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August 1, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

2 pedestrians are hit, killed while crossing street near the Rio

2 pedestrians are hit, killed while crossing street near the Rio

Posted 21 mins ago

Two pedestrians died after they were hit by a car on Flamingo Road near the Rio. A man and a woman were crossing Flamingo near Valley View Boulevard outside a crosswalk ...

Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins and Chandler Parsons react after Paul George suffered a compound fracture of his lower leg during the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins and Chandler Parsons react after Paul George suffered a compound fracture of his lower leg during the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Paul George’s brutal leg injury leaves USA Basketball shaken

Updated 9:35 p.m.

The silence told the story. One moment, everyone inside the Thomas & Mack Center tonight for the USA Basketball Showcase was enjoying themselves and preparing for the final quarter of action. Then in a flash, Indiana Pacers guard Paul George was ...

Suspect found dead after standoff in northeast valley

Suspect found dead after standoff in northeast valley

Updated 22 mins ago

A man who barricaded himself in his northeast valley trailer for five hours Friday evening was found dead with ...

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Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team, Mike Leum, left, John McKently, center, and Janet Henderson, right, help to roll a 16-17-million-year-old fossil lodged in a rock weighing about 2,000 pounds up a steep hillside on a customized cart in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team, Mike Leum, left, John McKently, center, and Janet Henderson, right, help to roll a 16-17-million-year-old fossil lodged in a rock weighing about 2,000 pounds up a steep hillside on a customized cart in Rancho ...

Posted 9:26 p.m.

A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission. The 16- to 17-million-year-old fossil from a baleen whale ...

The Kats Report

Palms’ sign change is a sign of the times; Franky Perez soars with strings

The marquee at the Palms, absent the "Maloof Casino Resort" notation that was displayed prominently on the sign from its opening in November 2001 through May 2014.

When you spend as much time as I do at the Palms, you take note of even the subtlest changes. Such as, the removal of the Maloof family name from ...

Posted 7:00 p.m.

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