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Archive for January 28, 2014

Mannequins get a makeover to look more realistic
Photo: David's Bridal dressmaker Noel Belancourt wheels a tores are using more realistic versions of the usually tall, svelte, faceless mannequins in windows and aisles. It's part of retailers' efforts to make them look more like the women who wear their clothes.
11:23 p.m.
Miley Cyrus duets with Madonna for MTV special
Photo: Madonna and Miley Cyrus perform on MTV on Tuesday, Miley Cyrus is mashing things up with Madonna for MTV. The 21-year-old pop star and the 55-year-old Queen of Pop grinded and grabbed each other as they performed Cyrus' hit "We Can't Stop" Tuesday during ...
11:14 p.m.
Luxury home boom to change the face of London
Photo: Construction cranes work on buildings in London on Dozens of buildings of 20 stories or more are under construction along the River Thames just upstream from Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral. The development surge has spawned concern that the city is sacrificing ...
10:06 p.m.
Counter Intelligence: Wing Lei for Chinese New Year, Bartolotta’s new look, N9NE Steakhouse’s revamp
Photo: Wing Lei's updated, gold-and-jade dining room. Hot off the grill! Hotel mogul Steve Wynn has given a whole new look to two of his most popular and busiest restaurants: Wing Lei and Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. The makeovers are stunning, and ...
10:02 p.m.
Las Vegan on vacation in Jamaica is killed by watercraft
An American man vacationing in Jamaica died Tuesday after being struck in the head by a personal watercraft off a popular western beach town, police said.
9:30 p.m.
Court suspends license of Las Vegas lawyer convicted of mortgage fraud scheme
The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Las Vegas Attorney Gerry Zobrist, convicted in a scheme to defraud banks.
9:21 p.m.
Metro busts marijuana grow house linked to drug network
Metro busts marijuana grow house linked to drug network A marijuana grow house found this afternoon is part of a sophisticated drug network in the Las Vegas Valley, investigators said.
9:00 p.m.
Pia Zadora rocks out with ‘MDQ’; Patrick Duffy hangs at State of the Union; Floyd Mayweather Jr. seeking $10.4 million taker?
Photo: Pia Zadora in her home, July 19, 2012. Pia Zadora knows how to rock it out, and she'll get a shot with the cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" next Tuesday night at Harrah’s.
9:00 p.m.
Gipsy owner tears down 'Bar Rescue' rehab for new dayclub/nightclub concept
Photo: New ... again: After a recent Bar Rescue The venue will be the only gay-oriented club of its kind in Las Vegas.
8:00 p.m.
Stradivarius stolen from Milwaukee concertmaster
A 300-year-old "priceless" Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster during an armed robbery after a performance at a local Lutheran college, police said Tuesday.
7:37 p.m.
Teen skydiver survives 3,000-foot fall
A 16-year-old Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident survived and is recovering from her many injuries, a doctor said Tuesday.
7:20 p.m.
$12M government drone crashes off Calif. coast
Photo: This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Bo A Homeland Security Department drone has crashed off the coast of Southern California.
6:55 p.m.
Martin: Dolphins' language made him feel trapped
Photo: In this July 24, 2013, photo, Miami Dolphins guard Tackle Jonathan Martin says the persistence of vulgar language around the Miami Dolphins made him feel trapped, so he left the team before lodging allegations at the root of a bullying scandal.
6:43 p.m.
Hemp growing going legit after decades-long ban
Photo: A volunteer harvests hemp during the first known h The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can't get people high.
6:33 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Olivia Newton-John at Flamingo, Bobby Flay’s burger joint, Penn on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’
Photo: Bobby Flay. From separate reliable sources, I can confirm that singer Olivia Newton-John will be opening her show this spring at the Flamingo on dates when resident headliners Donny & Marie Osmond are away, as was previously ...
6:00 p.m.
Additional cabs to be on streets for February events
Photo: Taxis are seen queued up at McCarran International Extra taxicabs will be rolled out next month when three major traffic-generating events arrive. The Nevada Taxicab Authority today approved additional permits, known in the industry as “medallions,” for the weekend of the Super Bowl ...
5:44 p.m.
In speech, Obama vows to flex his presidential powers
Photo: President Barack Obama signs autographs for member Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. ...
Updated 8:40 p.m.
Suspect arrested in December shooting described as a drug deal gone bad
fter a monthlong manhunt, authorities today announced an arrest in a shooting that left a Las Vegas man dead. Jessie Charles Washington Jr., 43, was arrested Monday and is being held without bond in the ...
5:11 p.m.
For 2 small cab companies trying to compete, it's resistance at every turn
For 2 small cab companies trying to compete, it's resistance at every turn Two small Southern Nevada taxi companies are waging a David-and-Goliath battle against industry competitors to be allowed to pick up passengers on the Strip, the city’s convention centers and McCarran International Airport.
5:10 p.m.
