Mormon leaders pledge to back gay rights under one condition

Mormon leaders sought Tuesday to put their conservative church on middle ground in a major culture war issue — saying for the first time that they support some legal anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, so long as the religious freedom of those who oppose gay equality is taken into account.

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Grand jury indicts two in Las Vegas kidnapping

A woman and man have been indicted on charges of kidnapping a woman two days after Christmas and duct taping her before throwing her in the trunk of a car, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Titus presses anew to move VA claim center to Vegas

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus on Wednesday pressed anew for the Department of Veterans Affairs to relocate its regional benefits office from Reno to Las Vegas, saying the move would help the agency fill jobs and improve services.

Sports

Super Bowl ad spots sold out, NBC says

U.S. television network NBC said on Wednesday it sold all the advertising time for Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast, with brands paying up to a record $4.5 million for a 30-second spot to get their messages in front of the year’s biggest audience.

Seahawks player calls teen, tells him he’s going to Super Bowl

Most teenagers dread being called to the principal’s office, but for 14-year-old Daniel Duncan, it brought a surprise he won’t soon forget. Daniel got a special phone call from Bobby Wagner, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and one of his favorite players.

Entertainment

Super Bowl ad spots sold out, NBC says

U.S. television network NBC said on Wednesday it sold all the advertising time for Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast, with brands paying up to a record $4.5 million for a 30-second spot to get their messages in front of the year’s biggest audience.

Business

Taxale sales rise across Nevada, Clark County

Taxable sales across Nevada and in Clark County rose in November on broad gains in consumer-oriented categories. Nevada’s businesses sold $3.97 billion in tangible goods in the month, up 6.9 percent from $3.71 billion in November 2013, according to the state Department of Taxation.

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Opinion

EDITORIAL: Shine light on Legislature

The 2015 regular session of the Nevada Legislature starts Monday, but we can make a pretty safe prediction about how it will end June 1: in a rush that keeps the public in the dark.

Life

Seahawks player calls teen, tells him he’s going to Super Bowl

Most teenagers dread being called to the principal’s office, but for 14-year-old Daniel Duncan, it brought a surprise he won’t soon forget. Daniel got a special phone call from Bobby Wagner, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and one of his favorite players.

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