Burning Man backers blast BLM’s proposed restrictions

Enviroment 04/09/19, 12:28

Nearly 200 Burning Man backers packed a casino meeting room mostly to complain about new conditions and restrictions the government wants to place on the counter-culture festival in the northern Nevada desert.Many of the critics at the Bureau of Land Management's public meeting on a draft environmental statement in Sparks ...

Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Basketball 04/07/19, 16:04

Arkansas hired Nevada's Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournaments in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost ...

Update: Warren says Dems need more than anti-Trump cry

Politics 04/06/19, 14:47

The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times EDT): 3:45 p.m. Elizabeth Warren says the Democrats running for president will have to do more than campaign on an anti-Donald Trump message if they want to take back the White House in 2020. In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, people listen as ...

South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks

U.S. 04/05/19, 12:47

Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site north of Las Vegas last year contradicts its claim that moving radioactive material is dangerous, according to lawyers for South Carolina, where the shipment originated. South Carolina and the U.S. Energy Department filed their ...

Update: Harris stumps in Nevada, says she’s a fighter

2022 Campaign 04/02/19, 16:51

The Latest on California Sen. Kamala Harris campaigning in northern Nevada for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination (all times local):2:25 p.m.California Sen. Kamala Harris says she's a fighter who can take back the White House in 2020, cut taxes for working-class Americans and give teachers their biggest pay raise in ...

Long before accusing Biden, Flores called out harassment

Politics 04/01/19, 20:26

Lucy Flores, the former Nevada politician who accused Joe Biden of inappropriately kissing her on the back of the head in 2014, rose from a tough childhood through top Democratic political circles before becoming an outspoken critic of sexism and harassing behavior in politics. Flores was a high school dropout and ...

Update: Biden pushes back on complaint of kiss on head

Politics 04/01/19, 13:33

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Joe Biden is pushing back against comparisons of the former vice president's embrace of women during official ceremonies and an allegation he touched a Nevada Democratic candidate without invitation. Aides say specifically that an image of Biden with his hands ...

Biden defending interaction with women after complaint

Politics 03/31/19, 23:47

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of ...

Biden defends his behavior with women

Politics 03/31/19, 09:24

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he doesn't believe he ever acted inappropriately toward women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he did. Biden, who is deciding whether to join the 2020 presidential race, released a new statement in response to allegations from a Nevada politician that he kissed her ...

Update: Kellyanne Conway says Biden has a ‘big problem’

Politics 03/31/19, 08:53

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 9:45 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is criticizing former Vice President Joe Biden after a former Nevada state legislator alleged he inappropriately kissed her on the back of her head in 2014. Conway described the woman, Lucy Flores, as "quite bold" ...

Biden doesn’t recall alleged kissing incident from 2014

Politics 03/29/19, 17:51

Joe Biden's spokesman said Friday that the former vice president does not recall kissing a Nevada political candidate on the back of her head in 2014. The allegation was made in a New York Magazine article written by Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state representative and the 2014 Democratic nominee for ...

Autopsy: Heart attack killed Nevada brothel owner

U.S. 03/29/19, 12:39

Authorities say America's most famous pimp died of a heart attack in bed at one of his legal brothels in Nevada after a 72nd birthday bash in October.The Nye County Sheriff's Office said Thursday an autopsy showed Dennis Hof died of natural causes.The autopsy by the Clark County coroner in ...

Harry Reid testifies exercise device injury cost him Senate

Health 03/28/19, 21:58

Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid told a Nevada jury Thursday that his career was cut short by injuries he suffered when a TheraBand exercise device slipped from his hand and he fell in his home bathroom in 2015.From a wheelchair on the witness stand in a product liability lawsuit against ...

Arizona Sen. McSally promises swift action on drought plan

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:23

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally vowed Wednesday to take quick action on a plan to preserve a drought-stricken Colorado River, which serves about 40 million people in the U.S. West and Mexico.Seven states are looking to Congress to pass legislation to implement drought contingency plans that would mean voluntary cuts to ...

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

World 03/26/19, 12:25

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas. Perry told a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that the alternative was leaving spent nuclear fuel at sites in more than three dozen states. Perry says ...

O’Rourke in Nevada praises immigrants, calls for legal pot

2022 Campaign 03/23/19, 23:53

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew parallels between Las Vegas and his hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday night as he praised the role immigrants play in the U.S. and called for legalizing marijuana, as Nevada has done, in his first visit to the state. The former Texas congressman, sometimes ...

No. 10 seed Florida stops Nevada comeback for 70-61 upset

Sports 03/21/19, 20:44

Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping a Nevada comeback and pulling off a 70-61 upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Kevarrius Hayes scored 16 points, Jalen Hudson added 15 and the 10th-seeded Gators won their tournament opener for the third straight year.Andrew Nembhard, whose last-second ...

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

2022 Campaign 03/21/19, 19:55

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is pitching her ideas to improve the asylum process for immigrants while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps unaccompanied immigrant children. The senator from New York kicked off her first presidential campaign trip to Nevada on Thursday by taking ...

Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

U.S. 03/21/19, 00:31

A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman in Reno last week, the 20-year-old who ...

Football’s in his blood, but basketball in Caroline’s heart

Sports 03/20/19, 17:07

Sometimes Jordan Caroline feels as if he is asked as much about the sport he doesn't play as the one he does.Nevada's star forward understands. His dad is former NFL defensive end Simeon Rice, and his grandfather, J.C. Caroline, is in the College Football Hall of Fame."Every time I do ...

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