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...

Reno judge refuses to dismiss charges in 4 Nevada killings

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in Reno has denied a motion to dismiss two murder charges against a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four Nevadans in January. The defense had argued...

$2M settlement OKed in case of woman who died in Nevada jail

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The family of a drug-dependent Texas woman who died from an apparent seizure while imprisoned in a rural Nevada county jail for unpaid parking tickets has won a $2 million settlement...

Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake...

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drone in cities

RENO, Nev. (AP) — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's li...

Nevada judge considers defense motions in quadruple murder

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant accused of murdering four northern Nevadans are urging a judge to dismiss some of the charges and throw out his confession based on procedural erro...

Nevada prosecutors defend handling of quadruple murder case

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prosecutors are defending their handling of a confession presented to the grand jury that indicted a Salvadoran immigrant for four murders during a week-long rampage in Januar...

The Latest: Miss USA pageant underway in Reno for 1st time

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT): 5 p.m. The Miss USA pageant is underway in Reno, Nevada. ...

Lawyers, nurses, soldier, ballerina compete for Miss USA

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The women who want to be crowned the next Miss USA on Thursday include a psychological operations expert in the Army reserves, a former NFL cheerleader working to become a surgical n...

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly shipped to Nevada last year. Perry said in an April 24 lett...

Lawyer for man accused of 4 Nevada murders seeks dismissals

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders says Washoe County prosecutors have no authority to try him in Reno for two killings that occurred outside the co...

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among ho...

Feds seek dismissal of plutonium lawsuit; no quake concerns

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state's lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada while an appeals court considers whether to over...

Burning Man backers blast BLM's proposed restrictions

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Some supporters of the Burning Man counter-culture festival are complaining about new restrictions the federal government is proposing for the event. The U.S. Bur...