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July 30, 2014

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  • Sue Meuschke is the executive director of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, which coordinates the efforts of 15 domestic violence organizations that serve all 17 Nevada counties.
    Advocate: It’s time to expand gun restrictions in domestic violence cases
    July 30, 2014
    Sue Meuschke has fought domestic violence for 25 years as an advocate for victims. Today, she'll be in Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers and support a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of ...
  • Cass Via, a maintenance worker at the High Roller, looks over a home listing in his RV at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Via is in the market for a house but says he will be buying a pre-owned home, not a new one.
    New-home sales in Las Vegas slide in first half of 2014
    July 30, 2014
    Sales of new homes in the Las Vegas Valley are down sharply in the first six months of this year compared with the first half of last year. Prices have risen dramatically and builders continue to pull permits, but the reasons some prospective buyers aren't closing deals are ...
  • Task force: Graduate medical education a key to solving Nevada’s doctor shortage
    July 30, 2014
    While UNLV continues to form a budget proposal for its medical school, a governor’s task force has recommended that the state spend $12 million to ...
  • Brannon Braga.
    Brannon Braga discusses his ‘Star Trek’ legacy, ‘Cosmos,’ haters and James Bond
    July 30, 2014
    Ask 100 Trekkies what they think of Brannon Braga, and you’ll get 100 answers. In addition to his work as writer and producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Braga has produced “24,” “Cosmos” and “Salem.”
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of the State address at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
    Sandoval leery of new Xerox contract with treasurer
    July 30, 2014
    After being blamed for problems in the state’s troubled health insurance exchange and losing the associated $75 million contract, Xerox is back in negotiations with Nevada for ...
  • A visitor to Times Square poses for photos with iconic costumed characters, Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. ()
    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
    July 30, 2014
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in ...
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder
    July 29, 2014
    Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in ...
  • Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
    Shells hit U.N. school in Gaza, killing 15
    July 29, 2014
    Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding ...
  • Chris Starace works to clear snow from his home's roof in Ossining, N.Y. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 as fast accumulating and heavy snow blanketed parts of New York and the region.
    Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit
    July 29, 2014
    The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report. That may surprise some ...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, May 29, 2013.
    Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
    July 29, 2014
    California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find ...
  • Australian airline alerted passengers to drug sting
    July 29, 2014
    An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at ...
  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student’s death
    July 29, 2014
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with ...
  • Las Vegas gang member pleads guilty to drug, racketeering charges
    July 29, 2014
    ​A member of the Las Vegas Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base today ...
  • Man arrested in kitchen-knife attack on two brothers
    July 29, 2014
    A Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after he stabbed two brothers while they sat on the patio of an apartment. Yohandy Gonzalez, 23, left his apartment and ...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will return in 2015 for his 66th season with the organization.
    Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
    July 29, 2014
    Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on ...
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