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October 31, 2014

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Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager, fire Rick Renteria
Photo: In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays m Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make ...
3:29 p.m.
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two ...
3:25 p.m.
Prosecutors: Man won't be charged in Utah killing
Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a man who fatally shot a former Las Vegas developer in southern Utah. The Washington County Attorney's Office ruled ...
2:34 p.m.
Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack
A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, ...
2:02 p.m.
Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore
Photo: Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along ...
2:00 p.m.
Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death
Photo: Dante Martin waits for jury selection Monday, Oct. A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing. Dante ...
Updated 3:19 p.m.
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the ...
1:00 p.m.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 10
Photo: Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson runs in A rivalry game for one of college football’s most unique trophies. A road test for the league’s top team. A battle that could decide how the West (Division) was won. This is week 10 in ...
1:00 p.m.
Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal
Photo: This undated photo taken from an Instagram posting A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque ...
12:56 p.m.
Don’t forget to set your clocks back
Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people ...
12:53 p.m.
Challenger running Horsford ad featuring Obama in rural Nevada
Challenger running Horsford ad featuring Obama in rural Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford is getting free help sharing one of his newest political ads — from Republican challenger Cresent Hardy. In an attempt to rally North Las Vegas Democrats ...
12:32 p.m.
4 injured in crash of SUV, ambulance on emergency call
4 injured in crash of SUV, ambulance on emergency call Four people, including two paramedics, were hospitalized today after an SUV and an ambulance responding to an emergency call collided in a southwest valley intersection. The accident happened ...
Updated 1:14 p.m.
1 dead, 1 injured in explosion of space tourism rocket
1 dead, 1 injured in explosion of space tourism rocket Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other. Virgin Galactic's ...
Updated 2:32 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
Photo: LeBron James Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
11:30 a.m.
2 teens hurt in car hood-surfing accident
2 teens hurt in car hood-surfing accident Police are identifying two teenagers who were badly hurt and a 19-year-old driver who was jailed on felony driving under the influence charges in an apparent hood-surfing accident after ...
Updated 12:49 p.m.
Starbucks plans to offer delivery service
Photo: In this Friday, April 27, 2012, photo, a Starbucks After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. The Seattle-based company declined to provide more details, ...
10:50 a.m.
The most popular Halloween costumes of 2014—and how to do them better
The most popular Halloween costumes of 2014—and how to do them better Let's sexually objectify mundane objects!
10:40 a.m.
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 10
Photo: The Race & Sports Book at the Hard Rock Casino in Florida State dented sports books’ bottom lines on a weekly basis during its national championship run last season, covering almost every regular season point spread no matter how high. ...
10:35 a.m.
Lawyer to seek back wages for up to 20,000 strippers
Lawyer to seek back wages for up to 20,000 strippers A Las Vegas lawyer says he plans to file a class-action lawsuit seeking back wages for up to 20,000 strippers after a court ruling this week that dancers are club employees and not independent contractors. ...
10:15 a.m.
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
Photo: Fort Kent Police Chief Thomas Pelletier leaves the Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere said Friday that Hickox must ...
Updated 10:43 a.m.
Suspect in trooper ambush in court after long manhunt
Photo: Eric Frein is escorted by police out the Pike Coun Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from ...
8:54 a.m.
Sleeping couple narrowly escape early morning fire
Sleeping couple narrowly escape early morning fire A couple narrowly escaped after a garage fire early today filled a house with choking black smoke as they slept, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Firefighters responded at ...
8:32 a.m.
Documentary questions arrest of Mexican drug lord
Photo: The documentary film The documentary “¿Es El Chapo?” (Is it El Chapo?), which opens in Las Vegas today, investigates the questions surrounding the capture of infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
2:00 a.m.
Police intervention replacing traditional discipline in schools
Who among us has not inwardly been gleeful at having gotten away with something at school? Knowing the teacher didn’t like the subject of our theme but blowing her mind with how original it was. ...
2:00 a.m.
Worst night for Fearful Americans
To judge from the news, we Americans are the most fearful people on Earth. We’ve come to be proud of how afraid we are, strapping on our guns and parading through the streets. We may ...
2:00 a.m.
Give the dying the right to pick how and when they want to die
Data from the Oregon Public Health Division show that between 1997 and 2013, 1,173 terminally ill patients received prescriptions for life-ending medication and only 752 of them decided to use the medication. Another 31 people ...
2:00 a.m.
The land grab out West
Like a rerun of a bad Western, the battle over ownership of the United States’ public lands has revived many a tired and false caricature of those of us whose livelihoods and families are rooted ...
2:00 a.m.
Still a state of pioneers
Still a state of pioneers If you want to know the true nature of Nevada, whose 150th birthday we celebrate today, visit the ruins of St. Thomas, the town founded in 1865 by a group of hardy Mormons. Driven by ...
2:00 a.m.
It’s Nevada’s birthday: Here are 16 ways to celebrate
Photo: A view of Hoover Dam from the Mike O Callaghan-Pat Whether you’re a two- or 20-year resident, here are 16 ways to rediscover all of Nevada’s splendor on our great state’s birthday
2:00 a.m.
Three election takeaways on the final day of early voting
Three election takeaways on the final day of early voting Boosted by a visit by former President Bill Clinton, Democrats have gained momentum in early voting turnout this week, but it still might not be enough to erase the Republican's early lead. In Clark County, ...
