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August 28, 2014

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  • Marcos Ontiveros, Blaze Brooks and Evan Savar, who have collaborated to create the anti-bullying app "Bully Alert," are seen in their new workspace Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
    Sister’s ordeal motivates Las Vegas innovator to create anti-bullying app
    Aug. 28, 2014
    Motivated by the bullying of his little sister, Marcos Ontiveros developed an app that will make it easier for students to report being abused by their classmates. The app will be piloted in ...
  • Q+A: There’s a drought in Las Vegas, and that’s a challenge for Denver, too
    Aug. 28, 2014
    Sitting near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Denver seems like it would have little reason to worry about the drought that has parched Las Vegas and the Southwest. But ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Four things to know about Las Vegas’ MLS stadium deal
    Aug. 28, 2014
    When they announced a tentative deal to build a new soccer stadium, Las Vegas city leaders said the public's share of the $200 million stadium would be just 31 percent. On its face, the deal is a bonanza for taxpayers. The public share of recent Major League Soccer stadiums is closer to half, according to Forbes. In Chicago, taxpayers covered the full cost. But examined from a different angle ...
  • In this April 20, 2006, photo, Hildale, Utah, sits at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. Utah's liquor commission has approved a winemaking license for a new winery in the town of Hildale, home to a polygamous sect.
    Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect
    Aug. 28, 2014
    A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor authorities say ...
  • This July 28, 2012, photo provided by Bob MacDuff shows Lindsae MacDuff holding an automatic weapon at the Gun store in Las Vegas after her "shotgun wedding."
    Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
    Aug. 28, 2014
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become ...
  • NBT Director James Canfield
    The Weekly Interview: NBT’s James Canfield
    Aug. 28, 2014
    Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, Alvernia University freshman Juan Paula poses for a portrait on the campus in Reading, Pa. Paula is one of five students from Reading to receive full-tuition scholarships from Alvernia as part of a program to help high school students in one of the nation's poorest cities.
    University bets $10 million on poor city's kids
    Aug. 27, 2014
    On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and ...
  • Mauricio Ruiz, 24, sailor of the Chilean Navy, right, comes out publicly as gay during a press conference in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014. Ruiz who was accompanied by Rolando Jimenez, left, president of the Homosexual Liberation and Integration Movement, is the first member of the Chilean armed forces ever to come out publicly as gay with the approval of the High Command of the Chilean navy.
    Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality
    Aug. 27, 2014
    A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation. Chile has traditionally been a tough place for homosexuals, although the country ...
  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
    Aug. 27, 2014
    Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to ...
  • Brett Warner, left, watches as Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix, in this photo made Sunday, July 27, 2014. Palson, 22, started coming to HeatSync to make clothing and accessories that mimic characters from movies and video games for conferences she attended.
    Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
    Aug. 27, 2014
    Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with ...
  • Metro Police investigators stand by the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 7600 block of Calico Fields Street, near Fort Apache and Farm roads Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Police said a suspect was shot after officers responded about 1 p.m. to a disturbance call.
    Man shot in confrontation with Metro is indicted
    Aug. 27, 2014
    A man shot in the stomach by Metro Police after allegedly approaching officers with a knife faced a Clark County grand jury on Wednesday. Kyle Kuhn, 31, was charged with ...
  • The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
    Dining at SLS: Bazaar Meat, Ku Noodle, Cleo, Katsuya, 800 Degrees, Griddle Cafe and more
    Aug. 27, 2014
    SLS Las Vegas is unequivocally a restaurant-, bar- and nightclub-themed hotel, although the 74 casino tables and 790 slots are seeing action. Food, drink and parties are the big draw, but take time to peek into the glass video booths for a burlesque show.
  • Pediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old
    Aug. 27, 2014
    A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's help to find other possible ...
  • Metro Police work the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 15,  just north of the U.S. 95 interchange, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
    Woman arrested in I-15 rollover that ejected kids from car
    Aug. 27, 2014
    A woman was arrested Wednesday in the single-car crash on Interstate 15 in early July that killed a 9-year-old girl. Wendy Carrion, 22, was driving her ...
  • Police: Women stole Rolexes from Las Vegas tourists, hid them in their bodies
    Aug. 27, 2014
    Police say that three women who joined a pair of Encore hotel guests in their room distracted them during sex to steal their Rolex watches, which they later hid in their ...
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