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Mineral processing facility safe, company states

AMARGOSA VALLEY — Stephen Stine, chief executive officer of Coronet Metals U.S. Inc., insisted claims about unsafe chemical storage were being made by a disgruntled, ex-employee and the Liberty Precious Metals Testing and Processing Facility is safe.

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Lawyer: Fan kicked by star in LV has problems

LOS ANGELES — The woman who was kicked by Miguel during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R&B singer nearly a month after the incident, her attorney said.

Paul McCartney carries the weight at Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tennessee — Even a former Beatle needs a moment standing on the main stage at Bonnaroo.

Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can’t be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

Engaged

Will and GiGi Dawson, of Benton, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Paige Dawson to Matthew Charles Stevens, son of Chuck and Mary Ann Stevens, of Pahrump.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Wednesday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $18 million.

Hof bails out Liberace’s ex-lover

CARSON CITY (AP) — Liberace’s ex-lover is out of jail after a Lyon County brothel owner paid $15,000 to cover bail on identity theft charges.

Fight over Vegas pipeline plan heads back to court

RENO (AP) — A battle over a massive pipeline project to carry billions of gallons of water to Las Vegas from rural counties along the Nevada-Utah line is heading back to court this week.

Police: Repeat sex offender assaults girl, 9

A man arrested for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl while babysitting her last week reportedly told the girl’s mother “he shouldn’t have watched her child because he knew this would happen,” when confronted about the allegation.

Las Vegas company aims to start Pahrump taxi service

A second group will be applying for a permit to operate a taxi service in Pahrump. This time it’s a well-established Las Vegas company called Executive Coach and Carriage, which also plans to start up a shuttle service from Pahrump to Las Vegas.

Kohbarger resigns; headed to NLV

Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger announced Wednesday that he has accepted an administrative position in the human resources department with the City of North Las Vegas.