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Oct. 21, 2014

11:10 a.m.

Clerk repels would-be bandit with bug spray to face
A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in ...

11 a.m.

Photo: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, appears with att
Fighters suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout
Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse ...

10:49 a.m.

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies
Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of ...

10:15 a.m.

Photo: Hammond Police Chief John Doughty fields questions
Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer
Investigators in two states were reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who confessed to strangling one woman, told police where to find six more bodies and hinted at a serial killing spree over ...

10:04 a.m.

10:31 a.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle,
American Jeffrey Fowle released from North Korea
American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been ...

9:57 a.m.

Photo: This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo shows a McDonal
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Starting in January, Thompson said McDonald's will "simplify" its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to ...

9:42 a.m.

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash at busy Las Vegas Valley intersection
A three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Charleston and Decatur boulevards early this morning sent one person to the hospital with ...

9:11 a.m.

9:52 a.m.

Travelers to US from Ebola-stricken nations must pass through airports with screening
Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at ...

9:01 a.m.

Photo: This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows Fr
Oil company CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members also died when ...

8:57 a.m.

Photo: Defendant Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during
5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial
Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday at the sentencing retrial, more than a year after ...

8:45 a.m.

California rock climber dies in Zion National Park
The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon. Park officials say Christopher H. Spencer of San Jose died Sunday after plunging about ...

8:35 a.m.

Photo: Monica Lewinsky pauses during her speech at the Fo
Monica Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying
Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation. The 41-year-old Lewinsky on Monday called for a cultural revolution to stem the "compassion deficit" fueling online hostility. The former White House intern spoke in Philadelphia at ...

8:30 a.m.

Photo: A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off
Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday. One of two soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal died from his injuries. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called ...

8:11 a.m.

Photo: Oscar Pistorius is hugged by his coach Ampie Louw,
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when ...

6 a.m.

Photo: Switch SUPERNAP
Phone provider CenturyLink to plug into Switch's data fortress
The region’s dominant telephone provider is setting up shop at Switch’s 1.7 million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center. As part of a business agreement announced Monday, customers of CenturyLink will now have access to ...

2 a.m.

Seller of Atomic Liquors building can postpone taxes on new purchase
Seller of Atomic Liquors building can postpone taxes on new purchase
A few months after selling the Atomic Liquors building to Downtown Project, the bar’s bosses have plunked down a few million for an office building in ...


Oct. 20, 2014

8:50 p.m.

Photo: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23
Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for ...

8:10 p.m.

Photo: This Sept. 11, 2012, file photo shows designer Osc
Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. The late '60s and early '70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion as ...

7:20 p.m.

Search for next UNLV president raises red flag for one regent
Search for next UNLV president raises red flag for one regent
The chairman of UNLV’s president search committee raised questions about the selection process after a candidate who had been rejected was resurrected among the final ...

6 p.m.

Hairstyling iron starts small fire at South Point
Hairstyling iron starts small fire at South Point
A device that would have normally crafted a hot hairstyle ignited a small fire inside a room at the South Point instead. Officials say 45 Clark County firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to reports of ...

5:20 p.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 13, 2011, photo, justices of the the
Justice suspended over role in porn scandal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic emails scandal that involved employees of ...

3:21 p.m.

Traffic to be restricted on Las Vegas interstate for lane striping
Traffic will be restricted on part of Interstate 15 on Sunday while crews stripe the express lanes, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced. One lane ...

3:06 p.m.

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Nevada teacher killed in school shooting honored
A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting. Nevada Air National Guard Brig. Gen. William Burks and Col. David Clark presented the ...

2:52 p.m.

Inmate found dead from apparent suicide at Henderson jail is ID’d
Inmate found dead from apparent suicide at Henderson jail is ID’d
A 55-year-old inmate was found dead from an apparent suicide Sunday at the Henderson Detention Center. John Francis Mannion was discovered unresponsive ...

2:04 p.m.

Photo: A customer shows off the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6
Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to ...

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