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March 24, 2017

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No. 1 seed Notre Dame routs Ohio State 99-76 in women's Sweet 16
Notre Dame delivered on one promise by coach Muffet McGraw to look different without injured Brianna Turner, shifting from lobbing the ball inside to their star ...
7:17 p.m.
Parking lot fight on Flamingo and Jones leaves one seriously injured
A person suffered serious injuries this afternoon in a fight at a parking lot near Flamingo Road and Jones Boulevard ...
6:58 p.m.
Nevada officials confirm first wolf in state since 1922
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has confirmed the first sighting of a wolf in the state ....
5:00 p.m.
Woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight from Las Vegas
An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland. Heidi McKinney, 27, ...
4:18 p.m.
Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over ...
4:13 p.m.
Plan to dig up President Polk's body — again — stirs trouble
President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has ...
4:11 p.m.
Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
Photo: Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd Annual Golden Gl Harrison Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a California airport last month. An audio ...
3:47 p.m.
Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency
Photo: House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin pauses as he House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with ...
3:42 p.m.
Woman arrested on DUI count after crash with police vehicle
Woman arrested on DUI count after crash with police vehicle A woman suspected of driving under the influence rear-ended a Metro Police vehicle late Thursday, injuring an officer, authorities said. The officer was taken to ...
3:25 p.m.
Doctor, 93, convicted in conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs
A 93-year-old doctor and an associate were convicted Thursday of conspiring to distribute prescription medications, according to ...
3:05 p.m.
Bill would allow recreational marijuana sales starting in July
Bill would allow recreational marijuana sales starting in July Waiting a year after voters OK’d recreational marijuana to start selling it would continue to prop up the black market and cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue, according to backers of a ...
Updated 4:59 p.m.
Man gets 10 years after messaging with cop posing as teen
A Henderson man who engaged in sexually explicit communications and tried to meet with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to ...
2:18 p.m.
Ex-Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment
Photo: Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks t ormer Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for ...
1:42 p.m.
Murderer as hero: What an unrepentant killer of seven girls tells us about the Middle East
When a Jordanian army corporal killed seven Israelis schoolgirls exactly twenty years ago, King Hussein travelled to Israel to kneel before the parents of the victims. In what may have been his finest moment as ...
12:57 p.m.
Oakland’s last stand: City writes to NFL in effort to keep Raiders
Oakland’s last stand: City writes to NFL in effort to keep Raiders Just days away from the NFL’s annual owners meeting where the Raiders expect to receive a vote on their possible relocation to Las Vegas, Oakland and the finance group tied to ...
12:12 p.m.
Coroner IDs teen police say was shot by brother
An 18-year-old man police say was shot and killed by his brother last week has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Nicholas Caples. Officers and medical crews were called about 3 p.m. ...
11:40 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Florida vs. Wisconsin
Photo: East Tennessee State guard A.J. Merriweather (13) Wisconsin lost of six of its last eight games in the regular season, and then got blown out in the Big Ten Conference tournament championship game. ...
11:38 a.m.
Video game review: ‘Breath of the Wild’ flips a new switch for Zelda
Photo: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild It's bold and different while holding on to tentpoles that have made the series much beloved for the past 30 years.
11:31 a.m.
Police: Woman falsely claims sexual assault by 3 black males
Police say an 18-year-old white woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied. Denison ...
10:37 a.m.
Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department
The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he ...
10:12 a.m.
John Mayer's new single is ode to ex-girlfriend Katy Perry
Photo: In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo, John Mayer and John Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. Lyrics for the upbeat, but wistful single include, "I still keep your shampoo in my shower in case you want to ...
10:10 a.m.
Barry Manilow joins concert to help human rights groups
Photo: Barry Manilow performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena o Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations. The Grammy-winning singer of songs such as "Mandy," ''I Write the Songs" and ...
10:01 a.m.
Cooking fire sets off false evacuation call at Las Vegas airport
Las Vegas airport officials say smoke from restaurant grill triggered a false evacuation call at a terminal. Officials say the smoke coming from 360 Burrito, a restaurant inside ...
9:34 a.m.
Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Carrie Fisher's death
Photo: This April 7, 2011, file photo, shows Carrie Fishe Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her ...
9:26 a.m.
London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage
Photo: Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Ro Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of ...
Updated 4:17 p.m.
Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed
Apple says purported hacking techniques released by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers. Documents released Thursday pointed to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple devices using ...
9:09 a.m.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot
Photo: This still image taken from live video provided by Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in place for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and ...
9:05 a.m.
Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia
Photo: In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Trump campaign President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe of ...
Updated 1:33 p.m.
Passenger trains clip each other in NYC; no serious injuries
Two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush Friday at Penn Station, jolting commuters and creating major travel disruptions but ...
8:45 a.m.
Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs
Photo: In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Ste President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally ...
8:39 a.m.
Man found shot to death at Henderson apartment complex after party
Man found shot to death at Henderson apartment complex after party A man was found shot to death early today at a Henderson apartment complex about an hour after officers broke up a loud party, police said. Henderson Police said they received a complaint about ...
Updated 9:47 a.m.
Emotions emphasized in Adobe’s Experience Cloud
Photo: Former NFL quarterback Payton Manning speaks befor >A star-studded panel took to the Adobe Summit in the Venetian on Wednesday to speak about the importance of tapping emotion in users’ brand experience. ...
