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Today's News

  • Fix the VA system

    The evidence is mounting that the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care system is broken and in immediate need of fixing.

    An audit released Monday determined that more than 1,000 veterans have been waiting three months or more for an initial appointment within the VA health care system in New Mexico. Last week, officials revealed that 3,000 patients in the medical center in Albuquerque were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them.

    And the situation in other states is even worse.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2014
  • Work of Art: When Saturdays were fun

    In our youth, Saturdays were the greatest of days. For 26 cents, we could spend the entire day at the movies. Sixteen cents allowed us to enter the Serf Theater, and the extra dime would get us popcorn.

    Even though we had three thriving theaters in town, including the Coronado and the Kiva, most of the kids in my circle went to the Serf because the features usually were first-run and in English. There were cartoons, a newsreel and a double-feature.

  • Robbers return
  • Little League - June 11

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, June 11: Angels-TBA winner vs. Orioles-TBA winner, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals-Reds winner vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 13: Championship, teams TBA, 8 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, June 11: Paw Sox vs. Express (makeup game), 3:45 p.m.; Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Do or die for Rangers

    By Ira Podell
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are just as good with the lead as they are without it.

    That leaves the New York Rangers with little hope of making much of a series out of the Stanley Cup finals.

  • Adult Softball - June 11

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Adult Softball League games.

    MEN’S DIVISION
    Thursday, June 12: Amber Care Blaze vs. Tecolote, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Yo Momma, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    WOMEN’S DIVISION
    Wednesday, June 11: Tecolote Hooters vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Budweiser vs. Lady Jags, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

  • Underdog Americans arrive in Brazil

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    SAO PAULO — The 4,080-mile overnight flight to Sao Paulo was easy for the U.S. World Cup team.

    A 4-mile bus ride from its base hotel through the city’s perpetually congested streets to the Americans’ training camp was another matter.

    “We haven’t had any problem, other than the traffic. But other than that, not too bad,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said Monday after the Americans arrived in Brazil exactly one week before their World Cup opener against Ghana.

  • New technology to confirm goals

    By Stephen Wade
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Was it a goal, or wasn’t it?

    The question shouldn’t need to be debated in the next five weeks in Brazil, where goal-line technology will be used for the first time in a World Cup.

  • Fans may vote for top players

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA will let fans decide the official Man of the Match for World Cup games via a vote on Twitter.

    Soccer’s governing body and official World Cup sponsor Budweiser are hoping that taking the vote to social media will increase the number of fans who vote during each game. In 2010, the vote was only accessible on the FIFA website.