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Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:41pm

A federal judge has approved a long-term residence for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds to stay while free on bond on tax charges.

Man accused of shooting family recently released from jail

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:40pm

An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to help him on a Montana roadside was released from a Wyoming jail two weeks earlier while facing unrelated burglary and drug charges, a court official said Friday.

Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:11pm

A series of wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.

Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

The state Department of Health says the number of Salmonella cases that may be tied to pork products has grown in Washington, with at least 90 people reported to have gotten sick.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

Federal safety officials are investigating the cause of a fire at a gold mine in northeast Nevada. Elko County Fire District division chief Linda Bingaman said no one was injured in the fire that broke out last night at the Jerritt Canyon Mine about 50 miles north of Elko.

Youth advocates decry trying teen as adult in girl's death

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

A 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with raping and killing his 8-year-old neighbor in California is too young to understand what he is accused of doing, youth advocacy groups said Friday.

Man who died in police fight wanted for beating 97-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:21pm

A man who died after a fight with San Francisco police Thursday was wanted in the beating of a 97-year-old who employed him as a caretaker and later died from the attack, authorities said.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:11pm

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

Scott Sonner and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:11pm

Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno.

Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:01pm

A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.

Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:01pm

Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.

Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:51pm

Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.

Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies

Brock Vergakis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:41pm

Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family.

Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:40pm

The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.

Sailboat with dead person aboard washes ashore near park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:32pm

A sailboat with a dead person aboard has washed ashore near a public park in northeastern Massachusetts.

Parents trying to keep dead daughter's farewell notes sealed

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:31pm

The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who say the writings shed new light on allegations that campus officials failed to tell the parents the girl was being victimized.

Trial date set for man accused of girlfriend's beating death

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:31pm

A Colorado man accused of killing the teenage girlfriend he thought was pregnant three years ago is set to stand trial on a murder charge, but his lawyer said Friday that a recorded interview could change or delay the case.

Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:22pm

An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.

Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:21pm

Authorities in western Kentucky say a newborn baby girl has been found alive in a dumpster and a teenager has been charged with attempted murder.

Ex-teacher charged with having sex with 13-year-old student

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:21pm

A former teacher charged Friday with having sex with a 13-year-old student left a note in her sixth-grade classroom that said, in part, "I need help — a lot of help," according to police.