It took less than 10 seconds to bring a steel, 345-ton relic of the Cold War era crashing to the ground in the Nevada desert Wednesday. The 1,527-foot-tall BREN tower was the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River. It was also the tallest structure of its kind ever demolished, according to the National Nuclear Safety Administration.
If you want to salute, race or flirt with other drivers in Nevada, you could soon be out of luck with some cars.
Google demonstrates a self-driving car with a blind man.
The Great Recession has dealt Nevada a losing hand.
Republican presidential candidates are campaigning for votes in a state with an unwelcome, eye-popping first-place record.
Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist, discusses the Nevada caucus and unemployment in the state.
Nevada firefighters fully contained Saturday a wildfire near Reno that had burned 3,177 acres and destroyed 29 homes, authorities said.
A fast-moving brush fire burning just south of Reno, Nevada, led the state's governor a to declare a state of emergency.
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that heavily damaged a small post office in rural western Nevada Sunday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
A Nevada grand jury has indicted two people allegedly involved in a "massive" robo-signing scheme, the state's attorney general said Thursday.
More jostling may be in store ahead of the 2012 primary season.
Republicans and Democrats are holding conferences in Las Vegas this week and seven of the leading GOP contenders are participating in a CNN debate here Tuesday -- evidence, activists in both parties say, that the state could play a pivotal role not only in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but also in the general election.
A tour outside the casino zone in Las Vegas reveals the Latino influence in Nevada.
Foreclosures continued to plague the U.S. housing market last quarter, while a a growing backlog has caused the length of the foreclosure process to drag on and on.
Nevada GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian announced late Wednesday the state will hold its presidential caucus on January 14, further sliding the voting season closer to the holiday season.
A man who once appeared discreetly as a stunt pilot in movies became the center of national attention after a crash at a Nevada air show.
Police say a gunman opened fire at a Nevada IHOP, killing three people and hurting six others before shooting himself.
Two teenagers have been charged with arson in connection with a wildfire that prompted evacuations and forced the closure of a Nevada highway, authorities said Wednesday.
Armed with fresh census data, Latinos around the country are flexing their political muscle. From state legislatures to Congress, the Hispanic vote is getting a voice.
An Energy Department official Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to pull the plug on a long-planned Nevada repository for nuclear waste in the face of questions from Congress about whether the move was legal.
Nevada's problem gambling prevention efforts are being dealt a losing hand.
The Canadian woman who was rescued last week after being stranded and alone for 49 days in a Nevada wilderness has transferred from an Idaho hospital to one in her home country, a hospital statement said early Wednesday.
The Canadian woman who was rescued last week after being stranded and alone for 49 days in a Nevada wilderness was upgraded to good from fair condition Tuesday, an Idaho hospital spokesman said.
Citing perilous conditions, rescuers halted their efforts Friday to save a man who fell into an abandoned northern Nevada mine, making their decision hours after video footage showed signs of life.
The national unemployment rate may have only ticked up slightly in August, but on a state-by-state basis, the jobs picture continues to look a lot more grim in places like Nevada, Michigan and California.
Two miners who died this week in a Nevada mining accident were identified Saturday, according to the mine's owner.
Rescue crews Thursday were searching for two miners after an incident at a mine in Elko County, Nevada, a U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration official told CNN.
Foreclosure filings declined in more than half of the country's top 20 worst-hit cities, most of which are concentrated in the Sunbelt "bubble" states of California, Arizona, Florida and Nevada. But those improvements bucked the market's general trend: Nationwide, foreclosures rose 16% during the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.
At a time when local officials coast to coast are frantically slashing municipal budgets, furloughing employees, and trying to soothe recession-wounded constituents, Curtis Calder, the city manager in Elko, Nev., has a hard time coming up with much to worry about.
Nevada is legalizing domestic partnerships, with the state Assembly voting Sunday evening to override a veto by the governor, officials said.
A twin-engine plane crashed in western Nevada Saturday afternoon, killing all five people on board, authorities said.
Foreclosure activity skyrocketed in March and the first quarter of 2009 to their highest levels on record as banks lifted moratoria on filings.
At least 7.5 million Americans owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a real estate research firm's report released Friday.
States and municipalities are facing their worst budget crunches in decades - and it's only going to get worse.
An ugly breakup between Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and his wife is causing a stir in the state that pioneered the quickie divorce
Residents clean up after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake causes minor damage in Reno, Nevada.
