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Police still investigating after burglar killed
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled ...

5:50 p.m.

Bicyclist dies after being hit on Las Vegas Boulevard
Bicyclist dies after being hit on Las Vegas Boulevard
A male bicyclist died after being struck by a car Friday afternoon on Las Vegas Boulevard South. The accident happened less than a mile from ...

5:17 p.m.

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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV ...

5 p.m.

Banks moving more aggressively against delinquent Las Vegas homeowners, report says
Banks moving more aggressively against delinquent Las Vegas homeowners, report says
After a brief lull, lenders are again ramping up pressure on delinquent Las Vegas homeowners. The number of default notices filed in Clark County has climbed ...

4:34 p.m.

US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto after passenger threat
Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft. Flight 772 turned around over West Virginia about...

4:15 p.m.

Photo: Palestinians pray the Friday prayer inside a destr
Gaza sides agree to lull, but truce efforts stall
Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned ...

3:38 p.m.

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Las Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June
The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. A report released Friday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says...

2:44 p.m.

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle
An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Witnesses told police they saw the craft fly back into a...

2:17 p.m.

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire
About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday. Officials previously placed the number at 150, but Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said...

1:37 p.m.

Washoe County school superintendent sues over ouster
Washoe County school superintendent sues over ouster
Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school district over his ouster, and a Reno newspaper is asking the Nevada attorney general to investigate whether ...

1:13 p.m.

Police: 112 cats removed from North Las Vegas home
Police: 112 cats removed from North Las Vegas home
Police said 112 cats and a dog were removed from an uninhabitable home in North Las Vegas. Animal control personnel responded to the home on Thursday after receiving a complaint that ...

1:06 p.m.

Photo: A hospital worker embraces a woman near the scene
Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday. Dr. Lee Silverman emptied his chamber, striking...

11:39 a.m.

Teen found mentally incompetent for trial in brother’s slaying
Teen found mentally incompetent for trial in brother’s slaying
A teen charged with murder in the death of his older brother is not mentally competent to stand trial, a Clark County District Court judge ruled...

11:05 a.m.

Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue
Two doctors deny claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision, one of their lawyers said Friday. Defense lawyer Will Axon said allegations...

10:48 a.m.

Nevada casino revenue hits $11.2 billion for fiscal year
Nevada casino revenue hits $11.2 billion for fiscal year
Nevada casinos reported revenues of $11.2 billion last fiscal year, up 2.9 percent from the prior year. The increase was due mainly to baccarat. Casinos won $1.6 billion on ...

10:37 a.m.

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Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids
Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was ...

10:06 a.m.

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously
One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday that...

9:46 a.m.

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Ohio State band marches on after director’s firing
The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff. The university dismissed band director Jonathan Waters on Thursday after an investigation determined...

8:52 a.m.

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World Cup over, but some Argentines won’t go home
Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for...

8:44 a.m.

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Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution
U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't ...

8:28 a.m.

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Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all...

8:17 a.m.

Photo: Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the
Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad
he 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that...

8:08 a.m.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence. Steven Brooks was...

8 a.m.

Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June
Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...

7:55 a.m.

Photo: Palestinians pray Friday, July 25, 2014, inside an
Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden...

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