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On fight night, singer Amanda Avila also comes away with a split decision
Photo: Amanda Avila sings the national anthem before the Amanda Avila likens the experience to climbing into a roller-coaster. “You know it’s going to be fun and scary, all at the same time,” she says. “There’s so much energy. It’s amazing.” Avila gained national ...
11:57 p.m.
Israel accepts cease-fire to end Gaza conflict
Photo: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaz The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to ...
11:37 p.m.
Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport
Photo: This undated photo provided by United States Depar he snails — which are prohibited in the U.S. — arrived from Nigeria and were being sent to a person in San Dimas, said Lee Harty, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs and Border protection.
10:20 p.m.
Box office top 20: ‘Apes’ debuts with $72.6M
Photo: This photo released by Twentieth Century Fox Film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" swung to the top of the box office with a $72.6 million debut, one of the summer's best openings. ...
9:52 p.m.
Answers on link between injection wells and quakes
Photo: In this June 26, 2014 file photo, Austin Holland, States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.
9:46 p.m.
Photos: Jenny McCarthy basks in the Las Vegas sun at Azure Luxury Pool
Photo: Jenny McCarthy hosts at Azure Luxury Pool on Frida The blond-bombshell actress, comedienne, talk-show host, model (she appeared in Playboy years ago) and author donned a black bathing suit with a matching wrap and plunging neckline at the luxury pool at Palazzo.
9:03 p.m.
Photos: Guillermo Ochoa steals spotlight at Canelo-Lara fight at MGM Grand
Photo: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara on Saturday Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12-round, split-decision, super-welterweight victory over Erislandy Lara on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena drew a star-studded crowd that nearly overshadowed the boxing action in the ring.
8:02 p.m.
Las Vegas man accused of shooting girlfriend’s husband
Las Vegas man accused of shooting girlfriend’s husband Metro Police responded Monday morning to reports of a shooting at 4403 Tomer Lane near McLeod Drive. When they arrived at the residence, they found David Eckman bleeding from the head. ...
7:33 p.m.
Illegal World Cup betting operation run out of hotel rooms, complaint alleges
The FBI has busted an illegal sports book run out of Caesars Palace by a group of Asian nationals who allegedly took in millions of dollars in bets on the World Cup, according to a ...
7:10 p.m.
Singer Skye Dee Miles: ‘Perform with passion, perform with purpose, and perform for the people’
Photo: Skye Dee Miles and her men arrive at the grand ope “We live for the applause, applause, applause! We live for the applause, ’plause, ’plause!” Just put Lady Gaga’s song on repeat. I have limited space, but you get my point. This is a catchy phrase ...
7:04 p.m.
Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge’s ruling on plea deal
Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge’s ruling on plea deal A Clark County judge today rejected a police informant's efforts to back out of a controversial plea deal that led to ...
6:06 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Richard Dunn vs. Jimmy Fallon? Plus, John Mayer, Ana ‘Hurricane’ Julaton, KISS
Photo: Celine Dion and Bailey Dunn, the daughter of Richa Dunn emailed our vacationing Robin Leach: “I tried, to no avail, to get bumped on Friday. But I thought you might be interested in a fun little clip I did to try and entice Jimmy ...
6:00 p.m.
51s slugger wins Triple-A home run derby
Las Vegas 51s slugger Allan Dykstra won the Triple-A home run derby tonight in Durham, N.C., edging ...
5:54 p.m.
Centennial guard makes up for lost time, picks UC Irvine basketball
Photo: Darrian Traylor, recovering from a knee injury, sh Darrian Traylor was inpatient with sitting and waiting. This past season, when Centennial High advanced to the Sunset Regional championship game, Traylor sat helplessly on the bench watching his teammates lose to eventual state champion ...
4:50 p.m.
Nevada lawmakers request anti-revenge porn bill, 163 others for 2015 session
A legislative bill to ban “revenge porn” is being proposed by Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. The Nevada lawmakers have requested 164 bills to be drafted for the 2015 session.
