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July 31, 2014

4:11 p.m.

Billionaire James Packer seeking return to Las Vegas
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/billionaire-packer-said-to-seek-return-to-las-vegas-strip.html

3:25 p.m.

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Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup
Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named...

3:07 p.m.

Congress races to finish VA, highway bills
Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Prospects were considerably brighter for...

2:42 p.m.

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3:35 p.m.

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire
US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire
The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours. In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said...

2:38 p.m.

NTSB: Nevada-bound plane that crashed in Arizona was flying low
A federal investigator says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in far northwestern Arizona was flying well below what's allowed by regulation. Newly licensed pilot, 19-year-old Daulton Whatcott, and 16-year-old Jaxon Whatcott, were headed to a basketball tournament in Nevada when...

1:58 p.m.

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Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan
A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said. Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at least five explosions shook Kaohsiung. The National Fire Agency said...

12:54 p.m.

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2:14 p.m.

Nevada in running for 6,500-worker battery ‘gigafactory’
Nevada in running for 6,500-worker battery ‘gigafactory’
American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create ...

12:42 p.m.

Police: Man killed in apparent shooting near downtown
Metro Police are investigating a man found dead near downtown in an apparent shooting Wednesday night. Police responded about 10:50 p.m. to the intersection of...

12:14 p.m.

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3:11 p.m.

Tucson tries luring Tesla plant with $3 billion permit
Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said...

11:56 a.m.

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1:39 p.m.

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US stocks plunge, wiping out July’s gains
U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted ...

11:26 a.m.

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12:50 p.m.

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Driver in Egg & I crash sentenced to 6 to 20 years
A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday. Gage James Lindsey, 20, choked up and apologized to the 10 people who suffered injuries that ...

11:20 a.m.

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than...

10:55 a.m.

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12:09 p.m.

Metro Police ID officers in shooting of suspect in fatal home attack
Metro Police ID officers in shooting of suspect in fatal home attack
Metro Police have identified two officers in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a suspect in a carjacking and attacks at two Las Vegas houses where a homeowner ...

10:37 a.m.

Las Vegas man sentenced in Utah prostitution case
A Las Vegas man convicted in a southern Utah prostitution case will serve 180 days in a county jail. A Utah judge sentenced Leroy Haley Wednesday and ordered him to pay $1,500 in fines. Investigators arrested Haley in sting operation at...

10:17 a.m.

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In San Francisco real estate, $1 million won’t buy much
San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for anyone who wants to live here and thinks $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for houses and condominiums last month hit seven figures for the first time, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely...

9:59 a.m.

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As US job market strengthens, many don’t feel it
The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren't...

9:50 a.m.

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1:54 p.m.

A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of ...

9:26 a.m.

Man found dead in Laughlin under construction equipment
A man was found dead this morning in Laughlin after he apparently crawled under a piece of construction equipment, according to Metro Police. The man was found in the...

9:10 a.m.

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9:40 a.m.

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Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says...

8:34 a.m.

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Man gets life in ax attack that killed baby
A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hacking a 4-month-old baby to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother. Harold Eugene Montague was...

8:28 a.m.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law
he Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence. The 5-2 ruling upholds the signature policy achievement of...

8:18 a.m.

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory. Netanyahu's vow came as...

8:15 a.m.

Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site
As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago. Clashes along routes to the wreckage site between government troops and pro-Russian separatist rebels had...

8:04 a.m.

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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days. In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma vowed to...

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July 30, 2014

11:26 p.m.

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Immigration courts speed up children’s cases
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants ...

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