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Sandoval confident lawmakers will pass a budget
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's optimistic that Nevada lawmakers will reach a deal to fund the state's budget with only slightly more than a month to go in the state Legislature.
Paratroopers exit a 440th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft during an airborne operation above Fort Bragg, N.C., April 9, 2015. (U.S. Army/Facebook)
Paratrooper, 19, from Las Vegas killed in training accident
A 19-year-old paratrooper was killed Thursday during a training exercise at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Bragg officials announced Saturday.
Cassandra Lee Cassidy, 24, died Friday, April 17,2015, when she was hit by gunfire while trying to help two women who wanted to use her phone. She was headed to work at a drug treatment halfway house on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley.
Friends can't believe senseless death of aspiring fashion designer
According to her friends, Cassandra Cassidy was a bright and hard-working 24-year-old with a passion for fashion design. Her life ended tragically in a hail of gunfire Friday night as she stopped to help two frantic women while arriving at her place of work -- a drug rehab halfway house on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley.
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Wild horse advocates disagree on contraceptives for mustangs
United in their belief wild horses should remain free to roam public rangeland across the West, groups working to protect the mustangs are increasingly at odds over whether contraception should play a role in the decades-old dispute over efforts to reign in the natural size of the herds.
Sandoval confident lawmakers will pass a budget
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's optimistic that Nevada lawmakers will reach a deal to fund the state's budget with only slightly more than a month to go in the state Legislature.
Rite of Passage sues state over closure of Red Rock Academy
The contractor that ran Nevada's only maximum security youth prison is suing the state over the closure of Rite of Passage's Red Rock Academy north of Las Vegas.
National News
After 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death
Deep divisions linger over how a south Georgia teenager died before his body was found inside a rolled-up gym mat at school, and a federal investigation that began nearly 18 months ago has yet to provide any answers.
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Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them.
Drought-stricken California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land.
California News
Gas-line explosion closes California highway, injures at least 3
Authorities say a large explosion has closed sections of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people.
Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast
Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier the U.S. Navy scuttled off the Northern California coast decades ago.
Scarlett O'Hara outfit could fetch $100,000 at auction
Experts say an outfit worn in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara could fetch more than $100,000 at auction.
Political News
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
West Virginia's Joe Manchin says he'll run again for Senate
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he'll run for re-election in 2018 rather than make a return bid for governor next year.
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New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field
For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
Hillary Clinton (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset
Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on the good side of liberals in her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.
Weather News
A man looks into the cab of a semitrailer at the scene of an accident on Interstate 80 west of Salt Lake City, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Howling winds have halted flights at Salt Lake City's airport and toppled semitrailers on Interstate 80, causing authorities to close a 100-mile stretch of northern Utah's main east-west highway. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
High winds halt flights, close interstate in Utah
Howling winds have halted flights at Salt Lake City's airport and toppled semitrailers on Interstate 80, causing authorities to close a 100-mile stretch of northern Utah's main east-west highway.
Tornados hit Illinois leaving behind a wide path of destruction 
Midwest residents pick up the pieces following Thursday's deadly tornados.
 Neighbors Robert Frye, left, and Barry Winkler help clean up splintered tree parts that blasted into their yards after a storm passed the area in Southfield, Mich.,  on Thursday, April 9, 2015.  The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are possible into early Friday, packing damaging wind gusts, heavy downpours and hail.    (AP Photo/Detroit News, Brandy Baker)
Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado
Authorities say one person is dead and seven injured in a northern Illinois community hit by a severe storm that produced at least one tornado.
Sports News
Rally falls short, but 51s a winner with largest home opener crowd ever
The Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Las Vegas 51s, 11-10, in the team's home opener Friday night before a sellout crowd of 11,007 at Cashman Field.
Clayton Kershaw (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Clayton Kershaw gets 1st win as Dodgers beat Rockies 7-3
Clayton Kershaw got his first victory despite giving up two home runs and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Friday night.
Lack helps Canucks top Flames 4-1, even series
Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.


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