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December 17, 2014

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Dec. 17, 2014

8:15 p.m.

School bus crashes into wall; no one injured
School bus crashes into wall; no one injured
No injuries were reported after a school bus hit a brick wall near Washington Avenue and Jones Boulevard this afternoon ...

5 p.m.

Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
State regulators quashed NV Energy’s plans to build a 175-megawatt solar farm on the Moapa Band of Paiutes’ Indian Reservation, saying the company was trying to ...

4:50 p.m.

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7:50 p.m.

Photo: In this Dec. 2, 2014, photo, cars enter Sony Pictu
North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately ...

4:10 p.m.

Court orders murder charge reinstated in Las Vegas case
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a murder charge be reinstated against a Las Vegas man who claimed his defense was hurt by the destruction of handwritten notes taken by a police detective. The court overturned the ruling of ...

4:01 p.m.

Texas TV weatherman shot; gunman sought
Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument. The Texas Department of Public Safety says ...

3:56 p.m.

Former Sandoval staffer named CEO of builders group
Stewart “Mac” Bybee, a former director of public relations and community affairs for Gov. Brian Sandoval, has been named president and chief executive officer of ...

3:44 p.m.

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Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations
Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with ...

3:06 p.m.

Former MGM executive named next CEO at Cosmopolitan
Former MGM executive named next CEO at Cosmopolitan
William McBeath, a former MGM Resorts International executive, is the next chief executive officer of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The resort announced McBeath’s appointment ...

1:54 p.m.

Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...

1:04 p.m.

Nevada politicians, advocate react to shift in Cuba policy
Nevada’s reaction to President Obama’s announcement on re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba has been mixed. Some expressed concern over Obama’s efforts to weaken the country’s embargo against Cuba, while others ...

12:34 p.m.

Photo: John O'Brien, one of the hostages of the Sydney ca
Sydney hostage planned daring escape
The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. And so he made a decision, one he knew came with a cost: he was going to try to escape. O'Brien looked ...

12:17 p.m.

Photo: Alan Gross holds wife Judy's hand during a news co
Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not free
Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. In his first public remarks after ...

12:06 p.m.

Sandoval names 3 judges to new Court of Appeals
Gov. Brian Sandoval today named three Nevada judges to sit on the newly created Court of Appeals. The governor selected ...

11:53 a.m.

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5:40 p.m.

Photo: In this May 25, 2014, photo, driver Kurt Busch pre
Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave
Kurt Busch testified Wednesday that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her. Busch's ex-girlfriend is ...

11:24 a.m.

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3:27 p.m.

Release of ‘The Interview’ canceled after theaters back away
Release of ‘The Interview’ canceled after theaters back away
Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of ...

11:19 a.m.

Fed promises ‘patient’ approach to rate hikes
The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows because of a strengthening U.S. economy and job market. But it is promising to be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. The Fed said ...

11:03 a.m.

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6:35 p.m.

Nevada regulator testifies in Las Vegas gambling ruse
Nevada regulator testifies in Las Vegas gambling ruse
A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor before employing a ruse to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace and break up what prosecutors say ...

10:53 a.m.

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Ex-Marines: Man who killed 6 argued with ex-wife
ormer Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him. Adam Perone and Robert Groover ...

10:37 a.m.

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Judge: 1944 execution of black boy, 14, was wrong
A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths of two white girls in segregated South Carolina. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen ruled ...

10:21 a.m.

Photo: In this July 8, 2013, photo, musicians play trombo
U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the ...

10:05 a.m.

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6:00 p.m.

City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
A split Las Vegas City Council approved public funding today for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium, marking a major turning point in the yearlong debate ...

9:38 a.m.

Key dates in U.S. relations with Cuba
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations ...

9:21 a.m.

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount
Republican Martha McSally has won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives by 167 votes after a recount in the nation's last undecided congressional race from the midterm elections. The results released by a judge Wednesday mean ...

9:14 a.m.

14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak
Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of ...

8:57 a.m.

Light rain expected throughout the day in Las Vegas
Light rain expected throughout the day in Las Vegas
Dark clouds in Las Vegas today are expected to bring rain to the valley and a chance for fresh snow on Mount Charleston, according to the National Weather Service. Light rain is expected ...

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