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Nevada woman sentenced for killing she blamed on spirits

Jan. 23, 2020 4:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman who said she shot a gun at spirits who attacked her roommate was sentenced to prison for the man's fatal shooting. Kiahna Hawkins, 30, was sentenced to 11 to 28 years in a Nevada prison, KVVU-TV reported Wednesday. Hawkins was evaluated and found competent to stand trial in...

Raiders sign Nevin Lawson to 1-year extension

Jan. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Lawson is the first player to sign with the Raiders since they officially added Las Vegas to their name Wednesday. The Raiders are set to play next season in Las Vegas after spending the...

Republican Rep. Matt Shea speaks at a gun-rights rally, where many gathered in support of the embattled lawmaker, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Shea was suspended from the Republican caucus in the wake of a December report that found he was involved in anti-government activities and several lawmakers have called on him to resign, something he says he will not do. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Controversial Washington lawmaker spreads views across West

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” in a recent report has for years been spreading his anti-government views to other Western states. Republican Rep. Matt Shea is a co-founder of...

Harris scores 28, Nevada beats UNLV 86-72

Jan. 23, 2020 1:42 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jalen Harris had 28 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals and Nevada beat UNLV 86-72 on Wednesday night. Jazz Johnson added 19 points, Lindsey Drew scored 14 and Nisre Zouzoua 11 for Nevada. UNLV's Nick Blair made two free throws to open the scoring but the Wolf Pack (12-8,...

Las Vegas Metro Police officers head into the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting at the mall in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vegas police arrest 18-year-old in mall shooting that hurt 3

Jan. 22, 2020 9:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday on attempted murder charges, a day after a shooting triggered by a gang dispute wounded three people, sent shoppers scrambling and drew a massive police response to an upscale Las Vegas Strip mall, authorities said. Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas was...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates with wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again. No more scowling Bill Belichick, angry as always under his hoodie. No more sly smiles and phony platitudes from Tom Brady. No talk about Spygate; no worries about deflated footballs. And no more speculation about just what New England owner Robert Kraft might be up to....

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.  A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in November 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

Jan. 22, 2020 3:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cited the former...

Las Vegas Sands, PetMed fall; Peoples Bancorp rises

Jan. 21, 2020 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Delta Air Lines, Inc., down $1.69 at $60.34. Airlines and travel companies fell as concern about a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Peoples Bancorp Inc., up 62 cents at $35.23. The Marietta, Ohio-based bank's fourth-quarter profit...

This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Nathaniel Graves Jr., 26, who arrested on Saturday, Jan. 18, in an investigation of an unprovoked attack aboard a Las Vegas transit bus that seriously injured a former U.S. Marine in his mid-60s. Police had released bus security video and issued a plea to identify the assailant who caused the victim to have his right eye removed after being punched and knocked unconscious in the Dec. 13 attack. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

Lawyer: Video doesn't show whole story in Vegas bus attack

Jan. 21, 2020 4:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Transit bus video appearing to show a 26-year-old man punching and seriously injuring a former U.S. Marine in his 60’s doesn’t tell the whole story about the incident, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. Nathaniel Graves Jr.'s attorney, Garrett Ogata, didn't immediately say what...

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the fountains of Bellagio erupt along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The NFL on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, detailed its draft plans for April 23-25 on the city's glittering Strip. The league knows it has a long ways to go to match the previous road shows, particularly in Philadelphia and Nashville. It believes it has found the right place in the Nevada desert. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Another big show in Las Vegas: NFL details draft plans

Jan. 21, 2020 3:41 PM EST

Here comes another big show to Las Vegas. The NFL on Tuesday detailed its draft plans for April 23-25 on the city's glittering Strip, complete with a red carpet stage on the lake in front of the Bellagio hotel with boats ferrying players and VIPs to the action. The league knows it has a long ways to go to match...