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Crews slow New Mexico fires, brace for dangerous conditions

May. 18, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters battling the largest U.S. wildfire dug back-up fire lines and rearranged fire engines around homes in northeast New Mexico on Wednesday in anticipation of a return to windy, dangerous conditions in the days ahead. After a break...

Police ID man held in Calif. in Vegas casino manager's death

May. 18, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man with a criminal history who was arrested in Southern California in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager trying to stop a purse snatching was identified by police on Wednesday as Samuel Fredrick Schmid. Schmid, 28, of Las Vegas was arrested...

Man held in deadly Las Vegas lounge shooting takes plea deal

May. 18, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven attempted murder charges were dropped and a 44-year-old ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single felony charge in a deadly shootout at a Las Vegas lounge that killed a man and injured at least 12 others. Lee Frank Wilson admitted being a felon in...

Judge: Trump administration illegally withdrew bird listing

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration acted illegally in 2020 when it withdrew an earlier proposal to list as threatened a hen-sized bird found only in the high desert along the California-Nevada line. It’s the latest development in the on-again,...

Lynx win first game of season after 0-4 start

May. 18, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

This definitely wasn't the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles' career. For the second consecutive year the Lynx have lost their first four games. They hope they can turn things around the way they did last season when Cheryl...

Plum scores 20, Young adds 19 as Aces beat Mercury 86-74

May. 18, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 20 points and Jackie Young added 19 as all five Las Vegas starters scored in double figures and the Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 86-74 on Tuesday night. A'ja Wilson had 16 points and nine rebounds, Chelsea Gray added 14 points and nine assists...

Prosecutor: Church gunman had 'diabolical plan' to massacre

May. 17, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man charged with opening fire on a Taiwanese church congregation of mainly elderly people in Southern California wanted to “execute in cold blood as many people in that room as possible,” a prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing murder, attempted murder and other...

Murder conviction vacated for Vegas real estate mogul's wife

May. 17, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has vacated the murder conviction of a 78-year-old Las Vegas woman who spent 20 years in prison for the 1994 killing of her millionaire husband until she was paroled in 2020. Margaret Rudin. a socialite antique shop owner, was found guilty in 2001 of murder...

Nevada man who tortured, killed dogs denied early release

May. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who has served less than a third of his maximum 28-year prison sentence for killing and torturing dogs has been denied early release. The state parole board announced Monday it had denied Jason Brown's request in April for early release after...

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

May. 17, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman motivated by political hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs inside before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him and possibly saved dozens of lives,...