Drew Gagnon leads 51s to victory over Sounds

Drew Gagnon started his night by striking out two of the first three batters he faced. By the time he reached the mound again, the 51s had already put up five runs on the scoreboard.

For tourists, the hotter, the better at Death Valley

International tourists got what they came for Thursday at Death Valley National Park as the official temperature soared to 127 degrees at 4:42 p.m., tying a record for the date set in 1993, according to the National Weather Service.

Lights FC earns 2 red cards in loss to Seattle

Lights defender Marcelo Alatorre picked up his second yellow card in the 45th minute and midfielder Carlos Alvarez received a red in first-half stoppage time in the team’s 3-0 loss to the Sounders 2.

Founder of Papa John’s sues company for corporate records

The founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking access to the company’s books and records following his resignation as chairman earlier this month amid reports that he used a racial slur during a media training session.

North Korea returns remains of US war dead, says White House

North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip from a U.S. base in South Korea to a coastal city in the North to retrieve the remains.

California blaze reaches Redding; 1 dead, firefighters injured

An explosive wildfire tore through two small Morthern California communities Thursday before reaching homes in the city of Redding, destroying dozens of structures and a historic schoolhouse, and causing burn injuries to civilians and firefighters, a state fire official said.

This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas

The organic meets the synthetic on “I’ll Be Your Girl,” the latest album from Portland, Oregon’s the Decemberists, who leaven their earthy indie folk with swirling keyboards on their New Wave-influenced eighth record.

This week’s 5 best bets for shows in Las Vegas

The top seven finalists from Season 16 of “American Idol” visit Orleans Arena on Sunday. Along with winner Maddie Poppe, fans can see performances by Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee and Michael J. Woodard.

Nearly 2,000 children reunited after border split, says Trump team

The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families.

Premier Vegas Sports: Aces make a comeback by midseason

Host Bryan Salmond is in studio with Las Vegas Aces beat reporter Sam Gordon talking about the season so far and how the Aces have gone from the worst team in the WNBA to just 1.5 games out of the playoffs.

Phoenix officials use trees to fight ‘urban heat island’ effect

When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year.

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