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April 22, 2014

11:22 a.m.

Police attach explosives to rental car to train dogs, car drives away
Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. The explosive was attached to a rental car that...

11:17 a.m.

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies
The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns...

10:58 a.m.

Las Vegas among 15 cities Democrats considering for 2016 convention
President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday. The DNC is inviting cities...

10:47 a.m.

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At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors
President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who ...

10:10 a.m.

Whittemore lawyers say judge can’t change order deferring prison
Lawyers for convicted former Nevada powerbroker Harvey Whittemore are arguing that a federal judge cannot change an order allowing him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided. Whittemore was convicted last year of...

9:53 a.m.

Nine people injured in two-car crash near Reno
The Washoe County sheriff's office says nine people were taken to the hospital following a two-car collision on Highland Ranch Parkway in Sun Valley north of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports...

9:31 a.m.

Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses
Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses
Clark County:
Southern Nevada’s green rush is on as more than 100 businesses hurried to file medical marijuana license applications with Clark County before today’s deadline to stake out a claim in what’s expected to be ...

9:13 a.m.

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Justin Bieber seeks delay in Florida DUI trial
Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. The 20-year-old pop singer's lawyers filed a motion...

8:55 a.m.

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Underwater hunt for missing jet stretches beyond week and still nothing
An air search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was suspended for a day due to stormy weather on Tuesday as the painstakingly slow sonar scanning of a targeted patch of seabed continued. Up to 10 planes were...

8:50 a.m.

‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in South Sudan slaughter
Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday. Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press...

8:24 a.m.

Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip
The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving. The justices voted 5-4 Tuesday to...

8:18 a.m.

Photo: This Friday, March 21, 2014, shows a home for sale
Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that...

8:10 a.m.

Nevada settles lawsuit with former forestry chief
A former Nevada Division of Forestry battalion chief who claimed he was fired for speaking out about alleged improper management of firefighting resources in Elko County has settled his lawsuit against the state. The Elko Daily Free Press reports...

8:02 a.m.

Photo: This Oct. 13, 2013, file photo shows Supreme Court
Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said...


April 21, 2014

9:01 p.m.

Report: Las Vegas home prices continue steady surge
Report: Las Vegas home prices continue steady surge
Real estate:
Las Vegas home values keep on climbing. The median home value in the quarter ending March 31 was $170,900, up 22 percent from a year earlier. The growth rate was ...

8:50 p.m.

Argument may have led to fatal shooting in Las Vegas parking lot
Argument may have led to fatal shooting in Las Vegas parking lot
The fatal shooting happened at 7:24 p.m. in the 1500 block of Harris Avenue, near Bruce Street and Maryland Parkway. It appears two males were arguing in a parking lot when one pulled a gun and ...

8:30 p.m.

Photo: A couple plays an electronic craps machine during
Cromwell’s casino floor officially open for business
Caesars Entertainment, owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today. The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games. Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also ...

7:58 p.m.

Photo: Neil K. Scott covers his face as he is led into Mo
Prep school graduates ran drug ring, police say
Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of ...

6:44 p.m.

Photo: Geoff McGrath displays a vintage Boy Scout Handboo
Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop
The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church ...

6:15 p.m.

Desai ordered to federal custody for evaluation
Desai ordered to federal custody for evaluation
A former Las Vegas doctor serving prison time in connection with a 2007 hepatitis outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental competency evaluation in a separate health care fraud case. Desai lost his medical license after ...

6 p.m.

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star kidnapped Las Vegas prostitute, police say
‘Ice Road Truckers’ star kidnapped Las Vegas prostitute, police say
A reality TV star who braved treacherous terrain on the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads" allegedly lured a prostitute to his Las Vegas apartment and held her there against her will because ...

3:45 p.m.

Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …

2:56 p.m.

Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55
Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said...

2:28 p.m.

Photo: Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.
Netflix raising price up to $2 a month for new customers
Netflix is preparing to raise its Internet video subscription prices by as much as $2 per month this summer to help pay for more programming such as...

2:21 p.m.

Photo: Dealer Joe Carrion waits inside the high-limit bac
Crimea seeks to become the next Las Vegas

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