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July 29, 2014

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  • Synek's co-founder Steve Young, left, and Strategic Director Michael Werner show their "Keurig machine for beer," for which a successful Kickstarter campaign has seen them raise more than $648,000 for development, manufacturing and marketing expenses.
    ‘Keurig machine for beer’ gets outpouring of interest
    July 29, 2014
    At the end of a 30-minute interview with Steve Young this month, a colleague of the beer entrepreneur checked his smartphone, leaned over and told him, “We just made another $5,000.” By then, Young was checking his phone many, many times a day. Since the 28-year-old launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on June 24 for what has been dubbed the “Keurig machine for beer,” the St. Louis resident said he’s getting a thousand messages daily from people around the world inquiring about the product, eight months before it’s available for sale.
  • A Southwest Airlines jet takes flight in this undated file photo.
    FAA seeks $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for improper aircraft repairs
    July 29, 2014
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it wants to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million because the carrier didn’t modify its airplanes according to FAA requirements and then kept flying the modified airplanes.
  • A person plays a table game at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, July 16, 2010.
    Cardsharp’s arrest in Pennsylvania is victory for Nevada gaming board
    July 29, 2014
    For 15 years, Jubreal Chahine has lurked at the illicit edges of the gambling tables, a habitual casino cheat who made his living by an opportunistic sleight-of-hand that landed him top ranking on the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s “most-wanted” list. But this month the 40-year-old Chahine was arrested at ...
  • FILE: Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) attends a rally for immigration reform at the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, headquarters Monday, July 1, 2013.
    As Congress debates VA reform, Rep. Dina Titus spends long nights in committee hearings
    July 29, 2014
    While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans issues to ...
  • Duffy Grismanauskas, left, talks with volunteer firefighter Jim Tiscareno as he tries to keep runoff from his home in the Rainbow Subdivision on Mt. Charleston Monday, July 28, 2014. The neighborhood was hit hard by flooding and debris in runoff last year as well.
    Flood threat subsides for mountain residents after rough day
    July 29, 2014
    A day after floodwaters ripped through the Rainbow Canyon area of Mount Charleston on Monday, wreaking havoc on roads, homes and the local water supply, mountain residents face ...
  • Luc Besson stylizes the hell out of Scarlett Johansson in the overreaching Lucy.
    ‘Lucy’ smacks down ‘Hercules’ in box office bout
    July 28, 2014
    The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday ...
  • Gaming exec is first woman to head Metro fiscal panel
    July 28, 2014
    For the first time, a woman now heads a committee that watches Metro Police’s bottom line, votes on spending and has the power to approve police union contracts. Renee West, chief operating officer of ...
  • Visitors line up outside Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The pawnshop is the home of the reality-TV hit "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.
    ‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop
    July 28, 2014
    The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has drawn up plans for a Pawn Star Plaza shopping center that could ...
  • A bouquet of flowers is set on a warning cone at the Venice Beach pier in Los Angeles, Monday, July 28, 2014. Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people and leaving a 21-year-old man dead.
    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
    July 28, 2014
    A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of ...
  • Report: Inmate climbed atop basketball hoop to escape
    July 28, 2014
    A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and ...
  • Dancers take the stage as “X Burlesque” celebrates its 12th anniversary in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Flamingo. Shakeera Onstead is third from right.
    ‘X Burlesque’ star Shakeera Onstead: ‘Las Vegas is always opening something bigger and better’
    July 28, 2014
    Working in “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo has allowed me to really appreciate all that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas is far smaller than most people realize, and for the most part the entertainment industry really isn’t as cutthroat as most other cities.
  • Cement truck crash causes delays on I-15
    July 28, 2014
    A two-vehicle accident involving a cement truck caused heavy delays on Interstate 15 this afternoon. The accident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. when a cement truck traveling southbound ...
  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
    July 28, 2014
    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether ...
  • Principal dancer Tara Palsha reacts to a pending kiss by a Wayne Newton character played by Josh Strickland while performing with the cast during her final night in "Vegas! The Show" on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
    Tara Palsha’s teary departure; SLS finds fast friend in Monorail; ‘MDQ,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ represent on tavern scene
    July 28, 2014
    Tara Palsha cried her way through her final performance at “Vegas! The Show” on Friday night. Palsha is leaving this week for New York, to start a new life with her fiance, model Scott Moats, and to take a shot at ...
  • Pedestrians stroll with drinks at the Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 17, 2014.
    Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip
    July 28, 2014
    Downtown’s rebirth is gaining so much steam and the way tourists are enjoying Las Vegas is changing so fundamentally that it’s forcing Metro Police to change the way they ...
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