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Sequestration to Reduce Federal Jobless Benefits

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Tens of thousands of Nevadans receiving extended jobless benefits will see their weekly checks dramatically reduced because of automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.

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White House: Chemical Attack Requires Response

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, but says any action taken against the Syrian regime is not intended to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Study: Waivers Leave Behind At-Risk Students

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday.

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San Diego Mayor Agrees to Resign

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job.

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Obama Proposes College Ratings

Updated: 08/22/2013 - President Obama has unveiled a proposal to rate colleges based on affordability and success as students returned to the University of Nevada, Reno. Under Obama's plan, colleges that provide a high quality education while keeping tuition low, would be rewarded with more funding.

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Egypt's Ousted Leader Hosni Mubarak Released

Posted: 08/22/2013 - A medically equipped helicopter landed Thursday at an Egypt prison Thursday to transport Hosni Mubarak from prison to his new home under house arrest, state TV reported, as dozens of the ousted leader's supporters rallied outside waiting for the ousted leader to be released after more than two years in detention.

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Tape: Reagan Supported Nixon After Watergate Speech

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The final installment of secret recordings from President Richard Nixon's White House captures future president Ronald Reagan calling to offer support after Nixon delivered a public address on Watergate.

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US Got "Heads-Up" on Snowden-Linked Detention

Posted: 08/19/2013 - The White House says the British government gave the United States advance notice that London police intended to detain the partner of an American journalist who has written articles based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Prison for Former Illinois Rep. Jackson Jr. and Wife

Updated: 08/14/2013 - A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 30 months in prison, following his guilty plea that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

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Appeals Court: Obama Violating Law on Yucca Site

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A federal appeals court says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

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Nevada Board Okays More Funding for Mental Health

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has endorsed pumping another $3 million into Nevada mental health services to increase bed capacity and reduce wait times for criminal defendants ordered to undergo evaluations.

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Board Okays Final Deal in Comped Meals Settlement

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has approved the final piece of a settlement to end a decade-long legal fight over taxation of free meals provided by casinos to patrons and employees.

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Kerry, Israeli PM Discuss New Settlements

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry says he thinks it would be better if Israel did not make settlement announcements while peace talks are under way, but he doesn't think they threaten the second round of talks Wednesday in Jerusalem.

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San Diego Mayor Responds to Recall Effort

Posted: 08/13/2013 - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is challenging a recall effort by touting city progress during his term - an indication that he has no intention of resigning.

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Solar, Geothermal Energy Touted at Vegas Summit

Posted: 08/13/2013 - The Obama administration's top land official praised a geothermal electricity project in California's snow-capped mountains as an example for others during a headline appearance at a green energy conference in Las Vegas.

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