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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an unspecified, false threat found on an American Airlines flight forced the plane to turn around at the Las Vegas airport so that passengers could be rescreened and the plane could be searched. The airline said Flight 1704 headed to Charlotte, North Carolina left the gate with 184 passengers and six crew members at 1:32 p.m. Thursday.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge's order that threatens to block the state's first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month. Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed onto an emergency regulation intended to allow recreational sales to begin July 1 at some existing medical dispensaries. Taxation department spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein says the agency plans to issue recreational retail licenses next week even if it doesn't approve any distribution licenses.

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital following a pit bull attack in Pahrump. According to a press release by the Nye County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was attacked by the dog while he was responding to a call in Pahrump on Tuesday. The dog was taken to Nye County Animal Control for a 10-day quarantine period after the dog owner could not provide current rabies vaccinations records.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed 41 bills this year, a number topped only by the 48 issued in 2009 by Gov. Jim Gibbons. The Las Vegas Sun reports that despite the vetoes and a Democratic majority in both houses of the Legislature, the Republican Sandoval has also signed more than 600 measures into law.

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