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April 24, 2014

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  • Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks to supporters before the April 12, 2014 stand-off between the Bureau of Land Management and Bundy supporters near Bunkerville, Nevada. The BLM eventually called off their roundup of Bundy cattle citing safety concerns. Courtesy of Shannon Bushman.
    Rancher wonders aloud if blacks better off as slaves
    April 24, 2014
    Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on...
  • Break in water line closes stretch of Decatur Boulevard
    April 24, 2014
    A 12-inch water line broke this morning, causing water to gush down Decatur Boulevard and closing all southbound lanes in the area. The rupture occurred about...
  • Dancers perform to a country song as “X Burlesque” celebrates its 12th anniversary in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Flamingo.
    Photos: ‘X Burlesque’ takes it off for the 12th year in Las Vegas
    April 24, 2014
    “X Burlesque,” having seen it for work about a half-dozen times, remains a high-energy and quick-paced 75-minute show. Among its counterparts on the Strip (“Fantasy” at the Luxor,” “Crazy Girls” at the Riviera), “X Burlesque” is a music video come to life.
  • A portrait of Andy Warhol taken with and beside the Polaroid 20x24 specialty camera on display at the Polaroid Museum on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Photos: Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq
    April 24, 2014
    The fourth location in the country (the first three are in Florida), Las Vegas’ Polaroid Fotobar — where you take it, and they make it — at the Linq is the largest and flagship store and the only location with a museum.
  • The Vegas Sports app keeps track of the bets users place and provides other free tracking services.
    Vegas Sports helps gamblers track their sports bets
    April 24, 2014
    The app operates like a gambler’s to-do list, keeping track of the bets users place. Once the game’s outcome has been determined, it calculates …
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tells reporters that Republicans are thwarting Democratic efforts pass a bill to extend unemployment benefits which expired at the end of last year, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
    What happened to Harry Reid’s hand-picked candidate for governor?
    April 24, 2014
    Democrats outnumber Republicans by 77,000 voters in Nevada, they control the Legislature and they boast the most powerful member of the U.S. Senate. So what happened to ...
  • Jerry Tiffe embodies the phrase, "They don't make 'em like this anymore," a lounge singer doing vintage Vegas who actually lived through the era he portrays.
    The last lounge singer in Las Vegas?
    April 24, 2014
    The lounge singer strides onstage for his 4 o’clock gig, and man does he look good. The light hits his tuxedoed, 6-foot-3 frame so that he appears in black and white.
  • A sailboat makes its way under the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Francisco. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team has found the shipwreck of the City of Chester vessel in the area.
    19th-century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate
    April 24, 2014
    The passenger steamer was located once before in the murky depths. The year was 1890 and the City of Chester had gone down just two years prior after colliding with another ship in dense fog near ...
  • President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
    Obama: U.S. would defend Japan in islands dispute
    April 23, 2014
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to ...
  • Las Vegas Wranglers forward Cody Purves (47) checks Alaska Aces defenseman James Martin into the boards behind the Aces net during the third period of play on Wednesday night.
    Wranglers continue to struggle in playoffs against Aces
    April 23, 2014
    Having lost the first two games of the opening-round Kelly Cup playoff series in Alaska, the Wranglers looked to force a Game 5 with a win on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. But Alaska showed why ...
  • Byron Smith, center, comes out of a Morrison County courtroom in Little Falls, Minn., Monday, April 21, 2014, during a break in his trial.
    Homeowner: 2 teens shot were ‘vermin,’ not human
    April 23, 2014
    A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing ...
  • Johnathan Perez
    Suspect arrested in fatal parking lot shooting
    April 23, 2014
    Detectives have apprehended a suspect in a deadly Monday night shooting in the parking lot of a Las Vegas apartment complex. Johnathan Perez, 22, is charged with ...
  • Police: Woman hid loaded weapon inside her body
    April 23, 2014
    Police in Tennessee say a 19-year-old woman smuggled a loaded gun into a jail after a cavity search revealed she had been hiding the weapon in her ...
  • This undated image provided by McDonald's on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, shows the character Ronald McDonald with updated clothing.
    Ronald McDonald gets makeover, takes to Twitter
    April 23, 2014
    McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald. The move marks a turnaround from recent years, when the red-haired mascot ...
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
    April 23, 2014
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't
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