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November 28, 2014

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N.Y. boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling
Photo: Jason Rivera, 9, and Elijah Martinez, 11, appear a Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited ...
7:19 p.m.
Fans go wild over 88-second ‘Star Wars’ teaser
Photo: In this image released by Disney, a scene is shown The first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 88-second teaser trailer.
7:00 p.m.
UNLV AD Kunzer-Murphy on Hauck resignation: ‘It’s not the coach. It’s us.’
Photo: UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck reacts as the Rebels s Bobby Hauck has resigned as the UNLV head football coach, saying his staff didn’t win enough games. But Tina Kunzer-Murphy, the Rebels’ athletic director, says Hauck isn’t the sole person to blame. “It’s not the ...
6:45 p.m.
Browns’ Manziel says he tried to avoid altercation
Photo: In this Nov. 16, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Brown Speaking on Friday for the first time since last week's incident, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said the man, identified in a police report as Chris Gonos, was "a very intoxicated, very aggressive person that ...
6:44 p.m.
Ferguson protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains
Photo: Protesters of the grand jury decision in the Micha Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as other rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision ...
6:30 p.m.
Moped rider in stable condition after crash
A moped rider was hospitalized in stable condition after a crash this afternoon near West Charleston and South Martin Luther King boulevards.
6:09 p.m.
Celebrity preview: Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Chrissie Hynde, ‘Pippin,’ Joan Collins
Photo: Justin Timberlake's The entertainment schedule isn’t too crowded with offerings this Thanksgiving weekend because of Black Friday shopping insanity and for those not hunting bargains and still resting from overindulging on Tom Turkey and his trimmings.
6:00 p.m.
Assemblyman to resign to become assistant to Attorney General
Photo: Assemblyman John Hambrick talks with Assembyman We Las Vegas assemblyman Wesley Duncan resigned his post to work with Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt's administration.
5:56 p.m.
On Black Friday, many shop, others make statements
On Black Friday, many shop, others make statements While an estimated 600,000 Nevada shoppers hit the stores on Black Friday, others used the day to make a point on behalf of retail workers stocking the shelves and ringing up the purchases.
5:40 p.m.
Bobby Hauck steps down as UNLV football coach
Photo: Coach Bobby Hauck talks to his team during UNLV's UNLV’s head football coach will resign effective Monday, but he will lead Saturday’s Fremont Cannon game against visiting UNR. Bobby Hauck lasted five years at UNLV. He led the program last season to a 7-6 ...
4:14 p.m.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 3
Photo: Boise State's Anthony Drmic (center) moves the bal Early in the season I have two main takeaways from the Mountain West: Wyoming is going to be a lot of fun and No. 15 San Diego State looks way better than I thought they ...
4:00 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Western Michigan vs. San Jose State
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
3:00 p.m.
Mobile home fire displaces 2, causes $8,000 in damage
A kitchen fire in a single-wide mobile home displaced two people and caused about $8,000 in damage this morning, Clark County fire officials said.
2:37 p.m.
For keyboard master Ronnie Foster, reunion with Stevie Wonder is human nature
Photo: Organist Ronnie Foster performs during Stevie Wond Ronnie Foster is the cornerstone of Funk Foundation, the band who backs Human Nature at Sands Showroom in the Venetian. Foster is the band’s music director, his hands gliding across the keyboard as his piano ...
1:44 p.m.
Ohio State football player disappearance may be concussion related
His mother, Susan Karageorge, told police he has had several concussions and a few spells of being extremely confused, according to the report. She said at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday he texted a message that ...
Updated 6:16 p.m.
Review: Shock rocker Alice Cooper raises the dead at the Pearl
Photo: Alice Cooper at Pearl Concert Theater on Wednesday Alice Cooper’s vitality never lacked during his two-hour production, playing an array of songs that spanned back to the 1970s. His touring band, who embraced his energy level and stage antics, added their own high-energy ...
1:00 p.m.
Alice Cooper checks all the boxes (and adds in a few more)
Alice Cooper checks all the boxes (and adds in a few more) The straitjacket and electrocution bits aside, the show's true rewards were its unexpected moments.
1:00 p.m.
Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated
Photo: Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," according to the players' union.
12:42 p.m.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 14
Photo: Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson runs in After such a strong season it feels like I’m limping to the finish line after a rough performance last week. Finishing above 60 percent, which has been my goal for a few weeks, would require ...
12:30 p.m.
Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired
Photo: A gunman, identified by law enforcement sources as A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man's motives after ...
Updated 5:36 p.m.
Driver in scooter fatality ID’d
A scooter driver killed in a multiple crash Thursday morning has been identified as Claudia Bustamante, 38, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.
11:43 a.m.
No one has coherent long-term solution to the Islamic State
If there was ever an issue that required politics to stop at the water’s edge, it’s the fight against the Islamic State group.
2:03 a.m.
Obama on right side on immigration
I’m not an immigrant, but I work with them every day. I’m not a Republican, but I share many of their more conservative social policies. I’m not a wise woman, possessed of all the answers, ...
2:02 a.m.
Grand jury’s decision in Ferguson case not a surprise
A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August.
2:01 a.m.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Photo: Road closed Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
2:00 a.m.
Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration
Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration In one of his first public moves since winning office on Nov. 4, Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt added his name to a statement condemning ...
2:00 a.m.
Can Liberty football again put up a fight against Gorman?
Photo: Liberty High School QB Kenyon Oblad  #7 celebrates The Liberty High football team took Bishop Gorman’s best punch. And it punched back. Well, until the ...
2:00 a.m.
In return home, Rebels aiming to make their offense less offensive
In return home, Rebels aiming to make their offense less offensive The Rebels (3-1) have yet to break 60 points entering Saturday’s home game against Albany, which tips off at 3:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center and streams on the Mountain West Network.
2:00 a.m.
Q+A: Jeff Dunham brings ‘Not Playing With a Full Deck’ to Planet Hollywood
Photo: Jeff Dunham at the inaugural American Country Awar Comedy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the first to admit that what he does for a living is not normal — and that explains why his new residency show at Planet Hollywood is titled “Not Playing ...
2:00 a.m.
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 14
Photo: Alabama defensive back Geno Smith tackles Mississi For the first time since the advent of the college football playoff rankings earlier this year, the top four teams stayed exactly the same this week. That doesn’t mean the discord has come to an ...
2:00 a.m.
Before turkey settles, shoppers storm the stores
Before turkey settles, shoppers storm the stores Black Friday started early in Las Vegas and across the nation as shoppers turned out on Thanksgiving in search of bargains. The National Retail Federation said 140.1 million Americans were expected to shop between Thanksgiving ...
2:00 a.m.
Veranda Cucina Italiana delivers clever takes on authentic fare
Photo: Zucca pizza New dishes and a playful bar menu are highlights at this secluded retreat
12:00 a.m.
Rí Rá bartender brings a bit of Ireland to Vegas
Rí Rá bartender brings a bit of Ireland to Vegas John 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald came for the big-city experience, and that feeling kept him here.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Jeff Dunham gives us insight into Achmed the Dead Terrorist
Photo: Jeff Dunham Comedy ventriloquist brings his brand of funny to new Planet Hollywood Resort residency.
12:00 a.m.
How does the ocean’s fish become the desert’s sushi?
Photo: Chef Masa Takayama Getting seafood to the Strip is a process that begins halfway around the world.
12:00 a.m.
Terry Fator celebrates the season with ‘A Country Christmas’
Photo: Terry Fator Christmas Fator and crew serenade with holiday classics and brand-new originals.
12:00 a.m.
Lady Antebellum hits downtown Las Vegas with a new approach
Lady Antebellum hits downtown Las Vegas with a new approach The Las Vegas performance by Lady Antebellum scheduled for Dec. 5 at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center during National Finals Rodeo is its only U.S. headlining show currently scheduled.
12:00 a.m.
Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy keep Heart’s beat alive
Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy keep Heart’s beat alive The sisters who defined classic rock return for a run at House of Blues.
12:00 a.m.
Train headlines Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night
Train headlines Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night Better Than Ezra, Matt Nathanson and Andy Grammer join this year's benefit concert at The Joint.
12:00 a.m.

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