Merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp, Newmont Mining Corp. stall, but interest remains high

Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have snagged, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume. Analysts and some investors have long thought a deal, particularly involving their major operations in Nevada, was logical from a cost-cutting perspective.

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Police ask victims to come forward in child luring case

Las Vegas police asked the public for assistance Wednesday in identifying possible victims of a man who was arrested and faces two counts of luring of a child with sexual intent. Jonathan Thyron Thompson, 30, was arrested Monday after Las Vegas police say he had been contacting a juvenile female through social media with the intent of persuading her to have sex with him. A second alleged victim was later identified by Las Vegas police.

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UNLV women win opener in MW tennis

The UNLV women’s tennis team opened the Mountain West championship tournament with a 4-1 victory over Air Force on Wednesday in Fresno, Calif.

LEFTOVERS: NBC adds sequins to Derby day

The Kentucky Derby is just 11 days away and NBC, which is televising the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown, has beefed up its coverage by bringing in figure skating champions Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.

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