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December 22, 2014

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    Everything you've ever wanted to know about LEDs
    Dec. 22, 2014
    LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, may not look like much, but the little lights recently earned three scientists the Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • Pieology Pizzeria opened Dec. 12 at Downtown Summerlin.
    Pieology Pizzeria among Downtown Summerlin openings; 24-hour café debuts at Westgate
    Dec. 22, 2014
    A pizzeria built on customizable options is among several recent openings at Downtown Summerlin. Also, a salon, café and chocolate maker open new locations and a pair of restaurants quietly close ...
  • Penn Jillette presents a check to Opportunity Village.
    Headliner Penn Jillette regrets ‘not doing more of nothing’
    Dec. 22, 2014
    With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Penn Jillette.
  • South Pasadena, Calif., resident Dulce Aguilar shops for a present for her goddaughter at Dinosaur Farm, a neighborhood toy store that has seen brisk sales in building toys for girls, such as Goldiblox.
    Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys
    Dec. 22, 2014
    For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess. But now, female CEOs are leading huge corporations, including Yahoo Inc. and General Motors Corp., and more women are becoming engineers and mathematicians. Meanwhile, toy companies are realizing that girls want to build bridges and wire circuits. As a result, construction toys, bolstered by demand from girls, are a bright spot in ...
  • Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, right, eludes Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Bradley McDougald) on a 44-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.
    Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs
    Dec. 21, 2014
    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.
  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, and his attorney David Cornwell arrive at Florida State's Materials Research building for his student conduct code hearing Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.
    QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.
  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, top, reaches up to grab a touchdown pass over Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players. The Cowboys had long since known their four-year playoff drought was over Sunday when they finally got to celebrate in the final seconds of a dominating 42-7 win over Indianapolis that clinched the NFC East title.
  • Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale, center, scores on a 1-yard touchdown reception past Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Preston Brown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
    Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason. Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, and the Raiders knocked the Buffalo Bills from playoff contention with a 26-24 victory Sunday.
  • 'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
    Dec. 21, 2014
    While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.
  • Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi gives a speech in front his supporters after the second round of the country's presidential election in Tunis on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.
    Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.
  • Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the official grand opening of Fizz on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
    Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.
  • France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears
    Dec. 21, 2014
    A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.
  • Woman killed after crashing into storm drain identified
    Dec. 21, 2014
    A 38-year-old woman killed Thursday when she drove an SUV into a northwest valley storm drain and hit a brick wall has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Alycia Marie Sox.
  • Driver, motocyclist killed in central valley accident identified
    Dec. 21, 2014
    A motorcyclist and a driver killed in a central valley crash Saturday afternoon have been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
  • Officers uninjured in southeast valley shooting
    Dec. 21, 2014
    Metro Police are on the scene of what they say is an officer-involved shooting in the southeast valley.
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