Nevada man sentenced for trafficking in endangered species

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Nevada man who admitted illegally trafficking endangered African lion and leopard parts has been ordered to serve a total of 60 days in federal custody and complete 100...

New deal with mining company to protect rare Nevada plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Australian mining company has agreed to a moratorium on new activities at a planned lithium mine in Nevada in exchange for conservationists dropping a lawsuit to protect a rare de...

Nevada accuses US government of 'secret plutonium smuggling'

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the U.S. government's “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shi...

Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a rare desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world. The move comes after cons...

Nevada Supreme Court struggles with appeal in 4 killings

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court justices acknowledge they are struggling with complicated jurisdictional questions in the appeal of a Salvadoran immigrant accused of four killings duri...

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only known population of a desert wildflower. ...

Official: Solving wild horse problem with take $5B, 15 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control. William Perry...

Defense lawyers want trial in 4 killings pushed to 2021

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four northern Nevada homicides want to postpone his trial to determine whether he has an intellectual disability that makes him inelig...

Has tech made it safer to move nukes? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fight is raging in courts and Congress over where radioactive materials should be stored and how to safely get the dangerous remnants of decades of bomb-making and power generation...

Does technology make moving nukes safe? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army ...

Biden to Trump on baseless attacks: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assured supporters Wednesday night that his message to President Donald Trump is “I’m not going anywhere” as he laid out his most forceful...

Controversial wild horse plan headed to Senate floor

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest coalit...

Sanders accuses Biden of distorting 'Medicare for All' plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders accused former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of distorting his proposal to provide single-payer, universal health care thro...

Immigrant appeals Nevada murder case to state Supreme Court

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four Nevadans are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling upholding a grand jury's authority to ...

US suspends low-level radioactive waste shipments to Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department has suspended shipments of low-level radioactive waste from Tennessee to Nevada while it investigates whether the materials were being mislabeled and shipp...