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August 16, 2018

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Nevada bolstering resources for renewed Yucca fight
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Nevada is shoring up two positions in its opposition to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository that has gained steam under President Donald Trump. “We honestly thought that we had won this battle over Yucca Mountain.”
Man again accused of selling sex with underage girls in Las Vegas
Man again accused of selling sex with underage girls in Las Vegas
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Promising easy money and physical protection, a man recruited underage girls via social media and subsequently sold them for sex. William Hoard was arrested by ...
70 pounds of meth seized, suspects arrested in North Las Vegas
70 pounds of meth seized, suspects arrested in North Las Vegas
Thursday, August 16, 2018
North Las Vegas Police and federal agents today seized roughly 70 pounds of methamphetamine and made several arrests near ...
Bicyclist, 60, is critical after being struck near Lake Mead, MLK
Bicyclist, 60, is critical after being struck near Lake Mead, MLK
Thursday, August 16, 2018
A bicyclist was critically injured this morning near Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards when he was sideswiped by a pickup truck whose driver fled ...
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'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade — our power and our pain, our darkness and ...
Birds slaughtered at community vegetable garden
Birds slaughtered at community vegetable garden
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Ten chickens, four ducks and a goose were killed this week at a community vegetable garden in the north valley, leaving residents and Metro Police investigators perplexed as to ...
Elon Musk proposes Los Angeles tunnel to Dodger Stadium
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles — if Elon Musk's latest bold plan ...
GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, but key Republicans in the Senate aren't sold on the idea, setting up a debate over establishing and ...
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in southwest valley
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in southwest valley
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Less than two days after a woman confided in a family member that she and her boyfriend were separating, the couple’s bodies were found in a south valley apartment in an apparent ...
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Google clarifies location-tracking policy
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if ...
Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new ...
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Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "The earth lost ...
Los Angeles mayor: Trump doing 'racist things'
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on ...
Nevada unemployment rate lowest since August 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Recent figures show Nevada added 9,500 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 4.6 percent in the state. The Nevada Appeal reports data released Wednesday indicates ...
Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Prison officials have told the Nevada Supreme Court that witnesses reported no complications during an execution in Nebraska that used some of the same drugs that ...
Official says Trump's military parade would cost about $92M
Thursday, August 16, 2018
A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the ...
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Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her ...
Teen preparing for college dies crashing car into library
Thursday, August 16, 2018
A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community ...
Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa collapse
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 ...
Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 ...
Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 ...
Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 ...
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Neil Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 my workouts. I'm in pretty ...
Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 ...
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Former U.S. security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as ...