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September 2, 2014

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Anthem College shutters Las Vegas campus after parent files bankruptcy
Students of Anthem College in Las Vegas will have to find another educational institution to attend. For-profit chain Anthem Education closed the school days after ...
11:30 p.m.
Keith Urban is happier, healthier and hotter than ever in concert at The Cosmopolitan
Photo: Keith Urban performs at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug Country superstar Keith Urban was the epitome of happy, healthy and hot Sunday night at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a sold-out, four-hour concert with opening acts Brett Eldredge and Jarrod ...
11:00 p.m.
CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early
Photo: In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013, file photo, Marl As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than ...
10:25 p.m.
Nightlife News & Notes: Zedd breaks an XS record, a surprise Skrillex set at Drai’s and more
Photo: More than 11,000 guests lined up at XS to see Zedd Also, Burning Man attendees boo two big-name DJs out of the booth.
9:00 p.m.
Sundays at SLS club Life will feature house and techno giants
Photo: Pete Tong at Life Nightclub on Sunday, Aug. 31, 20 Richie Hawtin?! The announcement of Eric Prydz's techno alter ego Cirez D was just the tip of the iceberg.
9:00 p.m.
Dog adoption fees waived to help relieve overcrowding at shelters
Dog adoption fees waived to help relieve overcrowding at shelters The Animal Foundation is waiving all of its dog adoption fees for a limited time to help relieve ongoing crowding issues. The foundation will waive fees for spay/neuter surgeries, microchips, up-to-date vaccines and ...
8:15 p.m.
Henderson City Council tables decision on property tax hike
Henderson City Council tables decision on property tax hike The Henderson City Council decided today to put off any decision to increase property tax rates until after the state Legislature meets next year. City officials have ...
Updated 10:05 p.m.
Prison water system goes on the fritz
Nevada-Cure said Tuesday there was no water for drinking, toilets or showers and questioned why the problem took so long to ...
7:15 p.m.
Cosmopolitan fires back at Spiegelworld with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ dispute
Photo: In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. ...
6:31 p.m.
Cosmopolitan fires back with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ fight
Photo: In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. Cosmopolitan reps are declining comment outside the language ...
6:31 p.m.
Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E
Photo: Firefighters and rescue crews work among damage ca California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed ...
6:24 p.m.
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63
Photo: This undated photo shows Jimi Jamison performing a Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent ...
6:10 p.m.
‘Guardians‘’ tops box office for the summer, year
Photo: Chris Pratt in a scene from the box office blockbu "Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish. Marvel's Disney-distributed space adventure — the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America — added another $22.9 million ...
6:00 p.m.
Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders
Photo: In this Monday, March 4, 2013, file photo, Samuel A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles. Samuel Little, 74, appeared almost cheerful ...
5:55 p.m.
Man found dead near Galleria mall is identified
Man found dead near Galleria mall is identified A man found dead Saturday morning near Galleria at Sunset mall has been identified. Franklin Kent Campbell, 61, died from ...
5:32 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: iHeartRadio lineup; Britney talks cheating ex; Blake and Miranda say no to Caesars
Photo: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlins Hometown hero Vince Neil and Motley Crue lead off Friday night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival with Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Zac Brown Band, Usher, Bastille and Steve Aoki, and more ...
5:31 p.m.
8-year-old girl reported missing in Bullhead City
Authorities in northwestern Arizona are searching for an 8-year-old girl reported missing from her home. Bullhead City police were called to the home of ...
5:15 p.m.
Person in wheelchair hit by car in southwest valley
Person in wheelchair hit by car in southwest valley A vehicle struck a pedestrian in a wheelchair this afternoon in the southwest valley, Metro Police said. The victim was transported to Spring Valley Hospital ...
5:00 p.m.
Man killed in crash on Interstate 15 near Tropicana
Man killed in crash on Interstate 15 near Tropicana Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Webster said a white Toyota crashed on an access road along northbound I-15 ...
Updated 5:47 p.m.
High School Football Picks: Week 2
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game.
4:00 p.m.
Delano Las Vegas opens with South Beach chic, no gaming and no smoking
Photo: Chuck Bowling, president and COO, Mandalay Bay; Jo Today, the all-suite Delano Las Vegas debuts at Mandalay Bay in a $100 million makeover of the former The Hotel at Mandalay Bay that began in April. The boutique property brings the glamour and celebrity ...
3:05 p.m.
Nevada AG: Washoe School Board broke meeting law in ousting superintendent
Nevada AG: Washoe School Board broke meeting law in ousting superintendent Deputy Attorney General George Taylor said in a complaint filed in Washoe District Court on Tuesday that board trustees violated the law at least six ways July 22 when they questioned ...
3:03 p.m.
Family: Joan Rivers on life support
Photo: Television personalities Joan Rivers, left, and da Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. ...
2:03 p.m.
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
Photo: FILE - This image made from video released by Isla The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and just days ...
1:47 p.m.
Public Utilities Commission gets a new landlord
Developer Jeff LaPour, who built the three-story office building at 9075 W. Diablo Drive, which houses the PUC and other tenants, sold the property on Friday for $17.35 million, county records show.
1:20 p.m.
Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars’ accounts
Photo: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 70th Annu The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my iPhone services.
Updated 5:50 p.m.
After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
Photo: A Palestinian boy holds a toy gun during a celebra The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and headed by leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, indicates that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, ...
11:54 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
11:47 a.m.
Excalibur buffet closes for remodeling
Photo: The Round Table Buffet inside the Excalibur MGM Resorts International, which owns the Excalibur, announced today that the Medieval-themed hotel and casino’s buffet is closed for remodeling, effective immediately. It’s scheduled to re-open in January 2015 ...
