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  • Arizona ammo supplier to Las Vegas massacre gunman gets prison time

    07/01/2020 7:35:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    NYPost ^ | 07 01 2020 | David Aaro
    An Arizona man who authorities said sold illegal tracer and armor-piercing bullets to the Las Vegas massacre gunman was sentenced to prison Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, will spend 13 months in federal prison for manufacturing ammunition without a license, according to Nicholas A. Trutanich, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Haig had pleaded guilty to the federal charge last November. “This case arose out of the investigation into the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas,” prosecutors said. “In the hotel room from which the...
  • 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races Canceled

    06/26/2020 7:34:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | ktvn staff
    The Reno Air Racing Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races originally scheduled for Sept. 16–20. The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors reiterated their principal concern for the safety and health of all involved and, in light of continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and government-imposed restrictions for large scale events, has decided to turn all efforts to 2021. “This decision was not made lightly. It’s difficult to capture the sadness we feel for our September Family who we won’t have the chance to see this year. However, we need to approach this...
  • Elon Musk Slams Media

    06/18/2020 10:09:41 PM PDT · by Hildy · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 18, 2020
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized the media in a series of Twitter posts he wrote on Wednesday. "The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them," Musk said. Musk added that he'd start a website that would evaluate "the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication."
  • 6 states report record-high jumps in new coronavirus cases

    06/17/2020 7:39:36 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2020
    The United States may be at a crucial point in the coronavirus pandemic, with cases rising again and officials deciding whether to stay the course on reopening. At least 19 states have seen new cases go up in the last two weeks and six states on Tuesday reported record increases, CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez reports. Florida reported 2,783 new cases. Texas reported 2,622, and Arizona reported a one-day jump of 2,392 new cases. Oklahoma, Oregon and Nevada also reported their highest single-day spikes in cases yet. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dismissed concerns Tuesday that reopenings are driving his state's record-breaking...
  • Police officer paralyzed after being shot in Las Vegas protest

    06/14/2020 6:25:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/20 | John Bowden
    The family of a Las Vegas police officer shot during protests two weeks ago over the death of George Floyd say in a new statement that the officer is paralyzed from the neck down and remains on a ventilator.
  • SpaceX scraps its plan to build Mars spaceship at Port of L.A. — again [Shutdown Related]

    06/09/2020 3:16:53 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/8/20 | Samantha Masunaga
    In a letter dated March 27, a SpaceX official gave the Port of L.A. notice of the Elon Musk-led company’s intent to terminate the permit agreement. The date of termination was May 11, according to the letter, which was provided to The Times. Days before SpaceX sent its letter pulling out of the port site, Tesla began a temporary shutdown of its Fremont auto plant — a culmination of its battle to keep the factory open despite orders from Alameda County that were aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to...
  • Three men connected to 'boogaloo' movement tried to provoke violence at protests, feds say

    06/05/2020 8:17:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 06 05 2020 | Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter and Brandy Zadrozny
    Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have charged three men alleged to be members of the far-right extremist "Boogaloo" movement with multiple state and federal violations of conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas, as well as possession of Molotov cocktails. Charging documents say Stephen T. Parshall, aka "Kiwi," 35; Andrew Lynam, 23; and William L. Loomis, 40, all of Las Vegas, were arrested Saturday on a state criminal complaint alleging conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, material support for committing an act of terrorism and multiple explosives violations. The plot was foiled with help from an informant,...
  • Nevada betting on health safety as Las Vegas casinos reopen

    06/04/2020 6:27:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2020 | Staff
    After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. There will be big splashes — even amid ongoing protests over the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota — and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Prosecutors: 3 arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas

    06/03/2020 4:05:42 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 60 replies ^ | 3 June 2020 | By MICHELLE L. PRICE and SCOTT SONNER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terror charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas.
  • NYPD’s Terrorism Official Says Unnamed Groups Planned Protest Violence in Advance

    06/01/2020 6:35:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2020 | y Tom Winter, Andrew Blankstein and Jonathan Dienst
    New York's top terrorism official says there's evidence that members of anarchist groups from outside the city intentionally planned to incite violence at protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd. Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said there is a high level of confidence within the NYPD that these unnamed groups had organized scouts, medics, and supply routes of rocks, bottles and accelerants for breakaway groups to commit vandalism and violence. There are strong indicators they planned for violence in advance using at times encrypted communications, he said. One out of every seven arrests, of...
  • Gov. Sisolak cancels press conference for Phase 2, will release update video

    05/26/2020 5:09:31 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 3 replies
    KTNV News ^ | 5/26/2020 | KTNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced he will cancel his in-person press conference planned for Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. The Governor still plans to provide an update to Nevadans on Tuesday evening, which will be delivered in a prerecorded video filmed from the Governor’s Mansion.
  • Republican Voters Deemed “Ineligible” to Vote in Fraudulent Nevada Primary

