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February 27, 2017

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Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case
Photo: Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his s A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media ...
5:51 p.m.
Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: Is tweet the smoking gun?
Photo: Presenter Warren Beatty holds up an envelope revea Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Academy Award history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of ...
5:50 p.m.
Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary
Photo: In this April 17, 2007, file photo, Wilbur Ross Jr The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team ...
5:30 p.m.
Vancouver police prepare for protests at new Trump tower
Photo: This Jan. 20, 2017, photo shows the still-under-co Police in Canada are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump's two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and ...
5:30 p.m.
Report: Uber exec out after failing to disclose allegation
Photo: In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Amit Singhal, se A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that ...
5:30 p.m.
McCarran starts year with uptick in traffic
McCarran starts year with uptick in traffic After witnessing one of the busiest years in its long history, McCarran International Airport began 2017 with another month of passenger growth. International travel proved ...
5:00 p.m.
Lawmakers discuss length of noncompete agreements
Nevada Assembly members discussed a bill on Monday that restricts how long employers can prevent former employees from working for other companies by using what are known as noncompete agreements. ...
4:50 p.m.
Nursing rooms first among Nevada bills to enshrine Obamacare
Nevada lawmakers are taking up the first of a series of Democratic proposals aimed at copying Affordable Care Act policies into state law. Under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, all employers with ...
Updated 5:36 p.m.
Bill would prohibit police from helping to enforce immigration law
Bill would prohibit police from helping to enforce immigration law A bill to stop police in Nevada from helping to enforce immigration law was introduced in the Nevada Senate today, the first time in this session that the Legislature has ...
2:48 p.m.
Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end
President Donald Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony "focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end." He said it was "sad" that the awards ceremony botched the crowning ...
2:48 p.m.
Oscars memorial leaves out Arquette's transgender sister
Photo: In this July 22, 2007 file photo, Alexis Arquette Actress Patricia Arquette says she was upset the Oscars left her transgender sister out of the "In Memoriam" tribute. Arquette told ABC News she thought the Academy Awards "would have a little bit more respect" ...
2:38 p.m.
Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized
Photo: Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylva Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish ...
2:20 p.m.
Plan to repeal Obama health law shows GOP governors like Sandoval are torn
Plan to repeal Obama health law shows GOP governors like Sandoval are torn The nation's governors don't want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of ...
Updated 2:53 p.m.
House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt
House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during ...
1:27 p.m.
China's high rollers are back at Macau's gaming tables
China's high rollers are back at Macau's gaming tables Chinese high rollers are pulling Macau out of its doldrums, helping reverse the gambling Mecca’s two-year slump with cash created by soaring real-estate values and ...
1:00 p.m.
Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B
Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bags. Takata admitted hiding evidence that ...
Updated 1:24 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Raptors at Knicks
Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our four sports writers started with...
11:44 a.m.
United adding daily nonstop from Reno to Chicago O'Hare
United Airlines plans to launch daily nonstop flights this summer between Reno and Chicago. Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority president Marily Mora announced Monday the flights will begin June 8 between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and ...
11:42 a.m.
Pentagon presenting counter-ISIS plan to White House
Photo: In this Jan. 21, 2107, file photo, Joint Chiefs Ch Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach President Donald Trump ...
11:31 a.m.
UNLV football hires new running backs coach
Photo: UNLV's Xzavier Campbell (35) is praised for his sc UNLV announced the hiring of Travis Burkett as the team's new running backs coach today, filling the role vacated when previous RB coach DeAndre Smith left abruptly for North Carolina last week. Burkett joins the ...
10:39 a.m.
Car in which Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas is for sale for $1.5M
Car in which Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas is for sale for $1.5M The car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in Las Vegas is for sale, with an asking price of $1.5 million. California memorabilia dealer ...
10:28 a.m.
911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'
A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting in Kansas told a 911 dispatcher that the man admitted shooting two Iranians and needed a ...
10:19 a.m.
Snowshoeing couple rescued during western Nevada blizzard
Search and rescue crews have rescued a couple who got lost while snowshoeing in white-out conditions at Mt. Rose in western Nevada. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the couple, in their 60s, were reported ...
10:10 a.m.
Man, 19, faces DUI count in deadly weekend crash
Man, 19, faces DUI count in deadly weekend crash A 19-year-old man is suspected of driving under the influence in a crash that killed one person and injured five others Sunday night in the southwest valley, according to Metro Police. Cesar Mendoza of St. ...
Updated 11:13 a.m.
'Biggest Loser' host Bob Harper suffers heart attack
Photo: In this Feb. 9, 2012, file photo, first lady Miche Fitness trainer and host of NBC's "Biggest Loser" Bob Harper says he is recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days. Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a ...
8:54 a.m.
Steve Harvey to Beatty: 'I can help you get through this!'
Photo: Steve Harvey hosts the Miss Universe Pageant on Su If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night's epic award mix-up at Sunday night's Oscars, Steve Harvey is open ears. While hosting the Miss Universe pageant in 2015, Harvey accidentally named the ...
8:50 a.m.
Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns
Photo: Barry Jenkins, foreground center, and the cast acc The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was ...
8:19 a.m.
