Trout, Angels close to finalizing record breaking deal, sources say

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history.

Colorado River states wrap up emergency drought plan

The seven Colorado River states have finished their emergency drought plan by deadline day, but the completed deal set to be signed in Arizona on Tuesday afternoon excludes the river’s largest water user.

3 arrested after carjacking on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas

Three people are in custody following a carjacking that lead to a crash in the east Las Vegas Valley Tuesday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Viewers of New Zealand shooting livestream didn’t flag video, Facebook says

Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real time.

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Kansas’ solicitor general on Monday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the state’s law requiring people to provide proof of citizenship before they can register to vote, saying problems with how it was enforced during the three years it was in place are fixable.

Warner Bros. chief resigns over affair with actress

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair.

Michele Fiore has history of unreported tax, business problems

Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore failed to report at least $91,000 in tax liens the IRS filed against her, rental income from a house in Colorado and a house she owned in Clark County on her financial disclosures since she became an elected official, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.

Chance of rain in Las Vegas Valley forecast

Rain is forecast for the middle of the week in the Las Vegas Valley and could return over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

 
California super bloom attracts thousands to poppy fields — VIDEO

Lake Elsinore, California, had tried to prepare for the crush of people drawn by the super bloom, a rare occurrence that usually happens about once a decade because it requires a wet winter and warm temperatures that stay above freezing.

Chemical plant fire still raging, will keep burning for days

A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines.

Heat records falling twice as often as record lows in US

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold.

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