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Jul. 24, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 24, the 206th day of 2020. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special...

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Alex Trebek expects to mark 2-year cancer survival in 2021

Jul. 20, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek says he’s responding exceptionally well to treatment for pancreatic cancer and expects to mark his two-year survival next February. His doctor has said he’s counting on that milestone, the “Jeopardy!” host said, “so I expect to be around...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965, file photo, Wilson Baker, left foreground, public safety director, warns of the dangers of night demonstrations at the start of a march in Selma, Ala. Second from right foreground, is John Lewis of the Student Non-Violent Committee. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

Rep. John Lewis remembered for legacy of 'good trouble'

Jul. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon and the last of the Big Six civil rights activists led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Friday at age 80. He is being remembered by congressional colleagues, civil rights leaders and former presidents as a “titan” of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, speaks during a debate in Las Vegas on restarting the Yucca Mountain Project. Halstead, whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas, is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors.(Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Key figure in Nevada fight against nuclear dump retires

Jul. 11, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors. Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, UFC president Dana White speaks at a news conference in New York. When White first proposed holding mixed martial arts fights on an isolated island during the early weeks of the worldwide sports shutdown, fans and haters alike imagined waves lapping at an octagon perched amid palm trees on a white sand beach. A few months later, the project that came to be known as Fight Island is real, and ready for competition. And while it's not literally on a beach, the octagon at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is inside a bubble that seems highly unlikely to burst. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

No longer Dana White's dream, UFC's Fight Island is real

Jul. 9, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

The imagery evoked by Dana White's crazy idea was undeniably intoxicating: An octagon perched amid swaying palm trees on a white sand beach, waves lapping at the canvas while mixed martial arts fighters traded blows in the tropical sun. A few months later, the project that came to be known as Fight Island is real...

Nevada groundwater order could help save endangered fish

Jun. 19, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists say Nevada's unprecedented interpretation of state water laws to restrict groundwater pumping for development in the desert northeast of Las Vegas could help prevent the extinction of a tiny endangered fish. The order that the state engineer issued this week in a...

Former Sen. Harry Reid says his cancer is in remission

Jun. 11, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his pancreatic cancer is in remission after he had an experimental treatment aimed at helping his immune system fight the disease. Reid said in an interview Thursday on Fox Business that he feels “Like a million bucks —...

Former party chair trails in heated Nevada state senate race

Jun. 10, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Roberta Lange, a former Nevada Democratic Party chairwoman endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, was trailing a sitting assemblywoman Wednesday in a hotly contested race for a Las Vegas-area Nevada state Senate seat. In an election cycle where traditional door-knocking and...