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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Voters take to the polls to cast their ballots in Arizona, Maine, Virginia, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina on Tuesday.  Residents of these respective states will decide on a series of contests incl…

Romney Reminds Voters of Obama’s Unflattering Vegas Remarks

Romney Reminds Voters of Obama’s Unflattering Vegas Remarks

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) — Mitt Romney, returning to the battleground state of Nevada for the first time since becoming the presumptive nominee, reminded a crowd there Tuesday of disparaging remarks made about Las Vegas by the pre…

Obama Focuses on Education in Florida, Nevada TV Ads

Obama Focuses on Education in Florida, Nevada TV Ads

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s re-election campaign is courting voters in Florida and Nevada with a new 30-second TV ad on higher education.The spot, which began airing Friday, features pictures of a young Obama with…

Obama Heads to Nevada to Claim Progress on Housing

Obama Heads to Nevada to Claim Progress on Housing

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) – President Obama on Friday will visit a Reno, Nev., neighborhood hit hard by the housing crisis to hail a success story in his efforts to turn things around. Six months ago, from the porch of a Las Vegas home 400 …

Google Self-Driving Car License Approved in Nevada

Google Self-Driving Car License Approved in Nevada

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — Nevada is putting the pedal to the metal on those autonomous automobiles.It was just two months ago that the state approved and set regulations that would allow self-driving vehicles on the stat…

Apple Uses Legal Strategies to Avoid Paying Millions in Taxes

Apple Uses Legal Strategies to Avoid Paying Millions in Taxes

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple, the most lucrative technology company in the world, has used legal strategies to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in California and 20 other states, The New York Times reports. Althou…

Attorneys in Nevada Homeowners Association Scandal Dead

Attorneys in Nevada Homeowners Association Scandal Dead

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — A high-profile federal corruption investigation of homeowners associations in Nevada turned deadly this week when two key defendants in the case were found dead.David Amesbury, a Las Vegas attorney targeted in…

Watch Out! Self-Driving Cars Approved in Nevada

Watch Out! Self-Driving Cars Approved in Nevada

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — Google’s self-driving car has been demoed a number of times over the past few years — Good Morning America even took it for a spin in 2010. But the pedal’s about to be really put to the metal…

Romney Scores Big Across Faith Groups

Romney Scores Big Across Faith Groups

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Mitt Romney romped in the Nevada caucuses with a leg up from his Mormon co-religionists, but also with winning margins across faith groups — evangelicals included — and a knockout even among the very conser…

Gingrich to Romney: ‘Founding Fathers Meant the Very Poor’

Gingrich to Romney: ‘Founding Fathers Meant the Very Poor’

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted his opponent, Mitt Romney, after Romney said earlier Wednesday that he was “not concerned about the very poor.”Gingrich, at an event in Nevada…

Ron Paul Finishes Last in Florida, Says He’s Just Getting Started

Ron Paul Finishes Last in Florida, Says He’s Just Getting Started

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(HENDERSON, Nev.) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul didn’t campaign in Florida, run a single ad in the state, or hire a single staffer there.  So it was only fitting that the Texas co…

Ron Paul Heads to Nevada; Strategy Called ‘Odd’

Ron Paul Heads to Nevada; Strategy Called ‘Odd’

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While his GOP rivals duke it out in a bloody Florida primary on Tuesday, Ron Paul will continue stumping for votes in the caucus states that dominate the political calendar over the next week.Paul does well in ca…

Ron Paul Is Placing Big Bets on Nevada

Ron Paul Is Placing Big Bets on Nevada

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul heads west next week to campaign in the early voting states of Colorado and Nevada.Although Nevada has been virtually ignored by his rivals, Paul has…

Elderly Man Admits to Accidentally Starting Reno Brush Fire

Elderly Man Admits to Accidentally Starting Reno Brush Fire

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(RENO, Nev.) — An elderly man has come forward and admitted to accidentally starting a blaze that burned nearly 3,200 acres and forced the evacuation of 10,000 people in Reno, Nev., officials said Saturday.Reno Fire Chief…

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(RENO, Nev.) — Authorities in Reno, Nev. are battling a wind-whipped brush fire that forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 20 homes.The fire started about noon Thursday in an area near U.S. H…

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Crime Spree Suspects Arrested Without a Fight

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Crime Spree Suspects Arrested Without a Fight

ABC News(ELKO COUNTY, Nev.) — A couple dubbed “the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde” after a murderous crime spree and chase that led investigators across two states gave up without a fight Tuesday when police tracked them down in Nevada.Logan McFarland, 2…

Police Pursue Murderous ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Across Western US

Police Pursue Murderous ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Across Western US

ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah and Nevada state police are hunting a couple they have dubbed “the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde” after a murderous crime spree and chase that has led investigators across two states.The armed and extremely dangerous susp…

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