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Aug. 20, 2014

11:01 a.m.

Military considers sending more troops to Iraq
U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says...

10:54 a.m.

Transportation Board says funds limited for Project Neon
Las Vegas lawyers have been put on notice by the state Transportation Board that a massive I-15 improvement project could be hampered if they seek excessive prices in land condemnation cases. “The state has a limited amount of money for acquisition,” board member Frank Martin...

10:32 a.m.

Navy kicks out 34 in cheating scandal
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of...

10:26 a.m.

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Obama: U.S. won’t stop confronting Islamic State
President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course. Obama's remarks affirmed that...

10:19 a.m.

Police seeking woman in convenience store theft
Metro Police are searching for ​a woman they say grabbed merchandise from a west valley convenience store without paying earlier this month.

9:43 a.m.

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Brian Hoyer gets Browns starting spot over rookie Johnny Manziel
Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job. Johnny Manziel may have let it slip off his finger. Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback after winning his summer competition over Manziel, the ...

9:33 a.m.

Robbers hold up employees at grocery store gaming area
Robbers hold up employees at grocery store gaming area
Two people, each armed with a handgun, robbed employees in the gaming area of a west valley grocery store early Wednesday morning, according to Metro Police. The robbery happened ...

9:10 a.m.

Woman arrested in weekend shooting death of teen
Woman arrested in weekend shooting death of teen
A woman has been arrested by Metro Police in connection with the weekend shooting death of 17-year-old Las Vegas resident Demario Hughes. Stacey Thomas, 27, was arrested Tuesday on ...

8:09 a.m.

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British fighter appears to have role in beheading
The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said...

8:03 a.m.

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11:46 a.m.

Photo: Protesters march down the street in Ferguson, Mo.
Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. Holder made his first stop Wednesday at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College, a few miles from...

7:59 a.m.

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb. Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without...

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Aug. 19, 2014

10:02 p.m.

Couple found dead in murder-suicide, police say
Couple found dead in murder-suicide, police say
A couple were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide late Tuesday at their residence near Valley View and Oakey boulevards. Police received a welfare check request ...

8:43 p.m.

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U.S. officials: Video shows American’s beheading
A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in ...

6:50 p.m.

Man gets 8 years for DUI crash that killed 2 in Las Vegas
A man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed two people in Las Vegas last fall has been sentenced.

6:13 p.m.

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Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to ...

5:46 p.m.

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Texas’ Rick Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would ...

5:34 p.m.

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Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man
A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

5:29 p.m.

Photo: Getty Images photographer Scott Olson is arrested
Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists
A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

4:05 p.m.

Photo: California Highway Patrol officers draw their weap
Gun trial set for embattled former legislator
An embattled former assemblyman who last year became the only person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature will be tried in October for allegedly threatening to hurt Democratic Assembly leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick with a gun.

3:31 p.m.

State receives more than 400 medical marijuana business applications
State receives more than 400 medical marijuana business applications
The state's health department received more than 400 applications to operate medical marijuana businesses in Nevada by the deadline ...

2:42 p.m.

One person injured in rollover crash on Charleston Boulevard
A rollover crash in the west valley sent one person to the hospital this morning, Metro Police said.​ Dispatchers received a call at 10:34 a.m.​ about a...

2:18 p.m.

UMC governing board seeks OK to meet in private
UMC governing board seeks OK to meet in private
Clark County Commissioners signaled mixed support today for a proposal to let University Medical Center’s newly formed governing board meet outside the public eye. Commissioners voted 4-3 to ...

2:03 p.m.

Flash flood warning issued for Dolan Springs area
A flash flood warning has been issued for south-central Clark County, which includes the area of Dolan Springs and Chloride, until 3:45 p.m. as a thunderstorm moves...

1:37 p.m.

Overturned truck snarls traffic on I-15 at Blue Diamond Road
Overturned truck snarls traffic on I-15 at Blue Diamond Road
An overturned concrete mixer truck is causing heavy delays on Interstate 15 near Blue Diamond Road, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to reports...

12:53 p.m.

Calif. police sergeant accused of soliciting undercover Las Vegas officer
Calif. police sergeant accused of soliciting undercover Las Vegas officer
A police sergeant from Glendale, Calif., was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly solicited sex from an undercover Las Vegas police officer, according to ...

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