Family offered $5.2M for land next to Area 51

Sixty years after the CIA and the Air Force found an old airstrip along the Groom Dry Lake bed to test the U-2 spy plane in 1955, the family that owns mineral rights to the Groom Mine and property within sight of the classified installation known as Area 51 has been given a final offer of $5.2 million to sell its stake in the land, Air Force officials said Friday.

Sandoval: Legal challenge to school choice program 'disappointing'

The lawsuit filed this week against the state's sweeping school choice program did not shock Gov. Brian Sandoval. Both opponents and fans of the education savings accounts, which offer about $5,000 in tax dollars for students to use at private or religious schools, fully expected a legal challenge when the governor signed legislation creating the new program.

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Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer dies at 75

Wayne Dyer, the prolific self-help guru and motivational speaker, has died, Dyer's family has announced on Facebook. Dyer, who announced in 2009 he had been diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia, was 75.

Horror film guru Wes Craven, 76, dies

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

Sports

Late Express rally upends 51s

Brett Nicholas' two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning sent the Round Rock Express to a 5-3 win over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Sunday in Round Rock, Texas.

Entertainment

Horror film guru Wes Craven, 76, dies

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

Business

Airbnb looks to tackle the business travel market

With over a million listings in 190 countries, Airbnb already offers up more rooms than Hilton. The home rental service isn't done expanding, however. Now, [the] $25 billion company is trying to tap into a market that's traditionally been the hotel chains bread-and-butter: business travelers.

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Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer dies at 75

Wayne Dyer, the prolific self-help guru and motivational speaker, has died, Dyer's family has announced on Facebook. Dyer, who announced in 2009 he had been diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia, was 75.

Horror film guru Wes Craven, 76, dies

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

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Protect Gold Butte, before visitors overrun it

When U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials arrived at the dedication site of the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway in June 1989, they were met by a line of peaceful protesters from the Moapa Band of Paiutes. The Paiutes were deeply concerned about the road. An official byway meant increased access, more motorized vehicles and the potential for disrespect and destruction of sites that are part of the Moapa Paiutes' cultural heritage.

LETTERS: Education Savings Accounts won't help poor families

Reading state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer's statement about the Education Savings Accounts lawsuit left me amazed ("ACLU sues to block education accounts," Friday Review-Journal). Nevada's assistant Senate majority leader said "the ACLU wants to go back to a system of hard zoning, forcing poor and minority students into chronically failing schools and furthering cycles of generational poverty."

EDITORIAL: Federal Election Commission should stick to its narrow mission

The Federal Election Commission, founded by Congress in 1975, is an independent regulatory agency entrusted with a very narrow mission: to enforce campaign finance laws. No more than three of the six commissioners can be members of the same party, and at least four votes — a bipartisan majority — are required for any official commission action.

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