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February 25, 2017

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  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'
    Feb. 24, 2017
    The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport ...
  • A cat is resuscitated by a North Las Vegas firefighter after tending to a house fire in the 5200 block of Ferrell Street, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.
    NLV firefighters responding to house fire revive cat via CPR
    Feb. 24, 2017
    North Las Vegas firefighters rescued and resuscitated a pet cat that'd been trapped in a burning house Friday afternoon ...
  • Construction workers are seen in the through uncompleted D section of new Tesla Motors Inc., Gigafactory, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sparks, Nev. It's Tesla Motors biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could almost double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries by 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
    More jobs projected at Tesla’s Northern Nevada gigafactory
    Feb. 24, 2017
    The number of jobs to be created by the Tesla gigafactory in Northern Nevada is now expected to surpass original estimates. ...
  • A SolarCity employee installs solar panels on a house June 27, 2014, in Camarillo, Calif. SolarCity, the nation’s largest provider of rooftop systems, is among a cluster of companies built with the aid of government subsidies and utility incentives now facing deep uncertainties and accelerating losses despite unflagging consumer interest and surging growth in renewable energy.
    Deadline looms for grandfathered net metering rates
    Feb. 24, 2017
    Rooftop solar customers eligible for grandfathered net metering rates are running out of time to opt-in. ...
  • A recent study showed that Nevada was No. 4 in the nation for clean energy jobs.
    Cortez Masto, clean energy advocates cite concerns about EPA under Pruitt
    Feb. 24, 2017
    With the Trump administration already working to roll back some of former President Barack Obama’s energy and water initiatives, Cortez Masto expressed concern about where the future of clean energy and climate-related issues is headed. Pruitt and others who have similar views about climate change could be ...
  • Man who stole nearly $1.5 million from Las Vegas church gets 4 years in prison
    Feb. 23, 2017
    A former church treasurer convicted of stealing nearly $1.5 million from his organization, bankrupting it, and committing more $500,000 in tax fraud was sentenced to ...
  • Sean Kingston, performing in 2013 at Rehab's 10th anniversary season at the Hard Rock Hotel, was involved in fight with hip hop group Migos outside the Sands Expo & Convention Center during a fashion show on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
    Rapper Sean Kingston, hip hop group Migos spar in Vegas; one arrested
    Feb. 22, 2017
    A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston ...
  • Anti-Semitic incident reports also on the rise locally
    Feb. 22, 2017
    Jolie Brislin, Nevada regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Metro Police and the Clark County School District Police Department have been prompt ...
  • Does Bigfoot have a soul? A radio host’s audience ponders
    Feb. 22, 2017
    “Coast to Coast” began in 1984 as a talk radio program broadcasting from the Las Vegas station KDWN. Bell, its founder and first host, had originally been a DJ. He switched his focus to talk radio when music listeners began to favor higher-fidelity FM stations, forcing many AM channels to switch formats. When “Coast to Coast” went national, in 1992, he started to receive calls from listeners about their paranormal experiences. Those calls soon became the show’s trademark. ...
  • The exterior of The MGM Grand seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.
    MGM Resorts to launch responsible-gaming program
    Feb. 22, 2017
    When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some. In an attempt to provide better access to help, MGM Resorts International and ...
  • Clean energy supporters hold up signs during a rally in front of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
    Clean energy advocates rally to bring attention to bills in the Nevada Legislature
    Feb. 20, 2017
    “Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go,” chanted a crowd of about 50 clean energy proponents who gathered in front of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Monday. Renew NV organized the rally to bring attention to bills in the Nevada Legislature, stressing the importance of clean, renewable energy for Nevada residents and businesses. A similar rally was held in Carson City. ...
  • Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use
    Feb. 19, 2017
    While authorities attempt to stanch the flow of meth into the state from Mexican cartels, courts are burdened by a growing caseload of drug cases. Family services are also strained by drug-related cases that are tearing apart families. And drug clinics are struggling to serve an increasing population of meth users seeking to treat their addictions. ...
  • FILE - In this July 28, 2009 file photo, Norma McCorvey, right, the plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Roe v. Wade, speaks up as she joins other anti-abortion demonstrators inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued
    Feb. 19, 2017
    McCorvey, then living in Texas, was pregnant with her third child and wanted an abortion. At the time, the state outlawed abortions except to save the life of the pregnant woman. McCorvey sued under the pseudonym Jane Roe. While she ultimately won the case, McCorvey did not have an abortion. She gave birth, and her baby was adopted before the justices ruled. ...
  • Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking
    Feb. 19, 2017
    A victim advocate in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Elynne Greene, called them "throwaway kids." She said many are products of the foster care system. The average underage victim in the study was 16. The youngest was 12. ...
  • Chrysler recalls some cars for loose bolts
    Feb. 19, 2017
    The automaker says affected cars include 2014-2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. Chrysler says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight front driveshaft bolts for the cars, free of charge. ...
  • Man critically injured in crash Saturday night
    Feb. 18, 2017
    A driver was critically injured after losing control of a vehicle and slamming into a west valley wall Saturday afternoon ...
  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults
    Feb. 18, 2017
    "I want to be among my friends and among the people," Trump told a cheering crowd packed into an airport hangar in central Florida, praising his "truly great movement." ...
  • DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill
    Feb. 18, 2017
    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2liqvks ) Friday that he was suggesting changes because opposition from local business leaders could hinder the program's success. Mendelson says that the benefits will remain the same but the means of paying for them may be redesigned. He says new versions of the bill will be filed over the next month. ...
  • New Gambian president promises reforms, freedoms
    Feb. 18, 2017
    "This is a victory for democracy. It is a victory for all Gambians," President Adama Barrow said to a packed stadium near the capital that included dignitaries and several African heads of state. ...
  • Senators want materials saved for Russia probe
    Feb. 18, 2017
    The committee chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and its vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sent letters out on Friday — the same day committee members received a classified briefing from FBI Director James Comey. Committee members declined to comment on what was discussed after the more than hourlong briefing. ...
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