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June 20, 2018

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Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident at Las Vegas airport
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at ...
Police: Suspect in death of woman at Las Vegas apartment refused lie detector test
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A man suspected in the slaying of a woman earlier this month inside a Las Vegas apartment was taken into custody ...
In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation
In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
It was a dramatic turnaround for President Donald Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of …
With family separation policy, the U.S. takes a turn toward cruelty
With family separation policy, the U.S. takes a turn toward cruelty
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Sun editorial:
Since it was instituted in April, the policy has resulted in 2,342 children being separated from their parents and sent to detention facilities while the parents were detained for …
Trump and the baby snatchers
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This has become President Donald Trump’s policy of persecution. Attorney General Jeff Sessions even had the gall to invoke one of the same Bible verses used to …
Stolen guns are not victims’ fault
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
In the June 11 letter “Want a gun? Be responsible for it,” the writer seemingly blames gun owners for being victims of crimes — assuming he means burglary wherein their property, specifically firearms, are stolen. But burglaries are …
Heller dances around issues
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., struggled with his dancing skills at a recent Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. When it came to the question of school safety, Heller pulled out the old two-step to …
Many ways to reach for help
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
The recent death of Anthony Bourdain again calls attention to resources available for those in need, such as …
What ‘The Incredibles’ says about police militarization
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
“The Incredibles 2,” the sequel to one of America’s beloved family-friendly superhero movies, hit the big screen last weekend. Moviegoers already have determined that it is a family favorite, but the original film presents a …
Big business is squashing small
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The next round of media consolidation has arrived. AT&T has bought Time Warner, thanks to a federal judge’s ruling. Comcast and Disney are fighting with each other to buy 21st Century Fox. CBS, Verizon and Viacom, among others, may …
Henderson keeps up pressure on pot dispensaries to find banks
Henderson keeps up pressure on pot dispensaries to find banks
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Marijuana is illegal under federal law, but officials in Henderson are still urging the city’s five dispensaries to find financial institutions to deposit their cash as soon as possible ...
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Scorching temps to soar near record highs this week
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The heat will increasingly wallop the Las Vegas Valley this week. And on Thursday it will jeopardize a record high for the first day of summer only set a year ago. So, if Tuesday’s 100-degree high felt uncomfortably toasty, valley residents should ...
Water main break at Mandalay Bay floods part of convention center
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A water main break in the loading dock zone of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center flooded an area between the first and second floors of the facility Tuesday afternoon ...
Wheel of Fortune jackpot at Silverton is property's largest ever
Wheel of Fortune jackpot at Silverton is property's largest ever
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Silverton saw a gambler hit the largest jackpot in the property’s history. An unidentified player won $3.2 million June 9 with a $5 wager ...
Unionized MGM Resorts workers ratify new five-year contract
Unionized MGM Resorts workers ratify new five-year contract
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract ...
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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN Human Rights Council
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the ...
5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in ...
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Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of ...
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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the two ...
UK police say minor subway blast does not seem extremist act
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A small explosion at a London Underground station on Tuesday evening left a few people with minor injuries, but officials said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. Police said they were not aware of any serious injuries in what ...
Police: Man arrested in fatal stabbing in parking lot
Police: Man arrested in fatal stabbing in parking lot
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Metro Police say they have arrested a man in a fatal stabbing Sunday night in a parking lot near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue. Michael Cain, 32, was taken into custody about ...
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Las Vegas moviegoer has seizure after ‘Incredibles 2’ flashing lights scene
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Marcos Gardiana, a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic with five tattoos of Disney characters on his body to prove it, was excited to see the company’s latest blockbuster, “Incredibles 2,” on Sunday, and took ...
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Prince Harry, Meghan join queen at Royal Ascot
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The former Meghan Markle visited Britain's Royal Ascot for the first time Tuesday, receiving a rapturous welcome as she and Prince Harry joined Queen Elizabeth II for the opening day's carriage procession. Thousands of race-goers cheered from the stands as ...
Lawsuit: Many wrongly listed in Chicago gang database
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who ...
Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and ...