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Amy Goodman: We can have the gun debate

Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …


It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven Seagal to a real-life fight.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Horror and heartbreak: Stars react to Las Vegas shooting

Country stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival: “I am incredibly saddened by …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo

The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has left Republican-backed bills to loosen gun rules in limbo.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Some automatic weapons, possibly used in Las Vegas shooting, are legal but heavily regulated

The fusillade emanating from the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night sounded to many as if it came from one or more automatic rifles, which fire continuously …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Amid mass shootings, GOP-controlled Congress remains focused on loosening gun laws

The mass shooting that left at least 58 dead in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun controls. But recent efforts …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Las Vegas shooting brings tragedy to families around nation

The victims of a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas left behind loved ones in many parts of the country, bringing the tragedy’s effects far beyond the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Terrorism, race, religion: Defining the Las Vegas shooting

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences

State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Trump condemns ‘act of pure evil’ in Las Vegas

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the largest mass shooting in U.S. history as an “act of pure evil” and said the nation was “joined together in sadness, shock and …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Las Vegas gunman was retired and had no criminal record

Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He owned rental properties, held a private pilot’s license and liked to travel …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Islamic State claims Las Vegas mass shooting

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying the perpetrator was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago, without providing …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 1:43 a.m.

At least 20 dead in Las Vegas Strip shooting; 100 wounded

At least 20 people were killed and 100 wounded during a shooting at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Passenger stabs driver on Greyhound bound for Vegas

The driver of a Las Vegas-bound Greyhound bus who was stabbed by an unruly passenger near the California border said his assailant possibly was under the influence of drugs, according …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., proposed legislation Thursday designed to increase access to affordable child care, including for families that work non-traditional hours. Murray called the bill “a smart investment in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Prosecutor vows 3rd trial for two in Bundy ranch standoff case

The top federal prosecutor in Nevada vowed a third trial Wednesday for two men accused of armed assault on a federal officer in a 2014 standoff that stopped a cattle …


Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating again in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Final evaluation period brings college basketball coaches, recruits to Las Vegas

Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy followed the directions turn by turn as he worked his way from a high school north of Las Vegas to one to the south.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

A participant in the 2014 armed standoff between federal agents and supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy was sentenced to 68 years in prison Wednesday despite pleas from his lawyer for …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

‘The Juice’ will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

O.J. Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight

O.J. Simpson will plead for release from the Nevada prison where he’s spent more than eight years for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Retrial begins in Vegas for 4 defendants in Bundy standoff

Armed assault and lawful protest were the opposing scenarios presented to a federal jury in Las Vegas as the retrial began for four men who bore assault-style weapons during a …


Openings set in U.S. court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …


Long lines greet Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana buys

More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday morning as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes.


Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings

Police created a “human decoy,” posing a mannequin like a sleeping homeless person, to catch a man they believe bludgeoned two men to death and injured a third in downtown …


Physician ensnared by drug ring run by his Las Vegas stripper ex-wife gets month in prison

Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle was sentenced Tuesday to one month in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to misleading tax collectors about his tax returns for 2012 and 2013.