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April 19, 2018

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MLK’s dream rises again
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Fifty years ago, our nation’s capital was in flames. Outrage over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. erupted in a wave of rioting that left neighborhoods across Washington so damaged they wouldn’t recover for decades. Despite their grief, King’s allies continued to press forward with a major initiative he’d helped launch — a Poor People’s Campaign. Their goal …
EPA downsizing may be positive
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
As a first-generation American with a carpenter-father figure, I was taught the value of collective bargaining to ensure fair wages and a safe and healthy work environment. I support that 100 percent. However, I do not support …
Fix the VA, leave health care alone
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
My husband served two years active duty as a U.S. Navy firefighter during the Vietnam War. We both received medical care through the VA during that time. Unfortunately …
Tantrum won’t stop FBI probe
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
President Donald Trump’s recent statement that “they broke into” the office of one of his private attorneys and that it was an attack “on our country” is a continuation of his constant …
Earth, wind and liars
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got …
Only voters can stop Trump
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Keep calm and raise hell. The forces of truth and justice may be closing in on President Donald Trump, but there is no reason to believe they can triumph without massive displays of …
Two arrested in North Las Vegas convenience store robberies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tips from the public led to the arrest of two men in a pair of armed robberies at North Las Vegas convenience stores earlier this month, police announced today. Damian Torchy, 30, and Daniel Parker, 36, were ...
Suspect sought in sexual assault at east valley business
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Before a sexual assault at an east valley business Monday, a man walked into the store, looked around and asked the victim if anyone else was there, according to Metro Police. The suspect’s entrance was captured on ...
Sandoval orders flags at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol and other public buildings until sunset Saturday in honor of ...
Person severely burned in early morning fire
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A person suffered severe burns early today in a fire outside a storage business near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The burn victim was taken to ...
Fresno State professor: Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A California state university is investigating Twitter comments made by an English professor who claims former first lady Barbara Bush was ...
Nanny who killed kids, pleaded insanity convicted of murder
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A nanny who stabbed two children to death at their home while their mother was taking a sibling to a swimming lesson and their father was out of town was convicted of murder on Wednesday despite her ...
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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was ...
Trump says Pompeo 'got along really well' with Kim Jong Un
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his CIA chief "got along really well" with Kim Jong Un during a secret meeting in North Korea, holding up the highly unusual talks as a reason to ...
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A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought ...
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UFC's Daniel Cormier to coach California high school wrestling team
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The storied Gilroy High wrestling program, winner of an unprecedented 16 consecutive Central Coast Section team championships, has found its next coach: UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Pending school district approval ...
Judge: Recall bid for Nevada Democratic state senators fails
Judge: Recall bid for Nevada Democratic state senators fails
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Republican-backed efforts to recall two Democratic state senators have failed and no recall elections will be held, a Nevada judge declared today. Judge Jerry Wiese said in a court hearing in ...
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Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino to open June 28
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28. Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company's CEO, made the announcement today at Hard Rock's Times Square restaurant. The former Trump Taj Mahal casino is being rebranded as ...
Committee to focus on luring big sporting events to Southern Nevada
Committee to focus on luring big sporting events to Southern Nevada
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has created a committee aimed at bringing major sporting events like the NFL Draft to Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee will hold ...
UNLV Police say woman fondled in campus parking lot
UNLV Police say woman fondled in campus parking lot
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
UNLV Police say they are looking for a man who fondled a female student in a campus parking lot Tuesday morning. The incident was reported about ...
Thunderbirds resume training after fatal jet crash
Thunderbirds resume training after fatal jet crash
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Air Force Thunderbirds say they are resuming practice today following a crash April 4 that killed one of the elite flight demonstration team’s pilots. “These flights will focus on maintaining our ...
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Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A New Mexico bank executive who died on a Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and ...
California man killed in ski accident at Lake Tahoe resort
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A California man has been killed in a skiing accident at a resort at Lake Tahoe. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Jeffrey Pearlstein of Kings Beach lost ...
Photo: WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovki
Canelo Alvarez suspended for 6 months for doping violations
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Nevada boxing regulators suspended Canelo Alvarez today for six months for doping violations. Alvarez also must undergo drug tests. No fine was recommended because past ones have ...
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Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself. Turner was in the audience for the opening night of "Tina" at London's Aldwych Theatre. After the show Tuesday, she joked that ...