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February 15, 2019

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Man, 65, dies after being struck by SUV in Spring Valley
Man, 65, dies after being struck by SUV in Spring Valley A man hauling a cart on a roadway near Jones Boulevard and Twain Avenue Wednesday night was fatally injured when he was struck by an SUV ...
6:14 p.m.
Analysis: Regents’ vote on UNLV president search raises concern of chilling effect
Analysis: Regents’ vote on UNLV president search raises concern of chilling effect The Nevada Board of Regents today launched a national search for the next UNLV president and gave acting president Marta Meana special permission to be a candidate. But in opening the door to Meana, did ...
2:33 p.m.
Nevada lawmakers call Trump's border emergency, 'slap in the face of bipartisanship'
Nevada lawmakers call Trump's border emergency, 'slap in the face of bipartisanship' Many of Nevada’s legislators spoke out against the emergency declarations. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto criticized ...
1:41 p.m.
Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business
Photo: Law enforcement personnel gather near the scene of A shooter was apprehended after opening fire in an industrial park in in Aurora, Ill., city officials said Friday, but police did not immediately say ...
Updated 4:20 p.m.
Universal gun background check bill becomes law in Nevada
Universal gun background check bill becomes law in Nevada After a marathon week that included a day-long public comment session, a contentious background check bill has moved through the Legislature and has been signed into law ...
1:12 p.m.
Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL
Photo: Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick i Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games ...
Updated 1:33 p.m.
Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it
Photo: In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, autho After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated ...
9:15 a.m.
More rain, snow expected in already soaked California
Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes ...
9:13 a.m.
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York
Photo: In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo traffic moves alo Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks ...
9:09 a.m.
Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses
The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found ...
9:06 a.m.
Silver opens All-Star weekend, eyes high-tech future of game
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future." Silver used an ...
9:04 a.m.
Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests
Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of ...
9:01 a.m.
21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation
Photo: In this Aug. 20, 2018, photo, 21 Savage poses in t The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because ...
8:58 a.m.
Schools in Reno area closed due to poor travel conditions
Reno-area public schools are closed and UNR canceled early classes Friday due to a storm that produced slow and slick travel conditions ...
8:54 a.m.
Chicago police: 2 questioned in Smollett attack are suspects
Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may ...
8:52 a.m.
Spain readies for another general election on April 28
Spain's prime minister on Friday called an early general election for April 28 that will likely highlight the deep political divisions in the country. The news that ...
6:29 a.m.
Trump declares national emergency to get $8 billion for wall
Photo: In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, a new barri Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge ...
Updated 12:05 p.m.
Virginia’s top leaders must be investigated
The decision by Virginia’s top three elected officials to hunker down and cling to their jobs is bad for both the state and the Democratic Party. If they won’t go, the only thing to do ...
2:00 a.m.
Ignorant tweets need not be career defining
Last October, after a crude mail bomb was found in George Soros’ mailbox, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who is now House minority leader, tweeted, “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to buy this election!” ...
2:00 a.m.
Note to Democrats: Stop groveling
It’s good to be relatable, and a little humor, if unforced, goes a long way. But there’s a line between courting and groveling, between reaching out and rolling over.
2:00 a.m.
Identifying the remains of the unknown
Photo: In this Aug. 23, 2013, photo, a blue flag marks a In the U.S., there’s 4,400 unidentified bodies recovered and logged annually, according to National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Of those, 1,000 stay nameless after a year and small counties near the border account for ...
2:00 a.m.
A plea to the Air Force: Help us care for wildlife
The U.S. Air Force proposal to expand its Nevada Test and Training Range and take primary jurisdiction of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge comes at a hefty price for Nevada’s official state animal, the desert ...
2:00 a.m.
Youth programs left wanting by California marijuana law
Photo: This Sept. 11, 2018, photo shows a marijuana plant When California voters legalized marijuana, they were promised that part of the tax revenue from pot sales and cultivation would be devoted to programs to ...
2:00 a.m.
