Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of negotiations and gives President Donald Trump a signature policy victory, with the outcome hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups.
Farout: Scientists spot solar system's farthest known object
Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they’ve nicknamed the pink cosmic body “Farout. ” The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday. “Farout” is about 120 astronomical units away — that’s 120 times the distance between Earth and the sun, or 11 billion miles. The previous record-holder was the dwarf planet Eris at 96 astronomical units. Pluto, by comparison, is 34 astronomical units away.
Great Basin Brewing Company holding benefit for Camp Fire victims
Great Basin Brewing Company is holding a benefit for Camp Fire victims where for every pint of beer that is ordered, the brewery will make a donation directly benefiting the victims of the recent Camp Fire in California. The benefit is Friday, December 14, from 11:00 a. m. until 10:00 p. m. at both Great Basin Brewing Company locations. Great Basin Brewing Company are located at:5525 S Virginia St. , Reno, NV 89502846 Victorian Ave. , Sparks 89431.
Police look for suspect of arcade burglary in Reno
Reno Police are looking for a suspect who was involved in the burglary at an arcade in Reno. The business owner says her arcade, Anything Virtual, was broken into on Sunday, December 9 at around 10:53 p. m. She also says that the thief broke two doors, rifled through the front desk, damaged a fire extinguisher, and stole the business's safe. Moreover, that over $1,300 is counted for in theft and damages.
Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring "all options" as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits and dwindling membership.
Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii
A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a statement. He was initially rescued by a private sailboat and then transferred to the U. S. Coast Guard.