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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are being asked to allocate almost $3.7 million toward testing more than 7,500 sexual assault evidence kits languishing in police vaults around the state. Some of the untested kits in Las Vegas date back 30 years. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says he hopes the legislature's Interim Finance Committee today will approve funds from grants and settlements the state has received.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lamar Odom's bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year. A four-day binge that culminated in Odom being found unconscious in the Nevada "Love Ranch" placed him atop Google's list of hottest searches during 2015.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2016 Republican presidential candidates are heading back to the campaign trail after debating in Las Vegas last night. Donald Trump said he's now "totally committed to the Republican party" and won't run as an independent if he's not the GOP nominee. Trump was responding to concerns that he would stay in the race as an independent if another Republican wins the nomination, and send Hillary Clinton to the White House by splitting the conservative vote.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A major Internet data center developer based in Nevada is expanding into Michigan under tax breaks approved by lawmakers and expected to be signed into law. The legislation passed last night exempts Las Vegas-based Switch and its clients from paying sales or use taxes on equipment at a planned mega-data center campus in Michigan.