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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — More than a dozen Nevada mine workers spent a rainy night in their trucks when a slide blocked the exit road from the bottom of an open pit gold mine. Barrick Gold Corp. spokesman Louis Schack says all 14 miners were rescued and no one was hurt after a wall failed Sunday afternoon at the Bald Mountain mine about 70 miles southeast of Elko.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a 46-year-old man wounded by an officer at the scene of a family argument had a butcher knife in each hand and lunged toward officers before he was shot. Police say Paul Herron underwent surgery after the shooting Sunday afternoon on a lawn outside a condominium complex several blocks southeast of downtown Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State, federal and tribal leaders helped mark the dedication of the Tule (TOO'-lee) Springs Fossil Beds National Monument at the northern edge of the Las Vegas valley yesterday. Congress designated the new national monument earlier this month after a decades-long campaign by paleontologists, business groups, local governments and others.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Jennifer Lopez will perform one night only — New Year's Eve night — at The Colosseum on the Las Vegas Strip. The news follows reports in October that Lopez was in talks behind-the-scenes to perform at Planet Hollywood, another Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino-hotel.
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