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April 18, 2014

2:53 p.m.

Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
Politics:
Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller don’t agree on everything. But the Democrat and Republican did agree ...

2:21 p.m.

Photo: In this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, crews work on co
US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline
he Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. The State Department didn't say how much...

1:52 p.m.

Photo: A finished Fender Stratocaster is adjusted by Kenn
Photo essay: The iconic Stratocaster guitar turns 60
Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive...

1:43 p.m.

Nevada retailers expect $235 million Easter sales
The Retail Association of Nevada says it expects the Easter holiday will equate to higher spending in stores. The association on Friday predicted Easter-related sales this year will reach...

1:39 p.m.

Professor: 'Game of Thrones' picture got me suspended
A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt, who teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, says

12:57 p.m.

Man dodges $525 fine for refilling his soda
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without...

12:16 p.m.

Corner IDs victims in 2 unrelated stabbing deaths
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified two men stabbed to death earlier this week in separate attacks. Bruce Charles Reid, 52, of North Las Vegas, died Wednesday after he was...

11:21 a.m.

Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
An argument over a cell phone led to a fatal stabbing with a pointed stick Thursday morning outside a McDonald’s on Sahara Avenue, according to Metro Police. Witnesses told police...

10:58 a.m.

Photo: Anthony Bourdain films his CNN series Parts Unknow
Anthony Bourdain of ‘Parts Unknown’ shares his spin on Las Vegas
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/17/travel/las-vegas-10-things-bourdain/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

10:21 a.m.

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Student struggles to recount fiery Calif. bus crash
Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to...

9:59 a.m.

Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game
A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with...

9:42 a.m.

Ex-quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was...

9:32 a.m.

Ukraine insurgents reject call to vacate government buildings
Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic told...

9:16 a.m.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp
At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas. They were found in an undeveloped patch of...

9:02 a.m.

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Texas seizes ranch where followers of polygamist Warren Jeffs lived
The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations. The Texas Department of Public Safety said...

8:44 a.m.

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11:51 a.m.

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Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that...

8:38 a.m.

Nevada unemployment rate holds at 8.5 percent in March
Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the previous month. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported

8:20 a.m.

Reno establishing rules for marijuana dispensaries in city
The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that

8:09 a.m.

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9:27 a.m.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of...

8:03 a.m.

Report: South Korean ferry captain arrested
Report: South Korean ferry captain arrested
South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was...

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11:45 a.m.

2-year-old girl killed by van after wandering into street
2-year-old girl killed by van after wandering into street
A 2-year-old girl died late Thursday after wandering into the street and being struck by a minivan, according to Metro Police. The accident happened...

10:52 p.m.

Court overturns conviction of man who threatened former NLV police chief
A federal appeals court panel Thursday reversed the conviction of a man who sent emails threatening former North Las Vegas Police Chief Joseph ...

9:36 p.m.

Real estate developer pleads guilty after not filing taxes
A real estate developer with ties to a former North Las Vegas mayor pleaded guilty in federal court today to one misdemeanor count of failing to file a tax return for the year 2007, according to court records.

6:43 p.m.

Pedestrian injured by moving truck
A pedestrian is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after darting in front of a moving truck, according to Metro Police.

6:20 p.m.

Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
There have been three fatal stabbings in the Las Vegas Valley in less than 24 hours, according to Metro Police. It's unusual — but not cause for concern — said ...

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