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Oct. 21, 2014

5:05 p.m.

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Nevada issues 255 gay marriage licenses in 1 week
Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were ...

4:50 p.m.

Las Vegas inmate who fibbed about having Ebola is identified
Las Vegas inmate who fibbed about having Ebola is identified
An inmate who police say lied about having been exposed to the Ebola virus has been identified and will face an additional charge because of ...

3:58 p.m.

California man gets 19 years in Nevada meth conspiracy
A 42-year-old California man who federal prosecutors say was the ring-leader of a methamphetamine trafficking operation in northern Nevada has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. Judge Larry Hicks also ordered ...

3:23 p.m.

2nd suspect arrested in deadly west valley home invasion
2nd suspect arrested in deadly west valley home invasion
A man suspected of participating in a home invasion last month that left a man dead was arrested Monday, Metro Police said. Robert Figueroa, 28, was booked ...

2:11 p.m.

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Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel: Oasis at Gold Spike. The Oasis marks the Downtown Project’s first venture into the hotel business and serves as another tactic to ...

1:52 p.m.

Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...

1:39 p.m.

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Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included ...

1:26 p.m.

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2:30 p.m.

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis in Syria
The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped ...

1:18 p.m.

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4:55 p.m.

Theater fire sparks drama at downtown arts school
Theater fire sparks drama at downtown arts school
A small fire at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this morning caused about $5,000 damage and prompted a brief evacuation, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A stage curtain in the theater ...

1:09 p.m.

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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after ...

12:40 p.m.

Committee being formed to address ballooning jail costs
Citing a $28 million deficit at Clark County’s downtown jail, Metro Police officials this morning said the department needs help tackling the facility’s ballooning costs. Metro Deputy Chief Todd Fasulo, who oversees ...

12:26 p.m.

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Linq to host Red Bull Global Rallycross auto race
Auto racing is coming to the Linq next month. The Strip’s fledgling open-air mall and entertainment complex will host the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship finale Nov. 4 and 5. The race will be held at the ...

12:07 p.m.

Police: Stormy relationship, divorce ends with fatal stabbing
Police: Stormy relationship, divorce ends with fatal stabbing
The couple’s stormy relationship ended in divorce last month, but that didn’t prevent a final argument that police say left a Clark County School District employee ...

11:25 a.m.

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12:56 p.m.

Conservative PAC buying $820,000 of TV ads aimed at Horsford
Conservative PAC buying $820,000 of TV ads aimed at Horsford
In a campaign season that’s seen just a trickle of outside spending in Nevada, a national Republican political action committee is buying a surprise wave of political ads to influence ...

11:10 a.m.

Clerk repels would-be bandit with bug spray to face
A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in ...

11 a.m.

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Fighters suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout
Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse ...

10:49 a.m.

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies
Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of ...

10:15 a.m.

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1:31 p.m.

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Cadaver dog searches in suspected serial killings
Investigators used a cadaver dog Tuesday to comb abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana for more possible victims of a suspected serial killer who confessed to strangling one woman, directed police to six more bodies and hinted that there could be ...

10:04 a.m.

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10:31 a.m.

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American Jeffrey Fowle released from North Korea
American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been ...

9:57 a.m.

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McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Starting in January, Thompson said McDonald's will "simplify" its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to ...

9:42 a.m.

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash at busy Las Vegas Valley intersection
A three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Charleston and Decatur boulevards early this morning sent one person to the hospital with ...

9:11 a.m.

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9:52 a.m.

Travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations must pass through airports with screening
Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at ...

9:01 a.m.

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Oil company CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members also died when ...

8:57 a.m.

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5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial
Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday at the sentencing retrial, more than a year after ...

8:45 a.m.

California rock climber dies in Zion National Park
The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon. Park officials say Christopher H. Spencer of San Jose died Sunday after plunging about ...

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