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1 event near Area 51 pulls plug; second festival continues

Sep. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The promoter of an event set up for Earthlings to party around the "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert has pulled the plug due to low attendance, while the host of a festival for several thousand people in the tiny town of Rachel said Saturday her show will go on....

The Latest: Promoter cancels 2nd night of an Area 51 event

Sep. 21, 2019 11:49 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): 8:40 a.m. A promoter has canceled a second day of music, speakers and movies in Hiko (HI'-koh), tied to ongoing "Storm Area 51" festivities in the Nevada desert....

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Sep. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said. Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote...

Busch looks to rebound as NASCAR playoffs move to Richmond

Sep. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Kyle Busch wanted. An early swipe of the wall at Las Vegas and slow lapped traffic relegated him to a middle-of-the-pack finish that dropped him from first to fourth in the championship race. Now, the series has moved to Richmond Raceway, where...

Prosecutors say key witness lied in motorcycle gang trial

Sep. 20, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge in Las Vegas to throw out the testimony of a key witness in a federal racketeering trial after they say he lied on the witness stand. The trial stems from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino. Prosecutors say...

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"...

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...

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...

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...