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Aug. 19, 2014

8:50 a.m.

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks
An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday after Israel walked out on the talks in response to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli walkout occurred just hours before...

8:43 a.m.

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Wildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return
A wildfire that gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park after whose early surges has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have ...

7:59 a.m.

Las Vegas-to-Monterrey flights launching in December
A discount air carrier says it will start offering nonstop service again between Las Vegas and the Mexican city of Monterrey. Mexican company VivaAerobus is launching four...

2 a.m.

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Preferring Southern Nevada’s workforce over Arizona’s, tent maker plants stakes in Henderson
They’ve backed off from building a tent-covered tent manufacturing plant, but owners of Creative Tent International are up and running in Henderson after ditching Arizona. The company — which sells commercial tents in more than 60 countries for banquets, tennis court coverings, helicopter hangars and other uses — has hired ...

2 a.m.

What it’s like to beg in Las Vegas
What it’s like to beg in Las Vegas
As traffic rolls to a stop on the busy streets near UNLV, Paul slowly walks down the length of the sidewalk, imploring the eyes of each driver. If they happen to turn and look ...

12:22 a.m.

Photo: A man protests Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael
Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson
The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and officers...


Aug. 18, 2014

6:55 p.m.

Teens suspected of planning school massacre arrested after Web activities eyed
Teens suspected of planning school massacre arrested after Web activities eyed
Police say they arrested two high school students suspected of planning a massacre at a school after investigators monitored their Internet activities. South Pasadena police Chief Arthur Miller said Tuesday that school officials had heard...

6:32 p.m.

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Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam
President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against ...

5:20 p.m.

Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas
Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas
A judge in Las Vegas has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav, after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required course in ...

5:03 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in North Las Vegas crash
Motorcyclist killed in North Las Vegas crash
One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a truck in the northeast part of the valley this afternoon, North Las Vegas Police said. At 3:45 p.m., officers responded to ...

4:45 p.m.

Harry Reid won’t help doomed Democrat’s bid for governor
Harry Reid won’t help doomed Democrat’s bid for governor
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't waste his time raising money for the doomed campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Goodman in a bid to unseat ...

3:23 p.m.

4 at Calif. slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted
A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cancer while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the diseased cattle, prosecutors announced Monday. Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp. halted...

3:17 p.m.

2 top Business and Industry officials swapping jobs
Two top executives in the state Department of Business and Industry are swapping jobs. Gail Anderson, administrator of the state Division of Real Estate, has been named...

2:25 p.m.

Bail set for former guard charged in prison phone-smuggling case
Bail set for former guard charged in prison phone-smuggling case
A Las Vegas judge today set bail at $50,000 for a former prison guard facing felony charges for allegedly smuggling cellphones into the cell of an inmate awaiting trial in a deadly Strip shooting and crash. The judge also ordered ...

1:58 p.m.

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Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout
Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause...

1:44 p.m.

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State dumps public-private financing for massive I-15 project
The Nevada Department of Transportation today scrapped plans to use private financing to pay for major overhauls to Interstate 15 in Las Vegas over concerns about affordability. The department instead opted to go with ...

1:20 p.m.

Firefighters rescue 2 trapped in car after rollover crash
Firefighters rescue 2 trapped in car after rollover crash
Two people were taken to the hospital this afternoon after a rollover crash in front of Tivoli Village, near Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Firefighters responded at...

1:06 p.m.

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore
Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs ...

12:46 p.m.

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Longtime assistant to magician David Copperfield dies at 61
Joanie Spina, longtime assistant to magician David Copperfield, died Sunday at a Houston hospital while awaiting lung and liver transplants. She was 61. Spina, a Las Vegas resident who also coached young magicians and an aspiring filmmaker, suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung disease. She also had been...

12:14 p.m.

Man missing after jumping from boat into Lake Mohave
A Southern California man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat into Lake Mohave on Saturday afternoon remains missing, according to the National Park Service. The 31-year-old man apparently began...

11:50 a.m.

Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
A woman accused of carrying out a crime spree in a southeast valley neighborhood that left two people dead pleaded not guilty today in Clark County District Court. Natasha Jackson, 35, faces charges that...

10:48 a.m.

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Pope endorses force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants
Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities but says the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene. Francis also said he and his advisers are...

10:18 a.m.

Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn from heated seat
A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors. Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to...

9:58 a.m.

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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was ...

9:52 a.m.

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Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid. For Dollar General, the decision to enter the fray was clear because ...

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