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Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp profit up
Wells Fargo & Co. and U.S. Bancorp, two of the 10-biggest U.S. banks, said today that third-quarter profit rose 12 percent as the companies increased consumer lending and gathered more fees from credit cards and ...
11:16 a.m.
State gets low marks in study on welfare
Nevada was among the worst states in the nation in reducing the number of people on welfare since welfare reform was instituted in 1996, according to a study released today.
11:13 a.m.
Officials: No problems in late ballot mailings
The Clark County Election Department, responding to complaints from some Boulder City residents who said they did not receive their sample ballots, opted Monday to make extra sample ballots available at the city clerk's office.
11:13 a.m.
Former Senate candidate Woods dies at age 83
DOTHAN, Ala. -- Charles Woods, who overcame the scars of a fiery World War II plane crash to become a wealthy media and real estate owner and perennial political candidate, has died at age 83.
11:13 a.m.
Las Vegas jail to get more officers
"We're considering that. In this next budget process we're going to look at expansion concerns and issues," Deputy Detention and Enforcement Chief Bill Fraser said. "Right now it's just in the preliminary stages -- we ...
11:11 a.m.
Improved safety sought with NLV airport lights
The Federal Aviation Administration is testing new runway lights at the North Las Vegas Airport in an attempt to cut down on the number of planes that come close to colliding at the general aviation ...
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegan uses his final act to cast vote for Bush
Voting was a patriotic responsibility that Las Vegan Alton Lee Overton did not take lightly.
11:08 a.m.
Health insurers' shares fall sharply
Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Humana Inc., Anthem Inc. and other health insurers that operate in Nevada and nationally tumbled after the New York Post reported that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was widening ...
11:08 a.m.
Med chief critical of resort's flu shots
The Mandalay Resort Group this morning defended its position to offer flu shots to 440 employees, even as other major Strip resorts have either donated their supplies to local clinics or suspended the benefit.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Taxi panel refuses to get it right
Harris, who doubles as managing editor of the cabbie magazine Trip Sheet, has been a longtime proponent of cameras as a deterrent to crime.
11:07 a.m.
No venom is spared in race for Congress
Campaign ads call one man a carpetbagger and a failed businessman, the other a rubber stamp and a hypocrite.
11:07 a.m.
Supreme Court ruling could boost use of bias law
A federal discrimination law that predates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could gain momentum in courts now that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a more generous statute of limitations applies under the law, ...
11:07 a.m.
Financing package to help train workers on solar systems
An ongoing effort to increase the use of solar power in Nevada received another boost Monday morning when U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., delivered a $250,000 financing package to local union leaders.
11:06 a.m.
Profit falls 21 percent as spending rises
Net income dropped to $159.2 million, or 35 cents a share, from $202.5 million, or 45 cents, a year earlier, Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway said in a statement. Sales in the period ended Sept. 11 rose ...
11:06 a.m.
Florida developer converting two LV apartment complexes
Hollywood, Fla.-based SunVest Communities purchased the 400-apartment Latigo, 2300 E. Silverado Ranch Road, for $36 million. It also purchased the 360-apartment Southwest Trails complex, 4200 S. Valley View Blvd., for $28 million.
11:06 a.m.
Public Citizen blasts president
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's opposition to new terrorism security measures reflects his ties to five major industries -- nuclear power, hazardous materials transport, chemical manufacturing, ports and shipping, and water utilities, a public interest group ...
11:03 a.m.
Ex-associate downplays Tabish plan to kill Binion
A man who in the past had been one of the prosecution's key witnesses in the trial of the alleged killers of Ted Binion this morning tried to downplay previous testimony.
11:02 a.m.
Monday's Sports Transactions
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11:02 a.m.
Water District OKs development of solar power plant
The Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors this morning approved a $22.6 million contract for the development and construction of a 3.1-megawatt solar energy plant.
10:59 a.m.
Gambler files lawsuit over card-counting system
A Los Angeles gambler says a computerized system used by casinos to monitor blackjack play can be manipulated to give casinos an unfair edge over players.
10:58 a.m.
