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April 28, 2017

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Trump: North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test
Photo: President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn President Donald Trump said Friday that North Korea had "disrespected" China by attempting to launch another ballistic missile ...
7:22 p.m.
Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series
Photo: Taylor Schilling, center, portrays Piper Kerman, w A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay ...
7:10 p.m.
'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction
Photo: This image shows Katherine Langford in a scene fro It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear ...
7:05 p.m.
Las Vegas murder suspect arrested in Colorado after manhunt
A Las Vegas suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting of a woman in January is in custody in Colorado after ...
6:45 p.m.
Suspect in Trump hotel fires says he hadn't slept, was bent on mischief
Suspect in Trump hotel fires says he hadn't slept, was bent on mischief A suspect who authorities say purposely started two fires Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel using toasters told investigators that he hadn’t slept the previous night and wanted to see ...
6:15 p.m.
Muslim man who lost Congress bid will run for U.S. Senate
Photo: In this May 5, 2016, photo, Jesse Sbaih, then a De A Las Vegas-area attorney who said his Muslim faith turned establishment Democrats against him in a failed bid for Congress last year says he'll run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against incumbent Republican Dean Heller. ...
3:07 p.m.
Electric Daisy Carnival's 2017 lineup is here!
Photo: EDC 2016 Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell ^ Ingrosso ...
3:00 p.m.
Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region
Photo: In this April 15, 2017, photo, a submarine missile South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There were no other immediate details Saturday morning, including what type of missile was used. ...
2:52 p.m.
Manafort-linked lobbying firm registers as foreign agent
A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former campaign aides to President Donald Trump has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The registration Friday by Mercury LLC comes ...
2:38 p.m.
Cause of afternoon house fire under investigation
The Clark County Fire Department says it is investigating the cause of a blaze at a house today in the 4900 block of East St. Louis Avenue. The fire was reported about ...
2:27 p.m.
Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon ...
1:18 p.m.
Trump, Congress and 100 days: Lofty goals hit reality
Photo: President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting wit For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump predicted shortly after ...
1:05 p.m.
Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died
A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into ...
1:00 p.m.
Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk
A young man has been arrested in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman who was attacked as she tried to help a friend during a morning walk, officials said Friday. ...
12:51 p.m.
Fox News sets a new late-afternoon show
Fox News Channel is replacing its late-afternoon program "The Five" with a panel show that looks similar. Called "The Specialists," the show debuting Monday will feature five people talking about ...
12:48 p.m.
Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
Photo: In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Indiana Pacers pr Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions. Bird made the call on Friday and ...
12:41 p.m.
Bed bugs found in 5 books at Nevada library
Books at the Carson City Library have been removed after employees found bed bugs embedded within. Library Director Sena Loyd says a customer returned the books and a staff member quickly ...
12:33 p.m.
Nevada Supreme Court rules 'Las Vegas Law' can film in court
The Nevada Supreme Court says a reality television show about Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and prosecutors in Las Vegas is a news program, and its cameras can be in courtrooms. The court ruled ...
12:29 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Mets at Nationals
Photo: Bryce Harper reacts after he hit a three-run home Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
11:38 a.m.
Police: Dad details boy’s death, says he dumped body in the desert
Police: Dad details boy’s death, says he dumped body in the desert A father told detectives he dumped his 13-year-old son’s body in the desert after he slapped the boy, who hit his head on the floor and died, according to ...
Updated 4:17 p.m.
Thriller ‘The Circle’ delivers a heavy-handed warning about technology
Photo: Emma Watson learns about life within The Circle. Emma Watson, with her shaky American accent, never quite gets a handle on her character.
10:45 a.m.
Woman killed, man wounded in North Las Vegas shooting
A woman was killed and a man wounded in an early morning shooting at an apartment in North Las Vegas, according to police. The two were on a balcony before the shooting, which was reported ...
9:45 a.m.
Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun
Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son's hair. says a police report says ...
9:03 a.m.
'Hillbilly Elegy' author urges GOP to defend working class
The best-selling author of "Hillbilly Elegy" says Republicans bear the responsibility of, in his words, "keeping the American dream alive." J.D. Vance spoke Thursday at a Lincoln Day dinner of Mahoning County Republicans in ...
