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NRC finds hole in Yucca Mountain bid

Federal safety analysts have found a flaw in the plan to bury nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain — the government does not have the necessary water rights to operate at the Nevada site.


Sanchez adds 3 more to coaching staff

UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez announced three new hires. They are Joe Seumalo from Oregon State, Jamie Christian from Houston and J.D. Williams from Georgia State.



After a hiatus, enthusiasm for Nevada drone flights returns

When the Federal Aviation Administration first identified Nevada as one of six states authorized to test unmanned aerial systems — we call them “drones” — the state was heralded for its wide-open spaces far from population centers.

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Report: Secret Service stretched ‘beyond limits’

The Secret Service is stretched “beyond its limits” and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks — and the White House needs a better fence — an independent review has found.



Five things to do around town

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, the Silverton Aquarium and “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor offer unique photo ops with Santa.