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Nevada News Digest

Good afternoon. Here's an updated look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada through the holiday weekend.<p>Questions about today's …

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2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California

FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) — The Army says two soldiers from Colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California desert.<p>The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports the AH-64 Apache crashed around 1 a.m. Saturday at the National Training Center at Fort …

Military

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.<p>An investigation is ongoing into the crash of the AH-64 Apache helicopter on the sprawling National Training Center at Fort Irwin in southern …

U.S. Army

Do moon phases produce big earthquakes?

Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced by the moon, a new study says.<p>The study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan …

Earthquakes

A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

• <b>An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4.</b>• <b><br>The space rock may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.</b>• <b><br>Astronomers are taking radar images of the "potentially hazardous" asteroid, though</b> <b>NASA says it has "zero" chance of hitting Earth</b> …

Space Exploration

Good news for a decaying planet: Students grow vegetables in Mars-like soil

The landscape of Mars photographed by a robotic rover exploring Gale Crater. Looks just like Arizona. (Photo: Universal History Archive/ UIG via …

Food

Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict

It all began with the tortoise.<p>In 1990, federal officials listed the Mojave Desert species as threatened across its range, touching off a series of …

Business

Tio y Tia Launches Today With Just Two Hats—and Wanderlust to Spare

They say the best idea is often simplest one. In fact, sometimes it’s so simple, you almost miss it. On a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California, Nicole Najafi bought a hat out of practical necessity; she needed something to protect her from the sun, since the elevation of the …

National Parks

Your stargazing game could get up close and personal this year, thanks to Virgin’s spaceships

Going to outer space without proper astronaut training might seem pretty unimaginable, but thanks to Virgin Galactic—the world’s first commercial …

Lifestyle

Virgin Galactic Is Months Away From Bringing Tourists to Space

Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft the <i>VSS Unity</i> completed a successful glide test last week, keeping the company on track to operate the first space …

Space Travel

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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California.<p>The spaceship, named Unity, was carried aloft by its mother ship on Thursday and released over the Mojave Desert.<p>The craft was …

Business

7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California

You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>With a home base in San Francisco, Sage Modern was founded in 2008 and focuses on designing custom homes that respond to local site, environmental, and client-based needs. Like many …

Construction

The 10 best places to avoid noise, light and air pollution

The darkest, quietest and cleanest places left on Earth<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these …

Meteorites

Nobody Can Escape The Past. But Some Portlanders Get It Zapped Away At a Tattoo-Removal Center.

One week into the new year, Kortnie Bodkin was hard at work with a laser, erasing the past.<p>Bodkin is a licensed skin and laser specialist at Cascade …

Oregon

Essential California: Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is <b>Saturday,</b> <b>Jan. 6</b>. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Bad flu season</b><p>So many people have fallen sick with influenza in California that pharmacies have run out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are packed, …

Award Shows

Joshua Tree: where people climb and the cactuses jump

Part of the attraction of Joshua Tree National Park is the contrast in landscape and environment. The park’s landscape exhibits considerable changes …

National Parks

California politics news feed

Welcome to Essential Politics, our in-the-moment look at California political and government news.<p><b>Sign up for our free newsletter for analysis and more, and subscribe to the California Politics Podcast</b><b>. Don't miss our Essential Politics page in Sunday's California section.</b>

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California Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Torturing and Mutilating the Owner of a Pot Dispensary

(SANTA ANA) — A marijuana grower was convicted Thursday of kidnapping, torturing and mutilating a pot dispensary owner he mistakenly thought had …

Crime

O.C. Man Convicted on Multiple Charges After Pot Dispensary Owner Kidnapped, Tortured and Sexually Mutilated

Jurors deliberated less than two hours Thursday before convicting a 38-year-old man of participating in a grisly plot to abduct, torture and sexually …

Crime

Man Convicted For Kidnapping, Mutilating California Marijuana Dispensary Owner

A California man was convicted Thursday for his role in kidnapping and cutting off the penis of a marijuana-dispensary owner in 2012.<p>According to a …

Crime

Mike Tyson is reportedly building 40-acre weed farm, resort north of Lancaster

It will include fancy cabins and camping areas<p>Boxer, actor, and rapist Mike Tyson is reportedly branching out into the weed business. In late December, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on a 40-acre marijuana-focused ranch in California City, a small Mojave Desert city about 40 miles …

Cannabis

Mike Tyson breaks ground on 40-acre cannabis ranch in California - The Cannifornian

Mike Tyson is on the verge of becoming a heavyweight in California’s burgeoning marijuana industry. The former boxer and some business partners have …

California

Mike Tyson to open 40-acre marijuana farm called 'Tyson Resort'

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.<p>TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and …

Boxing

Drivers Warned Of ‘Dangerous Whiteout Conditions’ On Long Island

<b>RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) —</b> Both Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island were under a blizzard warning Thursday.<b>BLIZZARD 2018:</b> Latest | Live …

Weather

Mike Tyson Is Building a 40-Acre California Weed Resort

The former heavyweight champion is taking a bite out of the legal weed game.<p>Mike Tyson has been a boxer, an actor, a monologuist, and an animated detective, but now it looks like the former heavyweight champion wants to take a bite out of California's new legal weed game.<p>According to the Blast, …

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson breaks ground on 40-acre marijuana ranch in California

Mike Tyson is on the verge of becoming a heavyweight in California’s burgeoning marijuana industry. The former boxer and some business partners have broken ground on a 40-acre ranch in the state that they envision as a destination for growers and consumers of newly legal weed.<p>California, which had …

Cannabis

Mike Tyson's Marijuana Ranch Is Going To Be A Giant 'Cannabis Resort'

Mike Tyson, whose career has spanned from world heavyweight champion to actor to pop culture icon, is adding another title: Marijuana kingpin.<p>The man …

Cannabis

Mike Tyson Has New Business Venture: Breaks Ground on 40 Acre California Marijuana Ranch

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.<p>TheBlast.com reports that Tyson …

Mike Tyson, partners starting California marijuana ranch | NOLA.com

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. -- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.<p>TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and …

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