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3:10 p.m.

Man pleads not guilty in pharmacy robberies, slaying case
Man pleads not guilty in pharmacy robberies, slaying case
A former Las Vegas pharmacy employee pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges in two armed robberies, including a murder count that could get him ...

2:30 p.m.

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Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada questions Mitt Romney 2016 plans
Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nominee’s potential third bid for national office. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told CQ Roll Call Thursday that Romney’s staffers ...

2:24 p.m.

First-time jobless claims up slightly in December
First-time jobless claims up slightly in December
The number of Nevadans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits ticked up 1.1 percent last month compared to December 2013. A total of 18,222 people filed claims ...

2:09 p.m.

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Brady, Belichick offer no explanation for deflated footballs
The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he ...

1:59 p.m.

Missing Texas truck driver found dead in Nevada
Churchill County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Texas truck driver who had been reported missing several days before his body was discovered about 50 miles east of Reno. Sheriff Ben Trotter confirmed ...

1:51 p.m.

Cliven Bundy’s son dropped from drug court, faces prison
Cliven Bundy’s son dropped from drug court, faces prison
An adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy has been dropped from a court diversion program and is facing prison time for ...

1:16 p.m.

Prince Andrew denies claims he had sex with underage girl
Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II's second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to ...

1:12 p.m.

Navy officer fired, probe involves affair, suspicious death
The Navy captain in charge of the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired and is being investigated in connection with an alleged affair with ...

1:04 p.m.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble
As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after ...

12:41 p.m.

Mobile home fire displaces adult, two children
A mobile home fire on the east side of the valley this morning displaced three people, including two children. The blaze erupted about ...

12:13 p.m.

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Wynn redesign of Massachusetts casino has a familiar look
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino today, and it should look familiar to anyone who’s seen the Wynn or Encore in Las Vegas. Massachusetts gaming regulators awarded the Boston-area casino license to Wynn’s $1.6 billion project last year, but they requested ...

12:12 p.m.

CCSD reports slight dip in high school graduation rate after big uptick last year
CCSD reports slight dip in high school graduation rate after big uptick last year
The graduation rate for the class of 2014 dropped slightly from last year, from 71.5 to 70.9, but school officials greeted the news with fanfare at ...

12:01 p.m.

Petition deadline moved up for opponents of publicly funding stadium
Petition deadline moved up for opponents of publicly funding stadium
Opponents of a publicly funded downtown soccer stadium have one less day to gather the 8,000-plus signatures they’ll need to put the issue on the ballot. The Las Vegas city attorney said ...

11:24 a.m.

Harry Reid talks surgery, Keystone pipeline and deflated footballs
Harry Reid talks surgery, Keystone pipeline and deflated footballs
Wearing an eye patch, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid pointed to his brow bone and explained how doctors will reconstruct the bones around his right eye in an effort to ...

10:36 a.m.

Nevada officials detail solutions for $162 million budget shortfall
Nevada officials detail solutions for $162 million budget shortfall
It might not please legislators, but Nevada budget officials said Thursday they have an answer for the state's $162 million budget deficit. After announcing ...

10:28 a.m.

Plane safely returns to Las Vegas after smoke alarm sounds
Plane safely returns to Las Vegas after smoke alarm sounds
An Allegiant Air plane carrying 160 people made an emergency landing this morning in Las Vegas after a smoke alarm sounded aboard the aircraft. The alarm went off shortly after ...

10:17 a.m.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper says he was mistaken on Muslim ‘no go’ zones
CNN has joined Fox News Channel in saying that it was mistaken to report in the wake of an attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that there were neighborhoods in Europe considered "no go" zones for non-Muslims. Fox apologized over the weekend for ...

10:03 a.m.

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Kerry: Iraq coalition has killed half of ISIS leaders
Iraq and its international partners have made significant gains in the fight against Islamic State militants, killing thousands of the group's fighters and 50 percent of its leadership, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. At an anti-IS coalition meeting in London, Kerry also said Iraqi ground troops ...

9:19 a.m.

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Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages
Lacking clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The militants threatened in a video message to kill the hostages within 72 hours unless ...

9:05 a.m.

Magnitude-4.7 earthquake hits remote Nevada desert
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada. There are no reports of damage after ...

8:56 a.m.

U.S. judge says ruling to come in FBI ruse case
U.S. judge says ruling to come in FBI ruse case
A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule in the next few days whether it was illegal for undercover investigators to shut off Internet service and pose as repairmen to enter several Las Vegas Strip suites in a gambling ring investigation last summer. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said ...

8:38 a.m.

Former UNLV player Shawn Marion retiring from basketball
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8:29 a.m.

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Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season
Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season. The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400. Gordon did not officially call his decision a retirement because ...

8:23 a.m.

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Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how balls were deflated
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the Colts in the AFC championship game. The NFL is investigating. "I had no knowledge of ...

8:02 a.m.

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Indonesian divers recover 6 more bodies from AirAsia crash
Indonesian divers retrieved six more bodies on Thursday from waters around the sunken fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month. Divers struggled with strong currents and poor visibility in an attempt to ...

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