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July 29, 2014

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  • A Southwest Airlines jet takes flight in this undated file photo.
    FAA seeks $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for improper aircraft repairs
    July 29, 2014
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it wants to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million because the carrier didn’t modify its airplanes according to FAA requirements and then kept flying the modified airplanes.
  • Synek's co-founder Steve Young, left, and Strategic Director Michael Werner show their "Keurig machine for beer," for which a successful Kickstarter campaign has seen them raise more than $648,000 for development, manufacturing and marketing expenses.
    ‘Keurig machine for beer’ gets outpouring of interest
    July 29, 2014
    At the end of a 30-minute interview with Steve Young this month, a colleague of the beer entrepreneur checked his smartphone, leaned over and told him, “We just made another $5,000.” By then, Young was checking his phone many, many times a day. Since the 28-year-old launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on June 24 for what has been dubbed the “Keurig machine for beer,” the St. Louis resident said he’s getting a thousand messages daily from people around the world inquiring about the product, eight months before it’s available for sale.
  • A person plays a table game at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, July 16, 2010.
    Cardsharp’s arrest in Pennsylvania is victory for Nevada gaming board
    July 29, 2014
    For 15 years, Jubreal Chahine has lurked at the illicit edges of the gambling tables, a habitual casino cheat who made his living by an opportunistic sleight-of-hand that landed him top ranking on the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s “most-wanted” list. But this month...
  • Members of the media and the USA Olympic basketball team take over UNLV's Mendenhall Center Friday, July 6, 2012.
    Rice happy to lend Mendenhall Center to Team USA Basketball
    July 28, 2014
    This week, and only this week, a college coach other than UNLV’s Dave Rice will have free reign of the Mendenhall Center, UNLV’s two-and-a-half year old basketball training facility. Starting today ...
  • A chocolate ring box filled with chocolates from JinJu Chocolates Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
    Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
    July 28, 2014
    JinJu Chocolates stirs up sweet offerings in its new downtown home as a coffee and doughnut heavyweight opens a new Las Vegas location. Also around town, a growing grocery chain is celebrating its newest location, and ...
  • New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws to the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Milwaukee.
    Brewers’ bats shut out by deGrom, fall 2-0 to Mets
    July 27, 2014
    The most-impressive hit Sunday by the Milwaukee Brewers caromed off a heavy cable that supports Miller Park's retractable roof and fell into fair territory. ...
  • Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
    July 27, 2014
    If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.
  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home
    July 27, 2014
    Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal.
  • Israel, Hamas hold out for more gains in Gaza war
    July 27, 2014
    Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the failure of the world's most influential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-fire.
  • In this July 16, 2014, photo, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his brother taken in the early 80s showing his dragon tattoo on his left forearm, which fit the description the FBI was circulating of "John Doe 2," during an interview in Salt Lake City. Trentadue's quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Trentadue's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government goes to trial Monday, July 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
    Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
    July 27, 2014
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia.
    Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
    July 27, 2014
    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded.
  • California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured
    July 27, 2014
    Authorities now say 14 people — including a 15-year-old — have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.
  • Tentative deal reached on VA reform
    July 27, 2014
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.
  • Woman dead after colliding with public services truck
    July 27, 2014
    A 29-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle slammed into the back of a Republic Services truck.
  • Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for the valley
    July 27, 2014
    ​A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for east central Clark County.
  • In this Dec. 25, 2009, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
    LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs
    July 27, 2014
    LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
  • Jeff Gordon drives through Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014.
    It’s ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ at IMS for record 5th time
    July 27, 2014
    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
  • 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.
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