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Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. "I'm going to do ...

Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former...

Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

RENO — Both of the dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at UNR will remain closed for at least a year and the most severely damaged one isn't expected to reopen until at least the fall of 2021. School officials said Monday they're making...

Clarke's double-double leads Grizzlies to NBA Summer League title Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game of the NBA Summer League on Monday. Clarke, who was named overall MVP for...

Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A marijuana industry executive testified Monday that his company is losing up to $1.5 million per month because of a cannabis license injunction hearing that could go into August. “As I sit here today, I’m losing $1.5 million or more per month on a...

Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. Bankrolls start at $10,000 for each of the four participants, with the objective to increase it as much as possible over ...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The football teams at Clark, Rancho and Valley high schools learned this week that all of their home games and practices for the upcoming season would be moved. The turf fields at each school’s stadium — a luxury when they were installed in the early ...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of ...

Treasury chief: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration came out strongly Monday against Facebook's ambitious plan to create a new digital currency, as the Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National's Hollywood Casino near Hershey launched online gambling portals to patrons...

Nevada Supreme Court rejects Reno man's latest death row appeal Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

RENO — The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a Reno man's latest bid to get off death row for the 2008 rape and killing of a 19-year-old college student that became one of the highest-profile cases in the city's history. The justices unanimously rejected ...

Trump nominates Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Mattis Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon....

62 border employees under internal investigation for posts Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Sixty-two Border Patrol employees are now under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. This comes on Monday from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NEW YORK  — Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests. The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up...

Extensive search for missing camper in California mountains Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

BIG PINE, Calif. — Authorities were conducting an extensive air-ground search Monday for a woman reported to have mysteriously vanished shortly after arriving at a remote campground in California's White Mountains last week. Sheryl Powell, 60, of...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should "go back" to the countries they came from. By Monday, some in the party were speaking up. Sen. Tim...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

At least 15 Democratic presidential candidates are expected to take part in an August forum hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Candidates expected to attend the Aug. 3 event at UNLV include U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, ...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

An arson fire at a closed fast-foot restaurant this morning caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Nobody was injured, official said. The fire was reported about 9 a.m. at a boarded-up Checkers...

Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Announced on Friday: Keith Urban will be the first artist to play the renovated Colosseum at Caesars Palace, taking the spruced-up stage for two shows on September 6 and 7. It will mark the debut of the venue’s new...

Children injured in Reno after bounce house blown into power lines Posted Monday, 15 July 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

RENO — Authorities say strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into powerlines, causing electricity to be temporarily cut off to thousands of people in Nevada. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says the bounce house was ...