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November 12, 2019

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Nov. 12, 2019

8:41 a.m.

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Disney Plus suffers some technical difficulties at launch
Disney's brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after ...

8:40 a.m.

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand
Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing ...

8:37 a.m.

Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter
Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to ...

8:36 a.m.

U.S. held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019
The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as ...

8:32 a.m.

Protections for 660,000 immigrants on line at Supreme Court
Protections for 660,000 immigrants are on the line at the Supreme Court. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday on ...

8:30 a.m.

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night
Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at ...

8:28 a.m.

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the ...

8:26 a.m.

Activist accused of harboring immigrants faces 2nd trial
An Arizona border activist accused of harboring migrants who snuck across the U.S.-Mexico border goes on trial for the second time Tuesday, insisting he was ...

8:23 a.m.

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Mulvaney won't sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump's directions and ...

8:19 a.m.

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Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications
Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday from surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. His spokeswoman said there were no ...

2 a.m.

The presidency needs standards
Letter to the editor:
Americans wholeheartedly agree that the presidency is the most important job in our country. Along with domestic responsibilities, that person must stand equal to other world leaders. To choose that special person, what is our vetting process? I suggest following these requirements, which are admittedly stringent, but …

2 a.m.

Jesus wouldn’t abort a fetus
Letter to the editor:
“Are we acting as Jesus would?” asks a Nov. 6 letter that makes the case for what Jesus Christ would …

2 a.m.

Cruelty comes in time for holidays
Letter to the editor:
It could not come at a better time: Peace on earth and goodwill toward men. The homeless people sleeping on the streets of Las Vegas will be …

2 a.m.

Terrified of 2020? Then get to work
Last Saturday, I was at a restaurant with my daughter when I ran into a friend of a friend. With little preamble she said, her voice choked with panic, "He's going to win again." She told me, I think half-facetiously, that she was finding it hard to socialize, because she could scarcely talk about anything but her horror of President Donald Trump and her suppurating fear that he could …

2 a.m.

It's time for compromise
Letter to the editor:
It's time for compromise What we need in both state and federal government is to regain the ability to compromise — to work together for …


Nov. 11, 2019

9 p.m.

How to fulfill our sacred obligation to military veterans
Guest column:
With veterans comprising nearly 9% of Nevada's population, a disproportionate share of the Battle Born State has borne the battle. Like so many of our veterans, they often return seeking treatment for the wounds of war, visible and invisible, even as Nevada …

9 p.m.

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North Las Vegas lands $150 million liquid hydrogen plant
Leaders in North Las Vegas hope a planned liquid hydrogen plant will attract more development to the city's Apex Industrial Park. Air Liquide, a French industrial gas company, has its sights on the 18,000-acre park to build a ...

9 p.m.

By bending the knee to Trump, former ambassador turns her back on the US
Sun editorial:
Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., tries to have it both ways on President Donald Trump. She complains that he acted inappropriately toward Ukraine, but won't condemn the president. She also wrongly paints …

3:29 p.m.

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Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit
Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit. Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury — a tiny black dot — as it passed directly between Earth and the sun on ...

3:26 p.m.

Sources: Deval Patrick mulling Democratic White House run
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his ...

3:24 p.m.

U.S. troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS
At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some ...

3:21 p.m.

Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative — on TV
Impeachable or not? Both Democrats and Republicans see the televised impeachment hearings starting ...

3:14 p.m.

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Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast
An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In Chicago, where as much as ...

1:44 p.m.

Swenson Street becoming University Center Drive
Swenson Street will be officially renamed University Center Drive on Tuesday as part of UNLV's homecoming week celebrations. The street sign unveiling will take place at 11 a.m. on the ...

12:42 p.m.

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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against N.Y. over tax returns
A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of ...