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Vegas bookies tab '12 Years' as Oscars film fave
Photo: Steve McQueen poses in the press room with the awa Oddsmakers in Las Vegas say "12 Years a Slave" has the best shot at winning top honors during the Academy Awards in March.
11:43 p.m.
Super Bowl has NYC restaurant scene ready to score
Photo: A buffalo chicken taquito is dipped in blue cheese The Super Bowl won't touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet.
11:39 p.m.
Governor says N.M. school shooting victim improving
Photo: Students surrounded by officials are escorted from Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday the boy who was shot in the face and neck at a New Mexico middle school is heavily sedated and on a breathing machine, but his doctors are optimistic.
11:26 p.m.
Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking
Photo: In this March 18, 2013, file photo, cigarette pack One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday — even as, astonishingly, scientists added ...
Updated 9:04 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Coburn to resign two years before term ends
Photo: Sen. Tom Coburn Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of the current session of Congress, nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end.
11:15 p.m.
Crews chase flare-ups in California wildfire
Photo: Mark Davis gives a thumb up toward a helicopter as Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.
Updated 9:17 a.m.
California motorist cleared in Google Glass case
Photo: Cecilia Abadie wears her Google Glass as she talks A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman believed to be the first motorist in the country ticketed for driving while wearing a Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.
8:42 p.m.
Curlers glide into Las Vegas for pre-Olympic competition
Photo: Sweepers try to position their stone during the fi In three weeks, some of the best athletes in the world will be gathering in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. But this weekend, 36 of them will be in Las Vegas to ...
7:45 p.m.
Leavitt student approached by suspicious man, parents warned
A Leavitt Middle School student was approached by a suspicious man while the boy walked to a bus stop this morning, school officials said in a letter sent to parents today.
7:37 p.m.
'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies in Las Vegas
Photo: Danielle Wade, left, and Ruth Duccini are shown at Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original ...
7:32 p.m.
Google contact lens could be option for diabetics
Photo: Brian Otis, Google X project lead, holds a contact Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times ...
Updated 11:28 p.m.
New contract to give UNLV coach Bobby Hauck pay raise
New contract to give UNLV coach Bobby Hauck pay raise Bobby Hauck’s new three-year contract will pay him an annual salary of $700,000.
Updated 9:54 a.m.
Strip Scribbles: Jubilee Tower at Bally’s officially opens; Donny & Marie return; 2014 AVN/AEE events
Photo: On Wednesday, the center-Strip resort Bally’s officially celebrated the opening of its renovated 756-room Jubilee Tower, with Regional President David Hoenemeyer and “Jubilee!” showgirls taking part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
6:02 p.m.
Weekend best bets: Styx, Gabriel Iglesias, L.V. Philharmonic and Winter Beer Festival
Photo: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias. The 2014 AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in ...
6:00 p.m.
Reid maneuvers for longer extension of unemployment benefits
Reid maneuvers for longer extension of unemployment benefits For the last few weeks, the unemployment insurance debate has centered on a three-month extension of benefits. But now, Harry Reid says that’s too short to work.
5:51 p.m.
To curb long-hauling, new signs at airport to list fares, trip times
To curb long-hauling, new signs at airport to list fares, trip times The Taxicab Authority and McCarran International Airport will unveil their latest attempt to thwart taxi long-hauling — signs that list the approximate mileage, time and fare from the airport to downtown and Strip resorts.
5:30 p.m.
Metro: Shooter thought victim was 'messing him around'
A man who gunned down his girlfriend’s uncle in northeast Las Vegas earlier this week seemed to be on drugs the night of the shooting, the victim’s relatives told police.
5:15 p.m.
Reid acknowledges Sandoval's campaign war chest presents problem for Democrats
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s ability to rake in more than $3 million for his re-election campaign in six months of an off-election year could make it difficult for Democrats to win away the governorship, U.S. ...
5:12 p.m.
Nevada State College kicks off $54 million building project
Photo: Overhead view rendering of Nevada State College's Nevada State College broke ground today on two new campus buildings, which will be financed mostly with student fees for the first time in state history.