Britney Spears returns to Planet Hollywood to boffo box office and with gold ring still on display
Photo: Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood on Tues From the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014, StubHub says Britney outsold the Colosseum at Caesars Palace headliners Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. The company added that 14 ...
5:08 p.m.
Man shot in leg during robbery at apartment complex
A man was shot in the leg this afternoon during an apparent robbery, Metro Police said.
4:51 p.m.
Cuba's Castro: Regional integration should exclude the U.S.
Photo: A large screen shows Cuba's President Raul Castro Cuban President Raul Castro called on Latin American and Caribbean leaders Tuesday to work together on pressing regional problems at a gathering of all Western Hemisphere nations except the U.S. and Canada.
4:48 p.m.
Motley Crue officially calls it quits, announces global farewell tour
Photo: Motley Crue at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on There will be introductory concerts, including gigs at two of the Hollywood clubs where they first started 30 years ago on the Sunset Strip. But the tour with Alice Cooper as opening act officially starts ...
4:04 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Linq official suggests shuttle could move tourists downtown
Joe Downtown: Linq official suggests shuttle could move tourists downtown Caesars sees the Linq as something so unique that it is considering the possibility of shuttling customers between it and downtown as part of the overall unique experience the development wants to bring its Strip ...
3:55 p.m.
Criss Angel reveals secrets and surprises of ‘Magic Jam’ debuting next week at Luxor
Photo: Criss Angel post-surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 201 Despite still being in recovery and rehab from intensive 3-hour-plus shoulder surgery, magician Criss Angel vows that his new show “Magic Jam” will premiere on schedule one week from tonight.
3:06 p.m.
Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch walks out of media day
Photo: Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands against a Marshawn Lynch was there. He even talked a bit. Then he was gone, cutting short his Super Bowl media day appearance after 6 1-2 minutes.
2:44 p.m.
Yahoo's 4Q results dragged down by revenue drop
Photo: Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks durin Yahoo's latest quarterly report shows CEO Marissa Mayer is still having trouble bringing in more revenue as online advertisers spend more money at Google, Facebook and other rivals.
2:35 p.m.
Nevada taxable sales continue to climb in November
Taxable sales in Nevada, one indicator of the economy, inched up 2.1 percent in November to $3.7 billion, compared to the same month a year ago.
2:10 p.m.
Carson City ends opposition in gay marriage suit; state reconsidering
Carson City ends opposition in gay marriage suit; state reconsidering Carson City is withdrawing its opposition to a lawsuit challenging Nevada's gay marriage ban, citing a recent ruling from a federal appeals court.
Updated 3:00 p.m.
4 shot at NC church; boy, 12, critically wounded
Photo: Charita Grant, left, holds Karey Pierre, right, wh Police in a North Carolina town are searching for a man who sprayed a church playground with gunfire, striking four youths and leaving a 12-year-old boy gravely wounded.
1:35 p.m.
Facing criticism, Lt. Gov. candidate Hutchison discloses all-expenses-paid Israel trip
Facing criticism, Lt. Gov. candidate Hutchison discloses all-expenses-paid Israel trip State Sen. Mark Hutchison, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, decided Monday to disclose an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel last year.
Updated 2:57 p.m.
Las Vegas could topple record high temperatures this week
Las Vegas could topple record high temperatures this week As the Deep South faces rare snow and ice, Las Vegas will be flirting with breaking decades-old high temperatures for the next couple of days.
Updated 3:15 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas reveals full opening lineup featuring Jane’s Addiction, Cake and more
Photo: Gogol Bordello, performing Saturday night at the C So far, 35 artists are scheduled to perform from March through the end of August at the new Linq bowling alley and music venue.
1:10 p.m.
Police: Officer shot boy in wrist at Hawaii school
Authorities say a police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaiii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others.
Updated 12:46 p.m.
Supreme Court says Boulder City cannot sue citizens over ballot initiatives
The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday ruled that six citizens who filed three ballot initiative petitions in 2010 cannot be sued by Boulder City, which challenged the validity of the issues.
12:17 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Downtown Project backing independent film project
Photo: Chris Ramirez, left, founder, and and Mark Balint, Downtown Project will invest in an independent film starring 19-year-old Dakota Fanning. Chris Ramirez, owner/partner of Downtown Films and founder of Silver State Production Services and Lola Pictures, is listed as a producer on the ...
Updated 1:34 p.m.
More stores lined up for Shops at Summerlin
Photo: A rendering of the Shops at Summerlin. Developers of the Shops at Summerlin have announced more stores that plan to open at the long-delayed retail hub. They include Michael Kors, Old Navy, Sur La Table, True Religion, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle ...
11:13 a.m.
More Air Force members implicated in nuclear cheating probe
The number of Air Force service members implicated in a nuclear-force cheating scandal has roughly doubled from the 34 initially cited by the Air Force, officials said Tuesday.