3:33 p.m.
Police: Mom calling 911 for ailing baby hit by car
Police: Mom calling 911 for ailing baby hit by car A woman who was intentionally hit by a car and injured Friday night had gone outside to call 911 after she found her baby was not breathing, Metro Police said. After finding the baby unresponsive...
3:10 p.m.
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests Metro Police announced today that they will no longer detain immigrants based solely on a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change was ...
2:41 p.m.
Egypt proposes Israel-Hamas cease-fire
Photo: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaz Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead. The proposal marked the most ...
2:21 p.m.
Coroner IDs drivers killed in wrong-way crash on US 95
Two men killed in a head-on, wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 on Sunday morning have been identified as Gil Rodriguez Gil, 29, of Henderson and Jacob Ryan Baker, 28, of Las Vegas, according to...
1:54 p.m.
7 things we can’t wait to buy at Ikea Las Vegas
Photo: Ikea Read the directions completely before beginning assembly. Seriously.
1:47 p.m.
Bite Now: Pan-seared ribeye at the new Charcoal Room
Photo: The pan-seared ribeye is the signature steak at th The Palace Station's classic steakhouse has been converted into something new, and it's delicious.
12:25 p.m.
1 treated for smoke inhalation in apartment fire
A person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire this morning that started on a kitchen stove, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanskij said. Firefighters responded to a ...
12:15 p.m.
Ultimate Gaming to run online poker for the El Cortez
Photo: The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Monday, June 1 The historic El Cortez casino, a holdover from Las Vegas’ mob days, is now lockstep with 21st century gambling. Real-money poker website Ultimate Gaming has reached a deal to run the downtown resort’s...
11:46 a.m.
Rancher’s son accused of failing to appear in court
Rancher’s son accused of failing to appear in court The adult son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April acknowledged Monday that he faces arrest in a ...
Updated 1:22 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland vs. Philly in NBA Sumer League
Photo: Anthony Bennett shoots a free throw during the Cav When you are a degenerate gambler, you find things to wager on. Anything to fuel to addiction, right? So, with Major League Baseball on its all-star break ...
11:12 a.m.
Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud: KISS rolls into the Joint in November
Photo: Hall of Fame Inductees KISS  Paul Stanley, Peter C The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and one of rock’s most enduring live acts, are celebrating their 40th year as an active band with a set of shows aptly titled “KISS rocks Vegas,” ...
10:57 a.m.
Photos: Are New Kids on the Block joining the list of Las Vegas headliners?
Photo: Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block performs in Powering through hit after hit, plus a ballad section in the nearly 90-minute show, NKOTB, who are thankfully up-to-date with their fashion (white tuxedo jackets, boleros and denim), are rock stars in their predominately female ...
10:57 a.m.
Audition gone awry: A nose for nerding out
Photo: Nerd prototype. The average showgirl spends a fair percentage of her work life auditioning—and sometimes that comes with painful consequences.
10:02 a.m.
Kiss signs on for nine-show November residency at the Joint
Photo: Simmons, left, and Stanley will set up shop at the Tickets for Kiss Rock Vegas go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
9:48 a.m.
Corpse falls onto road from coroner’s vehicle
A suburban Philadelphia coroner says a transport vehicle that dropped a corpse onto a busy roadway was to have been taken out of service later this month and replaced. Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell told ...
9:45 a.m.
Officials: Sump pump odor prompted Pa. evacuations
Authorities were awaiting lab results Monday to identify the cause of a mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of about 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia. Problems arose Sunday evening after a resident of ...
9:43 a.m.
Thunderstorm, high winds possible later today
Thunderstorm, high winds possible later today A thunderstorm packing winds of up to 50 mph could move into the Las Vegas Valley later today, as moisture from Arizona and Mexico pushes into the region, National Weather Service officials said. Today is ...
9:10 a.m.
Ikea announces plans to open Las Vegas-area store
Ikea announces plans to open Las Vegas-area store Ikea will open its first store in the Las Vegas market in the summer of 2016 at Sunset Road and Durango Drive near the 215 Beltway, company officials announced today. ...
