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October 30, 2014

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  • Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a round-table discussion, on raising the minimum wage, with politicians and business owners at Casa Don Juan on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
    Vice President Joe Biden coming to Las Vegas to rally voters
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Underscoring the trouble Nevada Democrats are in this election cycle, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Las Vegas on Saturday to try to get Democrats to the polls. Biden will attend ...
  • Group wants apology, findings of test score cheating probe
    Oct. 29, 2014
    A group of West Las Vegas pastors, parents and community leaders say they want an apology from state and local school officials and a report of the findings of a test score cheating probe at neighborhood elementary school. The group plans ...
  • 10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide
    Oct. 29, 2014
    A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said. The military mobilized troops to ...
  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox.
    Nurse says she plans to end voluntary quarantine
    Oct. 29, 2014
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said Wednesday that she plans to end her voluntary isolation in Maine, leading to a potential showdown with state officials who have vowed to enforce a mandatory quarantine. Gov. Paul LePage said state police are monitoring the Fort Kent home where ...
  • Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in Las Vegas ruse
    Oct. 29, 2014
    It was an extraordinary ruse. Dramatic new video obtained by The Associated Press, filmed through the lapel camera carried by ...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
    Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. The move goes beyond precautions recommended by ...
  • Nevada taxable sales up 7.5 percent in August
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Taxable sales, one indicator of the Nevada economy, grew to $4 billion in August, a 7.5 percent increase from the same month a year ago. It was the 49th consecutive month ...
  • 1 trapped, seriously injured in rollover crash
    Oct. 29, 2014
    A person was seriously injured this morning in a rollover crash in the northwest valley, Metro Police said. The two-car accident happened about ...
  • This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to be limited to the facilities.
    Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket ...
  • Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.
    Judge to hear motion today about Uber ride-sharing service in Las Vegas
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Less than a week after launching in Nevada, ride-sharing company Uber finds itself in court today fighting for the right to ...
  • Owners of the Hughes Center office park are building a retail plaza that's slated to open in summer 2015 with low-priced eateries. Above, a rendering.
    Hughes Center adding cheaper eating options at office park
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Owners of the Hughes Center are bringing a slate of new eateries to the Las Vegas office park. The Blackstone Group, which bought the 68-acre property last year for $347 million, recently started construction of ...
  • An aerial view of a residential neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Investors’ retreat from Las Vegas housing market triggers sales slowdown
    Oct. 29, 2014
    When investors flocked to Las Vegas for cheap homes after the economy crashed, they resurrected the housing market with sorely needed ...
  • Colorful paper decorations and sugar-coated skulls are on display in many of the altars presented at the annual Life in Death: Day of the Dead Festival at the Winchester Cultural Center and Park, Nov. 1, 2009.
    Day of the Dead is anything but lifeless in Las Vegas
    Oct. 29, 2014
    Events celebrating the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are growing and spreading in the valley, and Hollywood has even had a hand in popularizing the holiday. “It’s amazing how Day of the Dead has come on, and more people are interested in the history and traditions ...
  • A view of 3535 lounge and the casino area during a tour of the Linq Hotel and Casino (formerly Imperial Palace and the Quad) on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The casino is in the first phase of a $223 million renovation project.
    Imperial Palace gets $230 million makeover to become the Quad — no, the Linq Hotel
    Oct. 28, 2014
    For more than 30 years, it reigned on the Strip as Imperial Palace and was known far more for being one of the world’s Top 10 car museums with one of the largest collections of motor vehicles anywhere than it was for its corridor carpeting and rooms.
  • Elton John performs at his Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in New York.
    Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero
    Oct. 28, 2014
    Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. John hosted the event, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," Tuesday night in ...
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