Nevadans voted for gun safety. Now, it’s time for us to deliver
Nevadans voted for gun safety. Now, it’s time for us to deliver Last year, Nevada voters turned out in impressive numbers to cast ballots for candidates who pledged to end the gun violence epidemic that has plagued our communities ...
2:00 a.m.
Year after woman's Las Vegas slaying, family still seeking justice in unsolved case
Photo: Sheyla Padilla speaks at a news conference for the That fateful morning, Luna-Delgado, 55, was walking into work at a check cashing location in the 1400 block of Jones Boulevard, when she was approached by two men, perhaps as young as 16. The intended ...
2:00 a.m.
Best Bets: Ice Cube, Mariah Carey, Barry Manilow and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: Ice Cube is back in Las Vegas. The longest-running show on the Strip opened in a new venue this week and now that the weekend has arrived, it’s a perfect opportunity to revisit this classic Vegas experience. That’s only one of the ...
2:00 a.m.
As Democrats veer left, will voters follow?
Photo: In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexa What is happening to the Democrats?
1:15 a.m.
Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on
Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50 ...
1:15 a.m.
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York
Photo: In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo traffic moves alo Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about ...
1:15 a.m.
Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm
Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters ...
1:15 a.m.
100 days after Paradise burned, the stories of the victims
Photo: Jean Uno searches for heirlooms at her parent's Ma On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history ...
1:15 a.m.
Syrians act in playback theater to heal war trauma
The young Syrian woman walked on stage and began telling the story of her brother's kidnapping in the early years of her country's civil war, wiping away tears as she recalled the 2013 incident that ...
1:15 a.m.
Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets
Photo: In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, customers stand In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares ...
1:15 a.m.
Judge to weigh fight over citizenship question on US census
The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. judge Friday to let it add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census for the first time in nearly 70 years ...
1:15 a.m.
White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall
Photo: President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Tru If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is ...
1:15 a.m.
Facebook, FTC discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine
Photo: In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for F A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses ...
1:15 a.m.
Retail Therapy: In the trenches, getting crafty and a well-groomed man
Photo: Retail Therapy LD For men and women, Las Vegas has all the latest looks and styles.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Wayne Newton
Photo: Wayne Newton LD Longtime performer is getting ‘Up Close and Personal’ with his fans.
12:00 a.m.
Settle in at swank lounge for some new, stellar cocktails
Photo: Dorsey Cocktails LD Make a night of it at The Dorsey.
12:00 a.m.
Technological marvels give 'KÀ' wide-ranging appeal
Photo: Ka Cirque du Soleil’s action-packed adventure now in its 15th year dazzles audiences.
12:00 a.m.
Downtown Life: Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Underground and Carson Kitchen
Photo: DTL_Fab Thunderbirds LD A legendary blues band, a speakeasy and a some creative comfort food.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Dave Attell
Photo: Dave Attell Veteran stand-up comic ready to make Las Vegas laugh.
12:00 a.m.
Meet a few of Barry Manilow's most dedicated friends
Photo: Barry Manilow LD Fans add even more electric vibes to the legendary showman's concerts.
12:00 a.m.
On and Off the Strip: Bazaar Meat, Shiraz and more
Photo: On the Strip_Jose Andres Cocktails take flight, and Persian cuisine gets a twist.
12:00 a.m.
Her Vegas: Boyz II Men, Sage and more
Photo: Her Vegas Boyz II men LD R&B group stays smooth, and spa soothes.
12:00 a.m.
The Roots' legend continues to grow
Photo: The Roots Catch one of the greatest live acts in the world at Hard Rock Hotel.
12:00 a.m.
Life is funny for Joey Diaz
Photo: Joey Diaz Stand-up comedian fires away at Treasure Island.
12:00 a.m.
As It Is makes a mark with concept album
Photo: As It Is Band's evolution of sound is just part of the story.
12:00 a.m.
‘Michael Jackson ONE’ salutes the King of Pop
Photo: Michael Jackson ONE Cirque du Soleil's production highlights the music and dance moves of the King of Pop.
12:00 a.m.
Friends With Benefits: Gino DiPietro
Photo: FWB_Gino DiPietro LD Jewel's nightlife director continues on path of success.
12:00 a.m.

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