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December 18, 2014

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  • Police: Security guard in Strip shootout acted in self-defense
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Police say it appears a Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada security guard who shot and killed a 35-year-old man Monday on the Las Vegas Strip was acting in ...
  • Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
    Dec. 18, 2014
    A 17-year-old boy critically injured in a single-car crash into a lamp post earlier this month has died, Metro Police reported. Police were notified about ...
  • Charlie Ebersol and Britney Spears.
    Put a ring on it! A Christmas gift for Britney Spears: Engagement?
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Even though it’s been only a two-month romance, rumors are picking up fast and furious that Britney Spears plans to get engaged over next week’s Christmas celebrations to new beau producer Charlie Ebersol.
  • First-time unemployment claims up in November
    Dec. 18, 2014
    First-time claims for unemployment benefits in November were up 12 percent from the same month last year, marking the third consecutive month of increases. The 16,289 claims ...
  • An investigator takes measurements at the accident scene after a man and a baby were hit by a car on South Rainbow Boulevard near Warm Springs Road Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
    Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
    Dec. 18, 2014
    A woman accused of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a grandfather pushing a baby stroller is back at the Clark County jail after being held by immigration officials, police said. Galina Kilova, 29, was booked today at ...
  • Jaclyn Schultz and Jon Misch of Season 29 of "Survivor" on CBS.
    Meet-and-greet: Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schulz of ‘Survivor’ at D Las Vegas
    Dec. 18, 2014
    “Survivor” Season 29 competitors Jaclyn Schultz and fiance Jon Misch are at The D Las Vegas from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today in a meet-and-greet to sign autographs and pose for photographs with fans.
  • State officials deciding whether to lease or build
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Faced with a shortage of money for maintenance, the state is looking at leasing private space rather than constructing new public buildings. The state owns 2,847 buildings, some ...
  • This is a tunnel seen during a public open house of Yucca Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
    Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...
  • An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
    Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
    Dec. 18, 2014
    The sale of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cleared its last regulatory hurdle today when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the $1.73 billion transaction. The sale was ...
  • Sam Nazarian, CEO at SBE Entertainment, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
    SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles nightclub tycoon and visionary behind SLS Las Vegas, was awarded a limited gaming license from Nevada regulators today. But under terms of the license, he remains barred from involvement with casino operations at the Strip’s newest resort. The decision ...
  • In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, a banner for "The Interview" is posted outside Arclight Cinemas in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
    Digital dilemma: How will U.S. respond to Sony hack?
    Dec. 18, 2014
    The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans. Experts cautioned that ...
  • This Oct. 24, 2014, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J.
    Carl Icahn promises Taj Mahal casino $20 million to stay open
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pledged $20 million on Thursday to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely, eliminating a plan to shut it down early ...
  • Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
    Dec. 18, 2014
    A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was ...
  • School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Lockdowns at two west valley elementary schools were lifted this morning after no armed man was found near the schools, Clark County School District Police said. Metro Police said ...
  • The Las Vegas Strip.
    NYE in Las Vegas: 80,000 fireworks, music of Whitney, One Republic, Pitbull
    Dec. 18, 2014
    The lucky numbered 7-minute-11-second “America’s Party” performance will be fired from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian and Stratosphere.
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