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July 21, 2017

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Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure
Photo: In this March 17, 2017, file photo Ivanka Trump, t President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports ...
8:10 p.m.
Sand sculpting fest draws artists from all over the world
Photo: Melineige Beauregard, of Quebec, Canada works on h Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend a sand sculpting festival on a Massachusetts beach this weekend ...
8:08 p.m.
Culinary backs efforts to extend temporary-status immigration program
The Culinary Union on Friday echoed 26 U.S. senators in asking federal government officials to extend temporary protected status, a safeguard program for ...
8:00 p.m.
Man shot by Metro officer during foot chase has extensive criminal history
Photo: Metro Police Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo discuss Three yards separate an officer from an armed man he’s chasing through the parking lot of a busy northwest valley shopping center when the suspect suddenly turns and points a gun at him. In a ...
7:00 p.m.
Homeless man stabbed to death during fight on East Flamingo
A fight involving a group of homeless people near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road left a man dead Friday afternoon ...
Updated 7:45 p.m.
Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting
Photo: This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/www.s Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman ...
5:06 p.m.
County says no smoking weed in tour buses, limos
County says no smoking weed in tour buses, limos Clark County officials issued a reminder today that using marijuana in vehicles is illegal, after getting reports of people trying to rent tour buses and limousines for ...
3:32 p.m.
Man, 78, dies after dump truck crashes near Pahrump
Photo: Donovan Bockstadter, 78, died after a dump truck h A 78-year-old man died Wednesday after the dump truck he was driving crashed and overturned in the desert outside of Pahrump, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol The driver was ...
2:53 p.m.
Truck with 79,000 pounds of bananas crashes, blocks freeway
A semitractor-trailer hauling 79,000 pounds of bananas crashed into a median this morning, blocking several lanes of northbound Interstate 15 at ...
2:19 p.m.
3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site
Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a ...
2:10 p.m.
O.J. Simpson gets job offer from brothel; prostitutes threaten to quit
O.J. Simpson gets job offer from brothel; prostitutes threaten to quit O.J. Simpson officially has his first post-prison job offer ... from a Nevada brothel who says they're willing to let the juice ...
1:52 p.m.
O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?
Photo: Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed ...
1:51 p.m.
Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling
Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie ...
1:38 p.m.
4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Los Angeles street
A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter made a hard landing around noon in the Sherman Oaks area near U.S. 101, ...
1:07 p.m.
Legendary wildcatter T. Boone Pickens takes a Texas-sized fall
Photo: In this Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, T. Boone Pickens Famed oilfield wildcatter, financier and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens is addressing health issues after a "Texas-sized fall" put him in the hospital last week. In a posting to LinkedIn, the 89-year-old Pickens said he ...
12:42 p.m.
McGregor meets community service for Vegas pre-bout fracas
Photo: Welterweight Conor McGregor talks trash to opponen UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during ...
Updated 5:21 p.m.
Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network
Photo: In this March 31, 2016, a Lyft ride-hailing servic Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing ...
11:31 a.m.
UNLV basketball staffer Brandon Mason taking assistant job at New Mexico
Photo: UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies, back, watches duri UNLV basketball is being hit with another departure in the front office, as director of player development Brandon Mason is leaving the Rebels after one season for an assistant coaching position at New Mexico. The ...
11:25 a.m.
Doctors' group tells senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'
The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize ...
10:33 a.m.
Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man
It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on ...
10:30 a.m.
Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case
A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for an elected county clerk who caused a national uproar by refusing to issue marriage licenses to ...
10:19 a.m.
Gambler drops 75 pounds to win a share of a $1 million bet
A professional gambler dropped some pounds and gained some wealth after betters wagered $1 million he couldn't reduce his body fat to less than 10 percent. Walter Fisher tells the New York Post he began ...
10:11 a.m.
Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care
Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care Sen. Dean Heller has been tight-lipped on the Senate health care plan ever since his fiery joint press conference with Gov. Brian Sandoval last month, following the release of ...
10:00 a.m.
Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop
Photo: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, who has been named W White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending ...
Updated 2:28 p.m.
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died by hanging, coroner confirms
Photo: In this May 16, 2015, photo, Chester Bennington, l The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed today that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging. Coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near ...
9:03 a.m.
Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations
Photo: In this May 28, 2016, photo, people gather at the It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its ...
8:32 a.m.
Chief: Australian woman shot by cop 'did not have to die'
An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer's actions "go against who we are in ...
8:18 a.m.
Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact
Photo: Visitors stand near the tomb of Salvador Dali insi Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the ...
8:14 a.m.
U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea
Photo: American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the ...
Updated 9:30 a.m.
Best Bets: Hall & Oates, Buckingham & McVie, Pitbull and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: Hall & Oates performs at T-Mobile Arena this weeke Head downtown to catch the latest version of the I Love the 90s Tour, headlined by TLC.
2:00 a.m.
Up for a challenge? Look at tough issue with fresh eyes
Righteousness comes easily in these polarized times. We all have reasons for our opinions, and we tend to be surrounded by people who hold similar ones. The more we talk politics, the more confident we ...
2:00 a.m.
‘Five-O’ contract dispute puts CBS under microscope
If the four actors were originally cast as equally billed co-stars, then why were Kim and Park apparently lowballed on their salaries? ...
