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AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, 'plummeting' poverty

Sep. 24, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump's tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren't has come into starker relief. He insists poverty in the U.S. is "plummeting," even though the number of poor people has barely declined under his watch and...

Weighing whether to can Rosenstein, Trump tuned in TV hosts

Sep. 24, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive new story: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had...

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Sep. 23, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote...

The Latest: Michelle Obama urges Nevadans to register, vote

Sep. 23, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's rally in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Former first lady Michelle Obama is urging Nevadans to register to vote and to cast ballots this fall, warning them that if they sit out the November midterm election, "democracy continues with or without you."...

Missing woman sought in search near Mt. Rose ski resort

Sep. 23, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have resumed a search for a missing Reno woman whose car was found on a highway a few miles from the Mount Rose ski resort Reno police say 19-year-old Madelyn Lingenfelter last was seen on Wednesday by an employee of the Tannenbaum event center along the...

Amid furor, Trump pushes pause on deciding Rosenstein's fate

Sep. 23, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive new story: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had...

UNR wins $5 million USDA grant to study changing snowpack

Sep. 23, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack. UNR scientists will conduct the five-year study with researchers at the Desert Research Institute, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State...

Henderson police shoot, kill armed robbery suspect

Sep. 23, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Henderson police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who tried to flee a traffic stop on the Boulder Highway southeast of Las Vegas. Police say the officers identified the suspect's vehicle and began pursuit after responding to a report of a violent armed robbery shortly before...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Volunteers working to move Burning Man plane out of desert

Sep. 22, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man volunteers are working to get a partially reassembled 747 airplane that was on display during the counter-culture festival out of the Black Rock Desert. The plane is still at the playa about three weeks after the event's flashy conclusion because of a series of logistical...