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July 24, 2014

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Once teetering toward insolvency, North Las Vegas has a new executive who’s prepared for tough decisions
Once teetering toward insolvency, North Las Vegas has a new executive who’s prepared for tough decisions
Thursday, July 24, 2014
New North Las Vegas interim City Manager Qiong Liu isn’t afraid of a challenge. Liu left behind a lucrative engineering career in the private sector to work in ...
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This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite. Fundraising in Beverly Hills, President Barack Obama ...
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House, Senate advance competing border proposals
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving ...
12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 16 children ...
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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago. Since then, rising waters have gradually swallowed up ...
FAA lifts its ban on flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv airport
FAA lifts its ban on flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv airport
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by ...
Body of missing swimmer recovered at Lake Mead
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Authorities recovered the body of a missing Las Vegas swimmer at Lake Mead this evening, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. Dindo Gavarra, 30, was reported missing ...
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‘Scoring irregularities’ might send two Nevada contestants to national teen pageant
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On June 1, Las Vegas Academy of Arts student Amy Smith was crowned Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen. Smith is representing our state at next week’s national competition in Orlando, Fla. If it were only that simple ...
Black men, homeless ticketed most for pot in Seattle
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and black males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than ...
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Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state a chance to ...
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Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before ...
Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of ...
Laughlin mobile home fire displaces resident
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
One person was displaced this morning after a mobile home fire in Laughlin, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire, which was reported at ...
Firefighters battle blaze at northwest valley home
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 9005 Ballad Ave, near Cheyenne Ave and ...
Dina Titus stands up for military working dogs
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
There are a lot of niche issues for lawmakers to champion in Congress. Rep. Dina Titus, a Las Vegas Democrat, chose a particularly fluffy one today. In between votes and media interviews, Titus...

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