1 killed, 1 wounded and arrested in Vegas police shootout

One suspect has been killed and another wounded in a shootout with police in Las Vegas
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15 states side with Nevada in drugmaker delay of execution

Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution
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1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations

Medical marijuana patients insist they were better off before recreational use became legal in Nevada last July, and tourists still have no place to smoke it legally, but otherwise the state's first year of adult-use pot sales has exceeded expectations
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2 arrested after officer killed in Hawaii, shooter sought

Authorities in Hawaii say two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remains at large.
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2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff

Two Idaho men have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch
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2 killed, 1 wounded in Las Vegas shooting, police gun battle

Two men were left dead and a wounded suspect was in custody Wednesday following a fatal shooting and subsequent gun battle with police in downtown Las Vegas.
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2 shot, wounded in parking lot of a Las Vegas hotel-casino

Police in Las Vegas say two people have been taken to a hospital after being shot and wounded in the parking lot of the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino
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2nd teen charged with murder in 'Russian roulette' death

A second teenager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in suburban Las Vegas in what has been attributed to a deadly game of "Russian roulette."
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5 small Nevada airports getting about $5M for improvements

Five small Nevada airports are getting nearly $5 million in federal help to refurbish taxiways and make other improvements
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5-year labor deal reached between union, 2 Las Vegas casinos

Two casinos in downtown Las Vegas reached tentative labor agreements with unionized bartenders, food and cocktail servers and other workers over the weekend
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6 hospitalized after shooting at North Las Vegas house party

Police say six people are hospitalized in stable condition after being shot and wounded at a house party in North Las Vegas
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Ada County treasurer charged with misuse of public funds

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has charged a former candidate for state treasurer with seven felony counts of misuse of public money by a public officer
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Advocates estimate 2020 Census won't count 58K Nevada kids

Advocates estimate that 68,000 Nevada children may not be counted in the 2020 Census because they live in hard-to-count areas and a citizenship question could deter immigrant families from participating
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Aerial footage shows aftermath of Las Vegas shooting

Aerial footage taken after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history shows the broken windows of a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel suite where the gunman fired at a crowd gathered for a music festival in October
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Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency
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Arizona firefighters injured in Nevada rollover wreck

Authorities say two southern Arizona firefighters were injured when their fire engine blew a tire and rolled in Nevada while they were returning to Arizona from a fire assignment in California
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Arson suspect arrested in wildfire north of Reno

A 34-year-old Nevada man was arrested as an arson suspect in a wildfire that has burned 68 square miles of mostly rangeland and forced evacuations north of Reno
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Atlantis casino in Reno to stop offering plastic straws

The Atlantis casino-resort in Reno will stop asking customers if they'd like a plastic straw with their drink
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Attack survivors urged to apply for expense reimbursements

Arizona's attorney general is encouraging survivors of the Oct. 1 attack on the Las Vegas Strip to apply to a Nevada crime-victim program for expense reimbursements by the application deadline on the tragedy's one-year anniversary
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Body camera images show officers searching Las Vegas casinos

Police have made public officer body-camera video showing street scenes and searches of Las Vegas Strip casinos following the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800
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Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting

Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip
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Bombing remains a mystery 2 years after rattling Nevada town

A Nevada sheriff said authorities still don't have a clue why an out-of-work nurse blew up a friend's house two years ago in the tiny southern Nevada town of Panaca
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Bradley Airport to start daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis

Bradley International Airport in Connecticut starts offering daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis for the first time in at least 16 years
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Bullock outlines jobs initiative for governors association

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is set to be sworn in as chairman of the National Governors Association this weekend in New Mexico
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Caesars breaks ground on conference center in Las Vegas

Casino operator Caesars Entertainment is building a meeting and event space complex near the High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas
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Casino workers in Las Vegas continue weekly picketing

Unionized casino workers in Las Vegas are continuing their weekly picketing campaign as they negotiate new contracts
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Charges dropped against ex-Vegas officer in chokehold death

A Nevada prosecutor dropped charges against a former Las Vegas police officer accused of using an unapproved chokehold in the death of an unarmed man last year
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Charlotte's council came close to denying GOP convention

A report by The Charlotte Observer on closed-door city council meetings shows how close the North Carolina city came to turning away the Republican National Convention
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Community college keeps accreditation, placed on probation

Luna Community College in New Mexico learned it will retain its national accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission
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Convicted Nevada murderer dead at age 71

A 71-year-old Nevada inmate who was serving two consecutive life sentences in prison for murder has died
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Correction: Nevada Judge Threatened story

Correction: Nevada Judge Threatened story
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Cortez Masto talks immigration, health care, Supreme Court

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Friday that she's focusing on ensuring people have access to affordable health care and demanding answers about families separated at the U.S-Mexico border by the President Donald Trump's administration
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Dallas mayor pro tem pleads guilty to accepting bribes

Federal prosecutors say Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, through gambling, trips to Las Vegas and other cities, and a phony consulting agreement
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Daredevil Tony Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel's jumps

Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps
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Daredevil Travis Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel's jumps

Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps
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Dave Dave, whose father set him on fire in 1983, dies at 42

Dave Dave, who was badly scarred at the age of 6 when his father tried to burn him to death, has died
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Death Valley high of 124 degrees forecast in Southwest heat

