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September 22, 2017

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Driver hits several cars at Las Vegas school while trying to run over friend
Driver hits several cars at Las Vegas school while trying to run over friend A driver who struck multiple cars while trying to run over a friend this afternoon at a west valley middle school was arrested on a count of attempted murder ...
Updated 6:15 p.m.
School district budget problems spur push for more audits
Lawmakers and community members are pushing for more audits of the Clark County School District as officials work to bridge a massive budget shortfall ...
Updated 6:20 p.m.
'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation
Photo: Surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, the stu When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an ...
4:16 p.m.
In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London
Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over ...
4:12 p.m.
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. The government told The Associated Press last year ...
2:59 p.m.
Hearing set on proposed Nevada water pipeline
Another chapter begins Monday in a 28-year effort to pump millions of gallons of water a year from rural Nevada to Las Vegas. The State Engineer’s Office will conduct hearings for ...
2:57 p.m.
Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child
Photo: Kylie Jenner arrives at the Billboard Music Awards Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan? Several media outlets including TMZ and People are reporting Friday that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of ...
2:46 p.m.
New Nevada GOP leader focuses on flipping 4 to 5 Assembly seats
Three-term Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, elected as the House Republican minority leader, says a priority will be to focus on ousting four to ...
2:33 p.m.
Patrol: 2 hurt, man faces DUI count after wrong-way freeway crash
Patrol: 2 hurt, man faces DUI count after wrong-way freeway crash Seat belts are being credited with averting possible major injuries in a five-vehicle, wrong-way crash on Interstate 15 this morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The ...
1:27 p.m.
Does North Korean H-bomb threat push U.S. closer to war?
Photo: People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war? As with much that has transpired ...
1:12 p.m.
Spokeswoman: Bob Dole hospitalized for low blood pressure
Photo: Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob A spokeswoman says former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is hospitalized for low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Friday that ...
1:03 p.m.
Ann Coulter says she won't attend Berkeley free speech event
Photo: In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, Ann Coulter wav When computer science major Lindsay Nichols considers the possibility of a "Free Speech Week" featuring right-wing firebrands at the University of California, Berkeley, the first word that comes to her mind is "annoyance." Biology student ...
12:55 p.m.
Tariff case moving forward, despite solar industry objections
A trade case pursuing solar product tariffs is moving forward after a commission found that imports had injured the domestic solar cell industry, a move that opponents say ...
12:49 p.m.
Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride
Photo: This Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017, image released by t A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled ...
12:40 p.m.
Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole
A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. Elena Hale said cracks began appearing in the wall of ...
12:05 p.m.
Doctor gets 32 years in prison for killing Yale physician
A mentally ill doctor who shot a Yale University physician to death and narrowly missed wounding the victim's pregnant wife was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison, ending a seven-year legal drama over the ...
12:00 p.m.
Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique
A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los ...
10:35 a.m.
Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge
Photo: In this May 28, 2013, file photo, an outdoors sign Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. The retailer says the service is ...
10:33 a.m.
Heading to Mexico? Busiest U.S. crossing closing this weekend
Photo: In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, photo, a group of The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on ...
10:26 a.m.
With trial approaching, Cliven Bundy firing his lawyer
With trial approaching, Cliven Bundy firing his lawyer Cliven Bundy's defense attorney says the Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure is firing him, less than three weeks before trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents. Attorney Bret Whipple filed documents ...
10:17 a.m.
Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to South Dakota charges
Photo: In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Keith Cozart, k Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport, where officials say marijuana was ...
9:37 a.m.
Loud talkers beware: Reno buses will be listening
Photo: In this March 2, 2016, file photo, a passenger boa A federal judge has given northern Nevada's largest public transit system the green light to begin recording audio along with video surveillance on city buses despite objections from the bus drivers' union ...
Updated 3:46 p.m.
Indictment of lawyer in jail cellphone case dismissed
A state court judge has thrown out an indictment accusing a Las Vegas-area lawyer of providing cellphones to jail detainees, including a Nevada inmate who was wounded in a fatal shooting involving ...
9:22 a.m.
Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax
Photo: This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc. offic Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated ...
9:15 a.m.
Indiana college student locked in cave for 60 hours, forgotten by group
A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive. Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to ...
9:13 a.m.
Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope
Photo: Rescue workers search for survivors at an apartmen Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in the ...
Updated 4:15 p.m.
Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening ...
9:00 a.m.
GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow
GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to ...
Updated 3:14 p.m.
Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump
Photo: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Cons The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of ...
Updated 10:46 a.m.
NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
Photo: This illustration provided by NASA depicts the OSI NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex will pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon. It will ...
8:12 a.m.
