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July 22, 2014

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  • Congressman Joe Heck, R-Nev., smiles as someone's ringtone plays George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" during a town hall meeting with constituents at Pacific Pines Senior Apartments in Henderson on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
    How does a bill become law in Washington? Follow Joe Heck’s case study
    July 22, 2014
    Today, President Barack Obama is signing into law a bill modernizing the nation’s job training programs. A critical component of the bill can be traced back to Nevada’s Rep. Joe Heck ...
  • Tania Reis and Vartan Zakhariants dance together at the Nevada Star Ball held at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in August 2013. Zakhariants owns Las Vegas'  VZ Dance Studio and Reis is a teacher there.
    Dance studio steps in to help local schools fill budget holes
    July 22, 2014
    When Nessa Apostol first started dancing, it was to escape the monotony that came with being a full-time college student, working two jobs and mending a newly broken heart.
  • Court upholds $1M judgment against firm in Wal-Mart customer’s death
    July 21, 2014
    On the night of June 2, 2004, Michael Born purchased a headlight from the Wal-Mart at 201 N. Nellis Blvd. He was installing it in his car in the store’s parking lot when Raymond Alton Garrett, then 37, approached Born, struck him in the head and …
  • Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
    Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
    July 21, 2014
    Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that.
  • People walk amongst the debris, at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014.  A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace.
    How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand
    July 21, 2014
    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine.
  • Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) demand the Mexican government take more measures to protect and respect the rights of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory, during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014. Activists demand support of migrant children and families Thursday, two days after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego.
    How a flood of kids upended immigration debate
    July 21, 2014
    The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour. What was once a debate over how to fix a broken system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has become a race to decide how to increase border patrols and send people back quickly to their country of origin.
  • Sirloin and crab-topped shrimp at Outback Steakhouse.
    G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
    July 21, 2014
    Henderson is getting a taste of the Outback once again. Elsewhere, another well-known national chain has opened a shop, and a late-night dining spot at Caesars Palace said goodbye. A gourmet popcorn shop serves up frozen novelties, and ...
  • 2 rescued, 2 still missing in Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    July 20, 2014
    ​​A hiker and a swimmer were rescued today, and two swimmers are still missing in separate incidents at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip
    July 20, 2014
    Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages
    July 20, 2014
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • Palestinian medics carry a wounded woman to an emergency room at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, July 20, 2014. In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises
    July 20, 2014
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • A man holds a baby as he walks next to a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of victims, in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Sunday, July 20, 2014. Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and had them loaded Sunday onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said.
    Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine
    July 20, 2014
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.
  • Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire
    July 20, 2014
    Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.
  • Norway's Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222 kilometers (137.9 miles) with start in Tallard and finish in Nimes, France, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
    Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour de France stage; Italy’s Nibali leads
    July 20, 2014
    Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a runaway train and plowed past the huffing breakaway duo in the final milliseconds. Stage 15 belonged to Norwegian speedster Alexander Kristoff, his second stage victory in this Tour.
  • One dead, three injured in drive-by shooting
    July 20, 2014
    One person is dead and three others are injured after a suspect shot into an occupied car early Sunday morning, Las Vegas Metro Police said.
  • Man struck on I-15 near Moapa identified as Las Vegas resident
    July 20, 2014
    The man who was struck and killed Wednesday by a passing vehicle while crossing Interstate 15 near Moapa has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza
    July 20, 2014
    The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.
  • Manchester United adds Hernandez for US tour
    July 20, 2014
    Manchester United has added Javier Hernandez to its squad for the team's preseason tour of the U.S.
  • A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire as smoke rises and billows behind Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.
    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires
    July 20, 2014
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
  • Iraq war veteran Darin Welker, 36, holds one of his ducks at his home in West Lafayette, Ohio. Welker, who served a year in 2005 for the Army National Guard, says his 14 pet ducks serve as mental and physical therapy for him. He's worried he'll have to give them up after village officials told him in May he can't keep them on his property. Welker was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having the ducks in his yard. He is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and could face a $150 fine.
    Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
    July 20, 2014
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
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