A high of 124 degrees has been forecast in California's Death Valley Tuesday and is expected to rise to 126 Thursday as a heat wave sweeps across the U.S. Southwest
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Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

California's Death Valley tentatively sets world record for hottest month ever in July
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Disabled Michigan veteran sets powerlifting records

A disabled Michigan veteran who's missing his left leg is setting powerlifting records
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Driver dies in fiery Las Vegas crash after vehicle hits wall

Authorities say a driver is dead after a pickup truck struck a concrete wall and burned
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DUI arrests in South Florida plummet

In South Florida, clubs are open late, booze flows freely and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired
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Dust storm sweeps into Las Vegas

A dust storm swept into the Las Vegas area Saturday morning, severly reducing visibility as forecasters warned that thunderstorms would damage trees and roofs
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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts of recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers
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Ex-correctional officer pleads guilty in fake accident case

A former Nevada correctional officer has pleaded guilty to fraud and attempted theft in a case stemming from what authorities say was a staged accident involving a pedestrian
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Ex-LA County deputy pleads guilty in FBI's drug sting case

A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs after he was caught in an FBI sting operation offering to guard shipments of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana
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Ex-Las Vegas councilman sentenced in campaign money case

A former Las Vegas councilman who admitted to misusing campaign funds has been sentenced to one month in prison, three months in a halfway house and eight months in home detention
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Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

A Nevada judge has effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death
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Extreme heat sizzles across the US Southwest

Extreme heat is sizzling across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major power utility broke a record
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Extreme heat to remain in Las Vegas area through Friday

The Las Vegas area will continue to be extremely hot through at least Friday
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FBI official: Vegas shooting report to be after anniversary

The top FBI official in Nevada says he'll make public a report about the shooting last year that killed 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip, but after the Oct. 1 anniversary
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Federal officials traced more than 5K guns in Nevada in 2017

Federal officials say they helped Nevada law enforcement agencies trace more than 5,000 confiscated guns last year
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Fentanyl maker joins lawsuit to block Nevada execution plan

A maker of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl has joined a bid to block Nevada from using its product in the first execution in the state in more than 12 years
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Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

Hundreds of tourists who booked overnight trips to famous waterfalls in Arizona will have to reschedule after heavy flooding
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Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws
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Food Network chef launches training kitchen for young people

Food Network chef from Baltimore launches training kitchen for young people
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Forecasters warn of excessive heat in parts of Western US

Weather forecasters warn of excessive heat in parts of Nevada, Arizona and California
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Former California assemblyman sues accuser alleging assault

A former California assemblyman is suing a woman who accused him of masturbating in front of her after a preliminary investigation substantiated her claims
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Former CEO of Harrah's to become Wynn's board chairman

The board of directors of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts is undergoing more changes
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Georgia editorial roundup

Summary of recent Georgia newspaper editorials
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Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

Gillesby, Laub promoted to Associated Press leadership positions
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Grand jury refuses to indict ex-Vegas officer in choke case

A grand jury's refusal to indict a former Las Vegas police officer who used a chokehold in the death of an unarmed man last year is drawing complaints from the dead man's mother and others
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Gun safety advocates set their sights on elected office

Gun safety advocates are gathering in Atlanta to discuss strategies to end gun violence
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Hawaii governor signs 2 bills tightening state's gun laws

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is signing into law two bills that would tighten the state's already strict gun regulations
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Hawaii officer dies after shooting as police hunt suspect

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Hawaii police believe a suspect wanted in the killing of the first officer to be fatally shot on the Big Island is being hidden by associates
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Hawaii woman sentenced for stealing $863K from employer

A former Big Island resident was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $863,000 over four years from her Hawaii employer
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Hearing set for man accused of selling ammo to Vegas shooter

An Aug. 28 status hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history
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Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest

Scorching heat is radiating across the U.S. Southwest, with the highest temperatures projected for California's Death Valley during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year
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Heat warning remains in effect for Las Vegas area

An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remained in effect into Saturday evening for Las Vegas and other desert areas of southern Nevada
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Heller announces funding for Tahoe-area wildfire cameras

The U.S. government is sending $226,000 to Nevada for cameras to help detect and monitor wildfires near Lake Tahoe
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Highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas temporarily closed

The main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas is closed in both directions
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Idaho man in Bundy standoff sentenced to 14 years in prison

A judge has sentenced an Idaho man to serve 14 years in prison for his role in a standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy
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Indianapolis resident John Cynn becomes 2018 World Series of Poker champion, wins $8.8 million

Indianapolis resident John Cynn becomes 2018 World Series of Poker champion, wins $8.8 million
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Interstate 11 built with features highlighting lake, history

Motorists traveling a new section of Interstate 11 near Boulder City will get glimpses of Lake Mead, art deco-style bridges, history of Hoover Dam
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Interstate connecting Canada, Mexico may pass near Fernley

State transportation officials say plans to build a U.S. interstate from Mexico to Canada include a pair of preferred alternatives that would route it through western Nevada near Fernley about 30 miles east of Reno, state transportation officials say
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Investigation finds Las Vegas gunman lost $1.5 million in 2 years, including money paid to casinos

Investigation finds Las Vegas gunman lost $1.5 million in 2 years, including money paid to casinos
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John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M

Indianapolis resident John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M
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Judge denies new sentence for confessed Nevada child killer

