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August 21, 2014

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  • The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
    SLS Las Vegas celebration will be a night of champagne wishes and caviar dreams
    Aug. 20, 2014
    Friday night’s celebration for the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, followed by the midnight debut to the public, will be one epic fete — a true champagne-and-caviar blast. Let’s look at the staggering party numbers.
  • Rainfall in Las Vegas on August 20, 2014.
    Flash flooding warning issued for Henderson
    Aug. 20, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm and flash food warnings for areas in and near the Las Vegas Valley. A severe thunderstorm warning was...
  • 1 person injured in rollover crash near downtown
    Aug. 20, 2014
    One person was injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near downtown in which...
  • University Medical Center
    UMC announces second, bigger round of layoffs
    Aug. 20, 2014
    A second round of layoffs are coming to University Medical Center, officials announced today, less than six months after the financially troubled hospital had its first batch of layoffs. ...
  • A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor through Sunday.
    Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck
    Aug. 20, 2014
    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the...
  • In this June 2, 2014, photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
    Apple’s stock bounces back to hit a new high
    Aug. 20, 2014
    Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...
  • This Albertsons grocery store at Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road in Henderson, pictured Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, is preparing to close.
    Another valley Albertsons grocery store set to close
    Aug. 20, 2014
    Another Albertsons grocery store is closing in the Las Vegas Valley. The Albertsons at the northwest corner of Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road in Henderson is ...
  • Fatal wreck closes northbound Boulder Highway at Russell Road
    Aug. 20, 2014
    A person was killed this morning in a crash involving a pickup truck and car in the area of Boulder Highway and Russell Road in the ...
  • David Guetta celebrates the fourth anniversary of XS in Steve Wynn's Encore on Friday, April 5, 2013.
    The world’s highest-paid DJs: Electronic cash kings 2014
    Aug. 20, 2014
    When Calvin Harris topped last year’s Electronic Cash Kings list with a stunning $46 million in annual earnings, it seemed symptomatic of a bubble in the burgeoning EDM scene. But since then, the only thing that has popped is ...
  • A fire broke out late this morning in the garage of a home at 8013 Cool Springs St. in the northwest valley, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.
    Man treated for smoke inhalation in fire near downtown
    Aug. 20, 2014
    A fire broke out late this morning in the garage of a home at 8013 Cool Springs St. in the northwest valley, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. No injuries were reported. The fire...
  • This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia.
    Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US
    Aug. 20, 2014
    Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The officials say the bank will pay...
  • Military considers sending more troops to Iraq
    Aug. 20, 2014
    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill...
  • Transportation Board says funds limited for Project Neon
    Aug. 20, 2014
    Las Vegas lawyers have been put on notice by the state Transportation Board that a massive I-15 improvement project could be hampered if they seek excessive prices in land condemnation cases. “The state has a limited amount of money for acquisition,” board member Frank Martin...
  • Navy kicks out 34 in cheating scandal
    Aug. 20, 2014
    At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of...
  • President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
    Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State
    Aug. 20, 2014
    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed...
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