Updated 12:15 p.m.
Deputies: Nye County inmate escapes work program
Nye County deputies are looking for a 31-year-old inmate who they say escaped from his work release program over the weekend. Authorities say Pahrump resident Jonathan Ross Moncada failed to return to...
8:06 a.m.
Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6
Photo: This photo provided by Nico Rodriguez shows a fire New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. A fire department spokesman says ...
7:51 a.m.
Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket
A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defense minister said. Rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine immediately claimed responsibility for downing the Antonov-26 but Ukrainian Defense ...
7:48 a.m.
Israel downs Gaza drone along southern coast
The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Gaza militants on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed ...
7:45 a.m.
Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause
Photo: Apple's iPad. Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal ...
7:40 a.m.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty
Photo: This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monday, a senior defense official said. Bergdahl is now assigned to...
7:36 a.m.
Shipwrecked Costa Concordia is floated again
Photo: The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is seen as The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. Authorities expressed satisfaction that...
7:19 a.m.
Citigroup to pay $7 billion in subprime mortgages probe
Photo: A Citi Bank sign is seen Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 i Citigroup announced Monday that it will pay roughly $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped bring on the financial crisis. The bank, one of America's largest, revealed ...
Updated 9:27 a.m.
Disney World monorail evacuated after power outage
A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was ...
6:48 a.m.
Newhouse among standouts left with WSOP Main Event down to 27 players
Photo: Mark Newhouse, left, 28, of Los Angeles shakes han For the second straight year, Mark Newhouse is among 27 players advancing to the summer’s final day of the Main Event. The 29-year-old Los Angeles professional sits with 6.8 million chips, 1.1 million more than ...
2:15 a.m.
Palin just a caricature now
Sarah Palin has finally lost it. Last week, in an essay on Breitbart.com, Palin demanded the impeachment of President Barack Obama. Her piece starts off loopy and devolves from there.
2:03 a.m.
Buy your own birth control
In response to the Wednesday letter “Hobby Lobby decision all wrong,” family-owned Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to go against its religious beliefs. Why should it or the government have to pay for women’s and men’s ...
2:03 a.m.
This is my American family
On the Fourth of July 1951, my parents were married. Not long ago, I asked my mother, who, at 87, is still going strong, why they chose that date. I thought there might have been ...
2:02 a.m.
Know truth about Hobby Lobby case
The writer of the Wednesday letter “Hobby Lobby decision all wrong” clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding about the issue.
2:02 a.m.
Ramparts against Republicans
Republicans believe they have a chance of taking control of the Senate in November. And they do.
2:01 a.m.
Who’s ready to join the Prudent Party?
Here are several things that the people of America will never be able to stop and a few that couldn’t be stopped with a vote: the proliferation of marijuana, guns, same-sex marriage, gambling, body piercing, ...
2:01 a.m.
Despite going undrafted, Khem Birch happy he started professional career
Despite going undrafted, Khem Birch happy he started professional career Khem Birch’s professional career hasn’t had the start he had in mind. When Birch, the two-time defending Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, left UNLV with a year of eligibility remaining, he thought the ...
2:00 a.m.
Downtown Grand adjusts food options; Presto Café offers healthy provisions
Downtown Grand adjusts food options; Presto Café offers healthy provisions A Chinese restaurant and sports book deli at the Downtown Grand say goodbye as Japanese Cuisine By Omae holds its soft opening. Five Guys launches a new location ...
2:00 a.m.
Metro Police honor officers who showed valor in life-and-death situations
Metro’s Best of the Badge awards banquet at Red Rock Resort on Friday night honored 26 people who valiantly handled challenging situations between November 2011 and December 2013 ...
2:00 a.m.
Clark County considers giving firefighters raises early
A loophole in state law is allowing a handful of elected officials to double dip by drawing on their public employee pensions while still receiving additional pay and retirement benefits.
2:00 a.m.

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