A state court judge in Las Vegas has denied a request to resentence a confessed killer who has lost several appeals of his life prison term in the 1997 rape and strangulation of a girl
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Judge overturns Columbus' ban on gun bump stocks

A city of Columbus' law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional
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Judge raises bail to $1M for Hoover Dam barricade suspect

An Arizona judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a Nevada man accused of using an armored vehicle to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam last month
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Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Judge: Social media user isn't entitled to anonymity

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Kansas stem cell center loses director, space

The University of Kansas Medical Center's adult stem cell research lab is facing major obstacles after the departure of its director and size reductions
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LANL researching algae to convert to affordable fuel

That green pond scum on the backyard pool may be annoying now, but it could someday fuel a jet plane to whisk you away on vacation
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Las Vegas airport sees more than 4.3M passengers in June

More than 4.3 million passengers walked through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last month
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Las Vegas City Council to consider new municipal courthouse

Las Vegas could be getting a new municipal courthouse
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Las Vegas corrections officer who died had fight with inmate

Police say a Las Vegas corrections officer who died while on duty at the city jail earlier this month had been in a fight with an inmate shortly before he was found unconscious
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Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn't raise suspicions

Police say the Las Vegas gunman didn't raise suspicion before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history despite becoming increasingly unstable and burning through more than $1.5 million
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Las Vegas gunman lost money, became unstable before shooting

The Las Vegas gunman appeared to become increasingly unstable and distant and constantly complained of being sick in the year before the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history
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Las Vegas gunman spent $1.5M, became distant before rampage

The Las Vegas gunman burned through more than $1.5 million, became increasingly unstable and distanced himself from loved ones before the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history
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Las Vegas officials urge homeless to use cooling centers

Officials in Las Vegas are urging homeless people to use cooling centers and daytime shelters after three individuals were found dead in as many days of suspected heat-related causes
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Las Vegas police have completed their investigation into the Oct. 1 mass shooting without determining a motive

Las Vegas police have completed their investigation into the Oct. 1 mass shooting without determining a motive
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Las Vegas police paying $500K to settle stun gun death case

Las Vegas police have agreed to pay $500,000 to the 79-year-old mother of a man whose 2011 death in police custody spurred changes in the department's policy on the use of stun guns
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Las Vegas police say investigation finds no one else to charge in Oct. 1 mass shooting

Las Vegas police say investigation finds no one else to charge in Oct. 1 mass shooting
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Las Vegas police search for man suspected of killing woman

Police in Las Vegas say they're searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting the mother of his children
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Las Vegas police to release final report on Oct. 1 shooting

Las Vegas police are making public their final report on the shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds last year at a country music festival
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Las Vegas police will pay $500K in stun gun death case

Las Vegas police have agreed to pay $500,000 to the mother of a man whose 2011 death in police custody spurred changes in the department's policy on the use of stun guns
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Las Vegas police wound store security guard after shooting

Las Vegas police are investigating the wounding by officers of a store security guard accused of shooting at a manager inside the business and exchanging gunfire with police outside
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Las Vegas police: Man allegedly posed as cop to coerce sex

A man has been arrested and accused of pretending to be a police officer to pressure victims into performing sex acts in downtown Las Vegas, and the police are encouraging other possible victims to come forward
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Las Vegas police: Man fatally stabbed while driving car

Las Vegas police say a man was fatally stabbed with a knife as he drove a car
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Las Vegas police: Sergeant fatally shots knife-wielding man

Las Vegas police say a police sergeant shot and fatally wounded a knife-wielding man who had been stabbing a woman
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Las Vegas police: Woman found fatally shot in her bedroom

Las Vegas police say a woman has been found fatally shot in her home in what's being investigated as a domestic-related homicide
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Las Vegas police: Woman killed near resort's parking garage

Las Vegas police say a woman was found fatally shot near a resort's parking garage
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Las Vegas sheriff says authorities cannot "definitively" find gunman's motive in Oct. 1 mass shooting

Las Vegas sheriff says authorities cannot "definitively" find gunman's motive in Oct. 1 mass shooting
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Las Vegas to be under excessive heat watch Monday-Wednesday

Clark County officials plan to open daytime cooling stations in the Las Vegas area Monday through Wednesday to provide relief from high temperatures expected to range up to 114 degrees (45.5 Celsius)
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Law enforcement operation to focus on pedestrian safety

Law enforcement officials across Nevada will be looking for lawless drivers and pedestrians this month
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Lawyers: Video clears California dentists in Vegas rape case

Attorneys for a group of California dentists arrested on rape and kidnapping charges at a Las Vegas Strip resort predicted the case will be dropped once prosecutors review cellphone video evidence
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Lollapalooza kicks off in Chicago with stepped-up security

People attending this year's Lollapalooza music festival downtown Chicago are finding stricter rules and stepped-up security
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Louisiana editorial roundup

Summary of recent Louisiana newspaper editorials
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Man convicted of sexual assaulting fellow plane passenger

A federal jury has convicted a Detroit-area man of sexually assaulting a sleeping Spirit Airlines passenger.
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Man found dead in vehicle in Las Vegas, could be a suicide

A man is dead after a shooting, but Las Vegas Metropolitan Police don't yet know if it's a suicide or he was shot by an officer
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Man gets 25 years in prison for drug-trafficking, gun crimes