4:35 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Letter-filled coffin illustrates protesters' opposition to treaty
Photo: GMO-Free Las Vegas leader Angie Morelli deliveres Protesters today delivered more than 100 letters to the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, urging Nevada’s congressional delegation to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreement. Angie Morelli, leader of the group, said ...
4:32 p.m.
Joe Downtown Radio: Community reacts to suicide
Suicide has become a topic of quiet discussion in downtown Las Vegas after a 24-year-old Downtown Project employee died after a fall from his apartment building last week. Investigators are treating it as a suicide.
4:21 p.m.
Arrest puts armed-robbery spree to end, Henderson Police say
Arrest puts armed-robbery spree to end, Henderson Police say A 42-year-old Henderson man is in custody, accused of armed robbery at four businesses over a three-week period. Brandon Sprout, 42, was arrested Friday at the Palm Villas apartments.
4:02 p.m.
How's this for winter? 70 degrees in Las Vegas
Spring doesn’t officially arrive until April, but Las Vegas today registered its first official 70-degree reading of the year.
3:56 p.m.
Review: Family-friendly ‘Panda!’ at Palazzo a showcase for kung-fu monks, acrobatics
Photo: Opening night of “Panda!,” the first Chinese-produced show on the Strip, asks the audience to just kind of go with it — and, if you do, you’ll be rewarded with an ambitious and good show that has many ...
3:45 p.m.
AVN Fan Fest: What to see and do at the porn convention
Photo: Patrice Sabourin of France poses for a photo with Fan seminars, porny parties and an "interactive kinky space" called the Lair.
3:34 p.m.
Photos: Porn stars Jesse Jane and Kaylani Lei watch Chippendales at the Rio
Photo: Jesse Jane and Kaylani Lei with Gavin McHale, John Bubbly blonde Jesse Jane and exotic, raven-haired Kaylani Lei posed for photographs with Chippendales stars Nathan Minor, Gavin McHale, John Rivera and James Davis, one half of the team who competed on CBS’ “The Amazing ...
3:26 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Microbrewery seeks permit to open in old furniture store
Joe Downtown: Microbrewery seeks permit to open in old furniture store It looks like another microbrewery could be headed downtown, this one on Main Street in the Arts District, near Charleston Boulevard.
3:12 p.m.
North Las Vegas mayor rallies entire valley to help his city overcome challenges
North Las Vegas mayor rallies entire valley to help his city overcome challenges During his first State of the City address, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee set aside the past and focused on his plan for the city’s future.
2:43 p.m.
Tests: White powder sent to Nevada Supreme Court not hazardous
Tests: White powder sent to Nevada Supreme Court not hazardous Preliminary tests indicate a white powdery substance sent to the Nevada Supreme Court is not hazardous.
Updated 5:00 p.m.
Trial scheduled for woman accused in fatal bar fight
Trial scheduled for woman accused in fatal bar fight The woman accused in a fatal stabbing in November outside a Maryland Parkway bar pleaded not guilty today in Clark County District Court. Hearing Master Melisa De La Garza set a Sept. 8 trial date ...
2:00 p.m.
Legalized medicinal pot has new supporter: Harry Reid
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with t everal Nevada municipalities are issuing moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, but Harry Reid really thinks they should be moving in the opposite direction – toward making medicinal pot legal. “If you’d asked me this question ...
Updated 2:25 p.m.
Federal public defender nominated for Nevada judgeship
President Barack Obama is nominating federal Public Defender Richard Boulware to fill Nevada’s last open seat on the federal bench, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today.
12:22 p.m.
Police: Aaron Hernandez eyed as gunman in 2012 slayings
Photo: In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, former New Engla Boston police have been investigating whether jailed former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying, according to a search warrant request released Thursday.
12:09 p.m.
Police identify suspect in Silicon Valley arsons
San Jose police have identified a suspect they say caused most of the more than a dozen arson fires within a week in the city.
11:52 a.m.
