Las Vegas Sun

October 22, 2014

Currently: 77° — Complete forecast | Log in

Breaking News

Today

Oct. 22, 2014

8:36 p.m.

Updated
9:03 p.m.

Photo: Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante celebrates after
Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat ...

7 p.m.

Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites are finalists in EPPY Awards
Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites are finalists in EPPY Awards
Two Greenspun Media Group websites have been named finalists for Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Award, the top honor in online journalism. The sites ...

6:56 p.m.

Photo: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las V
Nevada to oppose new arguments in gay rights case
Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in ...

6:30 p.m.

Updated
6:48 p.m.

Photo: This Sept. 27, 2011, file photo shows NFL commissi
Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
A person familiar with the case has told the Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his ...

6:15 p.m.

Updated
7:25 p.m.

Photo: In this undated file photo released by the Califor
California prisons end segregation policy
California prison officials have agreed to end a policy that segregated inmates based on their race after a riot. The policy was challenged in a 2008 inmate lawsuit and deemed unconstitutional by ...

5:10 p.m.

Updated
5:30 p.m.

Photo: Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the Wh
Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper ...

5 p.m.

Last of four defendants in convenience store robbery spree is sentenced
Last of four defendants in convenience store robbery spree is sentenced
The last defendant from a convenience store robbery spree in April 2012 was sentenced to prison this week. Michael Hall, 28, was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison and ...

4:05 p.m.

Lane restrictions on Cheyenne Avenue for sewer work
A portion of westbound Cheyenne Avenue will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Oct. 30 for ...

3:39 p.m.

Photo: Parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Le
Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if teen went for officer’s gun
Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to ...

3:03 p.m.

Photo: The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...

2:30 p.m.

Updated
8:05 p.m.

Complaint brought against NBA’s Blake Griffin over alleged incident at Tao
Complaint brought against NBA’s Blake Griffin over alleged incident at Tao
Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man's complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at ...

2:18 p.m.

Bicyclist seriously injured in crash with car
A bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car this morning, Metro Police said. Police received a call about 5:45 a.m. of a collision involving ...

1:58 p.m.

Photo: An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran
Allegiant Travel earnings down 17 percent for 3rd quarter
The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Allegiant, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees, said its average total fare ...

1:44 p.m.

School locked down while police search for robbery suspect
A lockdown at an east valley elementary school was lifted after Metro Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning. Police received reports about ...

12:34 p.m.

Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’
Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’
Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she ...

12:20 p.m.

Updated
2:27 p.m.

Obama on Canada shooting: ‘We’re all shaken by it’
President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained ...

12:10 p.m.

Photo: Smart meters hang on a rack at the NV Energy meter
Fire marshal: Smart meters didn’t cause fires
Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires. Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill is recommending that local fire chiefs continue to monitor the situation, but he concluded in a report this week the smart meters pose no "statewide fire problem" at this time. Mulvihill told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he was ...

11:35 a.m.

Updated
1:17 p.m.

Police: Missing Henderson man, 74, has been found
A 74-year-old man reported missing early this morning from his home in the Anthem area has been found, Henderson Police said. Police issued ...

11:10 a.m.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as ...

10:38 a.m.

Updated
5:35 p.m.

Photo: University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt
Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’
More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released Wednesday by ...

10:20 a.m.

Photo: This undated file photo, shows multi-millionaire b
Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88
Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after ...

10:06 a.m.

Photo: William Shatner in his one-man show Shatners World
William Shatner, ‘Star Trek’ director to meet about role
"Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising his Kirk in the rebooted franchise. "I had a talk with him ...

9:10 a.m.

Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic State group. Kurdish officials said an unspecified number of fighters would be ...

9:04 a.m.

Updated
10:04 a.m.

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and ...

9:01 a.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle,
North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at ...

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed