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Nevada AG warns Target shoppers to monitor their accounts

Nevada’s attorney general is warning Target shoppers to monitor their credit and debit card statements after some 40 million accounts may have been compromised.

Death Valley shuts down Badwater marathon, other races

The Badwater 135 ultramarathon in Death Valley takes the bravest of runners 135 miles through the hottest place on Earth in the middle of the summer. But not next year — Death Valley National Park recently put a moratorium on foot and cycling races while they study ways to make the events safer.

911 tapes tell story of panic, terror of deadly Reno shooting spree

Newly released 911 tapes paint a scene of panic and terror inside a Reno medical building where dozens of callers hid in restrooms and exam rooms from a suicidal gunman who killed one doctor and shot another at a urology clinic where he said he’d had a vasectomy that ruined his life.

Judge eases phone restrictions for inmate accused of threatening victim

A district judge on Tuesday eased jail restrictions for Richard Schlacta, a 48-year-old California man who authorities said plotted to kill a 13-year-old girl he’s accused of sexually assaulting. Schlacta will be allowed to have monitored contact with his girlfriend or family members.

Price to mail a letter going up to 49 cents on Jan. 26

Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on after the 2008 economic downturn.

EDITORIAL: Obamacare chaos

The rules of Obamacare — indeed, the language of the law itself — have all the permanence of pencil. As of this editorial’s completion on Christmas Eve, members of the Obama administration were scavenging desk drawers for erasers that hadn’t been rubbed to a nub.

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