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July 27, 2017

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  • In this Monday, July 24, 2017, photo, President DonaldTrump, front left, gestures as former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, watch at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W.Va.
    Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric
    July 27, 2017
    The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in ...
  • Las Vegas gambler William "Billy" Walters leaves Manhattan federal court in New York on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Walters, linked to golfer Phil Mickelson, was sentenced to five years in prison for his conviction on insider trading charges.
    Las Vegas gambler gets 5 years in insider trading case
    July 27, 2017
    A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman ...
  • In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    GOP seeks support for narrow version of Obamacare repeal
    July 27, 2017
    Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as ...
  • U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung carries Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog, aboard the LST 393, where he was put down on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Muskegon, Mich. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after DeYoung noticed he wasn't putting weight on his front left leg.
    Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell
    July 27, 2017
    Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at a museum ship in Muskegon and ...
  • Tanker left dangling from overpass after interstate crash
    July 27, 2017
    An empty tanker truck was left dangling from its back wheels with the cab resting on the road below when it crashed and rolled over ...
  • U.S.-backed Syrian fighters now control almost half of ISIS city
    July 27, 2017
    U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by ...
  • Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into space
    July 27, 2017
    Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country's state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet ...
  • Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to hospice
    July 27, 2017
    A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time. Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after Charlie's parents and ...
  • U.S. attorney general presses on with mission to El Salvador
    July 27, 2017
    Though his future may be in doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to President Donald Trump, opening a mission in El Salvador to step up ...
  • Gamblers play craps on the casino floor of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
    Nevada casinos end fiscal year with winnings up 2.9 percent
    July 27, 2017
    Nevada’s gaming revenue was up last month and for fiscal 2017, according to numbers released today by the ...
  • 60-plus firefighters extinguish big fire near Orleans
    July 27, 2017
    Clark County and Las Vegas firefighters battled a fire for multiple hours early this morning that burned several businesses near the Orleans. The fire was reported inside a carpet recycling business and ...
  • This Thursday, July 28, 2016, file photo shows a Dunkin' Donuts in Edmond, Okla.
    Dunkin testing removal of non-breakfast sandwiches
    July 27, 2017
    Dunkin' Donuts is testing the removal of non-breakfast sandwiches as it looks to simplify its U.S. menu and attract more customers. The chain had introduced "bakery" sandwiches such as ham and cheese as well as turkey, cheddar and ...
  • A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
    Las Vegas airport 500K ahead of half-year 2016 passenger tally
    July 27, 2017
    McCarran International Airport is reporting that it handled 500,000 more passengers in the first half of 2017 than the first six months last year. Clark County aviation officials reported Wednesday that the ...
  • White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
    Scaramucci stirs controversy in an already chaotic White House
    July 27, 2017
    New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in ...
  • 'Save my son’s health care': New TV ads seek to pressure Heller
    July 27, 2017
    A health care advocacy group has purchased TV spots in Nevada that target U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, urging him to oppose congressional efforts the repeal the Affordable Care Act ...
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