Acciona Energy doesn't just capture the sun's light to generate energy -- it corrals the sun's heat. Now the Spanish renewable power company has placed its first American operation in the desert flanking Las Vegas
Foreclosure filings nationwide soared 57% in January over the same month last year - another indication that the nation's housing woes are deepening.
A strong earthquake struck the northeast corner of Nevada on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, damaging buildings in a small town near the epicenter.
Surveying the presidential campaign, here's the long and the short of it: If Republicans keep divvying up primaries, it's going to be a long road to the nominating convention. And Democrats have just witnessed what is perhaps the shortest truce in U.S. political history.
South Carolina's GOP primary is a sweet victory for John McCain. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Saturday's results in Nevada and South Carolina did little to establish a clear front-runner in either party's race for presidential nominee.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton comments on her victory in the Nevada caucuses.
With solid backing from Latino voters and women overall, Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed her second win of the Democratic presidential race in Saturday's Nevada caucuses.
A sometimes overwhelming number of Republican voters swept Mitt Romney to victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, where the former Massachusetts governor scored well with conservatives, late deciders and veterans, according to early entrance polls.
From Florida, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney comments on his victory in Nevada and plans for his campaign.
Republicans have won eight of the last 10 presidential elections in Nevada, but the state is increasingly becoming a battleground in presidential politics.
While Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to soften her image on the campaign, she is allowing her pit bull -- Bill Clinton -- to go on the attack.
Bill Clinton lashes out at a reporter when questioned about a lawsuit challenging the Nevada caucus rules.
While Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to soften her image on the campaign, she is allowing her pit bull -- Bill Clinton -- to go on the attack.
The Democratic Party can go ahead with a plan to set up "at-large" precincts for this weekend's Nevada caucuses in nine casinos on the Las Vegas strip, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
CNN's Lou Dobbs talks with three guests about the role of immigration and Hispanic issues in Nevada's caucuses.
The first state in which the Latino vote will have an impact holds its caucuses Saturday, but Nevada's Hispanic community has yet to rally behind any particular candidate.
The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heads west Saturday with caucuses in Nevada, where unions and a large Hispanic population are heavily expected to influence the results.
CNN's Chris Lawrence breaks down why Nevada is such a crucial test among the early nominating contests.
Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday picked up endorsements from two key unions in Nevada, moves that could give the Illinois Democrat a significant leg up over rival Hillary Clinton in the state's caucuses next week.
A levee breaks in Fernley, Nevada, flooding the area. CNN's Susan Roesgen reports
Moving up the state's big day was supposed to finally give the West a real say in the presidential nominating process. But is anyone listening?
A poll released Thursday has the Democratic and Republican presidential front-runners neck-and-neck in Nevada, suggesting that the state could once again serve as a swing state in the upcoming 2008 presidential election.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports from Las Vegas on Nevada politics and the role the state may play in the 2008 election.
Now that the Democrats are done debating in Las Vegas, it's time for the next act. Bring on the elephants.
The real action in Las Vegas Thursday night won't be at the high-dollar tables along the Strip.
Sen. Hillary Clinton has a large lead over her rivals among Nevada Democratic caucus-goers, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday.
What's new in Las Vegas? Everything -- including the politics!
CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider has a preview of this week's presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gamblers lost $959.8 million at Nevada casinos in June, almost 6 percent more than in the same month a year earlier, helping the state notch record winnings for the fiscal year, Nevada's Gaming Control Board said Friday.
Question: After I retire in a few years, I would like to attend classes part time at the local community college. Would it make sense to open a 529 plan to reduce my income taxes? - Joan Stratton, Stateline, Nev.
Q After I retire in a few years, I would like to attend classes part time at the local community college. Would it make sense to open a 529 plan to reduce my income taxes? â€”Joan Stratton, Stateline, Nev.
Foreclosures continue to trouble real estate markets nationwide, with filings in April up 65 percent from a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday.
After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the "Superbowl of Smarts."
For the fourth year in a row, Nevada has earned the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous state in America, according to a survey published Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS -- Nevada star Nick Fazekas has always figured heavily in the Wolf Pack's formula for success. The 6-foot-11 forward, who flirted with leaving for the NBA after last season, is the unquestioned star of the team.
