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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

The Latest: At least 2 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 10:23 AM 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): 7:15 a.m. At least two people were detained by local sheriff's deputies at a gate to Area 51 in Nevada after an estimated 75 people gathered at the site early...

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...

Nurses picket in union contract dispute at Reno hospital

Sep. 19, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Registered nurses are doing informational picketing at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno as they negotiate a new contract meant to boost working conditions and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The Reno Gazette Journal reports members of the National Nurses United union...

Pet store owners plead innocent to Reno animal mistreatment

Sep. 19, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The owners of two pet stores in Reno and Sparks have pleaded not guilty to several charges of mistreating animals. Lawyers for Michael Schneider and Leilani Tau-Schneider also filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss the charges or reduce them from felonies to misdemeanors. Both are...

Fertitta: Working both sides of sports bets not a slam dunk

Sep. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tilman Fertitta has looked at sports betting from both sides now: as the owner of a professional basketball team, as well as the owner of casinos that take bets on the sport (just not on his own team). But far from reaping a bonanza from working both sides of the street, Fertitta...

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...

Ex-Gov. Sandoval joins Tahoe Fund's special advisory panel

Sep. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has joined a new advisory council for a nonprofit conservation group that funds environmental projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Tahoe Fund leaders announced this week the former Republican governor has agreed to serve on its Council of Special...

Rare California trout species returns to native habitat

Sep. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species is swimming in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute cutthroat...

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...