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'RFK Funeral Train' show: Kennedy's final journey in photos
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 50 years ago this June fractured the nation just two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and five years after his brother John F. Kennedy was killed. But RFK's funeral, particularly the train that took ...
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First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery's Cezannes
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron have ditched the White House for the nearby National Gallery of Art to see the works of Paul Cezanne. Wearing white suits and high heels, the first ladies of the United States and France toured an exhibit of about ...
Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where ...
Senators delay VA confirmation hearing amid new allegations
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Senate leaders have delayed indefinitely the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary because of what they say are "serious allegations" made against the White House doctor and ...
Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever ...
Car hits 2-year-old girl at pediatric office
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Metro Police say a 2-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a car outside a pediatric office in southwest Las Vegas. Police say the girl was with her family when she walked out from ...
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Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder
Monday, April 23, 2018
A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of ...
Nevada pot sales in February continue to outpace projections
Nevada pot sales in February continue to outpace projections
Monday, April 23, 2018
A Department of Taxation report issued Monday says taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $35.3 million for the month ...
Joey Gallo's career as a catcher ended because a young Bryce Harper once made him cry
Joey Gallo's career as a catcher ended because a young Bryce Harper once made him cry
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Joey Gallo and Bryce Harper have become two of the biggest names in Major League Baseball. But the history between the Texas Rangers first baseman and Washington Nationals right fielder dates back much father than ...
Trump’s dots not connecting
Friday, April 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
In response to an FBI raid on his personal lawyer, our president has declared: “Attorney-client privilege is dead” and called it a Democratic witch hunt. Apparently, in the course of his investigation into Russian meddling in our 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller (a Republican, originally appointed as FBI director by George W. Bush) discovered something that appeared to …
President keeps hitting new lows
Friday, April 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
It’s laughable that the man who repeatedly lied in his first year as president wants us to believe he, not former FBI Director James Comey, is telling the truth. He has called Comey “a weak and untruthful slime ball” and a “low life.” This man has degraded …
Don’t let kids become addicts
Friday, April 20, 2018
Letter to the editor:
Gaming addiction among children is a dire and growing issue which affects their daily lives and development, and as such must be addressed immediately. Children have access to gaming systems and mobile devices, and often do not have …
How we are blinded to tears in our social fabric
Friday, April 20, 2018
There’s a mountain of evidence suggesting that the quality of our relationships has been in steady decline for decades. In the 1980s, 20 percent of Americans said they were often lonely. Now it’s 40 percent. Suicide rates are now at …
Why Americans should care about North Korea
Friday, April 20, 2018
opinion:
When North Korea dominates U.S. news cycles, the headlines are ominous — a new nuclear weapons test, or a ballistic missile flying into space. Today, however, diplomacy with North Korea has begun. Where this saga goes is anyone’s guess. But there are important reasons why …
Credit to the real fiscal conservatives
Friday, April 20, 2018
By now, nobody should be surprised when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — through big tax cuts, mostly for the rich — has been the defining feature of the party’s economic policy for decades. When Paul Ryan and other Republicans call themselves fiscal conservatives, they’re basically doing a version of the old Marx Brothers bit …
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Suspect in casino picnic shooting fled in car he planted 3 days earlier, arrested at Texas rest stop
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Authorities in the Texas Panhandle this morning arrested a "disgruntled" dealer suspected of shooting two Strip hotel-casino executives. Anthony Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody without further incident in ...
Fix the VA, leave health care alone
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
My husband served two years active duty as a U.S. Navy firefighter during the Vietnam War. We both received medical care through the VA during that time. Unfortunately …
MLK’s dream rises again
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Fifty years ago, our nation’s capital was in flames. Outrage over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. erupted in a wave of rioting that left neighborhoods across Washington so damaged they wouldn’t recover for decades. Despite their grief, King’s allies continued to press forward with a major initiative he’d helped launch — a Poor People’s Campaign. Their goal …
Only voters can stop Trump
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Keep calm and raise hell. The forces of truth and justice may be closing in on President Donald Trump, but there is no reason to believe they can triumph without massive displays of …
Earth, wind and liars
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got …
Tantrum won’t stop FBI probe
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
President Donald Trump’s recent statement that “they broke into” the office of one of his private attorneys and that it was an attack “on our country” is a continuation of his constant …
EPA downsizing may be positive
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor:
As a first-generation American with a carpenter-father figure, I was taught the value of collective bargaining to ensure fair wages and a safe and healthy work environment. I support that 100 percent. However, I do not support …
Two arrested in North Las Vegas convenience store robberies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tips from the public led to the arrest of two men in a pair of armed robberies at North Las Vegas convenience stores earlier this month, police announced today. Damian Torchy, 30, and Daniel Parker, 36, were ...
Suspect sought in sexual assault at east valley business
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Before a sexual assault at an east valley business Monday, a man walked into the store, looked around and asked the victim if anyone else was there, according to Metro Police. The suspect’s entrance was captured on ...
Sandoval orders flags at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol and other public buildings until sunset Saturday in honor of ...