JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Dozens of fast-food workers convened this morning at a McDonald’s near Sahara and Paradise, asking for their wages to be supersized -- an increase from $8.25 an hour, minimum wage in Nevada, to $15 an hour. “The economy has been pretty down and out for quite a long time,” said one picketer. “It's been six
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Board of School Trustees voted to appoint Stavan Corbett to serve as the trustee for District D. The seat was vacated October 23, 2013 with the resignation of Trustee Lorraine Alderman who served since January 2011. "It's important for all areas of the county to have a representative on the school board because we
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- It seemed like an easy way to make a little money working at home, but instead it was a scam that is now luring in thousands of victims. In this Rip-Off Alert, it’s a twist on the mystery shopper scam illustrated in the past. Postal inspectors from Wisconsin say counterfeit checks are at the heart
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials have renamed the state teacher of the year award after the man who died trying to stop a shooter at Sparks Middle School. State superintendent Dale Erquiaga (ER'-kee-AH'-guh) announced Monday that the 2014 award will be named after math teacher Michael Landsberry. He says Landsberry's widow was notified and supports the new name.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities who responded to reports of gunshots in Gardnerville say one person is dead and another is in custody. Douglas County sheriff's officials say they got a 911 call a little before 11:30 a.m. Monday reporting gunfire on Toler Lane. Deputies didn't have further details about the identities of the people involved or the circumstances that
In his decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African leader. Some like former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had
(NBC News) -- Decorating for the holiday season is all fun and reindeer games, until someone gets hurt. Falls related to holiday decorating are serious, and were the number one decorating-related cause of trips to the emergency room during last year's holiday season. "If you're going string lights up high, make sure you use the appropriate ladder size," advises Kim
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge has revoked bail for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend because he sent her a letter and email. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang on Thursday ordered Benjamin Bishop back to federal detention while he awaits trial. Defense attorney Birney Bervar says Bishop was sending the girlfriend love
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S. to China. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Qiang Wang, known as Jeffrey Wang, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. Bharara says Wang pleaded guilty to smuggling Asian artifacts made from rhino horns and ivory
CHICAGO (AP) — Call it Disneyland Chicago. A California couple has purchased the house where Walt Disney was born on the city's Northwest Side and they are making plans to turn it into a historical site and museum. A spokesman for new owners Dina Benadon and Brent Young says restoration is scheduled to begin next month. They hope it can
J.C. Penney says the SEC is looking into its liquidity, debt and other financial matters. The struggling retailer disclosed in a regulatory filing late Thursday that it received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission in October requesting information on its liquidity, cash position, debt and equity financing, as well as its offering of common stock announced in September.
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles. The company announced three recalls on Friday. It wants to inspect the trucks and says only 453,000 will likely need repairs. The first case covers 842,400 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from 2003 through 2008. Chrysler says 116,000 were repaired
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six retailers have agreed to recall a brand of potentially dangerous high-powered magnet sets after the manufacturer refused to participate. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond and four other stores are recalling "Buckyballs" and "Buckycubes" after the CPSC received 54 reports of children and teens ingesting the product.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent reliever Brian Wilson has agreed to terms on a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal is pending a physical, the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding the quirky, bearded pitcher. Wilson's new contract
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California has agreed to a nearly $18 million deal with Internet video game maker Kabam for the naming rights to the field at Memorial Stadium. The school announced the 15-year deal on Thursday that will make its home field known as "Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium." The field name will be placed