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September 16, 2014

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Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce cars for Macau hotel
A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort. Stephen Hung's purchase surpasses ...
10:10 p.m.
Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case
Photo: Bryce Masters is shown with his mother, Stacy Mast Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in ...
10:00 p.m.
Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
Photo: In this June 2, 2014, file photo, U.S. marshals le An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in ...
9:59 p.m.
Nats, Harper beat Braves to clinch another NL East title
Photo: Washington Nationals teammates including Drew Stor The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. They were saving the real celebration for ...
9:53 p.m.
3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety
Photo: In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo, Brad Warren A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai. Boat owner Zack ...
9:44 p.m.
Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive
Photo: Three and 4-week-old lion cubs are shown with Keit It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old ...
9:00 p.m.
Former Las Vegas doctor sentenced in drug case
Former Las Vegas doctor sentenced in drug case A former doctor who sold prescription drugs to an undercover government agent was sentenced Tuesday to 44 months in prison. Vinay Bararia, 44, was also sentenced to ...
8:20 p.m.
Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
Photo: Ray Rice, right, and his wife, Janay Rice, attend The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was ...
6:50 p.m.
Jewel releases free song to support public housing
Photo: Singer-songwriter Jewel performs songs off of her Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free. The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support ...
6:42 p.m.
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
Photo: Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Dan “Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the ...
6:00 p.m. travel site features new look
Photo: Travel website has a new look. Above, it Travel website has a new look. The site, which lets people buy plane tickets, hotel rooms and show tickets, has overhauled itself with ...
6:00 p.m.
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs After a summer-long hiatus, the Clark County Commission is returning to the issue of tavern gaming in an effort to stamp out slot parlors that have proliferated across ...
5:35 p.m.
Metro: Youth fires shotgun into home, then is shot
Metro: Youth fires shotgun into home, then is shot Metro Police say a male youth has been taken into custody after allegedly firing a shotgun through the front door of a home Tuesday in the northern part of ...
5:20 p.m.
Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival is a beer geek’s dream
Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival is a beer geek’s dream This weekend's fest features more than 200 beers from 60-plus breweries.
5:03 p.m.
Nightlife News & Notes: Markus Schulz wins DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ contest and more
Photo: Going for the hat trick? Markus Schulz recently to Also, notable bookings at Life at SLS including Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet.
5:00 p.m.
Mount Charleston hit with hail as chance of rain rises for Las Vegas
Mount Charleston hit with hail as chance of rain rises for Las Vegas The Las Vegas Valley is expected to be storm-free until Wednesday, but there are signs moisture is headed our way. Dark clouds could be seen Tuesday afternoon over ...
Updated 8:10 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson, Jim Murren, Liam Payne
Photo: The Naked Magicians. It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic in a new show coming to the Strip near MGM ...
4:57 p.m.
County declares state of emergency; feds to provide $1.5 million in flood relief
County declares state of emergency; feds to provide $1.5 million in flood relief The federal government has pledged $1.5 million to aid in repair costs for Interstate 15 near Moapa, and Clark County commissioners declared a state of emergency because ...
4:35 p.m.
Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
Photo: President Barack Obama, left, talks during a meeti President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis ...
4:23 p.m.
California town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Photo: Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. In just a ...
4:16 p.m.
Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson
Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Minnesota For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story ...
4:11 p.m.
Pew report: Number of immigrants in U.S. illegally holding steady
The number of immigrants living in the country illegally has held relatively steady in the last few years, and the majority of the unauthorized population has lived here for more than a decade according to ...
4:00 p.m.
Chief operating officer leaving Boyd Gaming, won’t be replaced
A top executive at Boyd Gaming is leaving the casino company and will not immediately be replaced. Boyd, based in Las Vegas, announced today the departure of ...
3:41 p.m.
Two-year contract extension for Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood?
Photo: Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood on Tues Pop princess Britney Spears is racking up such impressive ticket sales with her resident show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis Powered By Monster at Planet Hollywood that she’s become the top-selling Strip artist for ...
2:59 p.m.
Harry Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that ...
2:26 p.m.
Elko jailers accused of allowing beating of inmate
A former Elko County jail inmate is seeking more than $50,000 in damages in a federal lawsuit accusing jail guards of idly standing by while three other inmates nearly beat him to death. The suit ...
2:18 p.m.
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to ...
2:11 p.m.
Coroner: Man found in flood channel was stabbed to death
A man found dead in a central valley flood control channel in April has been identified, and Metro Police are seeking information about his death. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said ...
1:55 p.m.
Only in Las Vegas: PGA tournament to feature pool parties on golf course
Photo: An artist rendering of the Fan Experien Fans attending this year’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open might want to bring their swimsuits to the golf course. The mid-October tournament will be the first on the PGA Tour to feature public pools as ...
