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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

7:01 a.m.

Photo: USA team members celebrate as Christie Rampone lif
Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title
Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed ...

6:52 a.m.

Photo: Elderly people argue with a bank worker as they wa
U.S. stocks open lower after Greek 'no' vote on bailout
U.S. stocks are opening lower after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of the country's latest bailout. U.S. government bond prices rose early Monday as investors sought ...

Sunday

July 5, 2015

2 a.m.

Photo: Native surgery
The evolution of surgery
The field of medicine has come a long way from the hooks and hammers of Roman days, now using robotics to improve the surgical process
Building on the minimally invasive laparoscopic method, the da Vinci robot surgical machine allows surgeons to operate within the body without having to cut large incisions. “The robotic method lets us complete complex surgeries on the inside of the body, but from the outside, it’s just a series of small incisions,” said Dr. Allison Davis, MD, a general surgeon with the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at MountainView Hospital ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Hemingway daiquiri
Cocktail of the Week: Hemingway Daiquiri
This cocktail is not a classic daiquiri; it’s more like a mythical cult classic. Rumored to be Ernest Hemingway’s drink of choice during the Key West years, the drink is expectedly heavy on booze, light on sugar and strong enough to impress ...

Friday

July 3, 2015

2 a.m.

Photo: Fireworks above the Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2
Where to watch fireworks in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is proud of its fireworks. Here are seven spots to watch the fireworks in Las Vegas and ...

2 a.m.

Constitutional challenge could be coming for Nevada private school vouchers
Constitutional challenge could be coming for Nevada private school vouchers
Here’s what Nevada’s Constitution says: “No public funds of any kind or character whatever, State, County or Municipal, shall be used for sectarian purpose.”

Thursday

July 2, 2015

11:30 p.m.

1 hospitalized after shooting near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard
1 hospitalized after shooting near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard
One person was injured in a shooting near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard tonight. Officers were called about 9 p.m. to a parking lot, where ...

9:50 p.m.

Fourth of July to bring continued hot weather, less chance of rain
Fourth of July to bring continued hot weather, less chance of rain
Meteorologists aren't expecting the weather to cool down for Fourth of July weekend, with a forecasted high of 107 on Friday and 106 on ...

9:30 p.m.

Photo: In this April 26, 2005, photo, former Atascadero C
‘Citizen of the year’ gets 14 years in California fraud case
A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison for bilking investors who ...

6:25 p.m.

Suspects sought in northeast valley shooting that left woman critical
Metro Police are asking for the public's help to locate two suspects they say were involved in a northeast valley shooting last month ...

5:46 p.m.

Photo: Behind this home the buried bodies of Michael and
Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings
A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he shot the husband and ...

5:20 p.m.

2 arrested in raids of suspected Las Vegas brothels
2 arrested in raids of suspected Las Vegas brothels
Law enforcement officials shut down two suspected Las Vegas brothels Wednesday and made two arrests in the case. Search warrants were served at homes on Walnut Avenue, near Bonanza Road and ...

4:50 p.m.

Photo: Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn
Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses
Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have ...

4:22 p.m.

S.C. investigators find that weather caused church fire
Law enforcement officials say weather caused the fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina. A statement from the State Law Enforcement Division released Thursday says ...

4:18 p.m.

Photo: In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Donald Trump an
Reelz rescues Miss USA Pageant dropped by NBC in Trump flap
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement Thursday that ...

4:15 p.m.

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to ‘kill criminals’
A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered. The documents, shared with The Associated Press by the Miguel Agustin Pro human rights center, appear to be ...

4:02 p.m.

Bryce Harper: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’
Bryce Harper: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke with reporter Stacey Pressman about expectations for the Nationals' season, how he prepared this winter, and what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. Harper was ...

3:55 p.m.

Former California tribal head sentenced in casino takeover
he former head of a California Native American tribe accused in an armed takeover of the tribe's casino has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars. The Fresno Bee reports that Tex McDonald, however, was expected ...

3:38 p.m.

Police investigating body found in SUV in desert
Police investigating body found in SUV in desert
A person was found dead in an SUV along State Route 147 between Las Vegas and Lake Mead this afternoon, according to Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol. Officials responded ...

3:11 p.m.

Photo: In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Tesla Model S ca
Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter
Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, company had surpassed 10,000 vehicles for the first time in the first three months of the year and on Thursday said it had ...

3:02 p.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama speaks at the University of
Obama draws sharp contrasts with ‘mean’ Republicans
Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. "They're good people," Obama said of Republicans. "It's just ...

2:29 p.m.

Van full of fireworks catches fire near Primm, closes freeway
Van full of fireworks catches fire near Primm, closes freeway
A box truck packed with fireworks caught fire on Interstate 15 near Primm today, setting off the fireworks and temporarily shutting down the freeway. The fire was reported ...

2:17 p.m.

Photo: A San Francisco police officer sits on his patrol
TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcasts
News crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ...

1:54 p.m.

Photo: Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., righ
Rand Paul’s Cliven Bundy conundrum
Nevada could be a slam dunk for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the upcoming GOP caucus. In 2012, libertarian supporters propelled a strong challenge by his father, former Texas congressman Ron Paul, against ...

1:49 p.m.

Gunman sentenced to 14 years in armored car heist
A gunman accused of wearing a disguise to rob an armored vehicle guard outside a Las Vegas casino has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $36,320. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says 31-year-old Arquarius Robertson also was ...

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