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August 21, 2014

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  • This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia.
    Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few
    Aug. 21, 2014
    Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to ...
  • A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, shocking the firefighters.
    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
    Aug. 21, 2014
    Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday. The firefighters had just finished dousing cold water on ...
  • In this 2014 photo provided by Michigan State University, students in the school's Summer Study Abroad Program take a break while hiking in Israel. Some U.S. colleges have now pulled students from their overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages. Colleges site security as the top concern.
    Some US colleges calling students back from Israel
    Aug. 21, 2014
    Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was ...
  • Mio Danilovic celebrates his birthday at the season opener of Vegas XIV Sessions on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Hyde Bellagio. Danilovic is vice president of operations for nightlife of SBE, which owns Hyde and is renovating the old Sahara into SLS.
    SBE Nightlife VP Mio Danilovic: Creating memories to last a lifetime on the Strip
    Aug. 21, 2014
    The landscape of Las Vegas nightlife is ever evolving. Some would say our local industry is defined by the constant changing of trends, but I like to think that innovation is a much more appropriate descriptor for the wheels that make this city spin.
  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty
    Aug. 21, 2014
    California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Los Angeles ruled last month that ...
  • This Aug. 20, 2014, file photo shows Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey speaking at Madison Square Garden in New York.
    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup
    Aug. 21, 2014
    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon news conference, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said ...
  • Danny Elmaleh of Cleo at SLS Las Vegas.
    Chef Danny Elmaleh: SLS Las Vegas brings taste of Mediterranean to the Strip
    Aug. 21, 2014
    Born in Haifa, Israel, to a Moroccan father and a Japanese mother, I learned to cook from my Lebanese grandmother. These experiences expanded my knowledge of global cuisine and fine-tuned my tastes for exotic flavors.
  • Man wounded in shooting at North Las Vegas apartment complex
    Aug. 21, 2014
    A man was injured in a shooting at a North Las Vegas apartment complex this afternoon, police said. A 25-year-old man was ...
  • Storms subside after hitting Mount Charleston, Moapa, Primm
    Aug. 21, 2014
    A flash flood warning was issued for the northwest valley, Mt. Charleston and Moapa this afternoon as sporadic but intense storms dropped more than...
  • Homes for sale are shown in the Villas at Black Mountain development near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road in Henderson Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
    US housing recovery appears to be back on track
    Aug. 21, 2014
    A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because ...
  • SLS Las Vegas.
    SLS Las Vegas preview: Dancers in birdcages; 30-foot Cleopatra; peekaboo glass showers
    Aug. 21, 2014
    The luxury SLS Las Vegas has 1,620 guest rooms created by cutting-edge French designer Philippe Starck, but it’s the restaurants, pool and nightclubs that will have the town really talking. Philippe is even bringing hip-hangout Katsuya from Los Angeles to SLS.
  • The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
    Just in time: SLS Las Vegas gets gaming license
    Aug. 21, 2014
    State regulators today gave final approval of a gaming license for SLS Las Vegas, two days before the new resort and casino opens on ...
  • Nevada Sen. Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014.
    Sen. Harry Reid upbeat about Democrats’ 2014 chances, less confident in Erin Bilbray, education initiative
    Aug. 21, 2014
    Sen. Harry Reid, who runs the Democrats' political machine in Nevada and the U.S. Senate, remains upbeat about Democrats' chances in most, but not all, of the important races this fall. The Senate majority leader, in an interview today with the Las Vegas Sun, repeated ...
  • NV Energy agrees to drop proposed rate hike
    Aug. 21, 2014
    NV Energy has agreed with consumer advocates to abandon a proposed $37 million rate increase for Las Vegas-area customers. The utility filed a stipulation today ...
  • This product image provided by United Airlines shows a Strawberry Fields Salad, one of a variety of the airline's new first class food options. The Chicago-based airline on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, announced that it’s upgrading first-class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
    United lures top passengers with promise of hot meal
    Aug. 21, 2014
    To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top passengers who defected to other carriers following a rocky ...
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