ACA repeal bill will test McCain’s principles anew
It looks as if John McCain’s Senate colleagues are going to test him once again. And the health insurance of millions of Americans depends on the outcome. ...
2:00 a.m.
Latinos must get involved in water issues
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that Lake Mead has enough water in it to avoid cutbacks in use for Nevada and Arizona — barely. We must get educated and engaged if we want ...
2:00 a.m.
Best Bets: Il Divo, John Fogerty, Daniel Tosh and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: Il Divo made its debut at the Venetian this week. The iHeartRadio Music Festival isn't the only mega-concert coming to Las Vegas this weekend.
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Utah at Arizona
Photo: Arizona running back Nick Wilson (28) scores a tou Getting an extra half-point makes the home team the play in tonight’s Pac-12 matchup. ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea
Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to ...
2:00 a.m.
S. Korea’s goal: Make Kim fear for his life
Kill the king and the regime will collapse. ...
2:00 a.m.
What happened? Nation’s political axis tilted
Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end ...
2:00 a.m.
‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
Photo: Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Mo The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with written text such as “Mankind was not born to be ...
2:00 a.m.
Analysis: A whimsical five-point plan for shocking Ohio State
Analysis: A whimsical five-point plan for shocking Ohio State UNLV will head into Saturday’s game at Ohio State as a 40-point underdog (give or take a touchdown), but the Rebels should be the last team in the country to get discouraged by a lopsided ...
2:00 a.m.
Henderson breakfast joint, with roots in Reno, makes glorious debut
Photo: Owners Jewel and David Farrell pose at Peg's Glori People in Las Vegas who say there’s nothing redeeming about Reno probably haven’t tried Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs. Founded there in 1999, the restaurant known for its huevos rancheros and Hawaiian dishes among other ...
2:00 a.m.
Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there
Photo: WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward Andre Ward decided to end his career on top ...
1:00 a.m.
Chapel stirs up controversy in small Oklahoma college town
A small chapel nestled on a university campus in a rural central Oklahoma town is at the center of a firestorm over the use of religious symbols on public property after a Washington, D.C.-based group ...
1:00 a.m.
Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint
Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff ...
1:00 a.m.
Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat
A Canadian looking for a high-end men's shoe from can buy it from a major online retailer in the U.S. or get it for 25 percent less at the bustling Eaton Centre mall in downtown ...
1:00 a.m.
Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show
Photo: Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers ...
1:00 a.m.
Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later
It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library ...
1:00 a.m.
'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters
Photo: In this Sept. 10, 2017 photo, Jake Gyllenhaal, lef A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide ...
1:00 a.m.
Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist
Photo: A federal police officer directs movements from th Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by ...
1:00 a.m.
Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear
Photo: A local looks at the devastation left by Hurricane Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale ...
Updated 4:12 p.m.
Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation
Photo: People gather at a memorial tribute of flowers, me A man was arrested Friday for alleged links to the extremist cell in last month's attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people ...
1:00 a.m.
Depeche Mode is in high spirits
Photo: Depeche Mode With their latest album, the iconic electronic band keeps a strong connection with fans.
12:00 a.m.
Imagine Dragons keeps soaring
Photo: Imagine Dragons Hometown group continues their mindful musical ascent.
12:00 a.m.
Instagrammers to follow: Amberlei Ramirez
Photo: Instragrammer Amberlei Life is sweet indeed for this baker and makeup artist.
12:00 a.m.
Get the feeling with REO Speedwagon
Photo: REO Speedwagon Mellow fan favorites accent rock songs in band's repertoire.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Scott Stapp
Photo: Scott Stapp The former Creed frontman is ready to rock Las Vegas.
12:00 a.m.
Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse evokes wine country
Photo: Nosh: Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse Get a little of that California feeling with a retreat off the Strip.
12:00 a.m.
'Magic Mike Live' will leave you breathless
Photo: Magic Mike Based on the hit films, this high-energy show is not your typical male revue.
12:00 a.m.
Andrew W.K. keeps the party alive
Photo: Andrew WK Endearing performer is ready to celebrate at Brooklyn Bowl.
12:00 a.m.
Apocalyptica: Metal on wood
Photo: Apocalyptica The Finnish quartet's cello-driven approach to music has been a huge hit from day one.
12:00 a.m.
Three Dog Night's Chuck Negron is still going strong
Photo: Chuck Negron He's been part of some of the greatest hits of all time, and he brings that catalog to the Golden Nugget.
12:00 a.m.
Motionless in White is keeping the faith
Photo: Motionless in White Its most recent album has hit No. 1, and fans can expect an epic experience.
12:00 a.m.
Giada sommelier uncorks a successful career
Photo: FWB: Stephanie Cimino Stephanie Cimino adds to the woman power at chef’s eponymous eatery.
12:00 a.m.

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