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Davis, Semien hit 2-run homers as A's beat Yankees 6-4

Aug. 22, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When slugger Khris Davis cleared the fences again at last, he gave it an animated trot around the bases complete with a salute approaching third before celebrating with his teammates back in the dugout. When top pitching prospect A.J. Puk made his major league debut at last, the...

23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas

Aug. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nineteen men and four women are charged in Las Vegas with being part of a white supremacist gang with ties to state prison and street crimes, including murder, drug trafficking and identity theft, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. A 152-count indictment filed in Nevada state court...

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight. Las Vegas police Officer Alejandra Zambrano says the pilot refused medical...

Cost of spherical Vegas Strip venue put at $1.2 billion-plus

Aug. 21, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Company and project officials are estimating the costs of a spherical entertainment venue under construction on the Las Vegas Strip at between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion. Madison Square Garden Co. President Andrew Lustgarten disclosed cost projections Tuesday along with quarterly...

Aces close on 6-0 run, beat Mercury 84-79 in overtime

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night. Cambage blocked a layup attempt in the closing seconds of regulation and grabbed the rebound, but she was...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

WNBA playoff picture clearing up, Aces, Sun Mystics clinch

Aug. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff picture is slowly coming into focus. With a few weeks left in the season it seems there are three teams in contention for the coveted double-bye in the postseason. Washington, Connecticut and Las Vegas. They are separated by two games with each having seven left to play. Washington, which has won...

Sheriff: Man wanted to marry Ky. teen, tried abducting her

Aug. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — A Nevada man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 16-year-old Kentucky girl that he briefly talked with online years earlier and became obsessed with. News outlets report 18-year-old Benjamin J. Margitza, of Las Vegas, was arrested Monday outside a Kentucky high school and charged with...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...