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April 15, 2014

9:59 a.m.

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First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs
Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters...

9:57 a.m.

MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …

9:36 a.m.

Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car
Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California. James Manning was taken into custody after...

9:25 a.m.

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5 things to know about tax day
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. You may not face much of a deadline if...

9:21 a.m.

Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack
In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. The clash came hours after...

9:08 a.m.

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White supremacist faces murder charges in Jewish center deaths
The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a...

8:15 a.m.

Officials ID pilot killed in crash of home-built helicopter in Reno
Authorities have identified the pilot who died in the crash of a small, home-built helicopter at Reno Stead Airport. Washoe County sheriff's officials say...

8:02 a.m.

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‘Blood moon’ eclipse delights skywatchers, first of year
Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies. The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early...

7:34 a.m.

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Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. "This day will always be hard, but...

2 a.m.

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LV City Council considers horse-drawn carriages, new downtown grocery store
Politics:
Horse-drawn carriages could soon be circulating through downtown Las Vegas if the City Council signs off on proposed routes at its meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The council will also ...

Monday

April 14, 2014

10:11 p.m.

SUV driver faces DUI count in fatal crash involving motorcycle
SUV driver faces DUI count in fatal crash involving motorcycle
A motorcyclist was killed Monday after he lost control and crashed when a man accused of driving under the influence failed to yield on a left turn, according to Metro Police. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified...

9:55 p.m.

Man found dead in vacant lot in southern valley
Man found dead in vacant lot in southern valley
Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a dead body in a vacant lot in the southern Las Vegas Valley Monday evening. Metro Police responded to reports of ...

7:45 p.m.

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Joe Downtown: Liquor battle brewing at Fremont Street Experience
Joe Downtown:
downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they hired security, they warned customers not to drink within 1,000 feet of their stores. But even after all that ...

6:30 p.m.

2 critical after attempted murder-suicide, police say
2 critical after attempted murder-suicide, police say
Metro Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide attempt today in Las Vegas. At 5:20 p.m., authorities responded to reports of a shooting on the 1000 block of East Oakey ...

5:47 p.m.

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Drivers in California crash had clean records
Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records. FedEx driver Tim Evans and the driver of the chartered bus ...

5:15 p.m.

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Ron Paul weighs in on Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul – a favorite among many conservative Nevadans – has weighed in on the showdown this past week involving Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government. Said Paul, “There’s two things that come out of this: one, when the American people …

4:22 p.m.

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Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas
A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern Nevada until early May and already has shot at a downtown club, at Mount Charleston and today was at ....

4:13 p.m.

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Undersheriff says victim acted bizarrely in days prior to fatal officer-involved shooting
A few weeks before Travis Doering aimed a rifle at police officers and was shot and killed, roommates noticed his behavior had begun …

2:51 p.m.

Feds charge woman accused of chucking shoe at Hillary Clinton
Feds charge woman accused of chucking shoe at Hillary Clinton
Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Clinton gave a convention speech. The trespassing and violence charges lodged...

2:31 p.m.

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Is Barack Obama ‘black’? A majority of Americans say no.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/14/is-barack-obama-black/

2:05 p.m.

Cal law grad’s court appearance in bird-beheading case delayed
Cal law grad’s court appearance in bird-beheading case delayed
A court appearance was postponed Monday for a University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate completing prison boot camp for beheading an exotic bird in 2012 during a drunken episode …

12:52 p.m.

Man accused of trying to open airplane door faces federal charges
A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is facing federal charges because he tried to open a door. Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs Monday with...

12:43 p.m.

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Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations
he Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by...

12:25 p.m.

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Rancher discusses his feud with BLM on Glenn Beck show
Ranch owner Cliven Bundy’s feud with the Bureau of Land Management has caught the attention of national radio host Glenn Beck. Bundy, who lives near Bunkerville, was on Beck’s radio show this morning to discuss...

10:39 a.m.

Family repairing ‘World’s Largest Thermometer’ in Baker
Family repairing ‘World’s Largest Thermometer’ in Baker
A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert will once again be a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports the family...

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