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Sept. 30, 2014

8:25 a.m.

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Report: Saving sage grouse habitat smart conservation, economic policy
Hunting, fishing and hiking on federal land in Northern Nevada where the sage grouse roams is a multi-​million-dollar industry that could suffer if the bird becomes an endangered species. That's according to a report released Tuesday that ...

7:47 a.m.

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Secret Service head takes blame for White House breach
Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Pierson also said there have been six fence-jumpers this year alone, including one ...

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Sept. 29, 2014

9:47 p.m.

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort ...

9:40 p.m.

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Mayor nixes tax break to save Taj Mahal casino
Atlantic City's mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by ...

9:15 p.m.

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After 0-4 start, Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen
The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced Monday night, soon after ...

8:30 p.m.

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Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots
Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst ...

6:15 p.m.

Inmate dies at Valley Hospital
Inmate dies at Valley Hospital
An inmate from Clark County died Saturday at Valley Hospital, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Jason Risner, 34, died of ...

5:50 p.m.

Coroner IDs Las Vegas teen killed in drive-by shooting
Coroner IDs Las Vegas teen killed in drive-by shooting
A local teen killed Sept. 21 in a drive-by shooting has been identified Jose Hernandez Pena. Pena, 17, was in a vehicle with four other people when ...

5:32 p.m.

2 weeks’ work set on new damage to I-15 near Bunkerville
2 weeks’ work set on new damage to I-15 near Bunkerville
A Nevada transportation official says it could take two weeks and cost up to $2 million to repair a section of Interstate 15 damaged by flooding in recent days south of ...

5:11 p.m.

Nine signs fall has come to Las Vegas
Nine signs fall has come to Las Vegas
Here's one: Traveling carnivals start popping up in grocery store parking lots ...

5 p.m.

UNLV education major awarded Gov. Guinn scholarship
UNLV education major awarded Gov. Guinn scholarship
UNLV senior Tara Leigh Myl received a financial boost in her goal to finish college without any debt, becoming the Southern Nevada recipient of the ...

3:43 p.m.

Photo: A member of the Secret Service Uniformed Division
White House intruder got far past front door
The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. Citing unnamed sources — three people familiar with the incident ...

2:43 p.m.

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Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan wasn’t wearing seatbelt, partly to blame for injuries
Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday. The filing was made in federal court in response to ...

2:24 p.m.

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Charges expected to be filed in Oklahoma beheading
A prosecutor says he expects to file a charge of first-degree murder in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he ...

2:20 p.m.

Arkansas real estate agent missing, man arrested
Authorities have arrested a man in the case of an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week. Little Rock police arrested 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis on Monday morning. Lewis was ...

2:17 p.m.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago. They are visiting the state this week and ...

2:10 p.m.

Group to examine child welfare system, courts
Group to examine child welfare system, courts
A Nevada Supreme Court Justice has assembled a panel of dignitaries to examine perceived deficiencies in Clark County’s child welfare system and courts. Justice Nancy Saitta created the committee to ...

1:46 p.m.

Wife: The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee in hospice care
The wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he is in hospice care, and his health has declined over the past two months. Bradlee's wife, Sally Quinn, said ...

1:42 p.m.

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria
Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with ...

1:17 p.m.

Nevada colleges get $10 million job training grant
Nevada’s community colleges received a $10 million federal grant to bolster job training programs, according to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the money to ...

12:56 p.m.

Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies
A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails. Douglas Yoshi Vo's body was found Sunday afternoon in the "Narrows," a popular hike that ...

12:52 p.m.

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Denver bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot
A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his arrest. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with ...

12:34 p.m.

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Probe into missing student leads to break in 2nd case
The investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has provided a "significant break" in the unsolved 2009 death of another young woman who ...

12:27 p.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minn
Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending the ...

12:17 p.m.

Coroner IDs woman killed in North Las Vegas crash
A woman who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in North Las Vegas has been identified as Rose Cherilyn Kelly, 62, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Kelly died of ...

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