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Nevada Army National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Army National Guard unit is headed to Afghanistan, the first of five Guard units set to deploy in coming months. A mobilization ceremony will be held Tuesday in Las Vegas for the 30 soldiers of the 3665th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company's 10-month mission in...

Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

Aug. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis. There would be no reason to stop...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

Vegas police: Car crashes after driver shot, wounded

Aug. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an 8-month-old baby and two other passengers in a car escaped injury when the vehicle crashed after the driver was shot and wounded. Police say the vehicle was southbound on U.S. 95 near North Decatur Boulevard late Thursday night when it crashed with another vehicle....

A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Aug. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to...

Broken laws alleged as Nevada pot licenses hearing nears end

Aug. 15, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for dozens of bidders that weren't approved for retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year raised the specter of broken laws and told a Nevada judge on Thursday the process was so unfair she should order a do-over. Plaintiffs' lawyers said testimony showed that required...

Las Vegas visitor with measles may have exposed other people

Aug. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas visitor who frequented Luxor and Mandalay Bay early this month had the measles and may have exposed other people to it. The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the measles case Thursday. Measles can be highly contagious so health officials are advising...

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

Campaign: Nevada demographics, family tie a boon for Booker

Aug. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cory Booker's family ties to Las Vegas and the similar demographics between his home state of New Jersey and Nevada will help him compete in the western state's presidential caucuses, Booker's campaign manager said Wednesday. Booker's national campaign manager Addisu Demissie, who was in...