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Man found dead at Lake Mead Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A man’s body and an abandoned vehicle were found today at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, according to the National Park Service. The discovery was made shortly after noon by a park employee near the Echo Bay wash on Northshore Road, about 50 miles ...

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New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

SANTA FE, N.M. — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows a 10%...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will ...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

LOS ANGELES — Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's...

Hearing over cannabis licenses likely to extend into August Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A hearing over an injunction to stop the state’s retail marijuana licensing process recessed for the week today and may not pick up again until August. Three witnesses involved in the injunction lawsuit brought against the state were questioned this...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

UNLV picked up its third commitment in the Class of 2020 today when Arbor View guard Donavan Yap announced his decision to play for the Rebels. Yap went public with a statement via Twitter account: Yap is rated as a consensus 3-star prospect, and...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A man has been booked on a count of open murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Monday at an apartment west of downtown Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 6:20 p.m. Monday to reports of gunfire and found a woman dead...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump says it's the latest "hostile" action by Iran. He's calling on other countries to...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Barney Cotton, the UNLV football team’s offensive coordinator the past four seasons, is on a waiting list for a heart transplant in Omaha, Neb., and won’t coach on the field this season, the university announced today. Garin Justice, the run-game...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A former top Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds. Ex-Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson acknowledged using campaign money to open a Las Vegas nightclub and fund ...

Army veteran from San Francisco Bay drowns at Lake Tahoe Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

RENO — Authorities have identified a 34-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe as a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a correctional officer for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The Douglas County sheriff's office says...

UNR may file ADA suit over football stadium renovation Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

RENO — Lawyers for UNR are asking the state's board of regents to authorize a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school's football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act. The...

The heat goes on: June toastiest on record, July may follow Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Meteorologists say Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, ...

Pilot arrested after plane crashes while landing in Mesquite Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

MESQUITE — Authorities say a Washington state man was arrested on suspicion of operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after his plane crashed while landing at an airport in Southern Nevada and then caught fire. The Mesquite Police...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

An officer tracking a stolen pickup truck shot and wounded a person who got out of the vehicle armed with a handgun, Metro Police said. Officers were dispatched about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 7800 block of Sea Horn Court to investigate a burglary and...

House set to approve phased-in $15 minimum wage Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are set to approve legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was expected after...

Records: Trump spoke with aides about squashing news stories Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NEW YORK — Court records show that in the days leading up to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spoke with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs he had. Search warrants unsealed Thursday shed new light on the president's role as...

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NEW YORK — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means Epstein...

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once saw a country that had lost its greatness — its cities wracked with crime, its borders a pathetic sieve, its leadership corrupt, its standing in the world a joke. "The American dream," he said, "is dead." In contrast he ...

Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio Posted Thursday, 18 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

TOKYO — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans....