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Friday

Oct. 17, 2014

2:54 p.m.

Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn’t have Ebola
A woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot does not have Ebola, Virginia public health authorities said Friday, ending a daylong scare that forced the temporary quarantine of military members going to ...

2:22 p.m.

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Drought pushes Lake Tahoe water level to a 5-year low
Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River. The river has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno. The Truckee Meadows Water Authority is confident it has more than enough reserves in a string of reservoirs downstream from Tahoe to ...

2:05 p.m.

Prosecutors: Doctor prescribed medicine for people who didn’t need it
A Las Vegas doctor accused of writing painkiller prescriptions for people he never treated and then creating records to pretend he'd worked with them has been ordered to nearly four years in prison. Authorities say 49-year-old Dr. Victor Bruce of ...

1:33 p.m.

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As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders
Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the casino company announced that ...

12:47 p.m.

Coroner: Man found dead after domestic dispute committed suicide
Coroner: Man found dead after domestic dispute committed suicide
A 37-year-old man found dead in a house following a domestic dispute Thursday committed suicide, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Jose Castro of Las Vegas was discovered ...

12:05 p.m.

Photo: U2 stands backstage at the Billboard Music Awards
U2’s Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma
U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. The condition — a buildup of pressure that can damage the optic nerve — can make the eyes ...

11:12 a.m.

Nevada tribes getting $4.8 million for environmental programs, infrastructure
Native American tribes in Nevada will receive nearly $5 million from the federal government for ...

11:01 a.m.

Nigeria, extremists agree to immediate cease-fire
Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls ...

10:55 a.m.

Guard investigates video of bikini-clad women firing weapons, riding tanks
A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of ...

10:29 a.m.

Former Iraqi pilots train ISIS fighters on MiG jets
The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday. The report by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not be ...

9:25 a.m.

Obama: More must be done to tighten credit, debit card security
President Barack Obama says the United States must do more to stop security breaches for credit and debit card users. Obama says for victims of fraud and identity crimes, it's infuriating and heartbreaking. He says the problem requires ...

9:07 a.m.

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16 dead in accident at South Korean concert
Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Photos of the scene in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, showed a deep concrete shaft under ...

9:03 a.m.

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Florida man gets life in prison in loud-music killing
A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for ...

8:40 a.m.

Federal judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract
Federal judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract
The owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort voiced optimism Friday that they can avoid closing the struggling casino after a federal bankruptcy court judge voided its contract with ...

8:35 a.m.

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First Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition
An official says the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is in fair condition and being treated at a specialized isolation unit near Washington. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday that ...

8:31 a.m.

U.S. monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship
A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel. Obama administration officials said the passenger handled ...

8:29 a.m.

Judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage
A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from ...

8:17 a.m.

Man gets up to 20 years in fatal Halloween crash
A 22-year-old man has been ordered to seven to 20 years in prison for a Halloween crash in North Las Vegas that killed a teen mother an injured three others. Leonard Novell Walker II was sentenced Thursday, after ...

8:08 a.m.

Nevada jobless rate down to 7.3 percent in September
Nevada jobless rate down to 7.3 percent in September
Nevada's unemployment rate fell in September to its lowest level in more than six years. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 7.3 percent in September, the lowest since ...

7:48 a.m.

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Obama names Ebola ‘czar’ as precautions expand
President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and ...

2 a.m.

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Same-sex marriage welcomed by Strip resorts, tourism officials
At the Aria’s wedding chapel, spouses-to-be can choose from two lounges in which to prepare themselves for the big ceremony: one for grooms and another for brides. Their layouts evoke traditional gender expectations, with the guys getting a pool table and the larger bride’s lounge boasting plenty of mirrors. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada, the lounge layout might give pause in ...

Thursday

Oct. 16, 2014

10:30 p.m.

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Experts, enthusiasts weigh in on evolving drone landscape
For the average citizen, the world of unmanned aerial systems — or drones — is a scary one. A whirlwind of questions about safety and privacy has defined the public debate about drones ...

9:20 p.m.

Inmate, 45, dies of medical condition in Nevada prison
An inmate from Clark County died of a medical condition Wednesday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City ...

8:50 p.m.

Man wearing Dodgers jacket robbed victim downtown, police say
Metro Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man they believe robbed someone downtown this month. The suspect, described as a black male in ...

8:20 p.m.

Photo: San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa reacts after
Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over ...

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