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Rise in international travel has been boon for Las Vegas, report shows
Rise in international travel has been boon for Las Vegas, report shows International travel to the United States has doubled in the past 20 years and few places have seen a greater expansion than Las Vegas, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program said in a report issued ...
9:01 p.m.
Las Vegas foreclosure rate continues to plunge
Photo: A foreclosed home is shown in the Silverado neighb Las Vegas foreclosure levels kept sliding last quarter amid a national drop in distressed real estate. The Las Vegas Valley had the 25th highest foreclosure rate in the third quarter among the 212 U.S. metro ...
9:01 p.m.
UNLV quarterback improving but still not cleared to start on Saturday
Photo: Boise State's Jamar Taylor hits UNLV quarterback N Freshman quarterback Nick Sherry took about half the snaps at Wednesday’s practice but his availability for Saturday’s game at San Diego State is still up in the air, UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said.
7:25 p.m.
Obama finds his old groove in Las Vegas rally
Photo: President Barack Obama smiles during a campaign ev With the economy still fragile and his re-election prospects uncertain, President Barack Obama hasn't quite been able to muster the rock star status in 2012 that helped carry him to victory in 2008. But Wednesday ...
Updated 10:33 p.m.
Nevada lawmakers eye plan to better treat Alzheimer's patients
An estimated 29,000 Nevadans suffer from Alzheimer's disease and there are too few care centers and a shortage of medical professionals to treat them.
6:30 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Tim and Faith prepare for Strip arrival as Garth departs
Photo: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw announce their extended Country’s king and queen Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will preview their Venetian headline residency at Nov. 1’s 46th Annual CMA Awards from ...
6:01 p.m.
Events guide: PBR World Finals 2012
Photo: Bull rider Mike Lee leaves the chute during the Pr In Las Vegas, PBR means more than just a beer hipsters have claimed as their own.
6:00 p.m.
Events guide: Community Halloween happenings 2012
Photo: A mother and daughter ride the Even though this is Las Vegas, adults in major clubs aren't the only ones who get to have fun. There are many community center and church events to get families and others in the spooky ...
6:00 p.m.
Liberace Foundation files for bankruptcy
Liberace Foundation files for bankruptcy The Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday in Las Vegas as it tries to fend off a lawsuit filed by creditor U.S. Bank. U.S. Bank has been asking ...
Updated 6:00 p.m.
Metro officer crashes motorcycle, taken to hospital
Metro officer crashes motorcycle, taken to hospital A Metro Police traffic enforcement officer crashed his motorcycle while on patrol around 4 p.m. Wednesday near Las Vegas Boulevard North and Nellis Boulevard.
5:15 p.m.
Should we turn the old Ambassador Hotel site into a Middle Eastern market?
Photo: Land of opportunity: Seven acres Downtown ... What The possibilities seem endless for the seven acre space.
5:00 p.m.
Federal authorities accuse Henderson businessman of bilking investors
Federal authorities accuse Henderson businessman of bilking investors A Henderson man who authorities said conned investors out of millions of dollars through a Ponzi scheme was to be arraigned on federal charges Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles.
4:18 p.m.
Wal-Mart supercenter planned for Southwest Las Vegas
Photo: Shoppers enter Wal-Mart on Tropicana Avenue near P After sitting out the worst of the recession, Wal-Mart is again expanding its presence in the Las Vegas Valley. The Arkansas-based retail giant plans to build a 169,000-square-foot "supercenter” at the corner of South Rainbow ...
4:13 p.m.
Art and politics unite: Hammargren rally meets VAST gallery opening
Photo: The art of campaigning: Lonnie Hammargren holds co The Board of Regents candidate is a local legend.
3:37 p.m.
Cantor Gaming sports book director arrested
Photo: Race and sports book director Mike Colbert poses w Michael Colbert, the race and sports director for Cantor Gaming and sports book manager at the M Resort, was arrested Wednesday on a fugitive warrant from out of state, according to records from the Clark ...
