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Police ID officer who shot man during foot chase

Metro Police today identified an officer who on Tuesday shot and critically wounded a suspect they say pulled a gun during a foot chase. Officer Jeffrey Burr, 29, remains on paid administrative leave while ...

Mika Brzezinski of 'Morning Joe' has a three-book deal

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski (bruh-ZHIN-skee) has a three-book deal. Weinstein Books told The Associated Press on Thursday that the first release would be a new and expanded edition of the 2011 best-seller ...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable O.J. Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that ...

Crash on I-15 North at Tropicana causing major delays

A crash has shut down all lanes of northbound Interstate 15 at Tropicana Avenue, causing major traffic delays, according to ...

MGM exec Glover named president of Atlantic City's Borgata

An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. The Las Vegas-based firm on Thursday named Marcus Glover as president and ...

Coroner: Ecstasy, heat led to death of man attending Electric Daisy Carnival

The drug ecstasy and the heat contributed to the death of a 34-year-old California man who was attending the Electric Daisy Carnival last month, the Clark County Coroner?s Office said today. The death of ...

Vehicle fire creates smoke column visible across valley

A vehicle caught fire today near the Las Vegas airport, sending a dark plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen across the valley. The Clark County Fire Department responded ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

A month or two ago, the Tigers were a lot better than the Royals. This isn?t a month or two ago. ...

Kreigh Warkentien leaving UNLV for Washington

One of UNLV?s key behind-the-scenes staffers is leaving the program, as assistant athletics director for men?s basketball Kreigh Warkentien has accepted a position with the University of Washington. Warkentien was hired as UNLV?s director of basketball operations in ...

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be released as early as ...

Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured

A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party's senators to back the reeling ...

Golden Gate on Fremont Street to double casino size

The Golden Gate hotel hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas will double its casino size as part of a major renovation announced Thursday. The 111-year-old property will ...

The latest: O.J. Simpson granted parole in Las Vegas robbery

O.J. Simpson, serving a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery in Las Vegas, is asking Nevada parole officials to release him in October. The latest on ...

Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in ...

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker. Diana Romero, 9, said her mother told her she loved her and ...

4 Nevada schools cancel football camp due to air quality

The last day of football camp for four Nevada high schools has been canceled after the Environmental Protection Agency issued a warning that air quality in the area could be unhealthy for ...

Hendrick tabs Bowman as Earnhardt replacement in No. 88 car

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after ...

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was ...

California winner of $447M Powerball comes forward

Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward. Jeff Lindsay said in a statement Wednesday that the windfall will support his family and causes that ...

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting "American Idol" when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday's "Live with Kelly and Ryan," which she has co-hosted with ...

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