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Sanders claims big win in Nevada, tightens grip on Democratic race

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Bernie Sanders' win is a substantial accomplishment in a state seen as an important bellwether because it is the first diverse electorate to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race

VICTORY. In this file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes the stage during a primary night event on February 11, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/AFP

Filipino-Americans 'fired up' as Tagalog added to Nevada ballot

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Overlooked in the past, Filipinos have rapidly become Nevada's largest Asian-American community – almost 200,000 by some estimates, in a state of 3 million people – forcing candidates to take notice

FIRING UP. Elizabeth Warren supporter Ninna Diaz poses with material she will distribute while out knocking on doors of registered Democrats and Independents to make sure people are registered to vote on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

LOOK: Nash Aguas is now a Las Vegas homeowner

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The actor shares a post on his Instagram page

PROUD HOMEOWNER. Nash Aguas poses in front of his new house in Las Vegas. Photo from

PH ranks 3rd in international math contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

7 members of the Philippine team receive gold medals in the individual round of the competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

The Las Vegas shooting victims: Who they were

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Here is a look at some of those who died in the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history

IN MOURNING. Mourners light candles during a vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. mourns Vegas massacre victims as shooter motive sought

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:27 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities are at a loss as to why a 64-year-old gambler and retired accountant hauled a vast arsenal of weapons to the hotel and launched his assault

FOR THE VICTIMS. Candles are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2017, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from the Mandalay Hotel on a country music festival. Mark Ralston/AFP

Vegas shooter's 'companion' ID'd as Fil-Australian who moved to U.S.

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Marilou Danley, 62, was initially said to be a 'person of interest' but has since been cleared of any involvement in the shocking shooting that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured

CLEARED. First named as a 'person of interest,' Marilou Danley is cleared in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Marilou Danley cleared in Las Vegas mass shooting

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Marilou Danley, whose citizenship remains unconfirmed, 'was not in the US at the time of the incident,' the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says

CLEARED. First named as a 'person of interest,' Marilou Danley is cleared in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Gaga, Grande urge gun control amid artist shock at Vegas carnage

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:57 AM

While most artists left their comments to general messages of sympathy after the assault on a country music festival, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande use their social media power to press politicians

MAD SCRAMBLE. People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:50 AM

While the gunman's motive remains unclear, the shooting instantly rekindles the divisive national debate on gun control

MOMENT OF SILENCE. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump take part in a moment of silence with White House staff for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings, on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Sports stars, teams grieve after Vegas shooting horror

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:42 AM

Athletes, teams and leagues react in disbelief as the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history hit home

FIRST RESPONDERS. An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Investigators search for motive in Las Vegas massacre

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:35 AM

(UPDATED) The death toll from the October 1 assault on an open-air concert on the Vegas Strip rises to 59, while 527 people have been injured

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel (background with shooters window damage top right) after a gunman killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

At least 59 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest U.S. shooting

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:16 PM

(12th UPDATE) President Donald Trump denounces what he called 'an act of pure evil'

RUNNING FOR COVER. People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Nevada allows Mayweather, McGregor to wear lighter boxing gloves

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:49 AM

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will wear 8 ounce gloves instead of the regulation 10 ounce gloves for the junior middleweight division

LIGHTER GLOVES. The camps of Mayweather and McGregor successfully lobby the Nevada commission to allow them to wear 8-ounce gloves. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

'High demand' as Nevada becomes latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Legal marijuana sales are sure to be a boon to the economy of Nevada s largest city Las Vegas bolstering its reputation as an anything goes party town

MARIJUANA. The trimmings and buds of marijuana plants are seen during a harvest at Alternative Solutions, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

In Vegas, Fil-Ams mobilize to get out the vote for Hillary

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

In battleground Nevada Fil Am volunteers believe Asians can go from being marginalized to being the margin of victory for Hillary Clinton

FIL-AMS FOR HILLARY. Volunteers pose for a photo before beginning work on Monday, the final day before Election Day in the United States. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

No weapon found after Trump rally scare

Nov 06, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Republican candidate Donald Trump is bundled off stage during a campaign appearance in Nevada but reappears minutes later to cheers from his supporters

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

WATCH: 3rd Clinton-Trump presidential debate, 2016 US elections

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the third and final debate of the 2016 US presidential election season on October 19 October 20 in Manila

Donuts in flight in 1st US-approved drone delivery

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:45 AM

This delivery marks the first time a retailer has worked with a drone delivery company to transport immediate consumables from store to home

DRONE DELIVERY. The first drone delivery on US soil made by convenience retailer 7-Eleven and the drone startup Flirtey includes a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts.  Photo from Flirtey's Twitter account

Two banned substances found in Jon Jones’ system

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Jones tests positive for the anti estrogenic agent Hydroxyclomiphene as well as the aromatase inhibitor Letrozole

SUBSTANCES FOUND. A temporary suspension is handed to Jon Jones after two banned substances found in the former UFC light heavyweight titleholder's system. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Panama Papers law firm closes Jersey, Gibraltar offices

May 28, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Mossack Fonseca says the office closures are part of a strategy to consolidate our service office network

Marcos Swiss deposits, Rousey on Pacquiao, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Trump storms to victory in Nevada Republican caucuses

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:47 PM

3rd UPDATE It s Donald Trump s third straight victory in the race but Ted Cruz maintains he can beat Trump

'TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT' Wan Ali of Nevada wears a Donald Trump hat during a caucus night watch party for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Luck of the draw: Cards give tie to Clinton in one Nevada contest

