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Oct. 28, 2014

8:55 a.m.

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18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey
Underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least 18 workers, officials and reports said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards. Initial reports said flooding inside the ...

8:33 a.m.

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Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month
Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...

2 a.m.

Photo: The lots at Ascaya are ready for mountain-mansion
First mountainside home lot at Ascaya in Henderson sells — for $925,000
Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, have sold their first lot — a 0.46-acre parcel for $925,000. The sale closed Friday, property records show, and sales of two other lots are expected ...

2 a.m.

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Family-owned Las Vegas staffing agency expanding its reach
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Nannies & Housekeepers USA, a 14-year-old homegrown staffing agency in Las Vegas, caters to local families and those who are visiting the city. It is expanding its customer base after ...

Monday

Oct. 27, 2014

9:15 p.m.

Caucus launches effort to lift impoverished black students in CCSD
Caucus launches effort to lift impoverished black students in CCSD
There are 32,371 black students in the Clark County School District on free and reduced-price lunch plans, and they represent an invisible student population. These students make up about ...

8:55 p.m.

Photo: Washington Redskins' Colt McCoy (16) and Roy Helu
Redskins end Cowboys’ six-game streak 20-17 in OT
Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped ...

7:50 p.m.

Las Vegas man dies in motorcycle crash on Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas man dies in motorcycle crash on Desert Inn Road
A motorcyclist traveling eastbound on Desert Inn Road collided with an SUV on Monday and was pronounced dead on scene. Metro Police responded about 5 p.m. to the crash on ...

6:30 p.m.

Photo: Police say this armed-robbery suspect known as the
Telephone Man robber continues spree; police seek help
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the armed-robbery suspect known as the Telephone Man, who continues to ...

3:40 p.m.

Man beaten to death at homeless encampment identified
According to the coroner's office, Edward, 44, died of multiple blunt force trauma ...

2:54 p.m.

Photo: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte is seen in this und
Suspect in California deputy deaths had many names
The man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead and a motorist seriously wounded was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and deported to Mexico twice. Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte's background almost certainly should have ...

2:46 p.m.

Photo: In this October 2014 police missing person flyer,
Broncos fan who disappeared during game found safe
Relatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace. Family and friends of 53-year-old Paul Kitterman have been searching for ...

2:43 p.m.

Photo: Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook
Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights
Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better. Cook's comments came as he, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and ...

2:32 p.m.

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O.J. Simpson appeal in hands of Nevada Supreme Court
O.J. Simpson's appeal for release from a Nevada prison is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Simpson lawyers argued in a final brief to the Nevada high court that a lower court judge was wrong to ...

2:27 p.m.

Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people
Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people Monday, authorities said. The deadliest attack struck the ...

1:26 p.m.

Coroner IDs girl, 3, killed in crash over weekend
A 3-year-old girl killed in a car wreck police allege was caused by a DUI driver Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Elena Rivera of Las Vegas. Rivera died of blunt force trauma in ...

12:42 p.m.

Charges yet to come in Henderson officer DUI case
Prosecutors got more time to file criminal charges against a Henderson police officer jailed after authorities say he was stopped driving the wrong way on a Las Vegas freeway. Prosecutor Brian Rutledge says Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum on Monday ...

12:16 p.m.

Photo: Kim Kardashian West, with husband Kanye West, make
Reports: Kanye West turns down $4.5 million Las Vegas residency
Proposed by Axis Planet Hollywood, the residency would have lasted three weeks, according to gossip site TMZ ...

11:57 a.m.

2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...

11:07 a.m.

Photo: A man was seriously injured in an explosion and fi
Man seriously burned when oxygen tank explodes
A man was trying to remove a valve from an oxygen tank this morning when the tank exploded, seriously burning him, officials said. He suffered ...

10:56 a.m.

Army general, troops isolated after Africa duty tour
An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. The general and his staff were met by Italian security officials wearing ...

10:36 a.m.

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings
Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, and its Scion brand is in the ...

10:04 a.m.

Missing teen found on Mount Charleston
Missing teen found on Mount Charleston
A teenager reported missing Sunday on Mount Charleston was located this morning, Metro Police said. The boy was located about 11:45 a.m. near ...

9:52 a.m.

Photo: In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Laurent Azoulai, 58,
The SUV goes from All-American to global star
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won back customers by ...

9:50 a.m.

Taylor Swift to headline New Year’s in NYC
Taylor Swift will be shakin' it up in New York City's Times Square on New Year's Eve. ABC announced Monday that Swift is the headliner for "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the annual countdown show hosted by ...

9:39 a.m.

Photo: In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, photo, Oscar Pistor
Prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict
Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of ...

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