11:38 a.m.
Senate showdown: With 9 weeks until Election Day, Harry Reid will stay in national spotlight
Senate showdown: With 9 weeks until Election Day, Harry Reid will stay in national spotlight Nine weeks from today, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining storyline of American politics in the Nov. 4 ...
11:37 a.m.
Henderson City Council to consider raising property tax rate
Henderson City Council to consider raising property tax rate The Henderson City Council could decide tonight whether to seek an increase in property taxes to help maintain the city’s aging infrastructure.
11:30 a.m.
6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike
A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.
10:28 a.m.
County considers banning glass bottles on the Strip
County considers banning glass bottles on the Strip In a move that commissioners are considering a new law that would ban open glass bottles on Strip sidewalks. Glass bottles will still be allowed if they’re carried in plastic or paper bags that are ...
10:08 a.m.
Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
Photo: FILE - In a Tuesday, July 29, 2014 file photo, hos The 33-year-old entertainer and record producer is working on a book of poems for children ...
9:49 a.m.
AT&T expands mobile internet coverage in Las Vegas valley
The company said it has built seven new mobile Internet cell sites in five communities throughout the valley that could improve internet speeds in its 4G LTE network.
9:36 a.m.
Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated
Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that ...
Updated 9:00 p.m.
Casinos may offer lessons about protecting privacy
Casinos may offer lessons about protecting privacy Adam Tanner, a fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science spoke to Boston Nidhi Subbaraman of The Boston Globe’s BetaBoston site about how casinos gather data — and respect the privacy of their ...
9:09 a.m.
Bunkhouse Saloon reopens; Capriotti’s gets another Craig location
Photo: The revamped Bunkhouse's new enclosed outdoor area A downtown saloon is re-opening, the Valley gets another Capriotti's and a Strip buffet is closing for renovations.
8:39 a.m.
Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin
Photo: In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downt After some delays, the trial in U.S. District Court begins a little more than 13 months after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.
8:35 a.m.
AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
Photo: In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, deputy head o We aim to raise awareness about the enemy, who is more hostile to us every day," Zarean said in an interview Monday, without naming the countries that authorities believe are behind the sabotage and the ...
8:22 a.m.
U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July
Photo: FILE - This June 19, 2014, file photo, shows a hom Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June's year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent and far below a recent peak of 11.9 ...
8:10 a.m.
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington
Photo: Singer Chris Brown leaves District of Columbia Sup The Grammy-winning singer was arrested in October. The victim told police Brown hit him after he tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women. ...
8:06 a.m.
32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
Photo: Police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth D The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms and went into a common area, where they overwhelmed 16 to 18 staff members, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said ...
8:00 a.m.
Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run
Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run Officers responded to reports of an injured person around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the 2300 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard, according to North Las Vegas Police. When they arrived, they found a ...
7:46 a.m.
Nico & Vinz at Foxtail Nightclub; Dirty South, Deep Dish, Pete Tong at Life Nightclub
Photo: Dirty South at Life Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 30 The grand-opening weekend of the nightlife venues Life Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub continued in star-studded fashion Saturday and Sunday nights at the new SLS Las Vegas.
3:01 a.m.
Puff Daddy launches Pineapple Ciroc with pool party at Rehab
Photo: Puff Daddy launches his Pineapple Ciroc vodka with Music mogul Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy, celebrated his new Pineapple Ciroc hosting and performing at Rehab in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon to a packed crowd while holding his ...
2:28 a.m.
Miguel, with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, performs at Hyde Bellagio
Photo: Miguel, with Nazanin Mandi, arrives at Hyde Bellag Miguel arrived at the nightspot after midnight alongside model and actress girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, who was celebrating her birthday. The couple took to the red carpet in style, with Miguel in an all-black ensemble and ...
2:05 a.m.
Is everyone a little bit racist?
Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.
2:03 a.m.
School situation is no surprise
Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department ...
2:03 a.m.
Could Disney drones make us spend even more at theme parks?
I’m trying to imagine the future of drones flying over Disney World.
2:02 a.m.
Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas
Smoke-free casinos in Las Vegas? Absolutely, yes!
2:02 a.m.
Passing more laws isn’t the answer
In the Aug. 24 letter “Will NRA back this plan?” responding to Nicholas Kristof’s comment comparing gun and auto deaths, the writer states “at least auto operators must have insurance to protect second and third ...
2:01 a.m.
My electronic summer by the lake
It’s a lovely evening at my wife’s shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late-August shooting star rushes up the sky dome to ...
2:01 a.m.
Defense must be focus for Rebels to turn page from drubbing at Arizona
Photo: Arizona running back Austin Hill (29) scores a tou When the Rebels looked back at it, the tape held basically the same information viewers could take away from Friday’s ESPN broadcast at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats’ path to most of their points included one-on-one ...
2:00 a.m.
High school football top 10: After impressive win, Centennial climbs to No. 5
Photo: Centennial's Greg Rogers stops Palo Verde running Not only did the Centennial High football team win its season opening game last week against Palo Verde, it blanked the perennial powers for a 16-0 win. Centennial was the more physical in showing it ...
2:00 a.m.
Here we grow again: PT’s parent company acquires four more taverns
Here we grow again: PT’s parent company acquires four more taverns Golden Gaming, which owns PT’s Entertainment Group, plans to expand by adding four Irish-themed taverns in the Las Vegas Valley. They are ...
2:00 a.m.
Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. ...
2:00 a.m.

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