2:00 a.m.
Best Bets: Il Volo, monster trucks, Game of Thrones and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: Il Volo brings powerhouse pop-classical to Park Th Downtown, Taylor Dayne performs at Golden Nugget and Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett team up at the Smith Center.
2:00 a.m.
Wage equality, violence among women’s issues in need of reform
While celebrating Women’s History Month means reflecting on all we’ve accomplished, it is more important to consider what we have left to accomplish. The reality is women are still underrepresented and face adversities across our ...
2:00 a.m.
Cha-ching! AHCA will be bonanza for the rich
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., came out swinging on the American Health Care Act this week on the House floor, zeroing in on a report from the congressional Joint Economic Committee showing that tax cuts in ...
2:00 a.m.
Movie demolishes the ‘postracial era’ myth
The enthusiasm for the movie says a whole lot about how one group of Americans views the other, and it underscores the distance between them. I’m tempted to call “Get Out” a movie for the ...
2:00 a.m.
Will the FBI’s trail lead to ties with Russia?
The FBI is investigating whether persons involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russian officials to help Trump win the election. Let that sink in for a moment. Then take a deep breath, exhale, ...
2:00 a.m.
Public school advocates rally around bill to update funding formula
Photo: Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Sk SB178 would establish “weights,” simple multipliers that increase the money spent by the state on students who meet certain criteria, such as those still learning English, students with disabilities and those from low-income backgrounds. Research ...
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas stadium loans could leave Raiders feeling financial squeeze
Las Vegas stadium loans could leave Raiders feeling financial squeeze The Oakland Raiders soon will find out if they can put a $1.9 billion stadium on layaway. The team’s complicated stadium financing structure must pass its first major stress test when ...
2:00 a.m.
Video: Vegas Golden Knights' facility something 'you wouldn’t have even dreamed about'
Photo: A look at what will be the main ice rink of the Go It looks like any other construction site near Downtown Summerlin — workers in hard hats, cranes and other utility vehicles, and plenty of incomplete building framework. But in five months it will be the Vegas ...
2:00 a.m.
GOP must seek truth behind Trump’s lies
The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear. Trump has repeatedly accused ...
2:00 a.m.
Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here
Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest destinations in ...
2:00 a.m.
No repeal of Obamacare — a humiliating defeat for Trump
Photo: President Donald Trump talks about the health care In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop ...
Updated 4:08 p.m.
Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom
Photo: In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Trump Hotels The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for ...
1:20 a.m.
Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters
Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since ...
1:18 a.m.
Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'
Photo: President Donald Trump, left, accompanied by his d President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her ...
1:08 a.m.
Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate
A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities ...
1:08 a.m.
Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal
Photo: In this March 20, 2017 photo, Rachel Dolezal poses A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days ...
1:08 a.m.
Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists
A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for ...
1:08 a.m.
House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing
Photo: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin N The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on ...
1:08 a.m.
Sources: U.S. to approve Keystone XL pipeline
Photo: In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Ste The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in ...
1:08 a.m.
Car stolen with 2 toddler boys inside in Palm Springs area
Police in Southern California say a car has been stolen with a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy inside who are now missing ...
1:08 a.m.
Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles
Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion of homicide in connection to the killings of two adults and two juveniles in Sacramento a day earlier. Salvador Vasquez-Oliva of Sacramento is now in the Sacramento ...
Updated 8:44 a.m.
Chris Stapleton: Country cool
Photo: Chris Stapleton Bearded singer-songwriter acts as a bridge to the past.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Ralphie May
Photo: Ralphie May The superstar comedian doesn't let feelings influence his Harrah's show.
12:00 a.m.
Finding your base case scenario
Photo: Beauty: Base Case There’s no end to the possibilities with a new foundation.
12:00 a.m.
Nobu draws you into a land of elegance
Photo: Nosh: Nobu Restaurant’s decadent dishes play with rich flavors and textures.
12:00 a.m.
The men of 'Thunder From Down Under': Built to scale
Photo: Thunder From Down Under Getting up close and personal with the Australian hunks.
12:00 a.m.
Casi Arnold helps steer The Dorsey towards success
Photo: FWB: Casi Arnold General manager contributes a hard work ethic and can-do attitude.
12:00 a.m.
Calling all Marvel Comics fans
Photo: Marvels Avengers STATION Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. creates a super adventure at Treasure Island.
12:00 a.m.
Level Up your nightlife approach
Photo: Level Up Broad range of games join a lineup of cocktails and craft beers.
12:00 a.m.
Is Robert Randolph next-generation Hendrix?
Photo: Robert Randolph Guitar player continues to make a name for himself and The Family Band.
12:00 a.m.
LoCash is ready to party
Photo: Locash Cowboy duo continues to prove why they're ones to watch.
12:00 a.m.
Mayday Parade is celebrating
Photo: Mayday Parade The hard-working band tours in support of its 10th anniversary.
12:00 a.m.
Old 97's are crossover veterans
The Texas-based band straddles the line between country and indie rock.
12:00 a.m.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 creates its own kind of jam
Photo: STS9 With an emphasis on instrumental play, band has brought new fans into fold.
12:00 a.m.

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