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Connecticut Sun rout Sparks in sweep of WNBA semifinals

Sep. 22, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The future is so bright for the Connecticut Sun that Courtney Williams wore shades after Sunday's game and gave a hilarious play-by-play of her pep talk to every teammate, including what she told star point guard Jasmine Thomas. "I feel like we were just doing what we do. There's...

Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

Sep. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore. They left in peace,...

Cambage scores 28 to lead Aces to 92-75 win over Washington

Sep. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces finally looked like the WNBA favorites the league's general managers voted them as before the season started. The Aces staved off elimination when All-Star center Liz Cambage scored 28 points to lead Las Vegas to a 92-75 victory over the top-seeded Washington Mystics in...

Man convicted in 2 Las Vegas killings gets life in prison

Sep. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in Las Vegas in 1998 has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Gustavo Ramos-Martinez was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of sexual assault with use...

Democrats in Nevada work to boost digital ads ahead of 2020

Sep. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Democrats race to outpace President Donald Trump's aggressive online operation ahead of the 2020 election, the left's largest super PAC touched down in Nevada this week to help local advocacy groups sharpen their internet presence. The training, a four-day boot camp where participants...

Earthlings dwindle, music fading at Area 51 events in Nevada

Sep. 22, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert. Lights were dark at another venue where promoters pulled the plug because of low attendance. Little A'Le'Inn owner Connie West...

The Latest: Earthling visitors dwindling at Area 51 event

Sep. 21, 2019 11:54 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): 8:45 p.m. Earthling visitors are dwindling at an "Alienstock" festival in the remote Nevada desert, and the lights are off where an evening music program spot...

4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

Sep. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a tragic...

Coroner: Man accused of 2 killings died of natural causes

Sep. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a man awaiting trial in two apparently unrelated killings in metro Las Vegas died of natural causes. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Clark County coroner's office issued the ruling Friday more than 10 months after 42-year-old Elijah Lynum's death last November....

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...