Many groups have eyes on Nevada's new voting machines
WASHINGTON -- How voters cast their ballots in Nevada will be watched almost as closely as which candidate they choose in the November election.
10:57 a.m.
Parole chief in DUI arrest
Henderson, 52, was also suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance, believed to be medication, Officer Todd Rasmussen, Henderson Police spokesman, said.
10:57 a.m.
Wynn set to start taking job applications for new resort
More than 125,000 of the city's best workers are expected to apply for jobs at Steve Wynn's new $2.4 billion Strip resort.
10:54 a.m.
Profit jumps at Station Casinos
Strong revenue growth across Station Casinos Inc.'s locals casinos in Las Vegas boosted the company's profit by 47 percent in the third quarter, beating analysts' expectations, the company said today.
10:53 a.m.
Company plans $225 million casino complex in U.K.
The Liverpool, England-based company agreed to buy Leeds United Properties Ltd., whose only asset is an option to acquire the seven-acre site next to Leeds United soccer stadium, for 5 million pounds, according to a ...
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 19, 2004
U.S. gymnast Paul Hamm will find out Thursday whether he can keep his Olympic gold medal.
10:44 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn., Michael Warrick, Landover, Md., vs. Emmanuel Clottey, Bronx, N.Y., 10, junior lightweights.
9:50 a.m.
Utah trip stirs painful memory for Fuimaono
Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the scariest moment of UNLV nose guard Howie Fuimaono's career.
9:48 a.m.
Looking to have a party, AFL turned to Las Vegas
Many hands shaped the clay in past months, but look to David Baker and Pat Christenson for the deepest fingerprints in the neutral-site ArenaBowl mold that will take shape in Las Vegas.
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Sometimes those points just happen
How do you score 81 points in a high school football game that lasts just 48 minutes?
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Earnhardt Jr. denied appeal of penalty
The National Stock Car Racing Commission on Monday denied Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s appeal of the penalty he was assessed by NASCAR for swearing during a live television broadcast following his victory at Talladega Superspeedway on ...
9:44 a.m.
More wind, rain forecast for valley
Rain, rain may come today, with snow due up Mount Charleston way.
9:43 a.m.
Republicans: Claim of voter fraud a scare tactic
Republicans are rebutting charges by a local man that workers from their party deliberately registered his Republican family members and did not register him because he was a Democrat.
9:43 a.m.
Tao challenges Maxfield to release tax records
Clark County Commission candidate Jerry Tao fired off another salvo in what is an increasingly bitter campaign.
9:42 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- UPGRADED -- Draws good inner box for turf mile opener, Nakatani atop Frankel trainee, Upgraded chances to graduate from these connections. SAVANNA CHARM -- Has outside post in six-filly maiden special weight ...
9:41 a.m.
Rogers offers $2 million for State College
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers is putting his money where his mouth is by pledging $2 million toward the Nevada State College at Henderson.
9:41 a.m.
Standoff ends with no shots
The man's ex-girlfriend and a friend went to the home, in the 800 block of Dusk Drive near North Nellis Boulevard and East Bonanza Road, about 5:45 p.m. to pick up her belongings, according to ...
9:41 a.m.
Close race expected for open Henderson seat
The factors at work in the race to represent state Assembly District 29 leave Democrat Susan Gerhardt and Republican Anthony Bandiero locked in what should be a close race for this open seat.
9:40 a.m.
Obituaries for October 19, 2004
Kenneth E. Butler, 66, of Las Vegas died Sept. 30 in a local hospice. He was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Taft, Calif. A resident for 28 years, he was a retired electrician and Air ...
9:40 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Girls' Golf
9:40 a.m.
Man to stand trial in slaying in Wal-Mart parking lot
A man accused of beating to death a retired Air Force major in a Wal-Mart parking lot will stand trial, Justice of the Peace Nancy Oesterle ruled today.
9:40 a.m.
Democrats lead Republicans in turnout for early voting
Another 14,626 voters went to the polls Monday, bringing the three-day total to 41,922. Lomax said 19,140 of those voters were Democrats and 17,036 Republicans.
