In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun owners.
Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental health” in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence.
Confronted by another year of rising overtime costs, the Nevada’s top prison official axed a decades-old policy that required two officers to accompany prisoners to the doctor — a move that’s expected to save $3.5 million in six months.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would not allow cameras into the briefing room as he outlined President Donald Trump’s budget to reporters. He explained, “This is going to be really, really boring and really, really hard.”
A handwritten agreement emerged Thursday afternoon showing North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee had struck a preliminary severance deal with former city manager Qiong Liu.
A temporary version of the Las Vegas courtyard, planned for a site at Foremaster Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard North, is expected to open this year.
The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by President Donald Trump on Thursday, suggesting the latest election-year debate on an issue that fires up both parties’ voters will produce a familiar outcome: stalemate.