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Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

Jan. 18, 2022 09:11 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

Penguins score 5 unanswered goals to rally past Vegas 5-3

Jan. 18, 2022 01:50 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Monday night. It was a perfect birthday homecoming for Zucker, who grew up in Las Vegas until he was 15 and turned 30 on Sunday....

Ike lifts Wyoming over Nevada 77-67

Jan. 17, 2022 22:37 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Graham Ike had 24 points and 11 rebounds as Wyoming defeated Nevada 77-67 on Monday. Drake Jeffries added 20 points for the Cowboys. Ike made 8 of 10 free throws. Hunter Maldonado had 11 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for Wyoming (13-2, 2-0...

Clark County struggles to fill vacancies at public pools

Jan. 17, 2022 17:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County is struggling to fill vacancies at public swimming pools around Las Vegas. A shortage of lifeguards has meant shorter operating hours and delays in opening some pools, Las Vegas television station KTNV reports. The pandemic also limited...

North Vegas police chief who broke gender barrier retires

Jan. 17, 2022 15:25 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Pamela Ojeda spent her final day as chief of the North Las Vegas Police Department at a graduation ceremony pinning badges on the department’s fresh recruits. It wasn’t how she planned to finish her tenure, but it was a pleasant surprise. After 26...

How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

Jan. 17, 2022 12:15 PM EST

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Georgia history teacher who voted for Biden would give him a “C” grade, faulting the president for not...

Jill Biden: I didn't expect 'healing role' as first lady

Jan. 17, 2022 05:38 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw...

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Jan. 16, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting...

2 suspects in North Las Vegas shooting are arrested in Texas

Jan. 16, 2022 10:18 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two suspects in a North Las Vegas shooting have been arrested in Texas, according to authorities. Metro Police said the two men were taken into custody Friday in Fort Worth in connection with the late-night shooting of a Home Depot employee. The...

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...