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July 23, 2014

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  • Jason Omar Griffith appears in court during his trial at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, May 8, 2014. Griffith is accused of murdering Luxor "Fantasy" dancer Deborah Flores Narvaez in December 2010.
    Former Strip performer gets life in 'Fantasy' dancer's murder, dismemberment
    July 23, 2014
    Jason Griffith, who was a performer in the Beatles-based Cirque du Soleil show "Love," was arrested in January 2011, a month after his former girlfriend, Deborah Flores Narvaez, a dancer in Luxor's topless "Fantasy" revue, was reported missing. At trial, Griffith testified in his own defense, saying he …
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized
    July 23, 2014
    Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint on June 17, 2013, in Michigan's Antrim County, where the couple...
  • Arizona high court delays planned execution
    July 23, 2014
    Arizona's highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal. The appeal focuses on arguments that Joseph Rudolph Wood received...
  • Washoe schools superintendent says he was unfairly fired
    July 23, 2014
    The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation — and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago. The district announced ...
  • An arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights at Ben Gurion International Airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
    FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv
    July 23, 2014
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks. The agency said Wednesday it is...
  • Lawyer: Nazi war crimes suspect dies awaiting extradition to Germany
    July 23, 2014
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany. Attorney Dennis Boyle told The Associated Press on Wednesday that...
  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller
    July 23, 2014
    ive employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety agency said...
  • Coroner IDs woman hit, killed by SUV on Durango Drive
    July 23, 2014
    A woman hit by an SUV and killed while crossing a street in the west valley Monday night has been identified as Courtney Walker​, 49, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The coroner did not...
  • In this Thursday, May 21, 2009, file photo, British socialite Peaches Geldof arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival, in Antibes, France.
    Coroner: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose
    July 23, 2014
    Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Roger Hatch said 25-year-old Geldof took ...
  • Hundreds rally in Las Vegas to support Israel
    July 23, 2014
    Hundreds of people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Las Vegas to show support for Israel as a conflict with Hamas rages. The Israeli-American Council Las Vegas organized the...
  • In this July 19, 2013, file photo, Navy Mineman Bradley Allred jokes as he has his picture taken with a headless character during Comic-Con, in San Diego. Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are flocking to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con. The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night, July 23, 2014, and goes full force Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center.
    4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego
    July 23, 2014
    Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a...
  • A departure board at the Philadelphia International Airport shows that US Airways Flight 796 to Tel Aviv has been canceled, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
    July 23, 2014
    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around...
  • Man serving life sentence dies in Nevada prison
    July 23, 2014
    A Las Vegas killer, serving a life term without parole, has died in prison at the age of 73. The Nevada Department of Corrections reports that...
  • John Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
    July 23, 2014
    Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is...
  • Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
    Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
    July 23, 2014
    A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Another 11 people were injured when...
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