A man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for drug-trafficking and firearms offenses in New Hampshire
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Man sentenced in fatal brawl outside downtown Fargo bar

A man accused in a fatal brawl outside a downtown Fargo bar has been sentenced to 18 months in prison
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Manhunt underway for suspect in Hawaii police shooting

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies
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Mega video canopy in downtown Las Vegas to be renovated

The mega video canopy in downtown Las Vegas will undergo a $32 million renovation
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MGM banks on never-used anti-terrorism law in suing victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas relies on an obscure U.S. law never tested in court
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MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas
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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

A lawyer who attended a Las Vegas concert where a gunman killed 58 people last year is calling a casino operator's lawsuits against hundreds of victims a "bullying tactic"
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MGM told to tone down casino billboard

A large, animated billboard visible from the highway won't draw visitors to MGM's $960 million casino in Springfield after all
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MGM, Caesars racing to cash in on sports betting market

Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August
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Michigan basketball player hopes to inspire others

A Michigan basketball player turned businessman hopes his path is something that can inspire current Division-I athletes who will be looking for a new career when the ball stops bouncing
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Montana Greens ordered to disclose signature effort details

Montana's commissioner of political practices says the Green Party broke campaign laws by failing to report the cost of signature gathering efforts by a political consultant
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More police body cam video shows aftermath of Vegas shooting

Newly released police body camera videos show SWAT teams searching stairways and offices of a Las Vegas Strip hotel and officers directing people to flee a nearby concert venue during a shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds last October.
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More security this year at Chicago's Lollapalooza

There will be more security at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, where Bruno Mars, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys are among the headliners for the four-day event
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Nationals set team scoring record, rout Reyes, Mets 25-4

In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New York Mets in a 25-4 rout
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Nevada appealing killer's twice-delayed execution

Prison officials are asking the state Supreme Court to overrule a judge's final-hours delay of Nevada's first execution in 12 years over a drug company's bid to block the use of its product
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Nevada appealing twice-delayed execution to state high court

Prison officials are asking the state Supreme Court to overrule a judge's final-hours delay of Nevada's first execution in 12 years over a drug company's bid to block the use of its product
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Nevada argues broad US effect of drugmaker execution delay

State officials and death penalty experts say a court-ordered delay of Nevada's first execution in 12 years could have a ripple effect in the other 30 U.S. states with capital punishment
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Nevada casinos end fiscal year with winnings up 3.2 percent

State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos increased 3.2 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30
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Nevada closes probe into 6 voters who voted twice in primary

The Nevada Secretary of State's Office says it is closing an investigation into six people who voted twice during the June primary election after finding that they did not intentionally cast two ballots
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Nevada correctional officer suspected in slaying found dead

A Nevada correctional officer suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend has been found dead in Idaho
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Nevada could elect first-ever female-majority statehouse

Nevada voters could soon make history by electing the country's first female-majority state legislature
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Nevada death-row inmate after 2 delays: 'Just get it done'

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out
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Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over the drugs to be used in his lethal injection is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out
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Nevada death-row inmate: 'Just get it done'

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out
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Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016
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Nevada execution delayed indefinitely after ruling on drug

A Nevada judge has effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death
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Nevada execution in doubt after drug company sues to stop it

A drug company has sued Nevada over plans to use its product in a lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S.
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Nevada felon guilty of violating Endangered Species Act

A Nevada felon pleaded guilty to multiple charges Wednesday including violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act after he rammed his ATV into a gate and harmed the federally protected Devils Hole pupfish at a wildlife refuge in Death Valley National Park.
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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval remarries in Lake Tahoe ceremony

A statement released Sunday by his office said Sandoval married gaming executive Lauralyn McCarthy of Las Vegas in a ceremony Saturday at Lake Tahoe
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Nevada Gov. Sandoval to marry gambling industry veteran

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to marry a veteran of the gambling industry
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Nevada governor on two-week trade mission to Africa

Gov. Brian Sandoval is on a two-week trip to Africa for a trade mission
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Nevada governor will lead Vegas shooting memorial effort

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval agrees to serve as the chairman of a committee to design, fund and build a memorial in Las Vegas to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
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Nevada health exchange rates expect to see lowest rise yet

State insurance officials say Nevadans who get health coverage through the online insurance marketplace are only expected to see a slight increase in rates next year _ relief after years of double-digit increases
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Nevada health exchange rates expected to see lowest rise yet

State insurance officials say Nevadans who get health coverage through the online insurance marketplace are only expected to see a slight increase in rates next year _ relief after years of double-digit increases
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Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

Two drugmakers want the Nevada Supreme Court to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices hear an appeal of whether the state can use their drugs for an execution
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Nevada inmate charged in 1984 hammer killing near Denver

Prosecutors have formally charged a Nevada convict accused of killing a woman with a hammer near Denver more than three decades ago, and charges in a separate attack that left three others dead are expected soon
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Nevada inmate charged in 1984 hammer killings near Denver

Investigators in Colorado have charged a Nevada inmate with killing a woman and a family of three with a hammer in separate attacks in suburban Denver more than 30 years ago
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Nevada inmate linked to 1984 hammer killings near Denver