Las Vegas cheftestant Shirley Chung wins both challenges, is in Final Four on ‘Top Chef’
Photo: Las Vegas chef Shirley Chung on Bravos Top Chef in It was a dual victory for Las Vegas cheftestant Shirley Chung on Wednesday night’s episode of “Top Chef” in New Orleans, and it propelled her right into frontrunner status now as just four chefs remain. ...
11:33 a.m.
Police standoff with man at apartment ends after 2 hours
A man barricaded himself in an apartment for two hours today, prompting the evacuation of surrounding residents.
11:27 a.m.
North Las Vegas names city attorney
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday named interim City Attorney Sandra Douglas Morgan to the permanent role.
11:13 a.m.
Ukrainian man faces charge over alleged online scheme
Ukrainian man faces charge over alleged online scheme A Ukrainian man extradited from Croatia to Las Vegas pleaded not guilty in federal court to a charge related to his alleged role in a worldwide online scheme to steal personal and financial information.
10:48 a.m.
House passes bill requiring disclosure of health care numbers
The House on Thursday backed a bill that would require the Obama administration to report weekly on how many Americans have signed up for health care coverage as Republicans maintain an election-year spotlight on the ...
10:32 a.m.
Drought prompts natural disaster declaration in Nevada
Federal officials have declared nine Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas because of a drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement Wednesday includes Clark, Washoe, Lyon, Nye, Churchill, Lander, Mineral, Pershing, and Humboldt counties.
10:13 a.m.
Fired Metro cop pleads not guilty to lewdness, indecent exposure
Fired Metro cop pleads not guilty to lewdness, indecent exposure A former Metro Police officer accused of sexually harassing two women while on the job pleaded not guilty this morning in Clark County District Court.
9:51 a.m.
Deputy wins Water Authority's approval to succeed Mulroy
Photo: John Entsminger talks to the media after being nam John Entsminger has been confirmed as the region’s next water czar after a unanimous vote this morning by the Southern Nevada Water Authority board. Entsminger, a 15-year veteran of the agency, was chosen last week ...
Updated 12:30 p.m.
2 homes burn, 3 arrested in California wildfire
Photo: Family members comfort one another as they evacuat Nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated and two homes burned in a wildfire that started early Thursday when three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, ...
Updated 12:05 p.m.
Weekly Q&A: Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez on living in a shelter and the wonders of butt glue
Weekly Q&A: Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez on living in a shelter and the wonders of butt glue Her story isn’t your average pageant fairy tale, and when she steps before the Miss USA judges this spring, she’ll be focused on just being herself.
9:23 a.m.
Notebook: Deville Smith takes command of primary point guard role
Photo: New Mexico's Cameron Bairstow scores under the bas More than two months into the season, the Rebels are back where they started at point guard. Junior Deville Smith was key to UNLV’s 76-73 victory at New Mexico on Wednesday, scoring 10 of his ...
9:06 a.m.
Hearing set for man accused of killing wife after she asked for divorce
Photo: Richard Magdayo Dahan enters the courtroom at the A man police allege stabbed his wife to death after she asked for a divorce will have his case reviewed by a judge next month to determine if there is enough evidence to send him ...
8:51 a.m.
Ohio killer's execution takes almost 25 minutes
A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die — almost 25 minutes — in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried ...
Updated 4:30 p.m.
3 dead in shooting at N. Indiana grocery store
Photo: Emergency personnel respond to a shooting inside M A man fatally shot two women in a northern Indiana grocery store Wednesday night and was lining up to shoot a third person when police officers found him in an aisle and killed him, authorities ...
8:15 a.m.
NBC, Facebook enter content deal for Olympics
Photo: Facebook NBC and Facebook announced a deal Thursday to share content on the upcoming Winter Olympics, both hoping to boost interest on what promises to be a big event for social media.
8:07 a.m.
Smith Center chief Myron Martin reveals Spring 2014 lineup of musical and theatrical superstars
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The celebrated and award-winning roster includes Renee Fleming, Patti LuPone, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, John Legend, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” produced by Teller of ...
8:00 a.m.