2:00 a.m.
On the national stage, Dean Heller quietly steps out of Harry Reid’s shadow
Photo: Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is not on the ballot Tuesd Standing on the royal blue carpet of the U.S. Senate chamber in cowboy boots, Republican Sen. Dean Heller looks every bit the Washington power broker as he swaps jokes and slaps backs with the most ...
2:00 a.m.
Does ‘Home Mean Nevada’ to you? Take this quiz to find out
From buildings and railroads to demographics and politics, everything in Nevada has a story. How well do you know it?
2:00 a.m.
In swing district, it’s door-to-door race to win control of Nevada Senate
Photo: State Sen. Justin Jones, left, (D-Las Vegas) talks Ground zero for the Nevada state Senate looks like an average Las Vegas community. The neighborhoods are gated. The strip malls are ubiquitous. The cars range from mid-size sedan to luxury. The candidates of Senate ...
2:00 a.m.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Photo: Road closed Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
2:00 a.m.
Politicians are doing nothing
Another school shooting. All we get from our do-nothing politicos is, “Ho-hum.” What a bunch of unfeeling, overpaid, do-nothings …
2:00 a.m.
Q+A: Bebe Rexha can’t stop drinking about you at Hyde Bellagio
Photo: Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha. Singer-songwriter and producer Bebe Rexha’s career is on quite the roll. She co-wrote “Monster,” the No. 1 hit by Eminem; she’s the featured vocalist on “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash; and her single, “I ...
2:00 a.m.
Rep. Steven Horsford, once a sure bet, fights for his political life
Photo: Republican congressional nominee Cresent Hardy, le As recently as two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford appeared on his way to an easy victory in his first re-election bid to represent North Las Vegas and central Nevada in Congress. Now he's ...
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas history on display again at Hammargren’s Nevada Day open house
Photo: Dr. Lonnie Hammargren stands in his backyard Wedne A shirtless Lonnie Hammargren scrubs the side of one of the many full-sized trains he keeps around his famed museum home. A handful of workers duck in and out of cluttered passageways. Fresh paint is ...
2:00 a.m.
Is Las Vegas becoming the competitive bowling capital of the world?
Photo: The 90,000-square-foot South Point Bowling Plaza f Can Las Vegas be the competitive bowling capital of the world? The South Point is trying to make it happen. Eight months ahead of schedule, the off-Strip hotel rolled out a new $35 million bowling ...
2:00 a.m.
Obama should act on Ebola crisis
I just reviewed a flier sent out by the principal of an elementary school near where I live. One of the topics was “Health Issues,” specifically the upcoming flu season. The advice if your child ...
2:00 a.m.
Help change our democracy — vote
I am confused about an electorate that would vote based on fear and hate. Politics have become so polarized and idealistic, people vote against …
2:00 a.m.
Take 5: Rebels back home for battle between league’s bottom dwellers
Photo: New Mexico's cornerback Caleb Kimbro, right, has a If you’re heading out to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday for the UNLV-New Mexico game don’t be late for the 2:38 p.m. kickoff. With the way the Lobos run their offense this could be one ...
2:00 a.m.
Charles Louch and Arbor View terminate rival Centennial’s undefeated season
Photo: Arbor View's Charles Louch 21 slices through Cente Charles Louch picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the final seconds of Arbor View’s game at Centennial Thursday night, presumably just to prove he was in fact human. ...
1:54 a.m.
Freshman QB helps rally Liberty past Las Vegas for key win
Photo: From left, Liberty High School football  players J Freshman Kenyon Oblad completes 20 of 28 passes for 453 yards and three touchdowns to help Liberty rally for a 48-20 victory at Las Vegas High to cap the regular season and clinch a home ...
1:10 a.m.
Gorman tops Palo Verde for 6th straight season on big night from Russell Booze
Photo: Bishop Gorman running back Russell Booze outruns a In more than decade of coaching high school football, Bishop Gorman High’s Tony Sanchez never singled out a player with this type of award. ...
12:45 a.m.
Without A Filter
Without A Filter Speaking her mind helped secure her place as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
12:00 a.m.
Look Good, Feel Good
Look Good, Feel Good In Vegas, the ladies aren't the only ones who take time out for style and spa.
12:00 a.m.
We’re All Irish Here
Photo: Potato cakes At Rí Rá, you may think you are seeing the longest bar top in the world.
12:00 a.m.
Moving Comedy
Photo: Jeff Civillico Jeff Civillico throws a knack for juggling into show that hinges on audience interaction.
12:00 a.m.
Q&A: Wendy Williams
Photo: Wendy Williams Daytime TV’s fireball takes on the “hippest trip in America” at the Soul Train Awards.
12:00 a.m.
Hot to Trot
Photo: Iranda Dyer rides Nobilissimo in the Tournament of Tournament of Kings rider changes up scenes of medieval mayhem with steed's sophisticated stepping.
12:00 a.m.
Band Keeps the Jam On
Photo: Rusted Root A long ways from 1995, Rusted Root keeps its blend of world music intact.
12:00 a.m.
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith The road to Vegas had some picturesque detours for Veranda Cucina Italiana general manager.
12:00 a.m.

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