9:39 a.m.
State declared disaster area over drought
CARSON CITY -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman Monday declared the entire state of Nevada a disaster area because of the continued drought and other problems facing farmers and ranchers.
9:39 a.m.
Ineligible regent hopeful urges vote
A Board of Regents candidate ruled ineligible last month for violating the state's residency requirements launched an automated direct-dial effort last week to encourage people to vote, just not for him.
9:39 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:33 a.m.
Bush twins: Mom is a good reason to vote for Dad
First lady Laura Bush exemplified leadership to her twin daughters back when they were in the first grade.
9:33 a.m.
Money trail plays role in war against terror
While American soldiers continue to fight on the front lines of the war on terrorism, the federal government is working behind the scenes to take money out of the hands of terrorist groups, according to ...
9:32 a.m.
Nation's educators gather for LV meeting
Nearly 1,000 superintendents, school board members and administrators are expected for the 48th annual Council of Great City Schools conference, which runs through Sunday.
9:31 a.m.
News briefs for October 19, 2004
A 77-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Monday afternoon when he rear-ended a stopped Citizens Area Transit bus on Desert Inn Road at the Pecos-McLeod Interconnect, police said.
9:31 a.m.
Extradition ruling due in plunder case
In an order filed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Lawrence Leavitt states that there is probable cause to believe that a former Philippines presidential adviser committed the crime of plunder.
9:31 a.m.
Jets coach will try to keep it low-key
Let the downplaying begin.
9:25 a.m.
Sprint third-quarter loss widens to $1.91 billion on write-down
Sprint Corp., the No. 3 U.S. long-distance carrier, posted a third-quarter loss after writing down the value of its telephone network. Wireless revenue rose 13 percent.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Early voters are neither lazy nor moronic
My husband and I studied the issues as presented and the candidates' responses to them and we believe we have made a very careful selection as to our choices for elective office. To say an ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Excellent reasons for dress policy
Critics say that under our policy, students are denied the right to express themselves. If anything, we have created a system that makes students work harder to express themselves.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Our choices for Assembly
Democrat Marilyn Kirkpatrick, a native Nevadan seeking an open seat in District 1, would be an excellent addition to the Legislature. She's a businesswoman who not only understands the concerns of the private sector, but ...
9:08 a.m.
Consumer prices rise 0.2%
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose by a modest 0.2 percent in September as a decline in prices for new cars and airline fares helped to temper a rise in costs for medical care, gasoline and ...
9:07 a.m.
Kansas tribal casino compact is announced
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Two Indian tribes and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius agreed to a compact permitting a large casino in Wyandotte County, guaranteeing the state revenue based on how much it restricts gambling elsewhere, a Sebelius ...
9:01 a.m.
Ads focus on proposal debate
The new ads are the latest in the debate about Proposal 1, on the Michigan ballot Nov. 2. The proposal would require most new gambling ventures to be approved by voters at both state and ...
9:00 a.m.
Nebraska's cut from casinos estimated at $90 million
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Two casinos in Nebraska would generate more than $90 million in tax revenue if the legislature's gambling plan is approved by voters, an economist said Monday.
8:59 a.m.
Century Casinos to develop Franklin County casino plan
The Colorado-based Century said the groups will file an application with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to develop and operate a moored-barge casino, hotel and entertainment facility in Franklin County. The proposed project includes ...
8:59 a.m.
UNLV student wins chef event
Gillanders, 21, impressed the judges and crowd alike to win the contest's "signature dish" and "people's choice" competitions, securing him top honors.
8:47 a.m.
Community briefs for October 19, 2004
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will conduct community meetings at 7 p.m. over the next two weeks at local libraries to receive input and ideas from the public that will help to shape the ...
8:47 a.m.
Immunization schedule for October 19, 2004
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Sisters can win by losing
Since the beginning of August, Lowe has been trying to lose 60 pounds under the guidance of her older sister, Braden, the trim, fit owner of Work 4 It fitness center in Las Vegas.
8:11 a.m.

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