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February 20, 2018

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Nevada inmate, co-conspirator guilty of drug smuggling
A Nevada inmate and a co-conspirator have pleaded guilty to felonies stemming from a plan to smuggle methamphetamine into ...
2:51 p.m.
15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire
Photo: This image made available by the Broward County Sh A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony ...
2:47 p.m.
NLV Police write 232 tickets during distracted driving crackdown
An operation to deter distracted driving last month in North Las Vegas led to 232 traffic tickets and 65 warnings, according to city police. Officers made 225 traffic stops during ...
2:39 p.m.
Booth at Convention Center catches fire, prompts evacuation
A quickly extinguished electrical fire at a Las Vegas Convention Center booth this morning led to evacuations, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was ...
2:15 p.m.
Man, 56, killed when van runs onto sidewalk
A 56-year-old man pushing a shopping cart on a south valley sidewalk this morning was hit and killed when a van ran off the road, according to Metro Police. The incident happened about 7 a.m. ...
2:04 p.m.
Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'
A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an ...
1:48 p.m.
NTSB asks FAA to look at carry-on bags during emergencies
A number of passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016 refused to leave behind their carry-on bags in one of four incidents in the past several ...
1:44 p.m.
Bruno Mars can have Vegas whenever he wants
Photo: Bruno Mars, shown here at the 2017 BET Awards, doe When his residency at Park Theater was announced in the fall of 2016, it was discussed as a multi-year thing. It's really only been a year.
1:30 p.m.
Trump seeks ban on bump stocks like used in Las Vegas shooting
Trump seeks ban on bump stocks like used in Las Vegas shooting President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in ...
Updated 1:36 p.m.
Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment
Photo: Driver Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga of Nigeria ta Nigeria was winning the Olympic women's bobsled race. Yes, really. That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. The Nigerians were the second sled down the track in the opening heat ...
1:22 p.m.
Minden man killed in plane crash south of Carson City
A 64-year-old northern Nevada man has been killed in a small plane crash south of Carson City. The Douglas County sheriff's office identified the victim of Monday's crash as ...
1:12 p.m.
Florida legislators won't hear assault rifle ban bill
Photo: Parents wait for news after a reports of a shootin Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House has voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ...
1:08 p.m.
MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting
Photo: A view of the Mandalay Bay Friday, July 24, 2015. Mandalay Bay is beginning to emerge from the cloud of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, but the Strip resort isn’t out of the woods yet, MGM Resorts International executives said today during the company’s fourth-quarter ...
12:56 p.m.
Cliven Bundy to speak to Independent American Party of Nevada
Photo: Cliven Bundy speaks with supporters during a break Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada's state convention in Sparks. Party officials announced Tuesday Bundy's wife, ...
11:41 a.m.
Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says
A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems ...
10:27 a.m.
Rabbits found dead on state mental health facility's grounds
Las Vegas animal groups say the deaths of about 50 rabbits that roamed near a state mental health facility seem suspicious. Rabbit rescue groups say the rabbits were found dead across the ...
10:14 a.m.
Liberty to face IMG Academy in Polynesian Classic
Photo: Liberty players do their traditional haka dance fo It’s the second year for the classic, which debuted last season at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event will expand in games in 2018 and shift to Liberty, where ...
9:59 a.m.
Woman, 92, was on her way to play bingo when killed
A Las Vegas woman says her 92-year-old sister was run over by a pickup truck Saturday as she was on her way to play bingo. KSNV-TV reports Francisca Izquerido says her sister Elvira Morales was ...
9:36 a.m.
Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal
Photo: In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Louisville play Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including ...
9:23 a.m.
2 colleges investigating white supremacist signs on campus
Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are ...
8:56 a.m.
Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections
Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. Equifax has offered up to one year of complementary ...
8:55 a.m.
Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma
Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion. The Tulsa World reports the company recently announced its plans for ...
8:53 a.m.
Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing
A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to ...
8:51 a.m.
Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid
Photo: This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a Rite Aid lo The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either ...
8:23 a.m.
Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania's congressional map
President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at ...
8:17 a.m.
More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb
Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and ...
8:16 a.m.
Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents
Photo: In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Dire An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for ...
Updated 1:53 p.m.
Freddie Banks: Canyon Springs basketball success 'all about the kids'
Photo: File photo: Canyon Springs High basketball coach a Banks will tell you it’s more than just those core players. It’s everyone on the roster. He can easily point to any player and explain how without their contributions, Canyon Springs wouldn’t be ...
2:00 a.m.
Listen to me: You’re wrong! I’m right!
We live in two Americas. In one America, a mentally unstable president selected partly by Russia lies daily and stirs up bigotry that tears our social fabric. In another America, a can-do president tries to ...
2:00 a.m.
Educators face a daunting role: Student shield
Educators face a daunting role: Student shield Across the country, teachers are grappling with how their roles have expanded, from educator and counselor to bodyguard and protector. They wonder if ...
2:00 a.m.
Bryce Harper doesn't want to talk about the future, or the past
Photo: Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper wa Harper always plays — and often talks — with a defiant ferocity, a fiery edge that makes him more polarizing than genial superstars like Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Jose Altuve ...
2:00 a.m.
Vulnerable Republican Dean Heller warming to Trump before primary
Vulnerable Republican Dean Heller warming to Trump before primary Through a series of White House meetings and phone calls and a round trip on Air Force One, the GOP senator has quietly mended an awkward relationship with the president ...
2:00 a.m.
Impeachment 101: How much do you know about removing a president?
Photo: Protesters rally outside a Trump hotel to call for Today, in the popular lexicon, “impeachment” has become synonymous with “removal from office.” But this is not at all what the term actually means.
2:00 a.m.
Is your dog ready to be an Instagram sensation?
Photo: In this Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 photo, Shinjiro O Dogs are everywhere on social media, particularly on Instagram, where the concept of the pet influencer has become big business for some owners. But not all breeds are created equal ...
2:00 a.m.
Wildest MLS preseason game ever? What happened when Whitecaps hit Las Vegas
Photo: Las Vegas Lights head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola Sola was kicked out of the game — but, technically, didn't leave. He was pictured in the stands at Cashman Field having a cigarette ...
2:00 a.m.
Court ruling fails to curb development plans at former Badlands golf course
Court ruling fails to curb development plans at former Badlands golf course Residents are fighting the latest iteration of plans to develop housing on the site of the former Badlands Golf Club after a recent court ruling against the new owner of ...
2:00 a.m.
Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats
With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone ...
12:05 a.m.
Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in U.S., vows return
Photo: In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Amer Othman The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities ...
12:05 a.m.
Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger
Photo: In this Feb. 3, 2018 photo, illuminated Olympic ri But even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid ...
12:05 a.m.
NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old
The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm ...
12:05 a.m.
Mayfield rejects Manziel comparisons with NFL combine near
Photo: In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma quarte Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners ...
12:05 a.m.
Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis
Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other violent areas of Brazil ...
12:05 a.m.
Actor Michael Keaton to give Kent State commencement address
Photo: Actor Michael Keaton poses for photographers upon Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University ...
12:05 a.m.
Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol
Photo: Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina P A group of students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School planned to travel 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the ...
Updated 10:20 a.m.
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments
Photo: Donald Trump Jr. walks through the lobby of Trump The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments ...
12:05 a.m.
California pot growers lagging in getting licenses
Photo: In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, authorities remo Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state's known growers have been licensed ...
12:05 a.m.
Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah
Photo: In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Donald President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship ...
12:05 a.m.

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