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Police: Man arrested after women kidnapped, forced to strip Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Metro Police say they have arrested a man accused of street robberies in which he ordered women to a secluded area and made them take off their clothes. Raymond Young, 21, was booked Tuesday at the Clark County Detention Center on three counts each of...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions. The Air Force on Wednesday said it ...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

ADA, Okla. — Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The relationship...

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

BOSTON — The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened. The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio will be replaced by Brian Gullbrants, who most...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that U.S. troops are "largely out" of a region of Syria where Turkish forces are attacking the Kurdish fighters who were America's allies in fighting the Islamic State group. "It's not between Turkey...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country...

GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

DETROIT — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, hammered out Wednesday after months of...

Classes canceled as threat of Chicago teacher strike looms Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

CHICAGO — Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, ahead of an expected teachers' strike.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented...

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian ...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. One witness said it appeared ...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

If Southern Nevada eventually woos a Major League Baseball franchise, a longtime Las Vegas baseball man doubts it will be the Oakland Athletics. Following MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s public warning earlier this month that Oakland could lose its club ...

We are enabling another genocide Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

As a third-generation Armenian-American, whose ancestors fled their ancient homeland in the 1890s during the Ottoman Empire, I fear and tremble at the removal of U.S. troops from Syria as protection for the Kurds, whose religion bridges Judaism and...

Turkey decision stains presidency Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

No matter what he says or does next, President Donald Trump made a deep and painful mistake when he pulled protection from the Kurds and allowed them to be slaughtered by the Turks. This is never going to be OK; it is Trump’s version of Benghazi. He...

People can’t stop nuclear progress Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Some letter writers are stuck in the past; nuclear energy is the way of the future. Nothing can stop the forward advance of human progress. Delay, obstruct, slow-walk? Yes, of course. But stop it? Never. America can't consult the generations far into the ...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

On this episode of the Sun on the Strip, Brock Radke welcomes Las Vegas Weekly staff writer C. Moon Reed to discuss all this week’s Las Vegas Strip entertainment news: The classic TV sitcom “Friends” is celebrating its 25th anniversary...

Do we just have to accept a nuclear North Korea? Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

No way can President Donald Trump dream of a foreign policy success on North Korea’s nukes and missiles as a break from the cacophony of one revelation after another of his dubious dealings with Ukraine, China and maybe other foreign powers. The...

Barr’s speech on religious freedom tramples on our founders’ vision Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Last week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered a speech that was intended as a defense for religious freedom. Its implications, though, were 180 degrees different. Appearing at the University of Notre Dame Law School, Barr claimed that the root...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

T.J. Otzelberger is a data-driven coach. He can cite, to the percentage point, the efficiency of a possession in which the offensive team gets the ball into the paint, just as he can explain why shooting a 3-pointer is better than throwing the ball into...

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Add Viktor Arvidsson to the incredibly short list of players who have ever made the Vegas Golden Knights look slow. To set up what turned out to be the game-winning goal Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena, the Nashville Predators’ 5-foot-9, 180-pound...