More Nevada kids have health insurance, but state 9th worst

The number of children in Nevada without health insurance was cut by more than half between 2011 and 2016, but the state’s rate of uninsured kids remains ninth highest in the U.S., according to a new report.

Aces falter late against surging Mercury

The Aces (3-9) went toe-to-toe, er bucket-for-bucket, with the visiting Phoenix Mercury for the better part of four quarters, but wilted in the final minutes and stumbled to a 92-80 loss at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Bill Laimbeer has game plan for building Aces

Youth can be a exasperating quality for those who coach professional sports, and yet Laimbeer has in the Las Vegas Aces a team that strikes a similar resemblance to those of his previous WNBA stops.

EDITORIAL: Reforming teacher pay

Many candidates will spend the next five months talking about their desire to increase teacher pay. Don’t expect them to point out how much teachers actually earn. If they did, there would be more of a push to reform how teachers are paid — which is what Nevada needs.

Report: Melania Trump ‘hates’ to see families separated at border

First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday about the controversy over separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

2 feared dead, others hurt after quake hits Osaka, Japan

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead.

Ted Cruz beats TV host Jimmy Kimmel in Texas charity game

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

Children wait in Texas Border Patrol facility after separation

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champion

Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become the first repeat champion in 29 years.

Arizona GOP not ready to talk about what comes after McCain

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona.

5 dead in crash as Border Patrol pursues SUV in South Texas

At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd says the SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside.

Chris Hardwick’s AMC talk show on hold, network says

Chris Hardwick’s cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America’s Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.

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