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July 30, 2014

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  • This undated file product image provided by Hyundai shows the 2013 Hyundai Sonata.
    Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas to fix gear shifters
    July 30, 2014
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says...
  • Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site
    July 30, 2014
    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died. In their latest attempt...
  • Son says North Carolina-based missionary fighting Ebola
    July 30, 2014
    The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia. Jeremy Writebol in Wichita, Kansas, told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday he's been...
  • Police: Boy, 8, fatally shot through house wall in Detroit
    July 30, 2014
    An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said. The child was struck...
  • Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150
    July 30, 2014
    Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says...
  • Report: White Castle coming to Las Vegas
    July 30, 2014
  • Mud and slush surround a building after a mudslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
    Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17
    July 30, 2014
    Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. National rescue personnel...
  • Cass Via, a maintenance worker at the High Roller, looks over a home listing in his RV at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Via is in the market for a house but says he will be buying a pre-owned home, not a new one.
    New-home sales in Las Vegas slide in first half of 2014
    July 30, 2014
    Sales of new homes in the Las Vegas Valley are down sharply in the first six months of this year compared with the first half of last year. Prices have risen dramatically and builders continue to pull permits, but the reasons some prospective buyers aren't closing deals are ...
  • Brannon Braga.
    Brannon Braga discusses his ‘Star Trek’ legacy, ‘Cosmos,’ haters and James Bond
    July 30, 2014
    Ask 100 Trekkies what they think of Brannon Braga, and you’ll get 100 answers. In addition to his work as writer and producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Braga has produced “24,” “Cosmos” and “Salem.”
  • Task force: Graduate medical education a key to solving Nevada’s doctor shortage
    July 30, 2014
    While UNLV continues to form a budget proposal for its medical school, a governor’s task force has recommended that the state spend $12 million to ...
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of the State address at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
    Sandoval leery of new Xerox contract with treasurer
    July 30, 2014
    After being blamed for problems in the state’s troubled health insurance exchange and losing the associated $75 million contract, Xerox is back in negotiations with Nevada for ...
  • Sue Meuschke is the executive director of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, which coordinates the efforts of 15 domestic violence organizations that serve all 17 Nevada counties.
    Advocate: It’s time to expand gun restrictions in domestic violence cases
    July 30, 2014
    Sue Meuschke has fought domestic violence for 25 years as an advocate for victims. Today, she'll be in Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers and support a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of ...
  • A visitor to Times Square stands for photos with costumed characters Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated.
    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
    July 30, 2014
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in ...
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder
    July 29, 2014
    Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in ...
  • Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
    Shells hit U.N. school in Gaza, killing 15
    July 29, 2014
    Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding ...
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