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July 25, 2014

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  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously
    July 25, 2014
    One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday that...
  • In this Sept. 7, 2013, photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a NCAA football game against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
    Ohio State band marches on after director's firing
    July 25, 2014
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff. The university dismissed band director Jonathan Waters on Thursday after an investigation determined...
  • In this July 14, 2014, file photo, an Argentina soccer fan waves Argentina's national flag the morning after his team was defeated by Germany at the World Cup final, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Local media reports say tens of thousands of Argentine fans have remained in the country after the tournament ended. But the prospect of a large number of foreigners selling handicrafts, juggling at intersections for handouts or relying on government social services for poor Brazilians has officials worried.
    World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
    July 25, 2014
    Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for...
  • Arizona Department of Correction Director Charles Ryan talks about the review of the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood in Phoenix on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
    Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution
    July 25, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't ...
  • This photo provided on Friday, July 25, 2014, by the Burkina Faso Military shows a man at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said.
    Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site
    July 25, 2014
    French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all...
  • Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad
    July 25, 2014
    he 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that...
  • Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, holds his arms up as he is arrested, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Victorville, Calif. Brooks led police on a chase from Barstow, Calif., until his tires were spiked in Victorville, Calif. Brooks was arrested on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.
    Ex-Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks sentenced to Calif. prison
    July 25, 2014
    A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison. Steven Brooks was sentenced Friday, after pleading...
  • Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx
    July 25, 2014
    “Fancy” Aussie singer Iggy Azalea has “99 Problems” with Arianna Grande, but it’s no problem offering our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview in Las Vegas. Music takes center stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend.
  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June
    July 25, 2014
    Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...
  • 5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts
    July 25, 2014
    The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed during protests. Also Friday...
  • Katherine Lau, a biomedical engineering student from Rutgers University, Zachary Cook, a UNLV mechanical engineering student, and Kareem Trabia, an A-Tech High School senior, at UNLV on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The team is designing a "robohand" for 4-year-old Hailey Dawson using the school's 3D printer. Dawson was born with a birth defect that left her only with a thumb and pinky on her left hand.
    Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl
    July 25, 2014
    When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...
  • UNLV student Greysel Sousa responds to a question during an interview at the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a participant in President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has started the Coalition for the Advancement of Undocumented Student Education to help other immigrants, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.
    Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
    July 25, 2014
    A year ago, Mexico native Greysel Sousa was leading dual lives, working and going to school while sharing with only those closest to her that she was ...
  • Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District. Amodei's daughters Erin, left, and Ryanne were among the supporters on hand.
    Rep. Mark Amodei’s bill shows Nevada needs Congress’ OK to do anything with its land
    July 25, 2014
    Much of Congress’ attention this week was on the Veterans Affairs Department, from picking its new leader to trying to agree on a health care reform bill before the August recess. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, voted with his ...
  • Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    July 25, 2014
    Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
  • Journey/Steve Miller Band
    When FM Rock Ruled
    July 25, 2014
    Seventies stalwarts Journey, Steve Miller and Tower of Power blow into Mandalay Bay.
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