DAYTON, Nev. (AP) - The Lyon County sheriff's office is investigating the shooting death of a juvenile in Dayton over the weekend. Deputies say a preliminary investigation suggests it was an accidental shooting. Officers say they were called to the scene on Riverpark Parkway about 11 a.m. yesterday. No other details have been released. The names of those involved are being withheld because of their ages.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Henderson firefighters are investigating the cause of a weekend brush fire that sent flames 70 feet into the sky and burned three acres at the Whitney Mesa Recreational Area. Fire crews were called Saturday night after a report of a single palm tree on fire, but high winds and dry conditions caused the blaze to spread across Sunset Boulevard and briefly threaten several apartment buildings. But crews were able to bring it under control within about 20 minutes.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Was it an offer they couldn't refuse from their multimillionaire boss doing the bidding for arguably the most powerful man in the U.S. Congress? Or did Harvey Whittemore's employees make voluntary contributions to Sen. Harry Reid because they trusted the former developer and lobbyist they knew as a generous philanthropist who supported universities, charities and medical research? Whittemore's trial resumes in federal court in Reno today on charges he broke federal campaign finance laws by funneling nearly $150,000 to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last night. Swift won 8 of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red." She told the crowd: "You are the longest and best relationship I ever had." Justin Bieber also performed and took three awards, including top male artist, social artist and the fan-voted milestone award. When accepting the latter - where boos were heard - he alluded to the tumultuous weeks he's had in the public eye.
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