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August 16, 2018

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Teen preparing for college dies crashing car into library
A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community ...
9:22 a.m.
Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort
Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in ...
9:16 a.m.
Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa collapse
The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed at least 38 lives will ...
9:16 a.m.
Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a ...
9:12 a.m.
Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale
The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine ...
9:11 a.m.
Neil Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD
Photo: In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Neil Diamond per Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage. "Well, I'm doing pretty well. I'm active. I take my meds. I do ...
9:07 a.m.
Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish
A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and their two young children, authorities say, after previously telling media how upsetting it ...
9:02 a.m.
Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he's desperate
Former CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday that President Donald Trump yanked his security clearance because his campaign colluded with ...
8:51 a.m.
Historic boating mansion at Lake Tahoe sells for $10 million
A lakefront mansion built by a family that played a key role in the history of boating at Lake Tahoe before World War II has sold for $10 million. The Sierra Sun reported Wednesday the ...
8:14 a.m.
SLS to assume control of W hotel
SLS to assume control of W hotel The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies ...
8:01 a.m.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76
Photo: In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the ...
7:56 a.m.
Jericho Flowers wants to be Mountain West's top corner
Photo: San Jose State Spartans running back Sean Pinson ( Who is the best cornerback in the Mountain West? For UNLV junior Jericho Flowers, that’s an easy question to answer ...
2:00 a.m.
A day in the nightlife: Saint Clair packs a lot into her pre-show routine
Photo: Saint Clair When the SKAM Artist is in Las Vegas for her residency with More Coin at Hyde Bellagio, she starts her day at One Kick’s Gym before getting back to the grind.
2:00 a.m.
Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand is ready to transform his touring production
Photo: Fedde Le Grand plays Marquee on August 17. His theatrical, large-scale production has only been seen in the Netherlands, he’s is hoping to make some adjustments that will allow him to take it on the road.
2:00 a.m.
Heavy favorites: Eleven acts to catch at Psycho Las Vegas festival
Photo: Dvne plays its first U.S. set Friday at Psycho Las From Dvne to Witchcraft and Goblin to Sunn O)))
2:00 a.m.
Try Gäbi for the coffee and pastries, stay for the cultural immersion
Photo: Gabis lychee rose cake Take off your shoes and sit on a giant wooden staircase in the back, or find a spot on a swinging sofa before satisfying your sweet tooth with a lychee rose cake.
2:00 a.m.
Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie talks philanthropy, Broadway and what will be the band’s biggest-ever Vegas show
Photo: Urie brings PATD back to Vegas on Saturday. "The wind changed directions entirely, and the water just dowsed us and the crowd," he says of his band’s Stanley Cup Finals performance in the Bellagio fountains.
2:00 a.m.
Virgin Valley and Moapa Valley reign supreme in the 3A Sunrise Region
Photo: Members of the Virgin Valley High football team po Only two teams have ever won the Class 3A Sunrise since the league was implemented six years ago — Virgin Valley and Moapa Valley. ...
2:00 a.m.
We are not the ‘enemy of the people’
When the president attacks the media, he immediately makes the gathering of the news more difficult. Those who want to brush us off, lie to us, subvert our work, endanger our income and our lives ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump and Omarosa deserve each other
It’s hard to take Omarosa Manigault Newman’s word for anything. But Lordy she has tapes, and they offer vivid proof that Donald Trump’s White House is part clown show, part …
2:00 a.m.
Who’s afraid of Nancy Pelosi?
Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans ...
2:00 a.m.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society a guiding light to cancer patients for decades
Photo: Elizabeth Hunterton is executive director of the L Meet a nonprofit organization that has invested more than $1.2 billion in research to fight blood cancer.
2:00 a.m.
A primer on cult rock band Dispatch ahead of its Vegas debut
Photo: Dispatch hits Brooklyn Bowl on August 17. The band’s “final” concert in Boston in 2004 resulted in one of the great pilgrimages in rock history: an estimated 166,000 people.
2:00 a.m.
JK Russ’ ‘Desert Flower Power Landscape’ pleases the eye and skirts controversy
Photo: JK Russ at her latest exhibit. She began by choosing materials that resolve the significant site-specific constraints of the Rotunda: the circular space, constant pedestrian traffic, unpredictable air currents, bright windows and its trio of giant, insectazoid lamps.
2:00 a.m.
Tiffany Salerno puts her passion for band photography on the page
Photo: Tiffany Salerno photography The black-and-white collection of photos dropped July 26 and is available at as an $8 zine or a $6 PDF.
2:00 a.m.
