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July 26, 2014

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  • Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad
    July 25, 2014
    he 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that...
  • Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, holds his arms up as he is arrested, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Victorville, Calif. Brooks led police on a chase from Barstow, Calif., until his tires were spiked in Victorville, Calif. Brooks was arrested on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.
    Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
    July 25, 2014
    A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence. Steven Brooks was...
  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June
    July 25, 2014
    Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...
  • Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx
    July 25, 2014
    “Fancy” Aussie singer Iggy Azalea has “99 Problems” with Arianna Grande, but it’s no problem offering our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview in Las Vegas. Music takes center stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend.
  • Palestinians pray Friday, July 25, 2014, inside an Al Farouk mosque destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike on Tuesday, July, 22, 2014, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
    Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza
    July 25, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden...
  • Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District. Amodei's daughters Erin, left, and Ryanne were among the supporters on hand.
    Rep. Mark Amodei’s bill shows Nevada needs Congress’ OK to do anything with its land
    July 25, 2014
    Much of Congress’ attention this week was on the Veterans Affairs Department, from picking its new leader to trying to agree on a health care reform bill before the August recess. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, voted with his ...
  • UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a recipient of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), has started the Coalition for Advancement of Undocumented Student Education (CAUSE) to help other immigrant students, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.
    Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
    July 25, 2014
    A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...
  • Katherine Lau, a biomedical engineering student from Rutgers University, Zachary Cook, a UNLV mechanical engineering student, and Kareem Trabia, an A-Tech High School senior, at UNLV on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The team is designing a "robohand" for 4-year-old Hailey Dawson using the school's 3D printer. Dawson was born with a birth defect that left her only with a thumb and pinky on her left hand.
    Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl
    July 25, 2014
    When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...
  • Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    July 25, 2014
    Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
  • Journey/Steve Miller Band
    When FM Rock Ruled
    July 25, 2014
    Seventies stalwarts Journey, Steve Miller and Tower of Power blow into Mandalay Bay.
  • Austin Mahone
    The Secret’s Out
    July 25, 2014
    From YouTube to the concert stage, Austin Mahone is making moves in music.
  • Sabina Kelley
    Q&A: Sabina Kelley
    July 25, 2014
    Model and former Jubilee showgirl takes over hosting duties in PIN UP at Stratosphere.
  • Brandon Flowers
    9 Biggest Vegas Celebrities
    July 25, 2014
    You’ll never guess which stars call Las Vegas their home.
  • In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    S. Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died
    July 24, 2014
    South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid mounting public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time and still continued ...
  • An officer stands guard near the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said.
    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
    July 24, 2014
    Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about ...
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