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November 24, 2014

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Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries
Photo: A man is reflected on an entrance door of the head Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to ...
5:28 p.m.
'Mockingjay' dominates box office with $121.9 million
Photo: Salute: Katniss inspires the soldiers of the rebel Katniss Everdeen took down Optimus Prime at the box office. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" opened with $121.9 million over the weekend, topping the record ...
5:16 p.m.
Sandoval says he asked Hansen to step down over 'offensive' remarks
Sandoval says he asked Hansen to step down over 'offensive' remarks Gov. Brian Sandoval asked Ira Hansen to step down as the Assembly speaker during a private meeting in Carson City. The development is the latest break in ...
4:43 p.m.
Police: Las Vegas father crushed infant son
Police: Las Vegas father crushed infant son The man said he held his son, Raymond Rodriguez-Gonzalez, afterwards and put him to bed, the report said. When Rodriguez-Gonzalez went back to check up on Raymond, the baby was ...
4:10 p.m.
Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate
Photo: Rob Riggle walks the red carpet at the 2013 NASCAR Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. The “Goldendoodle” (a poodle and golden lab mix) was up ...
3:31 p.m.
Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury
A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. ...
3:20 p.m.
Beckham thought during 1-hand circus grab: Just catch it
Photo: In this Nov. 23, 2014, photo, New York Giants wide Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball. Little or no thought of keeping his feet inbounds. Or ...
3:01 p.m.
High School Football Picks: Week 14
Las Vegas Sun sports Editor Ray Brewer and reporter Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game across the valley. ...
3:00 p.m.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’
Photo: Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains firing more than 100 feet into the air lit by ...
2:56 p.m.
Strip club wants court to reconsider ruling on dancers
Strip club wants court to reconsider ruling on dancers The Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that dancers are club employees, not independent contractors, and therefore due minimum wage. If the ruling stands, it could cost the ...
2:39 p.m.
1 taken to hospital in stabbing; no arrests
A person was hospitalized after being stabbed this morning, Metro Police said. Police received a call at 11:25 a.m. about a stabbing in ...
2:34 p.m.
Alabama deputy, 3 teens killed in head-on crash
A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday. A fourth teenager was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The ...
2:07 p.m.
Unidentified country likely behind spying software
Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that's been used for several years to spy on banks, telecommunications companies and government agencies around the world. While the source of the ...
2:02 p.m.
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18
Photo: Actress Marlo Thomas shakes hands with President B President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at ...
1:35 p.m.
Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease
Photo: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, walks along a wa Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines. Forecasters, meanwhile, ...
1:29 p.m.
Coroner: Woman found near Lake Mead recreation area was strangled
A woman whose body was found near the entrance to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area earlier this month has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 41-year-old Julia G. Lopez-Miravilla. Lopez-Miravilla died ...
1:14 p.m.
New York casino decision expected Dec. 17
A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced Dec. 17. That's the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for ...
12:55 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz
Two NFL games on Monday Night is a rare treat. ...
12:27 p.m.
Fire and rain usher in ‘Le Reve’s’ 10th anniversary
Photo: Le Reve  The Dream unveils its $3 million show ele This $3 million upgrade to the show is titled “Denouement,” itself a mini-production lasting about four minutes. Sixty designers worked 3,000 hours over 18 months, developing first an idea that has exploded ...
12:23 p.m.
Man dead, baby hospitalized after being hit by vehicle
Photo: An investigator takes measurements at the accident A man was killed and a baby was in unknown condition after being hit by a vehicle this morning in the southwest valley, Metro Police reported. The child ...
Updated 12:13 p.m.
Announcement coming on Ferguson grand jury decision
Announcement coming on Ferguson grand jury decision A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. In an email to reporters ...
Updated 5:10 p.m.
Police: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’
Photo: This undated photo provided by the family's attorn A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said ...
11:06 a.m.
Warm weather delays opening of ski season on Mount Charleston
Photo: Mount Charleston: Snowboard Snow sports enthusiasts looking to ride the slopes at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will have to wait a little longer. The resort on Mount Charleston is postponing its planned Nov. 28 opening ...
10:44 a.m.
Budweiser won’t feature Clydesdales in this year’s holiday ads
Photo: Sam Fitzgerald of Auburn, N.H., and Ashley Greeno Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays. The country's No. 3 beer brand says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year. A spokesman for owner Anheuser-Busch InBev ...
