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Dec. 19, 2014

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Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
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With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.

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12:20 a.m.

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8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of ...

6:20 p.m.

Woman, 38, dies after SUV hits brick wall
Woman, 38, dies after SUV hits brick wall
A 38-year-old Las Vegas woman died this afternoon after she drove her SUV into a storm drain and hit a brick wall in ...

6 p.m.

Mark of ‘Mark & Mercedes in the Morning’ leaves; J.C. Fernandez steps in Jan. 5
Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for 18 years ...

4:45 p.m.

Police: Security guard in fatal Strip shootout acted in self-defense
Police: Security guard in fatal Strip shootout acted in self-defense
Police say it appears a security guard who shot and killed a 35-year-old man Monday on the Las Vegas Strip had walked away from ...

4:15 p.m.

Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
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 ...

3:57 p.m.

First-time unemployment claims up in November
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 ...

3:27 p.m.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
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 ...

2:50 p.m.

State officials deciding whether to lease or build
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 ...

1:52 p.m.

Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
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 ...

1:22 p.m.

Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
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 ...

12:43 p.m.

SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
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 ...

12:23 p.m.

Photo: In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, a ba
Digital dilemma: How will U.S. respond to Sony hack?
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 ...

11:45 a.m.

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Carl Icahn promises Taj Mahal casino $20 million to stay open
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 ...

11:37 a.m.

Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
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 ...

11:01 a.m.

School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
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 ...

10:53 a.m.

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White House: ‘Sophisticated actor’ hacked Sony
The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent." But spokesman Josh Earnest is declining to blame North Korea. Earnest says he doesn't want to ...

10:42 a.m.

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Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world
For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014. Three pioneering comic legends died — David Brenner, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams — and Bill Cosby went from America's dad to an alleged serial sexual predator. "It's unfortunate when you lose anybody. To lose three and to have these allegations with Cosby, it's a tough year," said Christopher Mazzilli, co-owner of the Gotham Comedy Club. The year began with ...

10:30 a.m.

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Paul McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow
Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away. Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, he seems as boyish and light-footed as he was on stage decades ago for "The Ed Sullivan Show," his manner informal, his build slender and ...

10:16 a.m.

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Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of ‘Late Late Show’
It's not such a great day, America — not for fans of Craig Ferguson. Ferguson, television's kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." Airing Friday at 12:35 a.m. EST, he concludes a ...

10:11 a.m.

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Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence
Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates. The move comes a day after ...

10:08 a.m.

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Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent
Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday. Experts for the state concluded that ...

9:56 a.m.

Reno man, 18, killed in gang-related shooting
An 18-year-old Reno man has died in what police say was a gang-related shooting. Police say Juan Jose Rameriz died from injuries he suffered in ...

8:55 a.m.

Michele Fiore removed from Assembly leadership positions
Michele Fiore removed from Assembly leadership positions
Embattled Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has been ousted from her two positions in the legislative hierarchy. Assembly Speaker Designate John Hambrick announced ...

8:08 a.m.

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Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to ...

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