8:53 a.m.
Nicolle Wallace gets her own afternoon show on MSNBC
Nicolle Wallace has left "The View," but she's staying in daytime television. MSNBC said Friday that Wallace, the former White House communications director to President George W. Bush, will host an hour-long weekday program premiering ...
8:51 a.m.
Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report
Photo: Sean Hannity of Fox News. Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. New York magazine cites anonymous ...
8:48 a.m.
Congress OKs bill averting Saturday government shutdown
With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were ...
Updated 9:08 a.m.
Colombia rescuers seek survivors in collapse that killed 10
Rescuers say they're searching for survivors in the wreckage of a half-built structure that collapsed in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena and killed at least 10 people. National emergency officials say that so far ...
8:36 a.m.
Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna
A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ...
8:32 a.m.
Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'
President Donald Trump is sounding wistful as he reflects on his first 100 days on the job. The president says he "loved" his "previous life. I had so many things going." He says his new ...
8:30 a.m.
Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence
Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on. "You just think, 'Oh, God, whose child is it now?'" said Stephanie ...
Updated 1:54 p.m.
U.S. economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter
The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ...
8:24 a.m.
U.S. seeks tough NKorea action, but China shows no inclination
The United States and China offered starkly different strategies Friday for addressing North Korea's escalating nuclear threat as President Donald Trump's top diplomat demanded full enforcement of economic sanctions on Pyongyang and urged new penalties. ...
Updated 12:58 p.m.
Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House
Photo: President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as speaks President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to ...
Updated 12:14 p.m.
Best Bets: Wynonna at the Trop, Chita Rivera at the Smith Center and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: Wynonna Judd performing in Las Vegas in 2010. Catch the last Steely Dan shows at Venetian or a local production of Hedwig & the Angry Inch at the House of Blues.
2:00 a.m.
In health care, equality could be unreasonable goal
It’s mostly in health that the egalitarian drive is all-consuming. Why so? My pet theory is illustrated via three hypothetical cases: ...
2:00 a.m.
Western civilization ideals in need of defense
Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ...
2:00 a.m.
French poised to elect their version of Obama
The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others’ political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and appropriate that of others. So on May 7, they might confer their presidency on a ...
2:00 a.m.
Land program deserves support
For many of us in Southern Nevada, the public lands that surround Las Vegas are a place to picnic with our children, hike, mountain bike, camp and boat. Many of the amenities that we enjoy ...
2:00 a.m.
Nine-day science fest begins throughout Las Vegas Valley
Photo: The Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival gets u A week full of exploration and discovery is underway with more than 40 educational events throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of Science & Technology Festival.
2:00 a.m.
Homeowners who've violated building codes may get amnesty in May
Photo: Laurence Rayborn, a specialist with Ruiter Constru May is Building Safety Month, a worldwide public campaign to raise awareness about the crucial role building codes play in safety. Is your DIY project in compliance? Because you might know that in-ground pool installation ...
2:00 a.m.
'SlutWalk' event at UNLV promotes sexual assault prevention
Photo: Students participate in the SlutWalk at UNLV April Holly Ramella says she embarked on a life of advocacy when she'd felt sense of helplessness when a friend disclosed to her a sexual assault suffered ...
2:00 a.m.
On the clock from the sign, Raiders host first public event in Las Vegas
Photo: Matt Gutierrez carries a Raiders flag by the iconi The 129th man selected in the NFL draft will be the first one chosen by the Raiders during their first public event in Las Vegas since announcing their move to Southern Nevada beginning in the ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump's Las Vegas hotel draws attention, protesters, arson case
Trump's Las Vegas hotel draws attention, protesters, arson case Anti-war demonstrators wanted attention Thursday when they moved their protest after several days from a remote U.S. Air Force base to the foot of ...
2:00 a.m.
ESPN layoffs not emblematic of sports broadcasting’s future, NAB panelists say
ESPN layoffs not emblematic of sports broadcasting’s future, NAB panelists say Just hours after ESPN laid off more than 100, including longtime on-air talent, a group of sports executives coincidentally hosted a roundtable on the state of the TV sports ...
