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July 28, 2014

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  • Tiger Woods chips out of a sand trap on the ninth fairway during the first round of the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bethesda, Md.
    Tiger Woods pays price, learns lesson from physical invincibility of his youth
    July 27, 2014
    When he was young, Tiger Woods trained more like a triathlete than a golfer. Yet, as he continued to come back — from three knee surgeries, including reconstruction in June 2008 from injuries to both ACLs, from a bulging disc in 2010 — Woods never lost his air of physical invincibility. His body was sending him signals that Woods failed to heed.
  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly directs practice as quarterback Michael Vick, left, and Matt Barkley run a drill during NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.
    Chip Kelly’s greatest success came off the field at Oregon
    July 27, 2014
    The offseason before Chip Kelly’s second year at Oregon was all “turmoil and disaster,” the way Mark Saltveit, author of “The Tao of Chip Kelly,” recalls it. The New York Times sent a reporter to spring practice to chronicle “a program run amok.” Yet, when the duck feathers settled that fall, Kelly’s team — ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll at one point in October, for the first time in school history — had gone 12-0 during the 2010 regular season
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine
    July 27, 2014
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
    July 27, 2014
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
  • Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia
    July 27, 2014
    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
    July 27, 2014
    Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.
  • EU, US seek Putin Achilles’ heel on Ukraine
    July 27, 2014
    Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
  • Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego.
    Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy
    July 27, 2014
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
  • 2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium in Paris, France, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Left is Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
    Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
    July 27, 2014
    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site
    July 27, 2014
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
  • Power restored to about 5,000 NV Energy customers
    July 27, 2014
    About 5,000 customers were without power this morning, but it has been restored.
  • A view of Woodlawn Cemetery Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Opened in 1914 on 10 acres of donated land, Woodlawn, the oldest cemetery in Las Vegas, is coming up on its 100th anniversary.
    Everything you want to know about death in Las Vegas
    July 27, 2014
    Who deals with dead bodies? How much does a funeral cost these days? Are you allowed to scatter someone's ashes on the Strip? How are organs harvested from the deceased? Funeral home directors and others who work in the death industry answer questions you may be afraid to ask ...
  • Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel has his photo taken at the unveiling of the new sign for the former LVH Wednesday, July 22, 2014.
    Westgate owner climbs high again; Agassi stays grounded in Reno
    July 27, 2014
    David Siegel was raising crane again, while Andre Agassi was raising money for UNR and Greg Maddux was being praised in Cooperstown, N.Y. ...
  • The Data: July 27-Aug. 2
    July 27, 2014
    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
  • Business owner Abdul Nasser Karouni has been waiting since 2012 to become a U.S. citizen.
    Citizenship delayed: Las Vegas businessman caught in limbo after questioning by FBI
    July 27, 2014
    When the citizenship process goes smoothly, it typically takes five or six months for someone to go from application to taking the oath of allegiance. In the case of Lebanese immigrant Abdul Nasser Karouni, it's been almost two years, and a lot of scrutiny in airports ...
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