As college hoops sprints into the wildest week of the season, let's take a look back and honor the best of the mid-majors. There are plenty of players that could easily make this list, but these players excelled mostly away from the spotlight in conferences that don't draw the biggest crowds or the television networks, but still have some top-notch talent.
Nevada is about to get its first true taste of what it's like to be an early presidential testing ground, as Democratic hopefuls descend on the state capital for the kickoff candidate forum of the 2008 campaign.
The road to the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination has a new stop between the Iowa caucuses and the nation's first primary in New Hampshire -- the Nevada caucuses on January 19, 2008.
BracketBusters weekend is approaching, and for 48 hours, the college hoops world will (sort of) belong to the mid-majors. Outside of championship week, next Friday night and Saturday will provide the brightest lights a lot of these programs will see this season. In its fifth year, the ESPN event keeps growing, and it has been done right. ESPN gives itself plenty of flexibility to ensure the best matchups, picking from a field of 102. Additionally, there is a provision that guarantees a rematch of all 51 BracketBusters games during next year's regular season. For schools that have a difficult time scheduling quality non-conference opponents, especially at home, this is a major bonus.
The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...
Arizona replaced longtime leader Nevada as the fastest-growing state in the union during the 12 months ended July 1, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The population of the Grand Canyon State grew 3.6 percent during that period. Nevada grew by 3.5 percent.
The planned detonation of 700 tons of conventional explosives in the Nevada desert next month was postponed indefinitely Friday because of fears over the possible spread of radiation.
Pentagon plans for an explosive test next month in Nevada have been delayed for at least three weeks because of a lawsuit over the experiment, which critics say may be part of an effort to develop new nuclear weapons.
Home prices kept climbing through September but the pace of growth has slowed, a government report showed Thursday.
When it comes to raw political talent, there's not a Bill Clinton in this group. But these are the rainy days. And charisma doesn't keep you dry. A roof does. Meet the hardest-working carpenters.
Just three years ago, penny slot machines had three main growth markets--eBay, museums, and the city dump. Today a new generation of penny, nickel, and dime slots aren't just reclaiming space on ca...
I WAS IN NEVADA GOLD MINING FOR 12 YEARS. When things got slow in the gold market, this sounded interesting, and now I've been doing it for three years. We build big caves for commercial wineries t...
Whether it's a casual tourist putting a few dollars in a slot machine, or a high-roller risking tens of thousands at the poker table, most Las Vegas gamblers have one thing in common: They believe they can win.
Nevada election officials have launched an investigation into allegations that a Republican-led voter registration drive improperly disposed of forms it collected from potential Democratic voters.
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry used a stop in Nevada Tuesday to criticize President Bush's support for a nuclear waste dump there and to accuse the Bush administration of placing ideology ahead of science.
A 14,000-acre wildfire forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate their homes in Lake Hughes as the blaze swept across Angeles National Forest, fire officials said Friday.
Firefighters said Friday the weather has offered little respite in their battle against a blaze threatening about 1,000 homes around Nevada's capital of Carson City.
The Supreme Court has again given police greater power to stop and question suspects, ruling Monday that a Nevada cowboy could not refuse to give his name to officers who tried to question him along a roadside.
Do you have to tell the police your name? Depending on how the Supreme Court rules, the answer could be the difference between arrest and freedom.
We haven't forgotten about Nevada, and apparently Ed Gillespie hasn't either.
The fund scandal has revealed a surprising flaw in state-run college savings plans, which manage $26 billion in assets. Nearly every state has its own tax-free 529 plan; most are open to investors ...
It's not as if you can test-drive a vacation home before you rent it. So when you rent, you often feel that you could've gotten more for your money. Or maybe you wish you'd known about the house ne...
The story is ugly, and as old as the hills. Fevered with dreams of gold, speculators stake claim to a piece of godforsaken earth, certain they'll strike it rich. From promising beginnings, the plot...
The very model of a modern airline, superprofitable Southwest built its 23- year success with low daily fares on every flight -- few frills, no Saturday night stay, no three-week advance-purchase r...
First, a disclaimer: There is no single best state in which to get divorced. Each has different rules for splitting up property, awarding alimony, and deciding who takes care of the kids -- and thu...
Look northwest, young investor. Let's say that three years ago, you wisely saw a bonfire building in exports from Oregon and Washington, sparked by strong airliner and timber sales to Europe and th...
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