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Nov. 28, 2014

2 a.m.

Photo: Shoppers focus on the items they want at Target in
Before turkey settles, shoppers storm the stores
Black Friday got off to an early start in Las Vegas and across the nation as shoppers turned out on Thanksgiving Day in search of bargains. The National Retail Federation said 140.1 million Americans were expected to shop between Thanksgiving and Sunday, down from 140.3 in 2013. Those numbers are based on ...


Nov. 27, 2014

10:28 p.m.

Photo: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo puts his hand
Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead
LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn't walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for McCoy, Mark Sanchez and ...

10:19 p.m.

Photo: Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an intervie
University of Massachusetts cuts ties with Bill Cosby
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault. A university spokesman told the Boston Globe on Wednesday university officials had asked Cosby to ...

10:08 p.m.

Photo: Dylan Morales pouts while shopping with his father
Early bird shoppers nationwide turn out on Thanksgiving
Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full roughly 30 minutes before ...

6:53 p.m.

Photo: The Dealvarado family toasts during a complimentar
Piero’s dishes out turkey, happiness at charity dinner
Families say grace, then laugh and hug before digging into the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and stuffing. Little cups of cranberry sauce and big, red plastic cups filled with soda and water cover the tables. Volunteers wheel carts packed with ...

5:56 p.m.

Woman hospitalized after Thanksgiving Day house fire
Woman hospitalized after Thanksgiving Day house fire
A woman was taken to the hospital after a Thanksgiving Day fire heavily damaged a house in North Las Vegas, a fire department official said. The cause and extent of ...

5:44 p.m.

Illinois beats Indiana State 88-62 in Las Vegas
Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Illinois past Indiana State 88-62 on Thursday in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Malcolm Hill scored 17 points with eight rebounds, while going ...

3:37 p.m.

Coroner IDs boy, 7, who drowned in southwest valley
A child who drowned Wednesday evening in a southwest valley neighborhood has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 7-year-old Esey Asmelash. Metro Police responded ...

3:31 p.m.

Photo: Josh Wells, 32, of Oklahoma City sits at a table w
Tourists hit Las Vegas buffets for a day of feasting
Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. For many, turkey wasn't even at the top of their list. Crab legs were king. That was the case for Josh Wells of Oklahoma City, who brought family and friends to ...

3:14 p.m.

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Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago
After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted ...

3:03 p.m.

Photo: In this Sunday, April 6, 2014, file photo, singer
Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he’s broke, was living in truck
Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke. The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a rambling 15-minute-long video posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he's living in a hotel. "Right now, I'm living ...

2:51 p.m.

Small quake rattles California wine country
Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the small, shallow quake hit ...

1:56 p.m.

Freeman, Dyson lead Austin Peay past Brown 79-58 in Las Vegas
Chris Freeman scored a career-high 20 points and Ed Dyson added 18 to help Austin Peay beat Brown 79-58 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Khalil Davis scored 10 and grabbed nine rebounds and ...

1:53 p.m.

LAPD: Arrested protesters to be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner
Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday. About 90 people remained in jail after being arrested late Wednesday, and those who weren't able to ...

1:51 p.m.

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as ...

1:48 p.m.

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell sharply on the news. Even though the decision was largely expected, it showed ...

1:42 p.m.

Photo: This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court
Justice sent home after heart stent implanted
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when ...

1:39 p.m.

Soccer great Pele doing ‘fine’ after move to special care unit
Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement saying ...

1:24 p.m.

Photo: Snow falls as Missouri National Guard stand outsid
Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. No police officers or Missouri National Guard members stood ...

1:19 p.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton
Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies
President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service. Obama called members from each of the military services and participated in ...

12:31 p.m.

Hydrant blows into air as firefighters battle blaze
Hydrant blows into air as firefighters battle blaze
A fire at a vacant house near West Charleston and South Rainbow boulevards this morning caused about $75,000 damage and shut down traffic after a fire hydrant launched into the air, officials said. A firefighter also suffered ...

12:06 p.m.

Photo: Tourists walk along the Las Vegas Strip in this Ap
Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October
Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that ...

11:28 a.m.

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Uber temporarily suspends ride-sharing service in Nevada
Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide. Whether his restraining order put the brakes on ...

11:14 a.m.

Police make 7 DUI arrests at pre-Thanksgiving checkpoint
Police make 7 DUI arrests at pre-Thanksgiving checkpoint
Metro Police say seven people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and one person was arrested on a drug possession charge during a ...

10:47 a.m.

Scooter driver killed, 4 taken to hospital in multi-vehicle crash
Scooter driver killed, 4 taken to hospital in multi-vehicle crash
A five-vehicle crash involving a scooter at the intersection of Fremont Street and East Sahara Avenue left a woman dead and three people hospitalized this morning, Metro Police said. An investigation ...

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