Authorities in Colorado say DNA evidence links a Nevada inmate serving time for attacking a couple with an ax handle with hammer attacks that killed four people in the Denver area in 1984
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Nevada inmate wants his death sentence, painful or not

The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering
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Nevada judge halts use of drug in planned execution, delaying Nevada's death by lethal injection after drugmaker sues

Nevada judge halts use of drug in planned execution, delaying Nevada's death by lethal injection after drugmaker sues
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Nevada man dies when commercial canoe flips in Alaska river

A Nevada man died when a commercial canoe with 10 people on board overturned in a glacier river in southeast Alaska
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Nevada nears new sexual harassment policies at casinos

Nevada's chief gambling regulator says she's been encouraged by the input she's received from casino executives and workers as the state's Gaming Control Board considers rules to regulate sexual harassment in the industry's workplace for the first time.
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Nevada police say trailer with 400 guns stolen from casino

Police in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson say they're investigating a report that a truck and trailer containing about 400 firearms was stolen from a casino parking lot
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Nevada senator's health care views heat up re-election fight

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election
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Nevada strengthens election security ahead of 2018 election

Nevada officials have hired an information security expert, boosted training and begun using voting machines and software to detect and repel any efforts to breach the state's voting systems
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Nevada strengthens election security ahead of fall election

Nevada officials have hired an information security expert, boosted training and begun using voting machines and software to detect and repel any efforts to breach the state's voting systems
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Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications

Nevada prison officials are telling the state Supreme Court that witnesses reported no complications following Nebraska's execution this week using some of the same drugs Nevada wants to use in a lethal injection
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Nevada to get quick state Supreme Court reply on execution

The Nevada Supreme Court is agreeing to quickly take up the question of whether a drug company can block the use of its drug in a state execution
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Nevada to study prison reforms to cut costs, recidivism

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has requested a review of the state's criminal justice system to see if the state can control growing prison costs, reduce repeat offenders and make communities safer
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Nevadan guilty of violating Endangered Species Act

A Nevada man pleaded guilty to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act after he rammed his ATV into a gate and harmed the federally protected pupfish at the Devils Hole area in Death Valley National Park
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New Mexico college trustee hopeful pleaded guilty to felony

An applicant for a northern New Mexico community college board of trustee once pleaded guilty to jury tampering
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New Mexico tells some land owners to pay $10K to access land

Some landowners in a small, northern New Mexico town are being forced to pay a $10,000 permit from the state to access their property
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Newly released bodycam videos show Vegas shooting aftermath

Newly released police body camera videos show SWAT teams searching stairways and offices of a Las Vegas Strip hotel and officers directing people to flee a nearby concert venue during a shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds last October.
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No applicants for judicial opening so deadline is reset

The state court system's first attempt to recruit potential replacements for a retiring District Court judge in northeastern New Mexico didn't work so it's trying again
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North Carolina editorial roundup

Summary of recent North Carolina newspaper editorials
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North Dakota darts competitor takes performance seriously

Competing at a world-class level in any sport or activity takes an incredible amount of skill, dedication and determination, and Chip Anderson credits his competitiveness and drive for his ability to play with some of the best in the world of darts
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Northern New Mexico city sees another lawsuit from ex-worker

A northern New Mexico city is facing another lawsuit from a former employer in yet another controversy involving its mayor
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Off-Strip Westgate casino, union reach tentative labor deal

Unionized workers in Las Vegas have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Westgate casino-resort a week after guests and others encountered picket lines outside the property
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Official: Slight gain in registered Nevada voters in July

The number of registered voters increased slightly last month as political parties and activists on the left and right work to boost their numbers ahead of this year's midterm elections
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Officials say 2 cases of Legionnaires' at Laughlin casino

Health officials are investigating reports of two cases of Legionnaires' disease that guests of a Laughlin hotel-casino reported after staying at the property in November and March
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Organizers of a Pulse nightclub memorial seek ideas

The foundation that's building a memorial at the site of the Pulse shooting in Orlando has issued a request for design ideas to help honor the 49 patrons who were killed at the gay nightclub
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Parts of US Southwest remain under excessive heat warning

An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remains in effect through Saturday evening for Las Vegas and some other areas of the desert US Southwest
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Patrol: Highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas reopens

The main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas has reopened in both directions
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Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, dies at 96

Former Nevada governor and Sen. Paul Laxalt has died
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Pedestrian killed in Las Vegas; Impaired driver suspected

Authorities say a pedestrian is dead after a driver believed to be impaired lost control of a pickup truck in northeast Las Vegas
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Penalty reduced for troopers who billed for Vegas road trip

Three Louisiana state troopers who improperly billed thousands of dollars of overtime and expenses, including a trip to Las Vegas, in 2016 have had their punishment reduced
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Penalty reduced for troopers who went on Vegas road trip

Three Louisiana State Troopers who improperly billed thousands of dollars of overtime and expenses, including a trip to Las Vegas, in 2016 have had their punishment reduced
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Poker pro folds, pleads guilty in $6M ticket-flipping scam

Federal prosecutors say a professional poker player from California has admitted he bilked investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam
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Police fatally shoot man after he injures officer with knife

Las Vegas police fatally shot a man authorities say injured one officer with a knife and threatened another
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Police investigating claim of fake Uber driver robbery

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's claim that she was robbed by a fake Uber driver
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Police investigating homicide on Las Vegas' southeast side

Police in Las Vegas say they're investigating a homicide on the city's southeast side
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Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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Police search for motive in Nevada Mormon church shooting

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada
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Police search for motive in shooting at Nevada Mormon church

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada
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Police to release more records from Las Vegas mass shooting

Police in Las Vegas are scheduled to release more records from the mass shooting at a country music festival last year
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Police: Las Vegas man facing charges after fatal car crash

Authorities say a suspected impaired driver is facing charges after a fatal car crash east of downtown Las Vegas
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Police: Man killed after fight with stepson

Authorities say a man was killed after a fight with his stepson in Las Vegas turned physical
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Police: Store guard fired 16 shots before wound by officer

Las Vegas police say a clothing store security guard who was wounded by a patrol officer fired a handgun 16 times inside and outside the business after a weekend dispute with his manager about a misplaced shopping cart
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Police: Store guard fired 16 shots during fight with manager

Las Vegas police say a clothing store security guard who was wounded by a patrol officer fired a handgun 16 times inside and outside the business after a weekend dispute with his manager about a misplaced shopping cart
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Police: Suspect in fatal shooting is correctional officer

Police in Las Vegas say a man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend is a state correctional officer
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Portion of new interstate opens near Nevada-Arizona border

An initial 15-mile stretch of the country's newest interstate designed to ultimately connect Las Vegas and Phoenix is open to motorists
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Raid nets 4,000 pot plants in Death Valley National Park

Federal law officers have seized more than 4,000 marijuana plants at a growing operation in Death Valley National Park thanks to a tip from hikers in the area along the California-Nevada line
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Reaccreditation marks end of New Mexico Highlands probation

New Mexico Highlands University has been removed from probation by an accreditation group
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Recent Missouri editorials

Recent Missouri editorials
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Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

A relative says a Washington state family of seven, including five children, died in a head-in crash on a rural Oregon road while headed to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas
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Report: Nevada Dem AG candidate arrested 4 times in 1990s

A newspaper reports that the Democratic nominee for Nevada attorney general was arrested four times in Texas in the 1990s while in his early 20s, a time when the candidate acknowledges he "made some bad decisions."
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Report: UNM ranks #1 in nation's schools for vehicle thefts

The University of New Mexico reportedly ranks among the top schools in the country for vehicle thefts
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Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website
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Ruling upholds order for new trial for death row inmate

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's order granting a new trial for a Nevada death row inmate convicted of killing an FBI agent during a Las Vegas bank robbery
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School police report 2 student arrests as semester begins

Officials made two arrests of students on allegations of threats against Henderson high schools as a new school year began in the Las Vegas area
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Security experts: Wisconsin voting systems can be hacked

Wisconsin has seen Russian interference in social media campaigns and attempted hacks of the Democratic Party and government websites
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Sheriff: No motive, no 2nd shooter in Las Vegas massacre

Las Vegas police have closed their investigation into the gunman behind a mass shooting last year at a country music festival with no definitive motive
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Sheriff: Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

Authorities in Nevada say Art Bell, a syndicated radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s about paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs
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Shooting victims outraged over MGM's lawsuit against them

Victims of a fatal mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival are outraged they are being sued by the company that owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire
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Showman faces 2nd lawsuit from Sturgis rally stunt mishap

The grand marshal of this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is facing another lawsuit stemming from a 2016 incident in which a motorcycle stunt went wrong
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Showman faces second lawsuit from South Dakota rally stunt

The grand marshal of this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is facing another lawsuit stemming from a 2016 incident in which a motorcycle stunt went wrong
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Southern Nevada home prices higher but leveling off in July

A realty group says home prices in southern Nevada have leveled off but they're still much higher than they were last year
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Storm causes power outage in some northwestern Arizona towns

Nearly 23,000 Mohave Electric Cooperative customers are without power in northwestern Arizona after a storm disabled a transformer
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Storm causes power outages, diverts flights in Las Vegas

A thunderstorm that has moved through Las Vegas caused power outages, diverted flights and prompted one rescue
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Storm leaves thousands without electricity in Las Vegas area

Nearly 24,000 customers in the Las Vegas area are still without electricity in the aftermath of a powerful storm.
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Storm with high winds downs power lines in southern Nevada

Authorities are cleaning up downed power lines strewn across a southern Nevada road after a thunderstorm brought high winds to the area Thursday night
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Suspect in San Francisco Chinatown killing dies before trial

A man charged with taking part in the 2006 killing of a San Francisco Chinatown businessman with criminal ties has died while awaiting trial
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Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games, and wants its stats to be part of the mix
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Teachers petition to have school named for deceased officer

Two teachers are petitioning to have a new elementary school named after an off-duty police officer who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting
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Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in Vegas

Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas
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Tennessee editorial roundup

Summary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials
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Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease

It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas
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The Latest: Las Vegas could see hottest day of the year

The Las Vegas area could see its hottest day of the year as a heat wave moves through the area
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The Latest: New highs set in Death Valley, Palm Springs

New record highs have been set in Death Valley and Palm Springs as a heat wave stretches across the Southwest. The National Weather Service said the high of 127 set in California's Death Valley on Tuesday broke the previous record of 126 set in 1906.
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The Latest: 2 dead, 1 wounded in Vegas police shootout

Two men are now dead and a third wounded suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting and subsequent gun battle with police in downtown Las Vegas
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The Latest: 2nd drug company wants to intervene in execution

A second drug company is asking to intervene in a last-minute Nevada court hearing hours before a twice-convicted killer is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection
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The Latest: 3 companies object to drugs' use in execution

Three drug companies have now objected to Nevada's efforts to use their drugs to execute a man via lethal injection
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The Latest: Air quality alerts from Reno to Las Vegas

Dense smoke from a series of wildfires burning in California has triggered air quality alerts across about a 400-mile stretch of Nevada from Reno to Las Vegas. Officials in Las Vegas have issued a smoke, ozone advisory through Wednesday
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The Latest: Arson suspect arrested in wildfire north of Reno

A 34-year-old Nevada man has been arrested as an arson suspect in a wildfire that has burned more than 68 square miles and forced evacuations north of Reno. The Reno man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of more than 40 criminal counts.
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The Latest: Attorney says inmate accepts execution delay

His lawyer says the Nevada death-row inmate whose execution was called off just hours ahead of time was meeting with family members and two close friends when he was told his death had been postponed
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The Latest: Bipartisan group of voters in fraud probe

The Nevada Secretary of State's office is investigating six Clark County residents for intentionally voting twice during the June 12 primary election
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The Latest: Brother of Vegas shooter says he was delusional

A brother of the gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting last year told investigators he had not spoken with Stephen Paddock for more than 10 years but believed he suffered from "mental illness and was paranoid and delusional."
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The Latest: Brother of Vegas shooter says he was tax cheater

A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock told investigators that he believes the gunman cheated on tax preparation
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The Latest: Businesses in Nebraska, Minnesota searched

Federal officials say a large investigation into businesses believed to be involved in a scheme to knowingly hire immigrant laborers in the country illegally saw search warrants served Wednesday on several businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota
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The Latest: California urges people to conserve energy

The operator of California's electrical grid is calling for voluntary conservation of power due to high temperatures in most of the West, reduced electricity, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area and high wildfire risk
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The Latest: Central Texas reports all-time record highs

Record heat has settled deep in the heart of Texas as temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs
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The Latest: Court may hear appeal of Nevada execution delay

A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of a twice-convicted killer hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture
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The Latest: Death-row inmate placed on suicide watch

A prison official says the death-row inmate whose life was spared pending a legal battle over the drugs to be used for his lethal injection just hours away has been placed on suicide watch as a precaution
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The Latest: FBI offers $10,000 reward to find Hawaii suspect

Hawaii's entire Big Island police force is on "high-alert" and searching for a suspect who shot and killed an officer Wednesday, including off-duty officers and some who have returned to work from vacation and days off
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The Latest: FBI will release profile of Vegas shooter

Authorities in Las Vegas say the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit is expected to release a psychological profile of the Las Vegas mass shooter later this year
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The Latest: Firm suing Nevada to stop use of execution drug

A drug company has filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas seeking to stop Nevada from using its drug in a scheduled lethal injection execution
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The Latest: Hawaii governor offers condolences over officer

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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The Latest: Hawaii police on "high alert" after officer shot

Hawaii's entire Big Island police force is on "high-alert" and searching for a suspect who shot and killed an officer Wednesday, including off-duty officers and some who have returned to work from vacation and days off
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The Latest: Injured in Vegas shooting raised to 869 from 851

The number of dead in the final police report of the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip remains the same, at 58 people plus the gunman who authorities say killed himself
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The Latest: Nevada execution called off after court ruling

A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of a twice-convicted killer hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture
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The Latest: Nevada police recover hundreds of stolen guns

Nevada authorities say they have arrested three people and recovered a trailer full of hundreds of firearms that was stolen earlier this week from a casino parking lot
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The Latest: Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die
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The Latest: No motive determined for Vegas shooting

Authorities in Las Vegas say they cannot "definitively" determine the gunman's motive in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people
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The Latest: Officials: No 2nd gunman in Vegas mass shooting

Authorities in Las Vegas says the investigation into the mass shooting shows no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman
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The Latest: Police release more video in Las Vegas shooting

Police body-worn cameras show officers searching for shooters inside and outside a Las Vegas Strip hotel where a gunman firing from upper-floor windows killed 58 people and injured hundreds in a concert crowd below
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The Latest: Power utility breaks record in Phoenix

The Salt River Project power utility says it has delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area customers during a heat wave in the U.S. Southwest
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The Latest: Relatives paint inconsistent picture of gunman

Those who knew the gunman who opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip last year painted an inconsistent picture for investigators of a successful gambler who enjoyed traveling but avoided germs and hand-shaking
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The Latest: Reward to find Hawaii suspect now at $30,000

Hawaii police believe a suspect wanted in the killing of the first officer to be fatally shot on the Big Island is being hidden by associates
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The Latest: Storm knocked at least 31 power lines down

Authorities are cleaning up downed power lines strewn across a southern Nevada road after a thunderstorm brought high winds to the area Thursday night
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The Latest: Vegas gunman didn't talk much about politics

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass shooter told investigators that gunman Stephen Paddock didn't talk much about politics but expressed a dislike for President Barack Obama's administration and "was happy when President Trump was elected."
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The Latest: Vegas gunman spent $1.5M in 2 years

