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July 25, 2014

8:08 a.m.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence. Steven Brooks was...

8 a.m.

Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June
Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...

7:55 a.m.

Photo: Palestinians pray Friday, July 25, 2014, inside an
Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden...

Thursday

July 24, 2014

11:51 p.m.

Photo: An officer stands guard near the scene of a shooti
Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about ...

11:48 p.m.

Photo: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ce
U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...

9:01 p.m.

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Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto
A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto. The study identified at least three ...

5:35 p.m.

Shuttle van crash closes passenger pickup area at McCarran
Shuttle van crash closes passenger pickup area at McCarran
The passenger pickup area of McCarran International Airport's Terminal One was closed today after a Holiday Inn Express Shuttle ran into a ...

5:18 p.m.

Photo: In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh
U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and ...

5 p.m.

2 women found guilty in deadly California nightclub beating
2 women found guilty in deadly California nightclub beating
Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Brito, 27, and Vanesa Zavala, 26, were found guilty ...

4:37 p.m.

MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...

3:17 p.m.

Driver arrested in hit-and-run that seriously injured pedestrian, police say
A woman was in serious condition after a hit-and-run accident near downtown this afternoon, according to Metro Police. The incident was reported at 1:24 p.m. on...

2:52 p.m.

Arrest made in fatal shooting outside Las Vegas convenience store
Arrest made in fatal shooting outside Las Vegas convenience store
A man authorities suspect may have been involved in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Las Vegas woman last week was arrested Wednesday in California, Metro Police said. The man was taken...

2:05 p.m.

Photo: This July 17, 2014, file photo show people walking
Multiple air disasters make for one of aviation’s worst weeks
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. Industry analysts...

1:58 p.m.

Coroner IDs woman who crashed into apartment building
A 25-year-old woman found dead last Wednesday after her car crashed into an apartment building in Sunrise Manor was identified as Annemarie Velasquez of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said today. The crash occurred in...

1:23 p.m.

Northern Nevada psychic arrested on fraud charge
Northern Nevada psychic arrested on fraud charge
A Northern Nevada psychic has been arrested on fraud charges after sheriff's deputies say she tried to dupe unsuspecting customers. Douglas County Sheriff's Capt. John Milby says...

1:04 p.m.

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Obama wants ‘economic patriotism’ from companies dodging taxes
Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use...

12:58 p.m.

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Reporter gives first-hand account of Arizona execution
Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms. Wood then uttered his final words, smiled at the victim's family members and...

12:49 p.m.

Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight
Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight
A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and ...

12:46 p.m.

US: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military
he Obama administration on Thursday accused Russia of firing artillery from its territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites and asserted that Moscow is boosting its supply of weaponry to pro-Russian separatists. "We have new evidence that...

12:23 p.m.

Towed vehicle breaks loose on I-15, causes wreck
Towed vehicle breaks loose on I-15, causes wreck
An SUV being towed by an RV on Interstate 15 came loose and collided with another vehicle, snarling traffic late this morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The RV was headed north on...

11:09 a.m.

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed...

10:38 a.m.

Photo: A forensic team recovers human remains among the w
Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash
Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island. Hydraulic cranes, meanwhile, lifted twisted chunks of...

10:34 a.m.

As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21
Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president. Police officials say the bombs went off...

10:14 a.m.

Naked thieves take burgers from Florida beach restaurant
A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest." Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after...

9:53 a.m.

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya
The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to The Associated Press from the State Department said that...

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