9:53 a.m.
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’ Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was ...
Updated 12:24 p.m.
Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
Photo: Katy Perry's Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that ...
9:36 a.m.
Coroner IDs woman fatally shot near Las Vegas Strip
Coroner IDs woman fatally shot near Las Vegas Strip A woman shot and killed early Saturday near the Strip has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 27-year-old Cassandra Rosete. Rosete, whose city of residence was not released, died of ...
9:22 a.m.
Suspect sought in robbery of Sunset Station sports book
Suspect sought in robbery of Sunset Station sports book Henderson Police are trying to identify a suspect in the robbery of the Sunset Station sports book Saturday evening. The man, armed with a handgun, demanded and received cash from a casino employee about 6 ...
8:53 a.m.
Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ take on how laws are made
Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ take on how laws are made Remember Schoolhouse Rock? We wrote in July that the cartoon doesn't quite depict how a bill becomes a law. It can take years for ...
8:26 a.m.
Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance
Photo: Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an intervie Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several ...
8:14 a.m.
Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months. The move ...
7:56 a.m.
Justices soon may decide Uber case's venue
Justices soon may decide Uber case's venue The Nevada Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether a judge in Reno or one in Las Vegas should hear a bid by state taxi regulators and limousine firms to block ...
Updated 5:05 p.m.
Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
Photo: President Barack Obama, standing with Defense Secr Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers. During ...
Updated 10:14 a.m.
Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
Photo: Demonstrators block a busy intersection while marc Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city ...
3:16 a.m.
Probe begins in police shooting of boy holding toy gun
Photo: This undated photo provided by the family's attorn A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be ...
Updated 7:34 a.m.
Jonathan Gruber should rethink his notion of ‘stupidity’
Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama’s health care plan, into a possible threat to its ...
2:03 a.m.
Reform immigration system to keep families together in U.S.
In “Orange Is the New Black,” I play Maritza Ramos, a tough Latina from the ‘hood. In “Jane the Virgin,” I play Lina, Jane’s best friend and a funny know-it-all who is quick to offer ...
2:02 a.m.
Congress’ duty to exercise war powers
Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against the Islamic State.
2:01 a.m.
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Photo: Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain ...
2:01 a.m.
Season of Giving: Your guide to donating time, money, clothing, furniture in Southern Nevada
Photo: The 2013 XS and Tryst holiday toy drive on Thursda It’s that time of year again, when Salvation Army bells ring outside stores, toy donations bins line malls and food drives kick into gear. ‘Tis the season to give. In the rush of the holiday ...
2:00 a.m.
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort has transformed into the Game, which is designed to combine ...
2:00 a.m.
Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
Photo: The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, No When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the ...
2:00 a.m.
How to have your best holidays ever
Photo: Holiday bells and a 42-foot Christmas tree are see Whether you partake in the madness that is the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping experience, broadcast your discontent with the rising tide of consumerism through a show of protest, or avoid it altogether, have a plan. We’ve got ...
2:00 a.m.
Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
Photo: President Barack Obama, right, awards a posthumous Among the recipients are Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress.
2:00 a.m.
Body found along I-15 near Nevada-California border is a mystery
Body found along I-15 near Nevada-California border is a mystery Authorities were alerted to a body on the shoulder of Interstate 15 spotted by a driver around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from ...
2:00 a.m.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Photo: Dennis Harvey, center, former Mayor Barry's godson Marion Barry, 78, former four-term mayor of the District of Columbia died on Sunday. He first made a name for himself in the South as a leader in the civil rights movement and brought his ...
1:35 a.m.
Tour bus rollover on interstate kills 1, injures dozens
Photo: Emergency personnel check a tour bus that had alre A tour bus drifted off interstate 5 in California and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man, leaving six others with critical or serious injuries, and sending two dozen people to hospitals with mainly ...
1:12 a.m.
Cowboys rally behind Romo, beat Giants 31-28
Photo: New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) Romo threw two touchdown passes to Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory.
12:51 a.m.
Manning, Anderson lead Broncos past Dolphins 39-36
Photo: Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) run Peyton Manning threw four TD passes, including three to Demaryius Thomas, and C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score in Denver's 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday.
12:42 a.m.

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