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April 23, 2015

2:42 p.m.

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Nasdaq sets record high, 15 years after dot-com bubble
Fifteen years, one month and thirteen days. That's how long it took the Nasdaq composite index to close above the record it set at the apex of the dot-com bubble. The Nasdaq rose 20.89 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,056.06, above the record of 5,048.62 it set on March 10, 2000. In many ways, the crossing of that threshold is purely ...

2:31 p.m.

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Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid
Comcast is abandoning its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, according to media reports. Bloomberg News and The New York Times both said Thursday that the cable company is planning to drop the bid after pushback from regulators. They both cited ...

1:47 p.m.

Photo: Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacqu
Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in seconds
If the action in the ring between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is anywhere near as frenetic as the pace with which tickets were sold on Thursday, then it could turn into one of the greatest fights in history. With just 500 seats made available ...

1:35 p.m.

Joseph Brown resigns from Nevada Gaming Commission
Nevada Gaming Commissioner Joseph Brown is stepping down from his post on the top regulatory body for the casino industry. Brown has been a member of the Gaming Commission for more than ...

1:11 p.m.

Gaming Commission approves sale of Gold Strike in Jean
Gaming Commission approves sale of Gold Strike in Jean
Nevada gaming regulators today signed off on the new ownership of the Gold Strike casino, paving the way for associated development along the freeway in the area ...

11:31 a.m.

Police: Boy, 11, arrested after accidentally firing gun in elementary school
Police: Boy, 11, arrested after accidentally firing gun in elementary school
An 11-year-old student was arrested Wednesday after he accidentally fired a handgun as he reached into a backpack at Deskin Elementary School, shooting ...

11:04 a.m.

Changeover to dirt surface nearly done at Del Mar racetrack
The change from an artificial surface to dirt on Del Mar's main track is nearly complete, with horses expected to train on it starting in mid-May. About 31,000 tons of dirt has been put down on the one-mile oval to replace ...

10:50 a.m.

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Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after ...

10:38 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama listens at right as Loretta
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
ederal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the ...

10:31 a.m.

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WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight
Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests Wednesday and later released. Agents for the players did not ...

10:24 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the
Hostages killed in U.S. drone strikes targeting al-Qaida
Blaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network. Obama somberly said he took full responsibility for ...

10:18 a.m.

Arizona sheriff describes investigation into judge’s wife
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a contempt of court case against the sheriff. The hearing took the strange turn after Arpaio ...

10:11 a.m.

Girl, 14, in human trafficking case back in Las Vegas
A 14-year-old girl who authorities say was brought to North Dakota in a human trafficking case has returned home to Las Vegas. Las Vegas police say the girl was located in town Wednesday. The teen girl's mother ...

9:47 a.m.

Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Ferrari 458 Italia at To
Floyd Mayweather Jr. buys 100 cars from one dealer
USA Today reports that a single Las Vegas car dealership has sold boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. more than 100 cars over 18 years, including ...

9:10 a.m.

Police: Man arrested at bus stop in Henderson bank robbery
Police: Man arrested at bus stop in Henderson bank robbery
A 51-year-old man was arrested at a bus stop Wednesday in connection with a robbery just before noon the same day at ...

8:52 a.m.

Photo: In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadde
Michael Brown’s parents sue city of Ferguson over son’s death
Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the fatal shooting by a white police officer that sparked a national protest movement. Attorneys for Brown's parents promised ...

8:27 a.m.

Woman accusing Metro Police, officer of excessive force
Woman accusing Metro Police, officer of excessive force
A 21-year-old Los Angeles fashion designer is suing Las Vegas police and an officer she says smashed her face into a glass table during her arrest last August outside ...

7:51 a.m.

1 critically wounded, 1 arrested in early morning shooting
1 critically wounded, 1 arrested in early morning shooting
A person was critically wounded in an early morning shooting after an argument outside a home near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards, Metro Police said. A male was shot twice about ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Rep. Joe Heck speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony
Heck doing ‘due diligence’ to look at run for Senate
Politics:
Rep. Joe Heck is a popular choice for Nevada Republicans to challenge Sen. Harry Reid's chosen successor, former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, but he has maintained he's not interested. Now he says he's "talking about it" with ...

Wednesday

April 22, 2015

9:01 p.m.

Photo: Aerial view of Las Vegas Valley.
Report: 55 percent of Nevada homes in foreclosure also heavily underwater
Being underwater on your mortgage doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose your house to lenders. But more often than not, it does in Nevada, a new report shows ...

5:51 p.m.

Photo: NBC Executive Producer Amy Kule and Macy's Creativ
Foothill High band director wins public education award
The award comes with $3,000 to spend on his school as well as $1,000 to spend at the Foundation's Teacher Exchange, a warehouse of donated school supplies ...

5 p.m.

Teenager surrenders in fatal shooting of woman in car
A 15-year-old boy has surrendered to Metro Police detectives in connection with a shooting Friday that killed a woman in the western valley ...

4:20 p.m.

Photo: A Delta plane taxis on the runway at McCarran Inte
Longest runway at Las Vegas airport reopens after resurfacing
A runway at the Las Vegas airport closed since October as part of a $67 million resurfacing project has been reopened ahead of schedule, according to the Clark County Department of Aviation. The first phase of construction on ...

4:08 p.m.

Photo: Organizers hang a banner with photos of missing st
Seeking support: Parents of missing Mexican students rally at UNLV
Las Vegas was the latest stop for a pair of Mexican parents touring across dozens of cities in the Western U.S. to bring attention to the disappearance of 43 college students who went missing six months ago in ...

3:52 p.m.

Photo: Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from V
Macau hampers Las Vegas Sands financial results in 1st quarter
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its first-quarter earnings today. The Macau casino industry has continued to suffer amid a crackdown by the Chinese government on corruption that ...

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