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July 3, 2015

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  • Smoke from fireworks drifts over the Las Vegas Strip just after midnight Jan. 1, 2011. An estimated 320,000 people came to Las Vegas to celebrate the New Year, tourism officials said. This photo was taken from Mix atop The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
    Anticipated smoke from fireworks prompts air quality advisory
    July 2, 2015
    The anticipated smoke from Fourth of July fireworks has prompted Clark County to issue an air quality advisory for Saturday and Sunday. Smoke contains small dust particles and other ...
  • Republican John Hambrick conducts business during the opening session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
    Assembly Speaker Hambrick’s personal email hacked, sends out spam blast
    July 2, 2015
    Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick’s personal email account just sent out a fundraising request — but it wasn’t the usual kind asking for money to help ...
  • Las Vegas-area couple plead not guilty in child death case
    July 2, 2015
    A man and woman accused of abandoning a pregnant 17-year-old girl to care for their sickly 3-year-old son, who was found dead in a Las Vegas-area home, have pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. A state court judge on Thursday scheduled ...
  • Clark County director of Department of Family Services to resign
    July 2, 2015
    Facing public criticism, Lisa Ruiz-Lee, director of Clark County's Department of Family Services, sent a letter to her staff Wednesday announcing her resignation. "The decision to leave was mine and it was not ...
  • Postal Service to offer Elvis Presley greatest hits CD with stamp
    July 2, 2015
    The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp. "ELVIS FOREVER" will be available online and in select post offices beginning ...
  • Flames are shown coming from a CSX train carrying flammable and toxic gas in Maryville, Tenn., Thursday, July 2, 2015. A car on the CSX train derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
    Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee
    July 2, 2015
    A local official said smoke quit rising Thursday afternoon from the site where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell said shortly before ...
  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Whole Foods Market store in Union Square, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in New York. New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday that Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods.
    Whole Foods CEOs apologize for pricing problems
    July 2, 2015
    Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. In a YouTube video ...
  • Woman, 20, thrown from SUV, dies in rollover crash
    July 2, 2015
    A 20-year-old woman died today after the SUV she was driving hit a wall and overturned on West Smoke Ranch Road near Decatur Boulevard, according to Metro Police. The Las Vegas resident was driving ...
  • The main fuselage from TransAsia Airways Flight 235 is hoisted away in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The commercial plane, with 58 people aboard, clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei on Wednesday morning, Feb. 4, 2015.
    Taiwan pilot in TransAsia crash described as hasty, nervous
    July 2, 2015
    A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation ...
  • Unidentified members of the U.S. Navy wait outside the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A lockdown was underway Thursday morning across the Washington Navy Yard campus after reports of shots fired, but a senior law enforcement official said those reports had not been confirmed.
    Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard
    July 2, 2015
    Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago. D.C. police said in a statement that ...
  • Comedian and actor Steven Wright.
    Q+A: Steven Wright talks Las Vegas, ‘Louie’ and his Mount Rushmore of comics
    July 2, 2015
    It’s been nearly 33 years since comedian and actor Steven Wright fulfilled a fantasy by performing on “The Tonight Show,” which launched an eclectic career that has featured work in projects as diverse as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Babe.”
  • Congressman Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., attends a Memorial Day Ceremony at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 24, 2015, in Boulder City.
    Hardy failed to pay over $5 million in taxes, loans for his private businesses
    July 2, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, a freshman Republican from Mesquite, is intimately familiar with the green tufts framed by the craggy desert at his hometown’s Falcon Ridge Golf Course. After all, in 2005, he designed the par-71, 18-hole course. An oasis of water and grass planted in a hardscrabble basin, it reflects Hardy’s ambition, the region’s turbulent real estate market — and the lawmaker’s failure to pay ...
  • In this Oct. 29, 2007, photo, a person stands next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Switzerland: U.S. seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials
    July 2, 2015
    Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in ...
  • A guard stands on the wall at Clinton Correctional Facility on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Dannemora, N.Y. Two murderers who escaped from the prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose Monday as authorities investigate how the inmates obtained the power tools used in the breakout.
    New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
    July 2, 2015
    A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been ...
  • In this Sunday June 21, 2015 photo, Steph McCombie takes a selfie of her and her dog, in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada, for a challenge to raise money and awareness about pet safety during the Fourth of July holiday.
    Love your country, love your dog: Keep pets safe over July Fourth
    July 1, 2015
    To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are ...
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