'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each
Photo: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christia The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected it would be, with "Gravity," ''American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" all receiving a heap of nominations.
7:49 a.m.
Q+A: Saigon Kick, Skid Row rocker Phil Varone runs swingers sex video business in L.V.
Photo: Joanna Angel, Phil Varone and Belladonna at Deja V Drummer, producer and songwriter Phil Varone dances to a different tune when he’s not touring. Phil runs a thriving swingers sex video business here in his hometown, so for the rock and porn star, the ...
3:00 a.m.
Las Vegas 49ers: Sports bettors see San Francisco as Super Bowl-bound
Photo: San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore runs a The 49ers are channeling their namesake in Las Vegas. San Francisco is inciting a sports-book gold rush in the form of betting slips. Coach Jim Harbaugh’s squad was the most gambled-on team of the weekend ...
2:01 a.m.
Time to rein in executive pay
Shouting “Buy American” isn’t enough. Consumers struggling with necessities can’t afford idealism, they choose price when purchasing comparable goods (even if they feel bad doing it).
2:01 a.m.
Of the court, Catholicism and cartoons
In 2007, a Philadelphia Pulitzer-winning cartoonist made a stir with his unique depiction of the Supreme Court.
2:00 a.m.
Make sure your SHOT Show souvenirs don't delay your flight home
Make sure your SHOT Show souvenirs don't delay your flight home If you're in town for the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, you'll likely leave with souvenirs or purchases. But what can you legally bring on the plane home?
2:00 a.m.
Movement to the right
If you just listened to Republican politicians, you’d have almost no sense that conservative thinking has changed much since Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney more than a year ago. But if you hang around the ...
2:00 a.m.
Sex is not our problem
There is often a simplistic, black-or-white, conservative versus progressive discussion around the dissolution of the traditional family and high single-parent birthrates in America and what these trends may portend for us as a country.
2:00 a.m.
Solar power's future not as bright after initial building boom
Photo: One of three Solar Receivers stands 459-feet above Five years after the Obama administration’s renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl.
2:00 a.m.
Decisions await county commissioners in search for UMC's next CEO
Photo: University Medical Center is Clark County's on News that Brian Brannman is leaving University Medical Center at the end of January means Clark County commissioners, for the fourth time in 10 years, are looking for a new chief executive to take charge ...
2:00 a.m.
All about curling: International athletes brush up on their skills on road to Olympics
Photo: Curling instructor Nick Kitinski shows his curling Dozens of Olympic athletes are in Las Vegas this week to compete in the World Financial Group Continental Cup at the Orleans Arena, the last major curling competition until next month’s Winter Olympics in Russia. ...
2:00 a.m.
What we learn — and don’t — from Nevada politicians’ financial disclosures
What we learn — and don’t — from Nevada politicians’ financial disclosures Nevada's elected office holders and candidates are required to disclose details of their campaign and personal finances, but for all that these forms reveal, there's a lot that they don't.
2:00 a.m.
We need to build bridges to those most vulnerable to radicalization
What turns people into terrorists? That question might sound simplistic, but it’s at the heart of the struggle to prevent terrorist attacks.
2:00 a.m.
You can’t run from need for electricity
The column from the Chicago Tribune in Saturday’s edition (“Let the wind subsidy blow away”) that pointed out some of the disadvantages of wind farms to generate electric power was very interesting.
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Southern Utah at Idaho State
Photo: UNLV's Khem Birch swats the ball away from Souther Our Talking Points blog is offering a daily sports betting pick against the point spread using odds from the South Point.
2:00 a.m.
Why the lobby is the most important space in Las Vegas
Photo: The Cosmopolitan's Vesper is not the kind of lobby Edgy, elegant and avant-garde, Las Vegas power lobbies will suck you in.
12:00 a.m.
Head for the hills: Our snow-day guide to Mount Charleston
Head for the hills: Our snow-day guide to Mount Charleston Hit the slopes, make a snow angel and warm up by the cabin's fire—our guide to your escape in the snowy Spring Mountains.
12:00 a.m.

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