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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The murder trial for a 74-year-old Sparks man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a trespasser will begin as scheduled Monday. That's despite objections from a defense lawyer who wants to challenge the state's finding that Wayne Burgarello is legally competent. The judge said after a hearing yesterday he'll issue a formal ruling today but intends to start picking jurors for the trial on Monday.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is releasing an updated tax proposal that he says improves upon a plan he introduced earlier in the session and incorporates ideas from Assembly leaders. The plan raises the business license fee to a flat $300 or $500, depending on whether the business is a corporation. It raises the rate of the existing modified business tax.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After changing how numbers are reported, officials say they believe a point-in-time count of southern Nevada's homeless population found about the same number of people living on area streets as in previous years. Clark County reported yesterday that 7,509 homeless people were tallied overnight last Jan. 27-28.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three shows into her Las Vegas residency, Mariah Carey says bronchitis caused her to cancel her Wednesday night show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. A representative for Carey says Carey will be back on stage tomorrow and Sunday and will still perform Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards.

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