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Nov. 23, 2014

8:31 a.m.

Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
Politics: Hansen claims he was victim of ‘orchestrated attack’
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen announced that he would not lead the chamber ...

7:22 a.m.

Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
POLITICS:
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...

Saturday

Nov. 22, 2014

2:20 p.m.

Man shoots, kills woman on Industrial Road, police say
The woman was walking along Industrial Road near Circus Circus Drive around 5:20 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown male, Metro said. Police said she was accosted by ...

2:09 p.m.

One killed, one seriously injured in rollover crash on I-15
One killed, one seriously injured in rollover crash on I-15
The accident happened at 11:56 a.m. on the freeway about eight miles north of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. A man was ...

Friday

Nov. 21, 2014

9:55 p.m.

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Sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that ...

7:15 p.m.

Three men face federal charges in $700,000 jewelry store robbery
Three men face federal charges in $700,000 jewelry store robbery
Three men will face federal charges in connection with the robbery of about $700,000 worth of jewelry last week from a store near the Las Vegas Strip ...

5:30 p.m.

What Obama said in Las Vegas and what it means
What Obama said in Las Vegas and what it means
Politics:
The success of President Obama’s freshly signed deal to spare millions from deportation hinges on how well he sells it to Americans. He’s counting on newly famous Las Vegan ...

4:18 p.m.

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson
The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. A U.S. official said Friday that the agents will ...

3:28 p.m.

1 hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on I-15 near Sahara
1 hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on I-15 near Sahara
Drivers are running into delays on Interstate 15 after a wreck involving two cars and a tractor-trailer this afternoon, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Officials received a report about ...

3:03 p.m.

Unarmed man killed by police in N.Y. housing complex
A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday. The shooting of ...

2:58 p.m.

Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks
A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi to ...

2:55 p.m.

Death recommended in torching of ex-girlfriend
A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home. Tyrone Harts, 41, of Riverside was convicted last month of murder, attempted murder and five counts of ...

2:54 p.m.

Photo: President Obama speaks on immigration at Del Sol H
After the speech: What politicians, activists had to say about Obama’s Las Vegas appearance
So, how did he do? Here's a round up of reaction and analysis from both sides of the political spectrum, plus a deeper look at who exactly is affected by all this ...

2:23 p.m.

Police: Man barricaded in house after stabbing taken into custody
Police: Man barricaded in house after stabbing taken into custody
A man suspected of stabbing a person and then barricading himself in a house downtown has been taken into custody, Metro Police said. Police received reports about noon today of a stabbing in the 2100 block of Santa Paula Drive, near ...

2:11 p.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, a man looks at
House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at ...

1:50 p.m.

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates. Hints from the head of Europe's central bank that it might step up its own stimulus efforts also put investors in ...

1:41 p.m.

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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response
United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weighed filing a lawsuit. Or trying to block funding for ...

1:36 p.m.

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Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters held a strategy session Friday to prepare for her 2016 presidential bid, even though she has yet to say whether she will run. Ready for Hillary, a Democratic super political action committee unaffiliated ...

1:15 p.m.

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Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian remains in hospital
Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia. His son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Amy Tarkanian, said Friday that ...

12:48 p.m.

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star
Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago. Now he plans to retire from the Marine Corps, but not before walking across a stage with robotic leg braces to ...

12:45 p.m.

$139M deal reached in L.A. school molestation case
he Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday. The settlement involving ...

11:31 a.m.

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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no indication when the grand jury would ...

11:31 a.m.

Photo: Robert Lauten of Orange County, Calif., protests o
Photos, tweets from Obama’s Las Vegas visit to sign immigration reform orders
President Barack Obama will be at a Las Vegas high school today to formally sign into law executive orders he announced yesterday deferring deportation for 5 million undocumented immigrants. We'll be aggregating photos, tweets and videos from Obama's visit ...

11:27 a.m.

Photo: Dump trucks wait to unload snow at the Central Ter
N.Y. highway opens as snow ends; flooding a concern
A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. More than 30 major roof collapses, most involving ...

10:28 a.m.

Photo: Joe Arpaio
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama over immigration plan
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an outspoken critic of the federal government, announced late Thursday he’s suing President Barack Obama over his recently unveiled plan to reform the nation’s immigration system. A group called Freedom Watch is ...

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