Las Vegas Sun

January 29, 2015

Currently: 64° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

AP News

  • Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is reporting an 11 percent rise in fiscal first-quarter profits, helped by increased consumer spending on Visa's massive payment network. The credit and debit card processor said Thursday it earned $1.57 billion, or $2.53 per ...

  • Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years gets $6M award

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut has awarded $6 million to a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for a 1986 killing. The state claims commissioner issued the award to Kenneth Ireland on Thursday under Connecticut's ...

  • NFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the process of inspecting the balls and security surrounding the ...

  • Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising's most competitive night, when a crowded field ...

  • Google delivers another earnings letdown, stock sinks

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear ...

  • Agency: Damaged guardrail could have caused prison bus wreck

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A preliminary report on a West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates says the bus likely hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail before it veered onto the median, went ...

  • FBI names alleged terror recruiter to most-wanted list

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI has added an alleged recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia to its list of most-wanted terrorists. An arrest warrant was unsealed Thursday for 29-year-old Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born ...

  • Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile. Amazon's strategy always has been to spend a big chunk of the money it makes ...

  • APNewsBreak: Pot arrests plunge in NYC after policy change

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets. New statistics show arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall. Mayor Bill ...

  • Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian organizers say the IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in the nation's capital has been canceled. The television channel organizing and promoting the event released a statement on Thursday saying the decision was made by ...

  • Massachusetts man, 97, found dead near home after blizzard

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 97-year-old man has been found dead in deep snow outside his home a day after the blizzard. A police officer found the body of Richard MacLean Sr. next to a carbon ...

  • McDonald's and Yahoo are big market movers

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE McDonald's Corp., up $4.49 to $93.27 The fast food restaurant operator's president and CEO Don Thompson ...

  • MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order. King's estate, controlled ...

  • McDonald's new CEO faces onslaught of competition

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege. The world's biggest hamburger chain is facing an onslaught of competition, from better-burger chains like Five Guys to brands like Chipotle that tout the ...

  • Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a baby goat was beheaded and its head and the goat's twin brother taken from a New Orleans park. The SPCA is offering $1,000 for ...

  • AP Top Political News At 4:24 p.m. EST

    1 hour ago

    (AP) Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Attorney General nominee picks up GOP support As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush Dems threaten to ...

  • AP Top News At 4:24 p.m. EST

    1 hour ago

    (AP) As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes ...

  • As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    1 hour ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The ...

  • Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Thursday against a Frenchman extradited from Bulgaria and linked to gunmen behind deadly attacks in Paris, a judicial official said. Fritz-Joly Joachin was arrested Jan. 1 on an unrelated warrant while ...

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Shortly ...

  • Get More Stories