markets and innovation push costs up, rather than down.
  • Europe should focus on fixing NATO
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Many of America’s allies in NATO have slashed their military budgets since the end of the Cold War. Those “peace dividends” have taken a severe toll on the free world’s military power.
  • GOP power grab backed by corporate donors
    Dec. 15, 2018
    Walgreens portrays itself as the friendly neighborhood drugstore. It gives flu shots to children, helps communities after storms, donates to charity — and makes feel-good advertisements trumpeting its various good deeds. But Walgreens also has a tougher side, one you won’t see in those ads.
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