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November 27, 2014

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Piero’s dishes out turkey, happiness at charity dinner
Photo: The Dealvarado family toasts during a complimentar 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 ...
6:53 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 ...
5:56 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 ...
5:44 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 ...
3:37 p.m.
Tourists hit Las Vegas buffets for a day of feasting
Photo: Josh Wells, 32, of Oklahoma City sits at a table w 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. ...
Updated 5:05 p.m.
Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago
Photo: Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen (69) knock 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 ...
3:14 p.m.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke, was living in truck
Photo: In this Sunday, April 6, 2014, file photo, singer 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, ...
3:03 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 ...
2:51 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 ...
1:56 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 ...
1:53 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 ...
1:51 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 ...
1:48 p.m.
Justice sent home after heart stent implanted
Photo: This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court 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 ...
1:42 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 ...
1:39 p.m.
Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
Photo: Snow falls as Missouri National Guard stand outsid 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 ...
1:24 p.m.
Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies
Photo: President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton 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 ...
1:19 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 ...
12:31 p.m.
Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October
Photo: Tourists walk along the Las Vegas Strip in this Ap 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 ...
12:06 p.m.
Uber temporarily suspends ride-sharing service in Nevada
Photo: Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes si 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 ...
Updated 12:01 p.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 ...
11:14 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 ...
Updated 4:38 p.m.
Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo: The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon is mar Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday's spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, ...
10:36 a.m.
Uber’s rough ride
The Uber app is a thing of beauty. You click a button, and it immediately shows you your location. You hit another button, and it tells you how quickly an Uber car will arrive to ...
2:03 a.m.
Be vigilant, but be constitutional
In a recent letter (Religion, politics must be separated, Nov. 13), the writer claims the separation of church and state is written in our Constitution. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that mentions the ...
2:03 a.m.
Give thanks for Thanksgiving
My advice to young people never varies: Watch out whom you kiss. This wisdom I learned through experience.
2:02 a.m.
Idea of plutocracy in U.S. is nauseating
In response to the letter, “Democrats have billionaires, too” (Nov. 13): The writer finds it amusing. I find it nauseating that both Democratic and Republican millionaires/billionaires are trying to buy our government.
2:02 a.m.
Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine
We’re three months into our newest war, the one against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and nobody’s happy with how it’s going.
2:01 a.m.
Radio stations rushing the season
I read the Sun’s article on all-Christmas radio. Talk about rushing the season. One station starts it’s Christmas music at Halloween?
2:01 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Photo: Philadelphia Eagles' Mark Sanchez looks to throw a There’s no other choice but to look to football for the South Point-lined Play of the Day, which started with $10,000 bankrolls, on Thanksgiving. ...
2:00 a.m.
Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 13 winners against the spread
Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 13 winners against the spread Giving thanks is much easier when high-quality football is involved. No one is cursing the NFL’s offerings this Thanksgiving ...
2:00 a.m.
What they’re thankful for: Southern Nevada leaders reflect on the holiday
What they’re thankful for: Southern Nevada leaders reflect on the holiday What are Southern Nevada leaders thankful for today? The Las Vegas Sun reached out to several, and here's what they had ...
2:00 a.m.
High school basketball preseason Top 10: Gorman team to beat, others not far behind
Photo: Bishop Gorman celebrates with their third consecut Bishop Gorman High may be high school basketball’s three-time defending state champion and ranked in the top 10 of multiple national polls, but ...
2:00 a.m.
Crowded animal shelters waive pet-adoption fees over weekend
Photo: This dog in the care of The Animal Foundation is e With its Las Vegas-area shelters running out of room, The Animal Foundation is waiving all of its pet adoption fees over the Thanksgiving weekend ...
2:00 a.m.

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