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Elko man gets 5 years prison for attempted casino stabbing

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 41-year-old Elko man convicted of trying to stab another man in a hotel-casino parking lot last fall has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. Carl Bond of Elko originally was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for attacking Rick Huerta...


Government

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor....


Government

Trump-state Senate Democrats raise more than GOP challengers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Senate Democrats in this year’s toughest re-election races raised more than twice as much as their Republican opponents during the first quarter of 2018, while the GOP burned resources on primary fights in multiple states. The 10 Democratic incumbents running in the November...


Business

The new Gmail sends self-destructing emails - and nudges you to reply to mom

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Gmail is getting major update starting Wednesday. A certain amount of hyperventilation is to be expected when a service used by 1.4 billion people changes anything. I’m here to report it’s going to be OK. Truth be told, when Google first showed me the redesign, I...


Business

Lockheed's Marine copter slipping behind schedule, Pentagon Says

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s new $31 billion helicopter for the Marine Corps may be falling behind schedule and could miss its target for initial combat capability by as much as eight months, Pentagon analysts say. Defense Department officials are tracking more than 1,000 current or...


Government

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...


Government

Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Homeland Security Immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in...


State

Native American woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company

PHOENIX (AP) — As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon. Patricia Cesspooch stands out in this scene, surrounded by men and machinery, hand-rigging her two inflatable yellow rafts before guests arrive. Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai...


State

Utah man found guilty of sodomy and rape of 8-year-old girl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been found guilty of felony counts of sodomy and rape of a child. KUTV-TV reports that a jury on Monday convicted 35-year-old Oscar Alonso Nunez on allegations that he repeatedly sodomized and raped an 8-year-old girl over the course of eight months. The victim...


Government

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The United...


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