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Zombies menace guests going through the Haunted Alley during Halloween in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
Nevada ranked 8th among states in ability to survive zombie apocalypse
April 3, 2014
If — or when — the zombie apocalypse happens, states with the best economies will be those that simply survive. Fortunately, Nevada ranks No. 8 in the nation for highest likelihood of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Or so says …
Rick Harrison, co-owner of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop downtown.
Gold & Silver Pawn offers to sell McKinley wife’s tiara at cost to presidential library
April 3, 2014
The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio is hurriedly fundraising in hopes of buying a tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley's wife. The owners of Ida McKinley's diamond-accented headpiece sold it to Gold & Silver Pawn, the Las Vegas pawn shop featured in the History Channel show "Pawn Stars," the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has offered to sell the piece to the Canton museum for …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony Tuesday, April 1, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Red Sox.
Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star
April 2, 2014
The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama. Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with the president at a White House event using a …
S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report
April 2, 2014
Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record high for the eighth time this year. The Dow Jones industrial average also rose …
Owner Gina Quaranto inside Blackbird Studios.
Joe Downtown: Add another to list of businesses departing Container Park
April 2, 2014
Yet another Container Park business will be leaving, this on the heels of the four other businesses announcing they'd vacate the recently opened downtown development by …
Deon Derrico speaks about the birth of his quintuplets during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, following their births two weeks earlier in Phoenix.
Court hearing on fraud-related charges for father of quints delayed until June 20
April 2, 2014
Deon Derrico, the father of a set of Las Vegas quintuplets, will wait to have his day in court on real-estate fraud charges. This morning in North Las Vegas Justice Court, a preliminary hearing for Derrico was continued until …
Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a question during a town hall meeting at the Cora Coleman Senior Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Nevada’s Steven Horsford named to powerful U.S. House committee
April 2, 2014
U.S. House Democrats voted to appoint Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to the prestigious House Financial Services committee. The appointment will give Horsford influence on ...
Downtown's Container Park.
Joe Downtown: Group lauds Container Park as it pulls plug on 3 shops there
April 1, 2014
Three businesses operated by Future Restaurant Group are moving out of the Downtown Container Park, just a few months after ...
No increase coming in Nevada minimum wage
April 1, 2014
Nevada’s minimum wage will remain the same for the coming year. Although President Barack Obama has called for an increase in the federal minimum to $10.10 an hour, Gov. Brian Sandoval has said...
A late-afternoon view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite
Macau reports strong 1st-quarter gambling revenue; Wynn, Las Vegas Sands win
April 1, 2014
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013. Zuckerberg introduced “graph search," a service that lets users search their social connections for information about their friends’ interests, and for photos and places.
Mark Zuckerberg reaps $3.3B gain from stock options
March 31, 2014
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room. The windfall saddled Zuckerberg with a huge ...
General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the media during a roundtable meeting with journalists in Detroit, Jan. 23, 2014.
GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls
March 31, 2014
The head of the nation's auto safety watchdog is blaming General Motors for a failure to act sooner to warn consumers of a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. Acting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Friedman says GM had information connecting ...
Natural gas leak shuts down intersection; businesses in area evacuated
March 31, 2014
Construction crews struck a natural gas pipe today near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard, causing traffic to be shut down and area businesses to be evacuated. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about 11:30 a.m. to reports of the crew hitting …
Las Vegas-based ‘master tracker’ admits his Bigfoot body is hoax
March 31, 2014
A view from the top of the High Roller observation wheel during a preview ride Monday, March 31, 2014.
Take a spin: High Roller observation wheel opens for riders
March 31, 2014
The world’s tallest observation wheel opened for business today in Las Vegas. Tickets are now on sale to ride the 550-foot-tall High Roller at the Linq, between the Flamingo and the Quad. Attendants welcomed the wheel’s first ticketed passengers at 1 p.m. today. Executives with Caesars Entertainment, which built the complex, have said they expected between...

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