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July 30, 2014

4:18 p.m.

Photo: An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran
Jackson-Orlando flights in works with Allegiant
ow-cost carrier Allegiant Air and Jackson airport officials are awaiting federal approval of two direct flights a week to and from Orlando, Florida. The airline is seeking a subsidy from the...

4:09 p.m.

Photo: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the
GOP-led House gives the go-ahead to sue Obama
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before...

3:30 p.m.

Coroner IDs man shot by Henderson Police after officer stabbed
Coroner IDs man shot by Henderson Police after officer stabbed
A man shot to death after he reportedly stabbed a Henderson Police officer early Tuesday was identified today by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 51-year-old Jesse Vigil. Two officers stopped Vigil, who ...

2:06 p.m.

Could this be the worst beat in poker history?
Could this be the worst beat in poker history?
The stakes: $1 million. The hand: Pocket aces. Longtime ESPN poker commentator Lon McEachern called it “the worst beat in the history of tournament poker.” You decide. ...

2:01 p.m.

3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to...

1:29 p.m.

Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
A sweeping lands bill for Northern Nevada that had a bleak outlook in Congress just a few months ago suddenly has new life. Legislation to create up to 71,500 acres of wilderness and...

1:17 p.m.

GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit
Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers...

1:05 p.m.

Police release video of shooting at Las Vegas Strip mall
Metro Police have released surveillance video of a shooting earlier this month at the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip as well as video of a vehicle of interest. A suspect was seen getting into...

12:42 p.m.

Photo: In this May 22, 2013, file photo, Internal Revenue
Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies’
A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. Lerner headed the IRS division that...

12:31 p.m.

Overturned truck blocking traffic on 215 Beltway ramp
An overturned box truck was blocking traffic on a southern 215 Beltway ramp near Interstate 15, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Troopers received reports at 10:49 a.m. today of the...

11:55 a.m.

Police: Couple in fatal home attack were out to steal car
Police: Couple in fatal home attack were out to steal car
A woman arrested Tuesday morning after a homeowner was fatally shot and his wife stabbed with a screwdriver said she and an accomplice talked their way into the house to ...

10:30 a.m.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released...

9:58 a.m.

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Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas to fix gear shifters
Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says ...

8:52 a.m.

Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site
Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died. In their latest attempt...

8:39 a.m.

Son says North Carolina-based missionary fighting Ebola
The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia. Jeremy Writebol in Wichita, Kansas, told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday he's been...

8:35 a.m.

Police: Boy, 8, fatally shot through house wall in Detroit
An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said. The child was struck...

8:32 a.m.

Photo: Palestinian medics wheel a wounded man, following
Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area
Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives. After the strikes...

8:04 a.m.

Report: White Castle coming to Las Vegas
Report: White Castle coming to Las Vegas
The foodie website Eater reports that White Castle is coming to Las Vegas and will be located at Casino Royale. Notoriously tight-lipped and privately owned, White Castle had no reaction to...

7:49 a.m.

Photo: Mud and slush surround a building after a mudslide
Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17
Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. National rescue personnel...

2 a.m.

Photo: Cass Via, a maintenance worker at the High Roller,
New-home sales in Las Vegas slide in first half of 2014
REAL ESTATE:
Sales of new homes in the Las Vegas Valley are down sharply in the first six months of this year compared with the first half of last year. Prices have risen dramatically and builders continue to pull permits, but the reasons some prospective buyers aren't closing deals are ...

Tuesday

July 29, 2014

10 p.m.

Photo: Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu
Shells hit U.N. school in Gaza, killing 15
Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding ...

9:54 p.m.

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at the California State
Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find ...

9:05 p.m.

Las Vegas gang member pleads guilty to drug, racketeering charges
​A member of the Las Vegas Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base today ...

8:39 p.m.

Man arrested in kitchen-knife attack on two brothers
A Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after he stabbed two brothers while they sat on the patio of an apartment. Yohandy Gonzalez, 23, left his apartment and ...

8:25 p.m.

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will re
Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on ...

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