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July 31, 2014

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  • Nevada in running for 6,500-worker battery ‘gigafactory’
    July 31, 2014
    American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say...
  • Police: Man killed in apparent shooting near downtown
    July 31, 2014
    Metro Police are investigating a man found dead near downtown in an apparent shooting Wednesday night. Police responded about 10:50 p.m. to the intersection of...
  • Tucson tries luring Tesla plant with $3 billion permit
    July 31, 2014
    Tucson officials are hoping a $3 billion building permit will help woo electric car company Tesla to southern Arizona city. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Thursday that Tesla Motors did not apply for the permit. Rothschild says the permit is intended to...
  • This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
    US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint
    July 31, 2014
    Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Argentina's stock market plunged after...
  • Firefighters look over a car after making rescues at the Egg and I restaurant on West Sahara Avenue Monday April 1, 2013. As many as 10 people were injured when a Lexus sedan left the roadway and crashed into the restaurant.
    Driver in Egg & I crash sentenced to 6 to 20 years
    July 31, 2014
    A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday. Gage James Lindsey, 20, choked up and apologized to the 10 people who suffered injuries that included broken bones, burns and a collapsed lung, according to police. "Words can't even begin ...
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
    July 31, 2014
    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than...
  • Metro Police officers are shown in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The shooting was related to a home invasion, according to Metro Police.
    Metro Police ID officers in shooting of suspect in fatal home attack
    July 31, 2014
    Metro Police have identified two officers in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a suspect in a carjacking and attacks at two Las Vegas houses where a homeowner ...
  • Las Vegas man sentenced in Utah prostitution case
    July 31, 2014
    A Las Vegas man convicted in a southern Utah prostitution case will serve 180 days in a county jail. A Utah judge sentenced Leroy Haley Wednesday and ordered him to pay $1,500 in fines. Investigators arrested Haley in sting operation at...
  • George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square foot starter home that needs work and may or may not include private parking.
    In San Francisco real estate, $1 million won’t buy much
    July 31, 2014
    San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for anyone who wants to live here and thinks $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for houses and condominiums last month hit seven figures for the first time, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely...
  • In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014, photo, job seekers attend a job fair held by Sheetz to staff their under-construction distribution center, in Burlington, N.C. As the economic recovery enters its sixth year, many Americans don't feel better off.
    As US job market strengthens, many don’t feel it
    July 31, 2014
    The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren't...
  • Source: A’s acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes
    July 31, 2014
    The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of ...
  • Man found dead in Laughlin under construction equipment
    July 31, 2014
    A man was found dead this morning in Laughlin after he apparently crawled under a piece of construction equipment, according to Metro Police. The man was found in the...
  • Chicago police stand outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself.
    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
    July 31, 2014
    Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says...
  • Man gets life in ax attack that killed baby
    July 31, 2014
    A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hacking a 4-month-old baby to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother. Harold Eugene Montague was...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law
    July 31, 2014
    he Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence. The 5-2 ruling upholds the signature policy achievement of...
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