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Jan. 27, 2015

1:35 p.m.

Rep. Dina Titus accuses GOP of ‘declaring war on immigrants’
Rep. Dina Titus accuses GOP of ‘declaring war on immigrants’
Accusing Republicans of “declaring war on immigrants,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus took to the House floor today to blast Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s go-it-alone plan to join a lawsuit to ...

1:30 p.m.

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Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday. Police also found old letters from ...

12:51 p.m.

Man arrested after barricading himself in east valley house
Man arrested after barricading himself in east valley house
A man was taken into custody after an hours-long barricade situation that led to a school lockdown in the east valley today. Metro Police received a report about ...

12:42 p.m.

Injured North Las Vegas motorcycle officer recovering
Injured North Las Vegas motorcycle officer recovering
A sergeant says an injured North Las Vegas police officer could be released soon from a hospital after crashing his motorcycle on a rain-slickened freeway near downtown Las Vegas. Sgt. Chrissie Coon says the officer was ...

12:04 p.m.

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On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, made his ...

11:41 a.m.

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice
Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow. Ben Emmerson, attorney for Litvinenko's widow ...

11:12 a.m.

Union says it won’t stand by as GOP attacks collective bargaining
Union says it won’t stand by as GOP attacks collective bargaining
Republicans are attacking working families with their proposals to upend collective bargaining in Nevada, Danny Thompson, executive vice treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO, said at a press conference this morning. Thompson’s words come as some state lawmakers ...

10:48 a.m.

Activists take first steps to recall Assembly Republicans
Activists take first steps to recall Assembly Republicans
A conservative activist and anti-tax firebrand has helped organize three political action committees with the goal of recalling Nevada Assembly Republicans that he says haven't come out strongly enough against the governor's proposed tax increases. The move by Chuck Muth came as ...

10:40 a.m.

Health District encourages mothers to breastfeed babies
The Southern Nevada Health District has a message for new moms: Don’t hesitate to breastfeed your infants. The district’s board of health recently ...

10:30 a.m.

Anthony seeks to unseat Las Vegas mayor over stadium deal
Anthony seeks to unseat Las Vegas mayor over stadium deal
Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony launched his bid today to unseat Mayor Carolyn Goodman over her support for a publicly funded downtown soccer ...

10:27 a.m.

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Obama sees need to move on drone rules now
President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages. It's his own administration that has ...

10:17 a.m.

Photo: Hennepin County Sherrif's personnel stand outside
Officers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman dead
Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover. Two newly sworn-in officers and others were shot at Monday night as they ...

9:55 a.m.

Rain could return to Las Vegas later this week
Rain could return to Las Vegas later this week
The scattering of rain that hit the Las Vegas Valley overnight could return later this week, forecasters said. Light rain hit the region about 5 p.m. Monday, with up to ...

9:42 a.m.

Las Vegas teen was ‘living out his dream’ before death at college dorm
Las Vegas teen was ‘living out his dream’ before death at college dorm
Jeremy Huber, a freshman defenseman on the Blue Jays' men's lacrosse team, was found dead in his university dormitory Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. He was …

9:34 a.m.

Charges added in Metro Police officer robbery, assault case
Charges added in Metro Police officer robbery, assault case
A veteran Las Vegas police detective stood shackled before a judge while prosecutors lodged more charges alleging that he injured a prostitute he attacked to ...

9:33 a.m.

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which sits ...

9:30 a.m.

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas located ...

9:23 a.m.

Photo: In this April 5, 2014, photo, people walk past the
Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for believers who object to the behavior of others. It's not clear how much common ground the Mormons will find with ...

9:13 a.m.

Motorcyclist injured in crash dies at hospital
A motorcyclist injured last week​ in a wreck has died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Metro Police said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office notified ...

8:37 a.m.

Photo: A plow clears snow from Wall Street in front of th
Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC
A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains. In New England ...

8:19 a.m.

Nevada unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent in December
Nevada unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent in December
Nevada’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 6.8 percent, its lowest since June 2008 and down from 9 percent in December 2013. The rate was also down from ...

2 a.m.

Las Vegas philanthropists to meet to talk strategies, successes
About 150 philanthropists will gather Feb. 6 for the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit at Las Vegas City Hall. The agenda will include local and national speakers sharing new and time-honored fundraising and operating strategies. ...

2 a.m.

Photo: A KB Home roof is tiled during the Super Saturday
2014 not a robust year for Las Vegas homebuilders
Real Estate:
Las Vegas homebuilders, after bouncing back strong from the recession, had a lackluster 2014. Sales volume dropped hard, prices were volatile, and after ramping up construction plans in the first half of the year, developers pulled back sharply ...

Monday

Jan. 26, 2015

9:30 p.m.

Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for shorting its workers
Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for shorting its workers
Labor:
A Las Vegas limousine company has been fined $232,317 for illegally withholding pay from nearly 500 employees. An investigation found that limousine and shuttle bus service Executive Las Vegas made improper ...

8:56 p.m.

NLV motorcycle cop crashes, shutting down Interstate 15
NLV motorcycle cop crashes, shutting down Interstate 15
Southbound Interstate 15 at Cheyenne Avenue is closed after a crash involving a North Las Vegas Police motorcycle Monday night. Nevada Highway Patrol reported that at about ...

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