    05/26/2020 5:46:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    redwhiteandblue ^ | May 25, 2020 | Mindy Robinson
    I have been uncovering and exposing election fraud in Nevada for several years now. The problem is that no one in a position of authority Left or Right ever seems to ever care about it…and that’s likely because they’re all benefitting from it. Unchecked election fraud was one of the main reasons I decided to run for Congress, it’s why enacting voter ID, cleaning up our polls, and securing our elections is the number one core issue on my platform. I believe we will immediately start seeing change for the better in this country, once it’s the people making decisions…...
  • Nevada's Unemployment Rate is Highest in U.S. History

    05/22/2020 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 46 replies ^ | 22 May 2020 | Paul Nelsen
    The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the state's unemployment rate is a record high for any state. April's unemployment rate was 28.2%. "Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, ahead of number two Michigan, which had a rate of 22.7%," David Schmidt, Nevada Chief Economist said. "Nevada now has the highest unemployment rate of any state in any month dating back to 1976."
  • 'Shady backroom deal' could swing upcoming Nevada primary election, RNC tells state attorney general

    05/20/2020 11:31:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Gregg Re
    Together with the Nevada GOP, Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Wednesday demanded the state investigate what she called a "shady" and potentially illegal "backroom deal" by local politicians that would alter voting procedures ahead of the state's all mail-in June 9 primary. In a letter to Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, McDaniel and the state party charged that the Democratic-controlled Clark County Commission reached a secretive agreement with state Democrats that could have violated the state's open public meeting law. The RNC is specifically concerned that "Democrat Party bosses are now forcing Nevada’s largest county to waste...
  • Biden looks to flip Red States for path to defeat Trump

    05/17/2020 2:45:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 141 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/20 | David Rosenberg
    Former Vice President and the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is looking to expand the number of swing states in play in this November’s election, targeting Republican-leaning states in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. Alongside traditional battleground states like Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and New Hampshire – the former three of which Trump won in 2016 – the Biden presidential campaign believes it can bring traditionally reliable GOP states into play, like Texas, Georgia, and Arizona, which hold a combined 65 electoral votes, or nearly a quarter of the 270 needed to win the election. Jen...
  • Elon Musk backs coronavirus reopening, takes heat from Rep. Omar

    04/29/2020 3:46:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., criticized Tesla CEO Elon Musk for calling on the United States to reopen amid coronavirus in a Wednesday morning tweet. "Billionaires want to continue profiting off your labor even if it means risking millions of lives," Omar wrote. "They call this 'freedom.'"
  • Horsford admits to extramarital affair after podcaster discloses relationship

    05/16/2020 7:30:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    Los Vegas Review Journal ^ | 05 16 2020 | Rory Appleton
    Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford on Friday acknowledged that he’d carried on a longstanding affair with a former intern for Sen. Harry Reid who has detailed the relationship in a series of podcast episodes and on Twitter. The woman, Gabriela Linder, told the Review-Journal that she is “Love Jones,” the pseudonym of a person who first began sharing her story through a public podcast, “Mistress for Congress,” in April. The podcast and a related Twitter account have relayed what she claims are various details of the affair, including a purported screenshot of a message exchanged between Horsford, D-Nev., and Linder in...
  • Rep. Steven Horsford admits to having a longstanding affair with a former intern of Senator Reid known as 'Love Jones' who revealed details of the relationship in a 'Mistress of Congress' podcast

    05/16/2020 1:12:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2020 | Matthew Wright
    A married Nevada state representative admitted on Friday to having an extensive affair with a former intern for State Senator Harry Reid. Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford (D-4th District) acknowledged the affair after Gabriela Linder - using the name 'Love Jones' - came forward with details of the affair in her podcast 'Mistress for Congress' and Twitter account. . . . 'I'm deeply sorry to all of those who have been impacted by this very poor decision, most importantly my wife and family. Out of concern for my family during this challenging time, I ask that our privacy is respected.'
  • Winnemucca Toddler Killed By Rattlesnake Bite, Family Says Local Hospital Didn't Do Enough

    05/16/2020 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    My News 4 ^ | 05/14/20 | Karsen Buschjost
    WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Mike and Carie Johnson of Winnemucca are demanding change after their 3-year-old daughter, Alyssa, died from a rattlesnake bite over the weekend. "In Humboldt County, we need a real hospital here, one that actually has good training," says Carie. The Johnson's were walking near their home on Saturday when Alyssa was bitten. Her father rushed her to Humboldt General Hospital where they say she was denied anti-venom treatment for three and a half hours. The family claims doctors said she didn't need anti-venom and was stabilizing. "They were not out," says Mike....
  • Progressives score victory in Nebraska congressional primary, setting up rematch with Republicans

    05/13/2020 10:11:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | James Levinson
    Kara Eastman, a progressive backed by high-profile Democrats including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, captured victory Tuesday in a Nebraska Democratic congressional primary, boosting the hopes of liberal activists. The win by Eastman – who unsuccessfully sought the seat two years ago -- in the state's 2nd congressional district sets up a highly anticipated 2018 general election rematch with Republicans and serves as a rebound for progressive candidates in 2020 races. Eastman trounced her centrist primary opponent, Ann Ashford, securing more than 60 percent of the vote as she moves forward to November’s election. It...