Updated 4:09 p.m.
Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails
Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.
3:17 p.m.
Pink's Hot Dogs opening location at Red Rock Resort
Photo: Pink's Hot Dogs. Fans of Pink’s Hot Dogs have yet another reason to line up for the famous franks, as a second Las Vegas location will open at Red Rock Resort this winter. ...
2:39 p.m.
Pink's Hot Dogs is opening location at Red Rock Resort
Photo: Pink's Hot Dogs. Fans of Pink’s Hot Dogs have yet another reason to line up for the famous franks, as a second Las Vegas location will open at Red Rock Resort this winter. ...
2:39 p.m.
Villaluz wore a tux every night, and sang the anthem right
Photo: Paul Villaluz is presented with a Las Vegas Wrangl I was summoned to hear Paul Villaluz's national anthem audition at the Orleans Arena sometime in 2003. Leaving behind frenzied activities held captive in the windowless Las Vegas Wranglers offices wedged beneath the arena's eastern ...
2:38 p.m.
A.G. Burnett named chairman of Gaming Control Board
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named A.G. Burnett, experienced in legal matters involving gambling, as chairman of the three-member state Gaming Control Board.
2:26 p.m.
Counter Intelligence photos: Palladin dinner at Alize; Rao’s seafood video
Photo: The Jean-Louis Palladin dinner at Alize atop the P If culinary genius chef Jean-Louis Palladin was still alive, he would’ve been mighty proud of the spectacular 10 courses of gourmet wonders that ...
2:03 p.m.
U.S. suit alleges 'brazen' fraud at Countrywide
U.S. suit alleges 'brazen' fraud at Countrywide The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.
1:51 p.m.
Allegiant Travel reports record 3rd-quarter earnings
Allegiant Travel reports record 3rd-quarter earnings Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., which operates Allegiant Air, reported record third-quarter earnings, boosted by greater passenger capacities, new routes to Hawaii and lower operational costs.
Updated 4:54 p.m.
Wynn profit falls, despite steady performance in Las Vegas
Wynn profit falls, despite steady performance in Las Vegas Casino resort operator Wynn Resorts Ltd. today said its third quarter profit fell as net revenue remained steady. The company earned $112 million, or $1.11 per share, compared to net income of $127.1 million, or ...
Updated 3:06 p.m.
Counter Intelligence photos: Palladin dinner at Alize; Rao’s video
Photo: The Jean-Louis Palladin dinner at Alize atop the P If culinary genius chef Jean-Louis Palladin was still alive, he would’ve been mighty proud of the spectacular 10 courses of gourmet wonders that 18 of Las ...
1:01 p.m.
The Act at the Palazzo: Sexy shocks, debauchery and decadence
Photo: Construction is well under way for It’s set to become one of the most unique theatrical nightclubs in Las Vegas. “Uniquely decadent,” as British impresario Simon ...
12:32 p.m.
Rebels putting more emphasis on feeding the post, especially in transition
Photo: UNLV forward Anthony Bennett dunks during the team Inside-out was a mantra often ignored last season, especially during the stretch run that signaled UNLV basketball’s premature end. It’s a simple idea — work the ball inside to a post player who then can ...
11:35 a.m.
Romney works to win over key swing voters in Washoe County
Romney works to win over key swing voters in Washoe County Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney culminates his two-day Nevada campaign swing in Reno today with a speech aimed at driving early voters to the polls in the key battleground county of this battleground state.
Updated 12:22 p.m.
Composers Showcase, a hidden gem, would like to be less hidden
Photo: Keith Thompson, one of the co-founders of the Comp Composers Showcase, back onstage tonight at Cabaret Jazz, has always been a cool little thing. It should be bigger.
11:03 a.m.
Composers Showcase, a hidden gem, aims to be less hidden
Photo: Keith Thompson, one of the co-founders of the Comp Since it was launched more than six years ago, the Composers Showcase has been one of the city’s hidden gems. In a gem state, as it were, which is fitting ...