Home means Nevada (for Californians, Utahans and Arizonans, too)
Photo: An aerial view of a residential neighborhood in La While the addition of more than 100,000 residents since 2016 and three professional sports teams has certainly had a positive role in helping the market, those in the industry claim our local growth is thanks ...
2:00 a.m.
Free Will Astrology (August 16)
Photo: Horoscope Virgo, you need to express your full eccentricity.
2:00 a.m.
Desert Pines set to succeed in 4A Northeast League despite jump in competition
Photo: Members of the Desert Pines High football team pos After destroying their competition in the 3A classification over the past two years, the Desert Pines Jaguars have set their sights on a bigger prize ...
2:00 a.m.
Faith Lutheran students launch effort to help alleviate poverty in Kenya
Photo: The Faith Lutheran High School student body helps A group of students at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is teaming with nonprofit World Vision to help sponsor impoverished children in two Kenyan villages ...
2:00 a.m.
Take it from the Founding Fathers: Journalists are Public Ally No. 1
Take it from the Founding Fathers: Journalists are Public Ally No. 1 Trump couldn’t be more incorrect in calling the media the enemy of the people. The media is actually the enemy of dictators and tyrants …
2:00 a.m.
College decisions: We offer predictions for the Heisman, playoffs and championship
Photo: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa congratulates H After scouring the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook odds, here are the best bets to answer college football’s three biggest questions.
2:00 a.m.
Drive like your life depends on it
The New York Times reports that 100 people in America will die in traffic today (and every day). You can bet that some of them will …
2:00 a.m.
Tired of both sides of the aisle
I am perplexed with the GOP, and especially with President Donald Trump. He is great for the economy and many other things, but I cannot …
2:00 a.m.
All-City: With basketball behind him, big-bodied Crusader finds success on gridiron
All-City: With basketball behind him, big-bodied Crusader finds success on gridiron When DJ Heckard joined the Faith Lutheran football team for his junior season, he hadn’t played football since grade school. At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, he instantly found success ...
2:00 a.m.
Downtown favorite the Goodwich fires up its southwest Valley location
Photo: The J Dipper steak sandwich. Coming soon: a fenced-in side-patio area that could turn into your new favorite outdoor eating space when the calendar turns to fall.
2:00 a.m.
Blinders Burgers & Brunch aims to entice all with its plant-based menu
Photo: The Cha Cha Burger with rosemary fries from Blinde “Our main goal isn’t to convert carnivores, but how cool would it be to spark the interest of someone who never experienced how good plants can be?”
2:00 a.m.
Get your fin on: Westgate offers a mermaid course for kids
Photo: The sign outside the Westgate Las Vegas is show in Children can learn how to be a mermaid through the end of the month at the Westgate in Las Vegas ...
2:00 a.m.
Applause for truthful media
I want to thank Brian Greenspun for his timely and appropriate July 22 column “Is Trump a Traitor?” Candor is appreciated in a time when too many people …
2:00 a.m.
Major Lazer at Encore Beach Club, Wiz Khalifa at Drai’s and other club musts this week
Photo: Major Lazer hits EBC on August 17. The Sneaker Formal takes over Tao’s Worship Thursdays.
2:00 a.m.
Nuclear waste belongs here
It’s irresponsible of Nevada to wash its hands of a nuclear legacy it helped build. It has to this day reaped the benefits of nuclear weapons and energy development. To claim no obligation to store ...
2:00 a.m.
Catching up with Wynn Nightlife resident Nicky Romero
Photo: Nicky Romero hits EBC on August 18. “Anything can happen in Vegas, and I’ve made many incredible memories here.”
2:00 a.m.
Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target
Photo: In this May 19, 2018 file photo tourists Randy Wil When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is off to a sluggish start ...
12:16 a.m.
Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase
Photo: Indonesian Siti Aisyah waits at Kuala Lumpur Inter Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to ...
12:05 a.m.
Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids
Photo: Robert Mizic, 47, watches a press conference on th Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children ...
12:05 a.m.
Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal
Photo: The United States' Simone Biles smiles on the podi Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics ...
12:05 a.m.
California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law
Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective ...
12:05 a.m.
Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate
Photo: Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses t As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job ...
12:05 a.m.
70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave
Photo: This photo shows the grave of George Herman Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death ...
12:05 a.m.
Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return
Photo: In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Cody Walker Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise ...
12:05 a.m.
Fans walk silently, solemnly past Elvis' grave during vigil
Photo: Elvis Presley fan Donna Galloway of Long Beach, Mi Fans of Elvis Presley are holding flickering candles and walking quietly past the grave of the rock n' roll pioneer on the 41st anniversary of his death ...
12:05 a.m.
Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest
Photo: Vehicles in eastbound traffic on Interstate 90 dri Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday ...
12:05 a.m.

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