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March 3, 2015

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  • Vegas hospital sends stillborn babies to laundry by mistake

    4 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners. The remains were in a load of laundry that Spring ...

  • Bill would increase qualifications for Nevada candidates

    7 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans are proposing a bill that would increase restrictions on disqualified candidates for public office. Republican Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman sponsored the bill and gave testimony on AB 177 during a meeting of the Assembly ...

  • Nevada lawmaker files compliant against fellow legislator

    8 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assemblyman John Moore has filed a complaint against fellow Republican Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson over a physical altercation. Moore filed the complaint with legislative police on Tuesday after he said an altercation between ...

  • Woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton to stay in Arizona

    8 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech the former secretary of state gave in Las Vegas last year has been sentenced to a year of federal supervision in her home ...

  • Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

    11 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. ...

  • Bill would cap Nevada public employee retirement payouts

    11 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans are looking to significantly change how the state's public employee benefits system operates. The Assembly Committee on Government Affairs reviewed the first details of AB 190 on Tuesday to committee rooms in Las ...

  • 4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot at Nevada juvenile camp

    12 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in northern Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured. Lyon County Sheriff ...

  • Lawyer: Dash cam video will help federal wrongful death case

    12 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for a mother who viewed Nevada state police dash cam video of the last moments of her son's life says he's confident it'll help in a federal lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting by ...

  • Bill would expand protections for shootings ruled justified

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assembly Republicans are advocating for a bill that would expand the rights of people who kill someone in self-defense. Republican Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton testified Tuesday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on AB 171, which ...

  • Bond rollover, prevailing wage bill fails committee vote

    14 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Assembly committee has failed to pass a bill that would extend school construction bonds and suspend prevailing wage requirements for school projects. The Assembly Government Affairs Committee held a vote on Tuesday to ...

  • $2M grant to aid low income, disabled families in Nevada

    20 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have announced a $2 million federal grant that will pay for low-income housing for 50 families in Nevada. The money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist Nevada's state Housing Division ...

  • Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn earned $25 million in 2014

    20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Wynn may have recently taken a pay cut as CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd. but no need for sympathy for the casino-hotel mogul. Wynn earned $25.3 million in 2014. That was nearly 30 percent more ...

  • Caesars reports 4Q, annual losses; CEO encouraged by 2015

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gambling gods were not kind to Caesars Entertainment Corp. in the fourth quarter. The Las Vegas company reported a loss of over $1 billion during the final three months of the ...

  • Proposal would allow governor and lieutenant governor ticket

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson is proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the governor and lieutenant governor to be jointly elected. Hutchinson presented SJR 3 to the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections alongside former ...

  • Jeb Bush distances himself from family

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is distancing himself from his family as he courts senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar. The leading ...

  • Regan Smith to again replace Busch for Stewart-Haas Racing

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regan Smith will again replace Kurt Busch this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch was suspended two days before the Feb. 22 season-opening Daytona 500. Smith was named interim driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet ...

  • Rallies against states' push to control federal lands

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates for retaining federal oversight of public lands plan rallies in the West on Monday to oppose efforts by some states to seize control of federal lands. In Utah, conservation and wildlife groups are set ...

  • Nevada Republicans push bill calling for equal pay

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers will review a Republican-backed bill seeking to reduce Nevada's wage gap between men and women. The Senate Committee on Judiciary will hold a hearing on Republican-sponsored SB 167 on Monday. Senate Majority leader Michael ...

  • Conservation groups plan rally over land transfer proposal

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservation and outdoors groups plan to rally against a Senate resolution asking the federal government to transfer public lands to the state. Groups including the Sierra Club, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Nevada ...

  • Sports betting contest expands reach with satellite tourneys

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based pro football sports betting contest is aiming to expand its reach much like the World Series of Poker did by offering free satellite tournaments. The sports book at Westgate Las Vegas announced Monday ...

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