10:43 a.m.
Flavor Flav released without bail in NY speeding case
A New York judge has released Flavor Flav without bail in his speeding case.
10:18 a.m.
Ukraine PM resigns as government offers more concessions
In back-to-back moves aimed at defusing Ukraine's political crisis, the prime minister resigned Tuesday and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between protesters and police.
9:46 a.m.
School closed, counselors available after student sets self on fire
Photo: A police cruiser blocks the entrance to Standley L Classes were canceled but counselors will be available to students after a 16-year-old boy set himself on fire at a suburban Denver high school in an apparent suicide attempt.
9:28 a.m.
Homeland Security drone crashes off Calif. coast
A Homeland Security Department drone has crashed off the coast of Southern California.
9:21 a.m.
Moapa zoo clear to reopen pending bathroom upgrade
Clark County officials say they've reached an agreement with a husband-and-wife team of veterinarians that could allow them to reopen their 3-acre zoo in Moapa by the weekend.
9:11 a.m.
Coroner IDs wife killed in alleged Henderson murder-suicide
Authorities have identified a Henderson woman who police say was shot dead by her husband in a murder-suicide over the weekend.
9:03 a.m.
Review + photos: Hello, Dolly! Fans flock to the Church of Parton in Primm
Photo: Dolly Parton performs Jolene during her Blue Smoke Dolly Parton is a revelation at age 68 going on 18. The singer, actress and pop culture icon charmed, mesmerized, regaled with childhood stories, sang, “testified” and played at least a half-dozen instruments for an ...
9:00 a.m.
Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South
Photo: Traffic creeps along I-55 in north Jackson, Miss., The mad rush began at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta area, schools let out early and commuters left for home after lunch, instantly creating gridlock so severe that security guards and doormen ...
Updated 11:08 p.m.
States consider reviving old-fashioned executions
Photo: This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing sq With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers. ...
8:31 a.m.
Sony wants to film 'Mall Cop' sequel at Wynn Las Vegas
Sony wants to film 'Mall Cop' sequel at Wynn Las Vegas Sony Pictures is the first to formally apply for a tax credit under Nevada's new $20 million program intended to help bring the filming of more major motion pictures to the state.
7:58 a.m.
Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors
Photo: President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Ov Challenging lawmakers to help him create greater economic opportunity, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 ...
7:42 a.m.
Foster the People, Bryan Ferry, Rob Thomas and more announce Las Vegas shows
Photo: Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at Th The past week saw a flood of Coachella spillover shows announced for Las Vegas, not to mention a few other heavy hitters for the months ahead.
4:49 a.m.
Placing the blame where it belongs
The Jan. 18 letter to the editor “GOP is a party in disarray right now” has many errors.
2:01 a.m.
O Captain! My Captain!
My high-school haircut is in mourning today: The Captain and Tennille have called it quits. This one definitely came out of left field, and while the last time I thought of them was when President ...
2:00 a.m.
Stretching the truth in Texas
Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis is getting the scrutiny that always comes when men and women seek higher political office.
2:00 a.m.
Modern family matters
When I asked readers for “neglected topics” that journalists should cover more in 2014, one of the suggestions was a delicate but vital topic: family breakdown and the rise of single-parent households.
2:00 a.m.
Holocaust Memorial Day: Former British officer recounts scene at Bergen-Belsen
Photo: Ret. Major Leonard Berney speaks at Congregation N Nothing can quite capture the squalor of the Nazi concentration camp — the overwhelming stench inside the packed huts, the inhumanity of hundreds of dead corpses or the vacant looks in the eyes of the ...
2:00 a.m.
'Shame on you': Rogers blasts officials over UNLV president choice
Photo: Don Snyder speaks after being honored with the Fre “Every college president across this country must be howling at the thought that a man with a B.A. from Wyoming is now the academic leader at UNLV.” That’s the opinion of the opinionated Jim Rogers, ...
2:00 a.m.
Where has sound of big bands gone?
How well we remember the happy days and musical pleasures of yesterday when this country’s every TV was tuned to the weekly Boston Pops Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and “The Lawrence Welk Show,” along with ...
2:00 a.m.
Why the 30-year mortgage works
Those of us who write about the housing market and the virtues of the 30-year fixed home loan — as we often do — can calibrate our watches by how long it takes a reader ...
2:00 a.m.
Lowden criticizes Hutchison for not disclosing gift
Photo: Sue Lowden, former Nevada state senator and candid Republican lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden criticized her opponent, state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, for not publicly disclosing an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel last year. An affiliate of a national Israeli lobby group, the ...
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: SMU at South Florida
Photo: SMU head coach Larry Brown, left, yells at a refer Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas party guide for 2014 Super Bowl
Photo: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates Las Vegas has Big Game parties this Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday that will bring you so close to the action, you might forget you’re not in New Jersey — that is, until you remember you’re ...
12:00 a.m.

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