Reid, Heller split on Syria strategy

Nevada’s U.S. senators split Thursday on backing Syrian rebels with arms and training, offering starkly different views as to whether the plan that cleared both houses of Congress might work to repel violent Islamic jihadists in the Middle East.

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Vegas charity gives $10 million to U Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri’s journalism school on Friday announced a $10 million gift from a Las Vegas-based charitable foundation whose total contributions now exceed $100 million in a first for the flagship Columbia campus.

Woman pleads guilty in cab attack

A woman accused of assaulting a cab driver while he was driving, stealing his cab then crashing it into other vehicles earlier this year has pleaded guilty.

Sports

Mayweather asked to appear before Nevada Athletic Commission

The Nevada Athletic Commission wants to chat with Floyd Mayweather Jr. the boxer and Floyd Mayweather Jr. the boxing promoter. Mayweather, who received his promoter’s license from the commission in July, will be asked to explain a couple of things at Tuesday’s meeting.

Entertainment

Sin City Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ a dazzling experience

My magical journey to see the Zappos-sponsored production of Sin City Opera’s “The Magic Flute on Fremont Street” in downtown Las Vegas began when I arrived beneath the giant mechanical praying mantis at the entry to Downtown Container Park. I was swept up into a warm-up session of aerobics with Mission: I’m Possible, an evangelical runners group that meets there each Thursday before a run to The Smith Center and back. We stretched our limbs to the booming spouts of flame from the monster mantis.

‘Twilight’ star Jackson Rathbone’s plane made emergency landing

Four people were injured on Thursday when a JetBlue plane carrying 147 people made an emergency landing at the Long, Beach, California, airport, because of an engine issue, an airport spokeswoman said. Actor Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as a vampire in the “Twilight” films, said in a series of Twitter posts that he had been on the plane.

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