2:00 a.m.
'Refusing to back down': Power of Love gala raises money, honors Agassi
Photo: Andre Agassi and wife Stefanie Graf pose with cele With nearly one in four U.S. adults suffering from some form of brain damage or neurological disorder, funding for research to cure such illnesses is needed more than ever ...
2:00 a.m.
Celebrated new recruits ready to lead UNLV revival
Photo: Hey Reb and the UNLV cheerleaders start off the ev After a year of hibernation, the Runnin’ Rebels are back. In a span of 24 hours, head coach Marvin Menzies added three top-tier recruits and instantly breathed new life into the program, and a team ...
2:00 a.m.
How to pay for infrastructure
By the end of World War II, the U.S. had sold more than $185 billion ($2.5 trillion in today’s dollars) worth of war bonds to finance the war. War bonds were government-issued savings bonds that ...
2:00 a.m.
Golden Knights open to making deals before expansion draft
Photo: Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee General Manager George McPhee says the Vegas Golden Knights are open for business to any teams seeking to protect their players in the upcoming NHL expansion draft. McPhee told The Associated Press he's already had ...
2:00 a.m.
China won't confirm U.S. claim of new pressure on North Korea
China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that ...
1:29 a.m.
Party lines blur on deducting state and city taxes
Party lines blur on deducting state and city taxes To some, it is a tax on blue-state liberalism. To others, President Donald Trump’s plan to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes would eliminate a costly perk for ...
1:00 a.m.
In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence
Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in ...
1:00 a.m.
4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney
Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before ...
1:00 a.m.
Jerusalem mayor: City's diverse residents 'all my children'
Photo: In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 photo, Jerusalem M Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, the city's mayor says the upcoming anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in ...
1:00 a.m.
Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft
Photo: North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky, left, poses with Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft ...
1:00 a.m.
Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws
Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production ...
1:00 a.m.
Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally
Photo: Demonstrators hold signs and flags Thursday, April Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech ...
1:00 a.m.
Alex Jones loses primary custody; ex-wife gets joint custody
Photo: In this file photo made Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Al A jury has stripped right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of having primary custody of his children and awarded joint custody to ...
1:00 a.m.
Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip
Photo: Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. Preside Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation ...
1:00 a.m.
General manager of The Plaza’s pool keeps things cool
Photo: FWB: Justin Catanese Justin Catanese helped morph The Pool into downtown hot spot.
12:00 a.m.
Frazzled no more: Fighting the frizz
Photo: LD In just a few simple steps, enjoy moisturized, shiny hair.
12:00 a.m.
Journey is still underway
Photo: Journey Arena rock favorite keeps the fans believing.
12:00 a.m.
Onstage or online, Cher dominates the scene
Photo: Cher We catch up with the musical icon, one tweet at a time.
12:00 a.m.
Carlos Vives take the stage at The Pearl
Photo: Carlos Vives Musical star brings the Latin beats to Las Vegas.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Jim Gaffigan
Photo: Q&A: Jim Gaffigan Prolific comedian sets his sights on Caesars Palace.
12:00 a.m.
Carbone's got a glamorous appeal
Photo: LD From menu to service, this Aria restaurant is designed to impress.
12:00 a.m.
Muhammad Ali exhibit chronicles The Greatest of All Time
Photo: LD He refused to ever compromise, and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art celebrates that.
12:00 a.m.
9 ways to go behind the scenes in Vegas
Photo: LD When you want to get the inside scoop, try one of these offerings.
12:00 a.m.
Dave Chappelle's Las Vegas show gives new meaning to 'unplugged'
Photo: Dave Chappelle The comedian has an edict for his Mandalay Bay performance: No cell phones.
12:00 a.m.
The Growlers are surfing on new turf
Photo: The Growlers The group brings their eclectic, retro vibe to Hard Rock Hotel.
12:00 a.m.
David Sedaris' writing comes alive
Photo: David Sedaris World-renowned humorist brings irreverent observations to The Smith Center.
12:00 a.m.

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