Nevada

  • Nevada student shoots teacher dead, wounds two before killing self October 22, 2013

    Sparks, Nevada: A 12-year-old student armed with a semi-automatic handgun shot and killed a math teacher and critically wounded two classmates before killing himself at his Nevada middle school on Monday, law enforcement officials said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene at the school in the northwestern Nevada town of Sparks, just...
  • Huge California wildfire spreads into Yosemite National Park August 24, 2013

    A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands fled during the week as flames marched through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada. The fire closed backcountry hiking in the park, but was not threatening the...
  • CIA acknowledges Area 51 in declassified documents August 16, 2013

    Las Vegas: The CIA has acknowledged the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents. George Washington University's National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request which they released on Thursday. National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the...
  • US: Blast at military site kills seven Marines March 19, 2013

    Nevada: Seven US Marines were killed and seven people injured during a training exercise at a military ammunition storage facility in western Nevada, US military officials said Tuesday. The explosion occurred Monday at 10 pm PDT (5 am BST Tuesday) during a Marine training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot...
  • NASA gives 3 firms $1.1 bn to build new spacecraft August 5, 2012

    Washington: NASA has given three firms a total of $1.1 billion to build a new range of "space taxis" that will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), a media report said. The hi-tech spacecraft to be used to transport crew and supplies to the ISS will replace NASA's space...
  • Google gets first self-driven car license in Nevada May 8, 2012

    Washington: Google's self-driven cars will soon be appearing on Nevada roads after the state's Department of Motor Vehicles approved on Monday the nation's first autonomous vehicle license. The move came after officials rode along on drives on highways, in Carson City neighborhoods and along the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Nevada...
  • US: 3 dead, 56 injured in Reno air show crash September 17, 2011

    Reno: A vintage World War II-era fighter plane plunged into the grandstands on Friday during a popular annual air show, killing at least three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with body parts and smoking debris. The plane, flown by an 80-year-old pilot, spiraled suddenly...
  • Tiny amounts of radiation from Japan reach US March 27, 2011

    Reno: Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have reached Las Vegas, but scientists say it poses no health risk. Extremely small amounts of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and zenon-133 reached a monitoring station by the city's Atomic Testing Museum this week, said Ted Hartwell, manager of the Desert...
  • Hillary finishes ahead of Obama in Nevada polls January 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has beaten her Democratic rival Barack Obama for the second time in the tight US presidential nominations race. In the Nevada caucus, Hillary won 51 per cent of the votes as against Obama's 45 per cent. Former senator John Edwards ranked third with four per...
  • Hillary, Obama go last minute campaigning in Nevada January 19, 2008

    New Delhi: With only hours to go before polling in the Nevada caucuses, the Republicans apart from Mitt Romney are ignoring the state. However, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in a close race. They descended on the remote mining town of Elko for some last minute campaigning. Democrat...
  • US session to open with Hindu prayer June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Reflecting the growing influence of Indian-Americans in the US political arena, the Assembly of the US state of Nevada, for the first time since its inception in 1864, will open with a Hindu prayer on March 19. Director of Public Affairs of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada Rajan Zed...
  • Ex-Miss Nevada to host orgasm contest June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: After Miss USA Tara Conner led the way to notoriety for beauty queens, ex- Miss Nevada- 2007, Katie Rees followed close behind. Katie was stripped of her title in December after racy photos of her appeared on the Internet. But that hasn’t muffled the enthusiasm of the bold beauty. ...
  • Ms Nevada USA fired over dirty pics December 22, 2006

    New York: Miss Nevada USA was stripped of her title on Thursday after racy photos of her appeared on the Internet, pageant officials said. Some of the photos show Katie Rees, 22, kissing other young women, exposing one of her breasts and pulling down her pants to show her thong underwear...