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Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US
ATLANTA — The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. At this pace, the number for the entire year will b...
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Nellis AFB, teaching the shadowy art of cyber war
LAS VEGAS — Flying above the clouds in hostile territory, a U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter pilot checks his computer to make sure he’s on course, trying to steer clear of a no-fly zone. But can he trust the information that comes up on his screen? Can he complete his mission without creating an international incident? Could a cyber-terrorist network have hacked his data? “How do you know you’re clean? You don’t. That’s a continual problem that n...
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Tarkanian: Obama using Latinos as “political tool”
LAS VEGAS — Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian said President Barack Obama changed his deportation policy just months before the election to use Hispanics as a “political tool” to win a second term. Speaking in Las Vegas on Wednesday to a breakfast hosted by Hispanics in Politics, Tarkanian criticized Obama for not delivering on his promise to enact immigration reform and suggested the president intended to use the issue as a r...
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Newmont, contractor blamed for Nevada mine fatality
RENO — Federal mine safety regulators are blaming the death of a worker at a Nevada gold mine in October on the failure of Newmont USA and its tire contractor to take adequate steps to protect him from toxic chemicals. A 21-year-old tire repair man, Joe Ashdown of Roseburg, Ore., was overcome by hazardous vapors from a chemical solvent while fixing a nearly 12-foot tall tire for a giant mining dump truck at the South Area mine in Carlin. The U...
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New Blue Man Group show opening at Monte Carlo
New production set to “do something different” according to co-founder Chris Wink
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Local Red Cross volunteers return from Colo. fires
Team brings new experience back to region
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Home prices up in Washoe County
Prices rise, sales show consistency in June
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LIVESTRONG benefits at celebrity golf tournament
Lance Armstrong Foundation marks seven consecutive years as official charity
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Missing person found safe with children
Mother and her two young children had last been seen June 8
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Home, Bittersweet Home
Homeowners find face-to-face help with mortgage struggles
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Feds settle suit with Nevada over reservist’s job
DOJ says agreement will help military keep civilian jobs when returning from duty
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River path getting repairs this week
Pavement to be replaced under Rock Boulevard, McCarran Boulevard bridges
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Voters to weigh in on extra tax that could help senior services
County approves advisory measure to ask if residents will pay more to help close funding gap
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Fire auto aid question to go to ballot
Voters to have say in jurisdictional debate in November election
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Jury being picked for Hells Angels trial in Vegas
13 men face felony and misdemeanor charges in wedding chapel brawl with Mongols
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Famed hot springs celebrates 150th
David Walley’s resort in near Gardnerville was saved from going under in 2010
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BLM bracing for drought impacts in Nevada
Preparation during winter will help land managers battle lack of water, blazing heat
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