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January 17, 2017

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  • Members of the Desert Pines High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun's high school football media day July 20, 2016 at the South Point. They include, from top left, Poutasi Poutasi, Edgar Burrola, Randal Grimes. Middle left, Jalen Graves,  Eddie Heckard, Jauta'e Collins. Bottom left, Tony Fields, Isaiah Morris, and Marckell Grayson.
    Auburn 'set the bar pretty high' for Desert Pines lineman Poutasi Poutasi
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Poutasi Poutasi elected to spend his first official visit at Auburn, and said the Tigers "set the bar pretty high." The offensive guard at Desert Pines in Las Vegas arrived on ...
  • Gambling expansion likely for Pennsylvania in 2017, lawmakers say
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Two Western Pennsylvania state senators are in the middle of a push for a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that is likely to add online casino games and resolve legal problems with ...
  • State’s Democratic leadership vows to put Nevadans first
    Jan. 17, 2017
    As the leaders of the state Assembly and Senate, we look forward to a productive session that will focus on an agenda that is pro-jobs, pro-family and pro-education, while also …
  • Woman found dead with gunshot wounds at apartment
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Metro Police said they were investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead with gunshot wounds Monday in an east valley apartment. Officers were called about ...
  • In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    CBO: 18 million more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed ...
  • One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
    Caesars operating unit wins court approval to exit bankruptcy
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit won court approval today for a plan to shed $10 billion of debt and end a contentious $18 billion bankruptcy filed nearly ...
  • Nevada jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent; lowest in 9 years
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Nevada's unemployment rate ended 2016 at 5.1 percent, the lowest in nine years. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that in a year-to-year comparison, the jobless rate was ...
  • An exterior view of T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, between Monte Carlo and New York-New York.
    Academy of Country Music Awards moves to T-Mobile Arena
    Jan. 17, 2017
    The Academy of Country Music Awards is moving its annual show to the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 52nd annual awards show will be held April 2 and will air on CBS, the Encino, California-based group announced ...
  • In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Interior Secretary-designate Rep. Ryan Zinke, right, R-Mont., arrives at Trump Tower in New York.
    Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands
    Jan. 17, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for ...
  • In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.
    Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and ...
  • Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100
    Jan. 17, 2017
    A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said. The state government official was helping to coordinate the evacuation of ...
  • Police seek teen and mom in killing of former Chaparral athlete
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Police are looking for a teenage suspect and his mother in the shooting of a Missouri State University football player who witnesses say tried to stop a fight involving ...
  • South Carolina deputy shoots at man with assault rifle
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Authorities say a deputy in South Carolina trying to pull over four men in a SUV with assault rifles fired shots after one of the men pointed a gun at him. Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus told media outlets that ...
  • Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were dealt a no-decision of sorts Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up ...
  • German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Germany's supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid to outlaw a fringe far-right party accused of pursuing a racist and anti-Semitic agenda. Andreas Vosskuhle, chief justice of ...
  • Putin: Obama's govt is working hard to undermine Trump
    Jan. 17, 2017
    In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations and said those who are ...
  • Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left ...
  • In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speaks about the financial outlook of the automaker in Detroit.
    GM to add or keep 7,000 jobs, make $1B factory investment
    Jan. 17, 2017
    General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. In all, the Detroit automaker said
  • May signals clean break with EU: UK out of single market
    Jan. 17, 2017
    More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and leave its single market of ...
  • This photo shows the Pulse nightclub following a fatal shooting Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
    Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack
    Jan. 17, 2017
    The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Noor Salman, 30, is due in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday, following her arrest a ...
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