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Aug. 26, 2014

1:41 p.m.

Victor Chaltiel, 2011 Las Vegas mayoral candidate, dies at 72
Victor Chaltiel, who ran for mayor of Las Vegas in 2011, died Monday. He was 72. A native of France, Chaltiel was one of ...

1:12 p.m.

Study answers question: Just how bad are Las Vegas drivers?
Study answers question: Just how bad are Las Vegas drivers?
Drivers in Las Vegas are 15 percent more likely to be in an automobile accident than the national average, putting them in the bottom half of safest drivers in the country, according to study released today by Allstate. ...

1:07 p.m.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. The Islamic State group recently threatened ...

1:02 p.m.

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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths
Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in ...

12:45 p.m.

Higher ed chancellor says UNLV medical school is critical for Nevada
Sitting before a crowd of businesspeople, lawmakers, educators and other guests, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich reiterated his support for a medical school in Las Vegas, calling it “critical” for the state. Klaich joined the presidents of ...

11:43 a.m.

Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...

11:38 a.m.

Longtime Las Vegas newsman Murray Westgate dies at 85
A memorial service for longtime Las Vegas television and radio newsman Murray Westgate is scheduled for Palm Downtown Mortuary at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 on what would have been his 86th birthday, his family announced late Monday...

11:24 a.m.

Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million
Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million). The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking ...

11:21 a.m.

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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust. His appearance also had ...

11:14 a.m.

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent ...

10:49 a.m.

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Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons
Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world. Executives said the two chains will continue to ...

10:47 a.m.

Ivanovic beats American Riske in US Open 1st round
Ana Ivanovic kept her hot streak rolling with a straight-set victory to start the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Serb beat American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-0 in the first round Tuesday. Ivanovic has won ...

10:39 a.m.

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White House says Obama has not ...

10:29 a.m.

Photo: Animal Foundation: Shelter full
Animal Foundation says shelter is full
People wanting to turn in a lost animal or put one up for adoption should wait until the weekend, the Animal Foundation said today. The rescue group said ...

9:58 a.m.

Photo: In this Feb. 24, 2009, file photo, a crowd gathers
Crested Butte to become Bud Lite’s ‘Whatever’ town
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 ...

9:44 a.m.

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Rain strands Burning Man revelers in Wal-Mart parking lot
Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics. Except when ...

8:57 a.m.

Tropicana Entertainment expanding casino in Greenville, Miss.
Tropicana Entertainment expects to open its expanded gambling operation and resort in October. Trop Greenville is adding new table games and ...

8:49 a.m.

Coroner IDs man killed in North Las Vegas shooting
Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man who died after being shot over the weekend in a North Las Vegas neighborhood. Clark County coroner's officials say C'dario Laparker Burns died at ...

8:36 a.m.

Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya
U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. They say the United States wasn't notified ...

8:02 a.m.

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Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire
Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues. In the end, both sides ...

8 a.m.

Source: UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan
The U.N. mission in South Sudan says one of its helicopters has crashed, and a U.N. official told The Associated Press that it appears the aircraft was shot down. The U.N. mission said on Twitter that ...

12:21 a.m.

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation
Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation in seven weeks of cross-border fighting with ...

12:13 a.m.

Victim critical after being shot several times in the back
Victim critical after being shot several times in the back
Metro Police are investigating a shooting in the northwest Las Vegas Valley that left a person in critical condition late Monday. Authorities were alerted to a report of shots fired in the area ...


Aug. 25, 2014

9:13 p.m.

Sources: U.S. surveillance planes fly over Syria
President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, two U.S. officials said late Monday, a move that could pave the way for U.S. airstrikes against ...

8:15 p.m.

Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor
Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor
Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head in northwestern Arizona. The 39-year-old shooting instructor was shot at ...

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