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October 20, 2014

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California mayor resigns after injury car crash
Photo: In this December 2010 photo, Alan Long, mayor of M The mayor of a Southern California city has resigned after his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders. Murrieta Mayor Alan Long announced Monday that he's stepping down from ...
5:52 p.m.
Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board
A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from ...
5:44 p.m.
Justice suspended over role in porn scandal
Photo: In this Sept. 13, 2011, photo, justices of the the The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic emails scandal that involved employees of ...
5:20 p.m.
Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
Photo: In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, V. S A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ruling last week saying ...
5:05 p.m.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman vs. Robin Leach at downtown’s Slotzilla zip line?
Photo: Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the R If she takes me up on the challenge, it will be to start the 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 6, which serves as one of the big fundraisers of the ...
4:57 p.m.
Sabina Kelley’s debut pin-up calendar is hot, hot, hot
Photo: Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Dan You get to see all her tattoos, especially on the April page that displays her amazing full back drawings and June that displays the full arm sleeves. For September, the blonde beauty is totally naked ...
4:11 p.m.
Traffic to be restricted on Las Vegas interstate for lane striping
Traffic will be restricted on part of Interstate 15 on Sunday while crews stripe the express lanes, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced. One lane ...
3:21 p.m.
Nevada teacher killed in school shooting honored
Photo: This undated photo provided by Chandra Landsberry A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting. Nevada Air National Guard ...
3:06 p.m.
‘Absinthe’ starlet Penny Pibbets launches ‘Dancing With the Crazy Stars’
Photo: When The Gazillionaire’s outrageous “Absinthe” sidekick, wacky comedienne Penny Pibbets, asked him to financially back her new solo show on Dec. 21, he refused and flung a paltry $5 at her. She has now retaliated.
3:04 p.m.
High School Football Picks: Week 9
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.
Inmate found dead from apparent suicide at Henderson jail is ID’d
Inmate found dead from apparent suicide at Henderson jail is ID’d A 55-year-old inmate was found dead from an apparent suicide Sunday at the Henderson Detention Center. John Francis Mannion was discovered unresponsive ...
Updated 4:54 p.m.
Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Photo: A customer shows off the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to ...
2:04 p.m.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at the MGM Grand Garden Justin Timberlake’s shows will be directed and recorded by Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs” and also directed “Philadelphia” and “Rachel’s Getting Married.” ...
1:52 p.m.
Formula One race sought for Las Vegas Strip
Formula One race sought for Las Vegas Strip Formula One’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a blockbuster race on the streets of Las Vegas is “ready to go” and an unlikely ally could hold the keys to ...
1:43 p.m.
Dad, son hurt in fire at Mesquite timeshare resort
A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit. Mesquite ...
1:19 p.m.
Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape
The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed ...
Updated 1:32 p.m.
The Life Is Beautiful interview: Jenny Lewis
The Life Is Beautiful interview: Jenny Lewis The indie pop artist on her parents' Vegas showbiz past, Troop Beverly Hills and what you'll hear on the LIB stage (hint: Rilo Kiley).
1:00 p.m.
‘ENTSpeaks’ promises to be more than just a lot of talk; Travis Cloer is lit up over Rise Lantern Festival
Photo: Production designer Andy Walmsley at the set he de Andy Walmsley’s “ENTSpeaks” speaker series is set for 10 p.m. Tuesday at Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. In a rarity on that corner, a red-carpet walk is set for 8:30 p.m., ...
12:54 p.m.
Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies of heart attack
Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies of heart attack Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore died today at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to reports from CarsonNow.org. The cause of death was ...
12:47 p.m.
Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new U.S. visa
A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought ...
12:16 p.m.
Woman pulled from chimney in California, then arrested
A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested. Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel ...
12:11 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
11:45 a.m.
3 finalists named for UNLV president
3 finalists named for UNLV president The number of candidates for UNLV president has been narrowed to three. The candidates were announced today during a meeting of the UNLV Board of Regents and Presidential Search Committee. The finalists are ...
11:42 a.m.
No cause found for death of woman in desert near Pahrump
Photo: This undated photo provided by the Nye County Sher Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn't determine what killed a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in September in the Nevada desert. The Clark County coroner's office said Monday that ...
11:09 a.m.
Girl, 6, fatally shot after stopping at store for bubblegum
Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with her dad to buy bubblegum. Hundreds of people turned out ...
10:57 a.m.
Woman pleads guilty to arson in Las Vegas pet shop fire
Woman pleads guilty to arson in Las Vegas pet shop fire Gloria Eun Hye Lee, accused of setting fire to her pet shop to collect insurance money, pleaded guilty this morning to charges including ...
Updated 3:26 p.m.
Woman injured in weekend ATV accident remains in hospital
Woman injured in weekend ATV accident remains in hospital A 67-year-old woman injured in an all-terrain vehicle rollover accident Sunday remains in serious condition, a University Medical Center spokesperson said. Nancy Perez was still being treated at ...
9:51 a.m.
Dark money could be election’s October surprise
OK, it's officially crunch time. In just two weeks and one day, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining ...
9:31 a.m.
Police: Man stabs wife to death, severely injures himself
Photo: Metro Police crime scene analysts confer in front Detectives believe a man involved in a barricade situation this morning stabbed his wife to death before stabbing himself, suffering life-threatening injuries, Metro Police said. Police received a report about 6:30 a.m. of a domestic ...
Updated 12:44 p.m.
Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album
Photo: Singer Bob Seger in a Capitol Records studio Thurs At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. "I think I'm in pretty good shape," ...
8:11 a.m.
Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney
Pittsburghers talk funny. The city has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote. The gossipy news site ...
8:08 a.m.
NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues
Photo: In this Sept. 1, 2011, photo released by NBC, NBC The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a ...
7:59 a.m.
Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring
Photo: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings points to a chart about About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday. ...
Updated 8:21 a.m.
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43
Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country's majority Shiite community, killing at least ...
7:45 a.m.
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
Photo: Gary, Indiana, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks a he mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas. ...
Updated 12:06 p.m.
Officials: Jail inmate’s Ebola story was fake
Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about ...
7:22 a.m.
Tackled by the language police
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition ...
2:03 a.m.
When government was good
Tom Wolf’s mood is sunny but his words are serious. He’s answering teachers’ questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment.
2:02 a.m.
Endorsements for county races
In the race for Clark County sheriff, the public would be well served whether retired Metro Police Capt. Larry Burns or Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo wins. They both bring significant qualities and experiences to the ...
2:01 a.m.
A daughter’s sense of duty
When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take ...
2:01 a.m.
Ugly traffic and behavior mar beautiful Rise Lantern Festival
Photo: Participants inflate more lanterns and release the What normally is a 15-minute drive to Jean just south of Las Vegas took nearly two hours. It meant more time in the car to catch up with a good friend and sing along to ...
2:00 a.m.
Preparing for an Ebola outbreak
Photo: Licensed clinician Hala Fawal practices drawing bl They fly into McCarran International Airport with their credit cards, their luggage and their plans to enjoy the type of fun only Las Vegas can offer. But with them arrives a risk to us — ...
2:00 a.m.
Golfsmith swings into valley; Freakin’ Frog offers specials as hiatus nears
Golfsmith swings into valley; Freakin’ Frog offers specials as hiatus nears A golf-store giant is in full swing in Las Vegas, and its arrival will be highlighted by giveaways and a contest. Elsewhere, eateries centered on burgers and seafood emerged; a bar-and-beer-store fixture near UNLV plans ...
2:00 a.m.

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