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October 22, 2014

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  • This Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, photo shows a Target retail chain logo on the exterior of a Target store in Watertown, Mass.
    Target offers free shipping on all holiday items
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with ...
  • Cast members Thelma Thomas and James Williams are shown during a performance of "Henri" at Troesh Studio Theater on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
    ‘Henri’ plays a powerful melody at the Smith Center
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Henri plays the piano, but he is not really a pianist. He used to be. But today he runs his hands across a dining table at an assisted-living facility. ...
  • In this June 11, 2012, photo, Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, listens during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate, at the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to The Washington Post.
    Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at ...
  • Jefferson Ruck and Thomas Topovski share a laugh as they purchase their marriage certificate now being issued for for same-sex couples at the Marriage License Bureau on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
    Nevada issues 255 gay marriage licenses in 1 week
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were ...
  • Melody, Emma and Jeff Leibow arrive at “The NF Hope Concert” on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Venetian.
    Strip entertainers lend talent, support to ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Led by “Jersey Boys” star Jeff Leibow, the show included Veronic, Clint Holmes, Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Kristen Hertzenberg, Jeff Timmons, Marc Savard and “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “Rock of Ages” cast members.
  • Las Vegas inmate who fibbed about having Ebola is identified
    Oct. 21, 2014
    An inmate who police say lied about having been exposed to the Ebola virus has been identified and will face an additional charge because of ...
  • California man gets 19 years in Nevada meth conspiracy
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A 42-year-old California man who federal prosecutors say was the ring-leader of a methamphetamine trafficking operation in northern Nevada has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. Judge Larry Hicks also ordered ...
  • Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” at the Colosseum on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Caesars Palace.
    Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The new, three-year run of shows at the Colosseum starts Jan. 16, and tickets for performances from Jan. 16-24, March 18-31 and April 3-14 go on sale Sunday.
  • 2nd suspect arrested in deadly west valley home invasion
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A man suspected of participating in a home invasion last month that left a man dead was arrested Monday, Metro Police said. Robert Figueroa, 28, was booked ...
  • A view of the pool at Oasis at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The Oasis, a boutique hotel owned and operated by the Downtown Project, officially unveiled renovations during a tour Tuesday.
    Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel ...
  • Top professional bull riders Guilherme Marchi, Mike Lee, J.B. Mauney, Joao Ricardo Vieira, Fabiano Vieira and Silvano Alves stand with showgirls and the 2014 PBR Championship Trophy at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The world’s top bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls in the business return to UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for the 21st consecutive year from Oct. 22-26 for the world’s richest bull riding event.
    Five days of thrilling PBR battles in richest bull-riding event on Earth
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Thousands of rodeo fans in Stetsons and silver-spur boots will be on and off the Strip to cheer on the competitors. Professional Bull Riders continues as “America’s fastest-growing sport” with CBS Sports providing daily coverage.
  • Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
  • This frame grab from undated video uploaded by militants shows an Islamic State group militant looking through some items from a seized cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces. The weapons were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, activists said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The video appeared authentic and corresponded to The Associated Press' reporting of the event.
    Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included ...
  • FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis in Syria
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped ...
  • Theater fire sparks drama at downtown arts school
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A small fire at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this morning caused about $5,000 damage and prompted a brief evacuation, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A stage curtain in the theater ...
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