Sixth suspect arrested in killing of California pot grower
A sixth person has been arrested in connection with the killing of a marijuana grower in California's Mendocino County. Sheriff's officials say Jesse Cole Wells was taken into custody Friday in South Lake Tahoe. Investigators ...
7:58 a.m.
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
Photo: President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid ...
Updated 1:49 p.m.
Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery
Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. A man visiting Mount Carmel ...
7:49 a.m.
Poland's populist government brings hope to struggling rural areas
Life has always been hard for Witold Pogorzelski, a farmer in eastern Poland. Fuel shortages in the communist era prevented him from transporting his produce. In the capitalist era, the nearby sugar factory that provided ...
7:47 a.m.
7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36
7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36 Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36. The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, died Saturday. British ...
7:39 a.m.
Germany sees 'alarmingly high' number of anti-migrant crimes
Germany's Interior Ministry says a new report showing more than 3,500 attacks in 2016 on migrants and their homes is "alarmingly high and cause for concern" but says authorities are prosecuting the crimes ...
7:38 a.m.
Trump says he wants to restore states' powers
President Donald Trump says in a meeting with governors that his administration will do all that it can to restore the authority of the states. As he prepares his budget plans, Trump is telling governors ...
7:35 a.m.
George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'
Photo: Former President George W. Bush passes by a portra Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor ...
7:31 a.m.
Police: Man suspected of robbing woman at Henderson casino arrested
Police: Man suspected of robbing woman at Henderson casino arrested Police in Henderson say a man suspected of robbing an 80-year-old woman at a casino earlier this month has been arrested. Police on Sunday said 54-year-old Darnell Webster was arrested Friday on charges of burglary, ...
Updated 8:13 a.m.
PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mix-up
Photo: Fred Berger, producer of The company was responsible for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty wrongly announced the top Oscar to "La La Land," instead of "Moonlight." ...
5:28 a.m.
Certified meeting professional: 'It's up to us to make our goals a reality'
Photo: Kasha Mackelprang, executive director of catering The executive director of catering and conference services at Red Rock Resort talks about investing in the community’s future, building relationships around the world and the pitfalls of trying to climb the career ladder in ...
2:00 a.m.
People on the Move: Feb. 26-March 4
In the Notes: Mike Stebbins, Jyoti Verma, Michael BenShimon, Fuilala Riley, Meghan Reed, Elaine Wynn, Michelle Schriver and more ...
2:00 a.m.
Insiders offer tips on how to fast-track that promotion
Photo: corporate ladder According to a recent national workforce survey conducted by global market research firm IPSOS and the Jack Welch Management Institute, 31 percent of American professionals said they had been passed over for a promotion they ...
2:00 a.m.
His business is part sculpture, part performance
Photo: Marco Villarreal, the Vegas Iceman, carves a piece Marco Antonio Villarreal’s ice sculptures are audacious enough, but he also incorporates performance into his art, creating lasting memories for attendees of shows, conventions, parties and other events.
2:00 a.m.
The Data: Feb. 26-March 4
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
2:00 a.m.
The List: Manufacturers, Feb. 27, 2017
Find out about manufacturers. We rank them by the number of local permanent employees as of Feb. 20.
2:00 a.m.
Yale of the 1960s helpful in understanding today’s politics
In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Va., acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for ...
2:00 a.m.
Mother-in-law is heroic in joyful endurance
We buried one of my heroes on Feb. 17. She was my mother-in-law. In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump will continue his war on media, but how far will he take it?
Since facts tend to be pliable in the custody of President Donald Trump, one wonders what comes next with his self-declared “running war with the media.”
2:00 a.m.
State treasurer doing Nevadans a grave disservice
No amount of public relations spin can bring Senate Bill 302, which authorized Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, back to life. ESAs are dead ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump’s apathy toward anti-Semitism unbecoming of a leader
Trump’s apathy toward anti-Semitism unbecoming of a leader In finally addressing the terrible surge of hate speech, threats and criminal incidents at Jewish community centers and other institutions nationwide, President Donald Trump offered an all-too-brief, all-too-dispassionate “denunciation” of the people committing these acts ...
2:00 a.m.
Insiders offer tips on how to fast-track a promotion
According to a recent national workforce survey conducted by global market research firm IPSOS and the Jack Welch Management Institute, 31 percent of American professionals said they had been passed over for a promotion they ...
2:00 a.m.
Educate your employees on workplace violence
While there are no guaranteed signs that an employee is going to engage in violent acts, there are signs of unacceptable behavior that you can train your workforce to address.
2:00 a.m.
Research proves meditation is good for your health
Photo: HCA meditation native The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years and can be traced through different societies across the globe.
2:00 a.m.
With takeover on hold, schools take a breath
Photo: Faculty, parents and students attend a rally at Vo A handful of mostly low-income and racially diverse schools were going to be converted into charter schools under the Achievement School District program, passed by Republicans in 2015, but nobody was sure exactly which ones ...
2:00 a.m.
'The hurricane is about to hit': Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration sparking fear, action in Las Vegas
'The hurricane is about to hit': Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration sparking fear, action in Las Vegas An unmarked white van pulled up to Astrid Silva’s home last week. The driver approached with a box and asked for her by name. She asked what the box contained ...
2:00 a.m.

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