Mind-altering medication gets OK to treat hard-to-treat depression

A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness.

Foothill students get close-up look at desired careers

Under Foothill High School’s job shadowing program, 50 seniors are connected with companies that fit their job interests. Locations include the Henderson Police Department, veterinary clinics and salons.

Henderson counselor honored as state’s best in D.C.

Julia Bush, a counselor at Henderson’s Burkholder Middle School, was honored by the American School Counselor Association on Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., as the 2019 Nevada school counselor of the year.

Bill would set Nevada’s minimum age to marry at 18

A state known for quickie weddings could see the legal age of marriage raised to 18, without exception, through a measure before the Nevada Legislature and advanced by advocates seeking to end arranged or forced marriages involving minors.

Executive chef departs Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan

While many chefs at Sunday’s Whiskey in the Wilderness festival could often be found visiting friends’ cooking stations, observant guests were quick to notice one who wasn’t where he was expected to be at any point in the day.

Man who beat robbery case gets 7 years for striking police car

A Las Vegas man, who walked free on a string of armed robbery charges before being convicted of the same crime, was ordered to serve more than seven years in federal prison for backing his BMW into a police car when authorities arrested him on a probation violation.

Communist hero honored at China KFC restaurant

Fast-food chain KFC is memorializing a popular Chinese Communist hero with restaurant decor extolling his deeds, in a rare matching of an iconic American brand with Communist propaganda.

MGM Resorts may cut some bartender, cashier jobs in Las Vegas

MGM will work with Culinary Local 226 to retrain bar and cashier staff impacted by the technology change, the company said Tuesday without saying how many people will be impacted.

Arizona woman dressed as nun accused of hiding fentanyl

A couple from Yuma, Arizona, was arrested Monday during a traffic stop southwest of Phoenix after police say the woman — dressed as a nun — was concealing packages of fentanyl, according to a Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Man who helped invent calculator dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator, has died in Dallas. He was 86.

$6.3M raised for victims, families of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history, organizers announced Tuesday.

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