11:03 a.m.
Report: Las Vegas airport ranks 5th for TSA officers fired for theft
Report: Las Vegas airport ranks 5th for TSA officers fired for theft The Transportation Security Administration office serving McCarran International Airport had the fifth highest number of officers fired for theft in the country in the last 10 years, a broadcast report says.
10:19 a.m.
Simple but local, Queens slots are hurting gambling meccas
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/nyregion/aqueduct-casinos-success-may-spur-industry-expansion-in-new-york.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
9:39 a.m.
Nevada struggles with dark side of Macau casinos' growth
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/uk-casinos-vegas-regulators-idUSLNE89N01X20121024
9:35 a.m.
Fire sends plume of smoke across Las Vegas valley
Fire sends plume of smoke across Las Vegas valley A fire in a vacant building near Interstate 15 sent up a plume of smoke that was visible for miles in the Las Vegas valley during today's morning commute. Firefighters were called at 6:23 a.m. ...
Updated 8:27 a.m.
Local coaching legend La Rocque back on sidelines in college ranks
Photo: Former Durango High basketball coach Al La Rocque Al La Rocque surveyed the basketball practice floor last week and noticed he was a little different than the other coaches. La Rocque, 61, is one of the most accomplished high school coaches in Southern ...
2:05 a.m.
Teachers are getting a bum rap
What profession is mentioned more in political debates than teaching?
2:02 a.m.
Who's holding up job creation?
I have a question for presidential and congressional candidates about the high rate of unemployment.
2:01 a.m.
The final debate
A view of the foreign policy debate from newspaper editorials from around the nation.
2:00 a.m.
AFP advertises in state Senate races despite pending legal complaint
AFP advertises in state Senate races despite pending legal complaint The Nevada attorney general is reviewing whether Americans for Prosperity broke state campaign finance laws earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the conservative group is going to sit out the election.
2:00 a.m.
Choices for the state Senate
Here are our endorsements for the state Senate races in Clark County as well as our endorsement for Question 1, which deals with the state Legislature.
2:00 a.m.
Mountain Best: Teams around the league doing their best to avoid a meltdown
Photo: Wyoming coach Dave Christensen, right, talks with It’s been a pretty memorable week in the Mountain West. Most importantly, video surfaced of the postgame tirade from Wyoming’s Dave Christensen (NSFW) that caused Air Force’s Troy Calhoun to compare the situation to Jane ...
2:00 a.m.
While waiting for work permits, young immigrants consider the future
While waiting for work permits, young immigrants consider the future UNLV student Rafael Lopez, like thousands of young immigrants around the country, is old enough to drink alcohol but is eagerly anticipating a moment that most people experience halfway through high school: the chance to ...
2:00 a.m.
Sorry, Romney — Nevada won't see 6 percent unemployment by 2016
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spea Mitt Romney should have learned his lesson from President Barack Obama and not made any promises about unemployment. During a visit to Henderson on Tuesday, Romney said, “How about four years where at the end ...
2:00 a.m.
LVCVA is flush with cash, signaling a healthier tourism industry
Photo: A view of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign i While some are still awaiting a turnaround from the worst economic times they’ve ever seen, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is flush — so flush that the LVCVA board is being asked to ...
2:00 a.m.
Obama shoved GOP against wall
A letter in Friday’s Sun by Larry Burgess, “Extremism isn’t the way to go,” is dead-on correct.
2:00 a.m.
Third party presidential candidates stage their own debate
On Tuesday night, the other four candidates for president — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party ...
2:00 a.m.
The Sun's 2012 endorsements
The Sun has made its endorsements of candidates in the general election. Click to find out who we support for the White House, Capitol Hill, Carson City and more.
1:59 a.m.
North Las Vegas financial troubles continue
North Las Vegas, which made major cuts toward a balanced budget, could face a $15.6 million hit if it loses a suit filed by representatives of police and firefighters.
1:00 a.m.

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