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Clinton triumphed in Pahrump and as it turns out defeats Sanders in the state wide contest with more than 87 of precincts reporting

LUCKY. The card drawn determines the winner in a Nevada precinct's tie-vote between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. File photo by Paul Zinken/EPA

Wins for Trump and Clinton in White House race

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:03 AM

3rd UPDATE The wins for the brash billionaire and the former secretary of state give the candidates a major boost heading into the next major phase of the White House race – Super Tuesday on March 1

COMEBACK. Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a caucus day event at Caesers Palace on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

#USvote: Next key tests in White House race on Saturday

Feb 20, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The race for the White House heats up as Republicans and Democrats head into the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus

PRESIDENTIAL RACE. Super Tuesday on March 1 marks the third test for the United States' presidential hopefuls. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte on Marcos, mock elections, Pacquiao vs Bradley | 6PM wRap

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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One dead, dozens hurt as car crashes into crowd on Las Vegas Strip

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:07 PM

The incident occurs on same night that Las Vegas is hosting the Miss Universe pageant which saw the crowning of Miss Philippines

In this file photo, tourists walk on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas' 50-story Eiffel Tower replica on November 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cryotherapy under scrutiny after accidental death

Oct 29, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Nevada authorities say they will investigate safety and other issues linked to cryotherapy which is used by celebrities and star athletes but is not regulated by any one body

In this file photo, France's goalkeeper Celine Deville (R) stands in a medical device used for cryotherapy next to defender Julie Soyer (C) at the the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, on May 11, 2015. Frank Fife/AFP

California wildfires death toll rises to 5

Sep 18, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Some 17 000 people are still unable to return to their homes as 13 000 firefighters battle blazes across the state

DEATH TOLL RISES. A general view shows the wreckage of cars destroyed by the 'Valley fire' in Middletown, California, USA, September 16, 2015. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Pacquiao ingin tanding ulang lawan Mayweather

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Karena itu saya menginginkan pertandingan ulang Pertandingan tanpa cedera dan adil Tidak pilih kasih Bukan pertandingan di mana kubu Mayweather menentukan semuanya ”

Foto oleh Jansen Romero/Rappler

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, 2 injured

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:02 AM

2ND UPDATE The Federal Aviation Administration says the fire broke out in the plane s left engine prompting the crew to abort takeoff

Image courtesy Bradley Hampton/Twitter

Anderson Silva gets one-year suspension from NSAC

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The commission also slaps him with a hefty fine of 380 000

Sonia Roco: Eyewitness to the 1990 Luzon earthquake

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Sonia Roco widow of the late Senator Raul Roco and other eyewitnesses retell the story of the 1990 Luzon earthquake

Duterte vs de Lima, wiretapping for drug traffickers, Rohingya in PH | 6PM wRap

May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Where does Manny Pacquiao go from here?

May 09, 2015 - 12:03 PM

In boxing few exits are dignified Ask Oscar de la Hoya Ricky Hatton or the litany of other fighters whom Pacquiao escorted to an unexpected retirement

With the biggest fight of his career behind him, Manny Pacquiao has many decisions to make. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class action suit Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku solver code

Injections could’ve numbed Pacquiao to Mayweather’s punches – commission

May 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

If the Pacquiao camp had informed them about the shoulder injury before the fight a win win for both parties could have been negotiated says Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett

Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao fight in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Fight fans sue Pacquiao over shoulder injury

May 06, 2015 - 6:27 AM

Two Nevada men filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather

FROM THE RING TO THE COURT. Two fans are suing Manny Pacquiao for not disclosing his shoulder injury before the fight. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao faces sanctions for not disclosing injury

May 05, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The attorney general will investigate why Pacquiao’s handlers checked no on their medical questionnaire before the fight

Manny Pacquiao says his right shoulder went out in round four after his big flurry had Mayweather in trouble. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao to have surgery on shoulder

May 05, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Doctors have deemed Manny Pacquiao s shoulder injury serious enough to require surgery

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

Commission corrects error on Mayweather vs Pacquiao scorecard

May 05, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Images of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao scorecards went viral after they showed the red corner where Pacquiao was seated winning on all three cards

An error on the original scorecards caused an uproar on social media. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao didn't ask for shoulder injections – commission

May 05, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar says no such document exists when asked about Pacquiao s claim that they had sought permission for shoulder injections two weeks before the fight

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

Manny Pacquiao: 'We were sabotaged'

May 04, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Manny Pacquiao says the Nevada Athletic Commission barred him from injecting numbing agents in his injured shoulder even if it was legal adding Floyd Mayweather Jr knew of his injury consistently pulling at his arm during the fight

Manny Pacquiao says his right shoulder went out in round four after his big flurry had Mayweather in trouble. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao says shoulder injury hindered him vs Mayweather

May 03, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Pacquiao reveals that he hurt his right shoulder in training camp some 3 weeks before the bout

INJURED? Manny Pacquiao in the ring between rounds during the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Nevada brothel offers $100K Pacquiao vs Mayweather package

Mar 23, 2015 - 3:21 AM

The package includes two tickets to the fight round trip airfare car service lodging plus a visit with all 24 girls working at the ranch

Sheri's Ranch is offering a deal for those who don't mind staying an hour outside of Las Vegas for the fight. Photo from Wikipedia

Filipino couple in Las Vegas sentenced in mortgage scam case

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The couple collects a total of 63 000 in their Zero Mortgage Program