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Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

Jun. 23, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction. Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday. The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction. The blaster was part of a collection from...

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

Jun. 23, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's speech...

McBride, Wilson lead Aces to 88-78 win over Liberty

Jun. 23, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a season-high 27 points and rookie A'ja Wilson had her third consecutive double-double to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 88-78 on Friday night. Wilson finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks and McBride made 4 of 5 from 3-point range....

Mets cut Robles, demote Sewald in roster shuffle

Jun. 22, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling New York Mets made a couple of roster changes Friday, cutting Hansel Robles and demoting fellow reliever Paul Sewald to the minor leagues. Right-hander Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski were called up from Triple-A Las Vegas before the opener of a three-game series...

Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea

Jun. 22, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 39, is expected to face at least 24 years in federal prison on felony charges of possession, receipt...

Q&A: Plan evolving for Nevada's first execution in 12 years

Jun. 21, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's first execution in 12 years has been set for July 11, and officials say they have the drugs they need. But the method for administering the three-drug protocol to convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier is still evolving. Dozier, 47, has been on death row since 2007 for unrelated...

Humboldt Broncos recognized during NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan was honored with the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on Wednesday night, and 10 of the surviving players were reunited for the first time since the bus crash that killed 16 people. The players donned gold Broncos sweaters at the NHL...

Devils' Taylor Hall edges MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

Jun. 20, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Hall doesn't love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward's nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along. But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept the Hart...

The Latest: New Jersey's Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP

Jun. 20, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 7:15 p.m. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three...