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3:18 p.m.

Obama nominee to head Veterans Affairs pledges to ‘transform’ agency
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. Robert McDonald cited problems with...

3:15 p.m.

Reno police probe fatal shooting of young father
Reno police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a young father killed by bullets that traveled through his apartment window near Wooster High School. Police say 23-year-old Anthony Cueva had just put his...

2:51 p.m.

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CEO: Clippers coach Doc Rivers to quit if Donald Sterling stays
The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine ...

2:30 p.m.

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2 suspects wanted in Atlantic City casino heist
Police are seeking two masked suspects who robbed an Atlantic City casino at gunpoint and made off with more than $180,000. The heist occurred Monday morning at ...

2:25 p.m.

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing
A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post. Police officials say there was a long line of cars at the ...

2:16 p.m.

Coroner IDs teen killed in weekend drive-by shooting
Coroner IDs teen killed in weekend drive-by shooting
A man killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning near Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue has been identified as Issacher Akaka, 18, of Las Vegas. Akaka was killed when ...

2:07 p.m.

Photo: A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures
US: No evidence of direct Russian link to downed plane
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of...

1:39 p.m.

Search on for missing swimmer at Lake Mead
Authorities were searching today for a missing swimmer at Lake Mead, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. The man was last seen swimming...

1:24 p.m.

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Bodies of victims in plane crash removed from war zone
A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation...

1:12 p.m.

Nevada scores low on annual child welfare index
Nevada scores low on annual child welfare index
Several states in the Deep South and Southwest — Nevada among them — have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as ...

12:32 p.m.

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George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was ...

12:28 p.m.

Bills would address e-cigarettes, young motorcycle riders
Bills would address e-cigarettes, young motorcycle riders
Two bills being drafted for the next session of the Legislature would regulate electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products and require special training for those under 25 seeking a motorcycle license. The bill requests are listed...

11:23 a.m.

Douglas County floodwaters leave 3 feet of mud
Douglas County residents are digging out after flash flooding left up to 3 feet of mud and debris in some neighborhood streets south of Carson City. The Sierra storm that dumped...

11:06 a.m.

Metro Police investigating robbery of Las Vegas bank
Metro Police investigating robbery of Las Vegas bank
Metro Police are investigating an armed robbery at a bank this morning. Police received a call ...

10:31 a.m.

Source: Steve Ballmer met with Donald Sterling, but no agreement on Clippers
A person close to the case says Steve Ballmer has met with Donald Sterling, who is resisting selling the Los Angeles Clippers to the former Microsoft CEO for $2 billion. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of...

10:21 a.m.

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Jonathan assured them of his determination that...

10:08 a.m.

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police
Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use of force and inadequate accountability. The probe...

9:50 a.m.

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Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags ...

9:45 a.m.

Another author boosted by ‘Colbert Bump’
The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious. Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a best-seller thanks to...

9:41 a.m.

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court
A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The dispute centers on whether a man convicted of killing his...

9:06 a.m.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have...

8:59 a.m.

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on...

8:45 a.m.

Isolated power outage reported in Spring Valley
A Tuesday morning outage left 74 Spring Valley residents without power, according to NV Energy. The outage occurred just...

8:35 a.m.

Pedestrian critically injured crossing street downtown
A man was critically injured after he was hit by a car Monday night while crossing a street in downtown Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. Anthony Rotondo, 64, was crossing Bonneville Avenue at...

8:22 a.m.

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Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to ...

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