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Stage set in Nevada as Earthlings arrive for Area 51 events

Sep. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The stage was set Thursday for music and other space-themed entertainment as Earthlings descended on the Nevada desert for events inspired by an internet hoax known as "Storm Area 51." "It started as a joke, but it's not a joke for us," Alon Burton, guitarist and member of the group Wily...

The Latest: 2 campers say they don't plan to invade Area 51

Sep. 19, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Military jets roared overhead in the blue Nevada sky as Rusty Satterwhite, from Twin Falls, Idaho, chatted with his new camping neighbor, Chuck Bench of...

Prison for gun trade show worker who stole 65 firearms

Sep. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas trade show worker who pleading guilty to stealing three machine guns and more than 60 other firearms at the U.S. gun industry's biggest annual convention in January has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware II also ordered...

Sanders still wants a revolution, but now he's got company

Sep. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. But his ideas no longer feel quite so revolutionary. The Vermont senator acknowledges that many of his top proposals, which were dismissed as radical four years ago, have been adopted by much of the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary...

California to assist financing of California-Vegas train

Sep. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Wednesday could put a private company's plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing. A committee chaired by state Treasurer Fiona Ma...

Kovalev eager to take on Canelo Alvarez at light heavyweight

Sep. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. He got stopped again a few fights later, then had to rally in his native Russia to stop Anthony Yarde and retain his 175-pound title just last month. His reward for persevering through...

2 Vegas-area police officers arrested in separate cases

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas-area police officer has been arrested and accused of misdemeanor stalking and intimidation while another was arrested following a barricade situation. The Henderson Police Department says 41-year-old Stephen Bryan was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into a report...

Texas man allegedly threatens 3 Las Vegas hospital shootings

Sep. 17, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested for allegedly threatening mass shootings at three Las Vegas hospitals. Las Vegas Metro Police say 33-year-old Nicholas Encinias is jailed on $500,000 bond on suspicion of making terroristic threats. It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer....

Dutch men who wanted Area 51 video get jail for trespass

Sep. 17, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Dutch tourists who told authorities they wanted to take video of Area 51 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass and illegal parking following their arrests at a different secure U.S. government site in Nevada. A judge on Monday sentenced Govert Sweep, 21, and Ties Granzier, 20, to...

Las Vegas man faces weapons charge in synagogue, other plots

Sep. 17, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former security guard accused of compiling bomb components and guns to kill people at a Las Vegas synagogue and of drawing up plans to attack a bar catering to LGBTQ customers or a fast-food restaurant has been indicted on a federal firearm charge, court records show. Conor Climo's...