2:00 a.m.
Privatization a solution to nations with failing schools
Imagine an elementary school where students show up, but teachers don’t. Where 100 students squeeze into a classroom but don’t get any books. Where teachers are sometimes illiterate and periodically abuse students. Where families pay ...
2:00 a.m.
Esports players thrilled to represent Las Vegas in national competition
Photo: A 12-city tournament based on the game League of L Some of the best unpaid esports players in the country are set to compete in a series of online events to determine which city is the king of gamers. ...
2:00 a.m.
Nevada implementing law on juvenile sex offenders
Photo: Juveniles hold their hands behind their backs as t Counties are implementing a new law dealing with juvenile sexual assault cases, the latest effort in the state to legislate these crimes after the passage of ...
2:00 a.m.
O.J. Simpson on parole will continue to enthrall
O.J. Simpson on parole will continue to enthrall O.J.'s back in the limelight. And don't expect him to leave anytime soon. More than two decades after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for ...
2:00 a.m.
Voter panel an overreach
While our president was campaigning, he and other Republicans insisted there was too much government in our lives. ...
2:00 a.m.
Scott Blumstein builds big lead in first night at World Series of Poker final table
Photo: WSOP players John Hesp and Scott Blumstein joke ar So many chips were concentrated in the two seats directly to the dealer’s left at the beginning of play Thursday night at the Rio that it’s a surprise the World Series of Poker Main Event ...
2:00 a.m.
Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight
Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread ...
2:00 a.m.
Lands need protectors
Public lands need to remain public. That’s the purpose of our National Park Service and the value our national monuments bring. ...
2:00 a.m.
UNLV hires powerful N.Y. sports law firm after receiving Raiders stadium proposal
UNLV hires powerful N.Y. sports law firm after receiving Raiders stadium proposal Despite publicly saying they see “no hurdles” in dealing with the Raiders, UNLV officials hired a lawyer versed in knocking them down after seeing the team’s first offer. UNLV responded to the ...
2:00 a.m.
These Americans hated the health law. Until the idea of repeal sank in.
Photo: Patrick Murphy, 50, owner of Bagel Barrel, takes o Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act had yet to begin its expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans, but Jeff Brahin was already stewing about it. “It’s going to cost a fortune,” he ...
2:00 a.m.
Message was spot-on
Any and all elected officials who are not willing to work together with unbiased goals should get out of politics. ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides
Photo: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., center, a member of the President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with ...
1:00 a.m.
Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem site amid tensions
Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine Friday and deployed about 3,000 police nearby, ahead of expected Muslim protests over the installation of ...
1:00 a.m.
2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey
A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across ...
Updated 10:26 a.m.
Evacuation order lifted for California Gold Rush-era town
Photo: The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is vie An aggressive wildfire sweeping through California foothills covered with dense brush and trees destroyed dozens of homes but spared a historic Gold Rush-era town popular with tourists bound for ...
Updated 2:34 p.m.
Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit
The man who Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall Thursday night ...
1:00 a.m.
Late 'Batman' actor Adam West honored at Comic-Con
Photo: Howard Gemsler of Irvine, dresses as Batman on day There are typically a lot of Batmen at Comic-Con, but only one was the subject of a star-filled tribute ...
1:00 a.m.
What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay
AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site ...
1:00 a.m.
'Last Chance U' documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix
The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series "Last Chance U" returns for a second season ...
1:00 a.m.
German minister compares Turkey with communist East Germany
Germany's finance minister is comparing Turkey with communist East Germany after his government toughened its stance toward Ankara following the jailing of a human rights activist ...
1:00 a.m.
CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'
Photo: In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2015, Rep. Mike Pompe CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America."
12:50 a.m.
You can't forget CeeLo Green
Photo: Cee Lo Green Eclectic singer, producer and songwriter returns to Vegas.
12:00 a.m.
Who are they? One of the world's greatest bands
Photo: The Who The band's legendary sound still dominates the stage.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Chris Coleman
Photo: Q&A: Chris Coleman LookingGlass Cyber Solutions leader talks about cybersecurity threats.
12:00 a.m.
With these beauty products, be neutral no more
Photo: Beauty: Pops of Color Try a pop of color to change up your regular routine.
12:00 a.m.
Echo & The Bunnymen: Three decades strong
Photo: Echo & the Bunnymen Brit rock band makes a stop at Brooklyn Bowl with Violent Femmes.
12:00 a.m.
AFI and Circa Survive join forces
Photo: AFI The bands fuse two generations of pop-punk and emo at Brooklyn Bowl.
12:00 a.m.
The hottest summer looks from Miracle Mile Shops
Photo: Miracle Mile Shops Look stunning by the pool with all the latest styles.
12:00 a.m.
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows: Sounds of the season
Photo: Matchbox Twenty Hitmakers of the '90s reunite for summer tour.
12:00 a.m.
Palms' pool ops manager keeps the party flowing
Photo: FWB: Levan Donato Levan Donato makes sure guests have a splashing good time.
12:00 a.m.
UB40 will make you feel fine
Photo: UB40 The group’s reggae beats are sure to get the crowd dancing.
12:00 a.m.

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