The investigation into last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas has found that the gunman spent $1.5 million over 2 years, including money paid to casinos
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The Latest: Vegas gunman spent $1.5M in 2 years,

The investigation into last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas has found that the gunman spent $1.5 million over 2 years, including money paid to casinos
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The Latest: Vegas gunman was taking anxiety medication

A final report released by Las Vegas police into the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year shows the gunman's primary care physician told FBI agents his patient may have had "bipolar disorder."
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The Latest: Vegas gunman's incendiary shots hit airport tank

Police in Las Vegas say the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history also fired armor-piercing incendiary bullets at nearby aviation fuel tanks
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The Latest: Vegas shooting survivor says she lacks closure

A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gun-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage
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The Latest: Wildfire burning northwest of Las Vegas

A lightning-sparked fire in the remote mountains northwest of Las Vegas has burned nearly 8 square miles near Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada National Security Site. Rugged terrain has prevented firefighters from gaining access to the fire
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The Latest: Wildfire smoke blankets Reno; air quality alert

Smoke from a series of large wildfires burning in northern California and northern Nevada has created some of the worst air pollution levels ever recorded in the Reno. Washoe County health officials say the air quality is unhealthy for all populations.
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The Latest: Wynn Resorts' probe into founder's behavior done

Casino operator Wynn Resorts says an internal committee has finished its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against company founder Steve Wynn
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Top aide to Nevada AG nominated by Trump to be US attorney

The chief of staff to state Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the top federal prosecutor in Nevada
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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze
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Tropicana, unionized workers reach tentative labor agreement

One more casino-hotel in Las Vegas has reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized housekeepers, bartenders and other workers
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Troubled New Mexico city still lacks police chief, manager

A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits from former workers over conflicts with the mayor still doesn't have a police chief, a city attorney or a city manager
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Truck carrying radioactive dirt catches fire in Utah

A truck carrying radioactive dirt has caught fire in Utah
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Unattended sailboat found at Lake Mead, Vegas man missing

An official says a search is on for a missing boater after his 25-foot sailboat was found floating unattended at the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River
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Union, 2 Las Vegas casinos agree on tentative contracts

Unionized workers and two casino-hotels in Las Vegas have reached tentative labor agreements that include wage increases and stronger language against sexual harassment in the workplace
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Union, Las Vegas casinos continue to reach labor agreements

Casinos in Las Vegas and unionized workers continue to reach labor agreements two months after thousands of housekeepers, bartenders and others threatened to go on strike
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Unionized casino workers picketing again in Las Vegas

Unionized casino workers in Las Vegas are protesting again in two locations as part of their efforts to reach labor agreements with operators
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Unionized workers to picket outside 2 Las Vegas casinos

Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers are set to picket in downtown Las Vegas as they continue their efforts to secure new contracts
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University of Minnesota student competes on TV show

A University of Minnesota graduate student has been competing on the sports competition show "American Ninja Warrior"
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UNLV starts construction on research and technology park

Construction has kicked off on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's new research and technology park
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US Southwest braces for another day of extreme heat

Desert areas of the Southwest are bracing for another day of extreme heat
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US Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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US Southwest swelters with temps up to 120 forecast

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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Vegas DA slates public airing of evidence in chokehold case

Authorities say evidence will be made public Sept. 11 in the death of an unarmed man who was punched, hit with stun gun jolts and put in a neck restraint by a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino last year
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Vegas officer distracts, fatally shoots man stabbing woman

A veteran Las Vegas police sergeant is credited with saving a woman's life by distracting and shooting a man who was stabbing the woman last week
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Vegas police describe 2 fatal shootings involving officers

Authorities in Las Vegas have provided details about two unrelated fatal shootings involving police officers during the weekend
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Vegas woman faces prison time in talent booking fraud case

A Las Vegas woman faces years of prison time after being sentenced for embezzling over $230,000 from people by posing as a talent booking representative
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Vegas-area bicyclists try out new stretch of Interstate 11

Bicyclists have had their one and only chance to test out a new section of interstate highway in the Las Vegas area
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Video shows police finding wounded guard at Vegas hotel

Police have released body camera footage of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival
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Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard

Las Vegas police have released body camera footage of officers encountering a wounded Mandalay Bay security guard on the floor of the hotel where the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival barricaded himself
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Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019
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West Virginia man lives dream, touring world with rock acts

With a Soundwave file tattoo on his arm spelling out "Live The Dream," Bruce Hendrix hoists a pint at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews, savoring the sights and sounds of his hometown
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Wildfire smoke blankets Reno in some of worst pollution ever

Smoke from a series of large wildfires burning in northern California and northern Nevada on Monday created some of the worst air pollution levels ever recorded in the Reno-Sparks area
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World Series of Poker draws more than 123K players in 2018

The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year
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Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice

Charlotte, North Carolina, gets another chance to take its place on the national and world stage after its selection as the site for the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Wounded man arrested day after Henderson police shooting

Henderson police say a wounded 27-year-old man was found and arrested in Las Vegas a day after he was identified as the driver of a car that fled a grocery store parking lot amid police gunfire
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Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

A woman who says casino mogul Steve Wynn raped her in Chicago in the early 1970s and that she gave birth to his daughter has provided sworn court documents containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other accounts
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Wynn Resorts adds former Deutsche Bank CEO to board

Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors
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