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July 23, 2014

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  • This April 29, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    House, Senate advance competing border proposals
    July 23, 2014
    At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving ...
  • 12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India
    July 23, 2014
    Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 16 children ...
  • In this July 2, 2014, photo, people swim in the waters of the Caribbean on Batabano beach, where deforestation has been extreme, in Batabano, Cuba.
    Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
    July 23, 2014
    Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago. Since then, rising waters have gradually swallowed up ...
  • Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
    Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears gets intimate … with apparel
    July 23, 2014
    Pop princess Britney Spears is launching a sleepwear-apparel line, the Intimate Britney Spears, with retail partner Change Lingerie, a company with more than 180 stores worldwide. Intimate Britney Spears debuts Sept. 9 with an event in New York City.
  • An arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights at Ben Gurion International Airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
    FAA lifts its ban on flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv airport
    July 23, 2014
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by ...
  • Body of missing swimmer recovered at Lake Mead
    July 23, 2014
    Authorities recovered the body of a missing Las Vegas swimmer at Lake Mead this evening, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. Dindo Gavarra, 30, was reported missing ...
  • Ellie Smith, left, gives a hug to her sister Amy Smith after Amy was named Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Theater on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Ellie Smith was later crowned 2014 Miss Nevada.
    ‘Scoring irregularities’ might send two Nevada contestants to national teen pageant
    July 23, 2014
    On June 1, Las Vegas Academy of Arts student Amy Smith was crowned Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen. Smith is representing our state at next week’s national competition in Orlando, Fla. If it were only that simple ...
  • Black men, homeless ticketed most for pot in Seattle
    July 23, 2014
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and black males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than ...
  • Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the federal District Court, in Denver, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
    Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling
    July 23, 2014
    A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state a chance to ...
  • Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn.
    Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case
    July 23, 2014
    There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before ...
  • Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs
    July 23, 2014
    A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of ...
  • The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
    Chef Ben Vaughn: Asada Taco is my new food crush in downtown Las Vegas
    July 23, 2014
    Downtown Las Vegas is certainly thought-provoking. It’s an area of town that has craved consideration for some time, and it is finally getting the attention it deserves. I will admit, I’m a little confused by sections of downtown Las Vegas.
  • Laughlin mobile home fire displaces resident
    July 23, 2014
    One person was displaced this morning after a mobile home fire in Laughlin, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire, which was reported at ...
  • Firefighters battle blaze at northwest valley home
    July 23, 2014
    Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 9005 Ballad Ave, near Cheyenne Ave and ...
  • Dina Titus stands up for military working dogs
    July 23, 2014
    There are a lot of niche issues for lawmakers to champion in Congress. Rep. Dina Titus, a Las Vegas Democrat, chose a particularly fluffy one today. In between votes and media interviews, Titus...
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