Martin Truex wins Cup race again at Kentucky Speedway

No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself to make a pivotal move.

Manny Pacquiao captures 60th career fight with knockout

Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years.

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny with club near .500

Manager Mike Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.

51s beat Albuquerque in rain-shortened game at Cashman Field

Las Vegas pulled ahead in the fifth inning just before the rain hit hard. The 51s went on to win a 2-1 rain-shortened game over Albuquerque on Saturday night at Cashman Field.

Chicago police fatally shoot man, igniting protests

An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators.

Connie Mack championship game postponed due to weather

The game will resume 6 p.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran, with one out and the Cats batting in the bottom of the fifth inning. If the Mustangs were to come back and defeat the Cats, a second game would be played afterward.

 
Members of Congress tour Yucca Mountain in Nevada

It was the first such congressional tour of the site since 2015, when Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the environment, led a half dozen lawmakers underground to review the proposed nuclear waste repository.

About time: Police investigating LVCVA

When it comes to stealing from taxpayers, what happens in Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, shouldn’t stay in Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. That’s why the news about a police investigation is welcome news.

Time to bring firing squads, hanging back to Nevada

In seven states and Washington, D.C., terminally ill patients can get a prescription from their doctor to kill themselves. Nevada state government, however, can’t legally obtain the drugs needed to kill a convicted murderer who wants to die. Welcome to 2018.

COMMENTARY:

Nevada, and especially the Las Vegas Valley, is home to the nation’s most dynamic landscape for growth in the demand for K-12 education. Projections by the U.S. Census indicate that the state will need to create some 250,000 new seats in schools during the next decade or so. Over the past 12 months, Clark County’s population growth — 47,000 new residents, a 2.2 percent population increase — ranked second in the United States, continuing a trend that has persisted most of the past three decades.

Critics attack Trump’s comments about immigration, Europe

President Donald Trump’s lament this week that immigration is “changing the culture” of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable.

6 places to get free ice cream in Las Vegas

Esther’s Kitchen chef/owner James Trees is reaching out on National Ice Cream Day, which is Sunday, for help planning the menu at his upcoming Tivoli Village restaurant.

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