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Trump says he was not told that Russia was helping Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a classified briefing.

Sanders acknowledged on Friday that he was briefed last month by U.S. officials about Russian efforts to boost his chances to be the nominee against Trump in November.

“I read where Russia is helping Bernie Sanders,” Trump told reporters before leaving on a trip to India. “Nobody said it to me. Nobody said it to me at all. Nobody briefed me about that at all. … They leaked it.”

He accused Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee chairman who played a lead role in Trump’s impeachment, of leaking information from a classified briefing... Read More

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Newman suffered head injury, no internal injuries in Daytona 500 crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I’m currently being treated,” Newman wrote in a statement. “The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.”

There is no timetable for Newman’s return to racing, but Roush Fenway Racing said the 42-year-old Indiana native is determined to get back to the track.

“He has expressed unequivocally that this is where he wants to be and he wants to be back in a race car,” said Roush President Steve Newmark, adding that once he returns, Newman wants to be the one to address his health personally... Read More

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.

Takeaways from the Nevada caucuses:

SANDERS’ PRESIDENTIAL BID GETS ROCKET FUEL

Sanders’ convincing win means there is no longer an asterisk next to his status as the front-runner in the race. He proved his strength with a broad coalition that included Latino voters, union members and African Americans.

Now Sanders claims three victories in a row heading into South Carolina next Saturday, and more important, Super Tuesday on March 3 when about one-third of the delegates needed for the nomination are at stake. The biggest prizes that day, California and Texas, look a lot like Nevada demographically... Read More

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts with lava, ash column

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TLAMACAS, MEXICO (CBS) — Mexico’s mighty Popocatepetl volcano erupted early Sunday morning, with a dramatic show of lava and an ash column rising some 3,281 feet into the night sky.

According to reports, the explosion sent lava spewing onto the mountain’s flanks and a massive column of ash and gases rising above the volcano’s crater.

Popocatepetl is 17,802 feet tall and is the second-highest mountain in Mexico and the fifth-highest in North America.

El Popo, as it is affectionately known locally, is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes... Read More

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Local sorority chapter to host Selma March reenactment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — To encourage activism, the Las Vegas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is hosting the “Selma March Reenactment” next Sunday, March 1.

The reenactment is based off of the Selma Alabama March which took place on March 7, 1965. About 600 civil rights activists participated in the march to emphasize and bring attention to the lack of voting rights for African Americans at that time.

The reenactment occurs in the south every year and it is called “Bloody Sunday.”

The march in Las Vegas will take place on Sunday, March 1 at 12 p.m. The event begins at St. James the Apostle Church, located at 1920 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. It will proceed to Carey Avenue and end at the Dr. Martin Luther King statue... Read More

Official: 9 dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nine people were killed in eastern Turkey by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The quake centered just east across the border in neighboring Iran, west of the Iranian city of Khoy, and affected villages in the Turkish province of Van.

At least three of the dead were children, according to Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. The health minister later said at least 37 people were injured, including nine in critical but not life-threatening condition.

Iran’s official IRNA news agency said at least 75 people had been injured inside Iran, six of whom were hospitalized.

A second earthquake — also magnitude 5.7 — struck Sunday evening in the same area in Iran, according to the country’s seismology center.

It was not immediately clear if the second quake caused further damage or casualties in either country... Read More

Buttigieg campaign raises doubt about Nevada results, asks state party to release more detail of the votes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Only 60 percent of the results are in for the Nevada caucuses, but it was announced Saturday night that Sen. Bernie Sanders won. The race for second and third place appears to be close, with Joe Biden a distant second and Buttigieg in third.

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is raising questions about the results of Nevada’s caucuses and asking the state Democratic Party to address more than 200 reports of problems allocating votes Saturday.

In a letter sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party, the Buttigieg campaign said the process of integrating four days of early voting into in-person caucuses held Saturday was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies.” It cited instances where people running caucuses did not appear to follow rules that could have allowed candidates to pick up more support on a second round of voting... Read More