Promise Scholarship will help Nevada students pay for college

Nate Mackinnon, vice chancellor for community colleges for the Nevada System of Higher Education, reported Thursday that 1,318 students remain eligible to receive scholarship money for the fall semester.

Unity after shooting part of Las Vegas-area pitch for Amazon

Local governments and the state of Nevada offered online retail giant Amazon a package totaling $800 million in tax savings to build its second headquarters in Southern Nevada.

Northern Nevada woman who rammed patrol car sentenced to prison

A 37-year-old Northern Nevada woman who admitted ramming into a Douglas County sheriff deputy’s patrol car in an effort to escape arrest on drug charges has been sentenced to up to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Puerto Rico power grid can’t withstand hurricane after billions spent

After an eight-month, $3.8 billion federal effort to try to end the longest blackout in United States history, officials say Puerto Rico’s public electrical authority, the nation’s largest, is almost certain to collapse again when the next hurricane hits this island of 3.3 million people.

Braden Holtby just what Capitals needed in Game 2

Braden Holtby’s sprawling save preserved a 3-2 road win for the Capitals on Wednesday night, and it was what Washington needed to even the series heading back home.

Lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest Kilauea eruption

The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods over fears that the rapidly advancing flows could cut off dwindling escape routes.

Southwest apologizes after asking mom to prove biracial son was hers

Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn’t believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers.

Trump might pardon Martha Stewart, commute Rod Blagojevich’s term

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who did a stint in federal prison after she was convicted of charges related to a stock sale.

US imposes tariffs on steel imports from Europe, Mexico, Canada

The Trump administration announced Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies.

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