Las Vegas Sun

April 24, 2014

Currently: 84° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

AP News

  • Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Arizona Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi GParra rf 3 2 2 0 Bonifac cf 4 1 2 0 Prado 3b 4 0 0 0 Valuen 2b 2 0 0 0 Gldsch 1b 4 1 1 1 ...

  • Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A federal judge on ...

  • Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes. The Seattle-based chain said global sales at established locations rose 6 percent for its second ...

  • Puerto Rico govt seeks to lure wealthy investors

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico hopes to persuade wealthy investors to bet on the U.S. territory at a two-day conference aimed at attracting new money amid the island's struggles to recover from a nearly eight-year recession. Among ...

  • Hicks homers, Twins beat Rays 9-7

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 Thursday. Sam Fuld had a pair of run-scoring doubles for the Twins, who ...

  • Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon first quarter rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. Results beat expectations and shares rose nearly 2 percent in aftermarket trading. Amazon has long focused on ...

  • Substance in envelope at Reno federal courthouse

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A hazardous materials crew is on the scene at the federal courthouse in Reno after a white substance spilled from an envelope. Reno Fire Division Chief Dana Tucker tells the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1iiIgeF ) that two ...

  • Verdict reached in Hawaii death penalty trial

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter. Naeem Williams could face the death penalty if convicted in the federal murder trial, even though Hawaii ...

  • Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time. The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck ...

  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. ...

  • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. Meanwhile, the family of one victim filed a wrongful death and ...

  • US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes. The proposed rules come after a federal appeals court struck down previous ...

  • Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large section of the Midwest and South are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., on Thursday advised residents to be aware ...

  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative ...

  • Visa's 2Q profit jumps 26 pct as payments grow

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain. The debit and credit card payments processor reported ...

  • US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. authorities want to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they contend was bought with corrupt money from South Korea's former dictator. Chun Jae Yong, the son of former ...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand ...

  • Pfizer to help investors with dividend, buybacks

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Pfizer Inc. CEO Ian Read says the drugmaker will keep working to boost shareholder value, with continuing stock buybacks and higher dividends. At Pfizer's annual meeting in Short Hills, N.J., the Viagra maker said it ...

  • Caterpillar and D.R. Horton are big market movers

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Zimmer Holdings Inc., up $10.52 to $101.97 The medical device maker snaps up Biomet for more ...

  • Another goalie switch for the Flyers coming up

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — A tag-team goalie tandem helped the Philadelphia Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals four years ago. They hope it gets them through the first round this spring. Steve Mason will start Friday night when the Flyers ...

  • Get More Stories