Raiders sign former Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict

Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther reunited Tuesday with a linebacker whose NFL career he largely cultivated as the team signed former Cincinnati Bengals standout Vontaze Burfict.

Don’t say goodbye to golf guru Butch Harmon just yet

Recent news reports made it seem like famed instructor and Henderson resident Butch Harmon was retiring from teaching, but according to the man himself, who operates his golf school at Rio Secco, he will remain in the game.

Salvadoran immigrant pleads not guilty in Northern Nevada killings

Wilber Martinez-Guzman, 20, accused of four killings in January, pleaded not guilty to four counts of open murder Tuesday at his arraignment in Washoe County District Court. He also entered not guilty pleas to charges of burglary and possession of stolen weapons.

Clark County housing problems seen as drag on public health

About one-fifth of Clark County residents face severe housing problems, including high costs and overcrowding, that adversely impact their health, according to an annual report published Tuesday.

Super bloom appears near runways at Los Angeles airport

Travelers flying in and out of Los Angeles International Airport are being treated to a rare visual spectacle of large wildflower fields coming into bloom between runways.

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday planning to propose what’s believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products.

US-China trade negotiations to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.

Statue of Liberty climber appears in court with tape over face

A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border came to her sentencing Tuesday with her face entirely covered with clear sticky tape, irritating a judge who refused to proceed until she removed it.

Nevada Senate committee considers abortion law overhaul

A proposed rewrite of Nevada’s abortion laws has been revised to leave in place existing parental notification requirements for minors while still amending informed consent provisions and removing from statute outdated criminal penalties.

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