51s take series victory with win over Tacoma

Matt den Dekker missed almost the entire month of June with a knee injury. But when he came back Thursday, he made his presence felt immediately.

Oregon State beats Arkansas 5-0 to take College World Series

Arkansas missed a chance to win the College World Series when a foul pop dropped between three infielders. Oregon State made the Razorbacks pay for it behind one of the best pitching performances in a title game.

Brazil court decides swimmer Ryan Lochte can be prosecuted

The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week.

Clark County School Board OKs hiring superintendent’s 2 picks

The first meeting for Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara was rife with the same underlying tension between School Board members on Thursday, as trustees split over a decision on whether to hire a new deputy superintendent and chief of staff with higher salaries.

Partisans are tearing our nation apart

The course of ever-greater intolerance betrays the enlightened ideals upon which our country was founded.

 
Maryland shooting victims include 4 journalists, sales assistant

Four journalists and a sales assistant were killed Thursday in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper. Authorities said the gunman entered the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and “looked for his victims.” The employees killed were Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, police said.

Las Vegas woman found dead was police informant

Las Vegas detectives learned that Bailey Beck, who had signed up after her March 23 drug-related arrest, was told at a USO gang party that she was thought to be a “snitch.”

 
Las Vegas voter panel wants negative campaigning to stop

Two weeks after Nevada’s primary election, a panel of newspaper readers say they’re fed up with the mud-slinging, negative ads and flow of campaign cash meant to sway their votes.

Raiders hope to learn from Knights in reaching Las Vegas locals

Mark Davis walked onto the red carpet wearing a Knights shirt only to discover his seats were next to Vegas players Fleury and Deryk Engelland and their wives, a chance for the Raiders owner to pick the brains of two of the hockey team’s more popular players.

Indiana commissions OK Caesars’ takeover of 2 casinos

Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. received regulatory approval on Thursday from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Gaming Commission to take over Centura Holdings, the company said.

UNLV’s bowl hopes hinge on QB Armani Rogers, defense

The Golden Nugget sports book posted lines Tuesday on each of the Rebels’ 12 games and opened their win total at 6½ after the South Point and William Hill sports books each posted UNLV’s total at 6.

Many Utah Shakespeare Fest themes ripped from the headlines

Racial prejudice. Religious persecution. Gender equality. Those ripped-from-the-headlines topics may be timely, but they’re also timeless — as the 57th annual Utah Shakespeare Festival, launching this weekend in Cedar City, demonstrates.

Science fiction master Harlan Ellison dies at 84

Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84.

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