1:11 p.m.
Photos: ‘Dandy’ Randy Couture foxtrots into fifth place on Night 1 of ‘DWTS’
Photo: Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff compete in Seaso UFC legend Randy “The Natural” Couture proved his skills outside the Octagon and on the ballroom floor on the first night of the new Season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
12:33 p.m.
Grab-and-run robbery reported at Palace Station
Photo: An exterior view of Palace Station on Sahara Avenu Police in Las Vegas aren't saying yet if anything was taken in a reported grab-and-run robbery during the weekend at the Palace Station casino-hotel. Officer Laura Meltzer says robbery detectives are ...
12:29 p.m.
Five thoughts: Mandalay Bay’s Beer Festival (September 13)
Photo: Mandalay Bay Beach will be the venue for the beer The hotel just tapped the keg on its first-ever Beer Weekend.
12:21 p.m.
Wynn’s $1.6 billion resort wins Boston casino license
Wynn’s $1.6 billion resort wins Boston casino license Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, based largely on the strength of ...
12:15 p.m.
Grand jury to decide if NASCAR’s Tony Stewart will face charges
Photo: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart makes his way to his ca A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael ...
Updated 4:00 p.m.
Coroner: Woman found dead in apartment was shot, stabbed
Coroner: Woman found dead in apartment was shot, stabbed A woman found dead in a North Las Vegas apartment Saturday was shot and stabbed multiple times, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said today. The body ...
11:54 a.m.
Glass bottles no longer allowed on Las Vegas Strip
Glass bottles no longer allowed on Las Vegas Strip The Clark County Commission voted today to ban glass bottles on the Las Vegas Strip to prevent them from being used as weapons and to cut down on litter. The measure prohibits anyone from ...
Updated 3:56 p.m.
The naked truth: A showgirl’s topless trauma
Photo: Is it Saturday or Sunday? Hmmm. You know when you mix up your days on your calendar? You think it’s Friday when it’s actually Thursday? You arrive a day early for a meeting or miss it by a day? Sucks, doesn’t ...
11:01 a.m.
Coroner IDs bicyclist killed in North Las Vegas
A man hit and killed by a car Saturday while riding a bicycle in North Las Vegas was identified as ...
10:56 a.m.
Child ejected, injured in 4-car crash
Two people suffered minor injuries this morning after a four-car collision in the east valley. The accident was reported ...
10:48 a.m.
Public hearings on proposed soccer stadium begin tonight
Photo: Artist's rendering of proposed stadium. After several canceled public meetings last month, Las Vegas residents will finally get a chance to examine a proposal for a downtown soccer stadium and ask questions about financing in a series of meetings starting ...
10:27 a.m.
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
Photo: This April 25, 2014, photo shows singer Rihanna wa CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing ...
9:55 a.m.
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Even as President Barack ...
9:51 a.m.
Pussy Riot joins the Life Is Beautiful speaker lineup
Photo: Pussy Riot was attacked by Cossack militiamen in S Two founding members of the feminist punk group will come to Las Vegas in October.
9:30 a.m.
Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing
Photo: Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noona Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one ...
Updated 4:09 p.m.
Las Vegas airport getting $26 million to rehab runway
Photo: McCarran International Airport is seen Saturday, O A major runway at McCarran International Airport is getting an overhaul with help from the federal government. Congresswoman Dina Titus announced this week that ...
9:13 a.m.
Feds pledge $1.5M for I-15 flood repairs
Photo: Las Vegas Paving workers repair the northbound lan U.S. Sen. Harry Reid says Clark County will get $1.5 million in federal emergency funds to help pay for repairing flood damage on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas. Reid's announcement came ...
9:02 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Photo: Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols, right, is congra The Tuesday night Sun Belt college specials can’t come soon enough...
8:55 a.m.
Las Vegas strip club dancer gets 5 to 15 years in fatal DUI
Las Vegas strip club dancer gets 5 to 15 years in fatal DUI A former Las Vegas strip-club dancer apologized and begged forgiveness Tuesday from sobbing family members before she was sentenced to five to 15 years in state prison for ...
Updated 12:25 p.m.
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it ...
8:37 a.m.
House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall
The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a ...
8:34 a.m.
U.S. should fight ISIS on ground if necessary, top military leader says
Photo: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend ...
7:50 a.m.
Critique from an Obama fan
I’m probably one of the few Americans left with some sympathy for President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and even I have to admit his Syria policy has been a mess.
2:00 a.m.
President and Congress share onus of confronting Islamic State
For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn’t tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic ...
2:00 a.m.
American horror story
Like the smattering of other Americans who still pay close attention to the wearying spectacle of our country’s politics, I worry about what will happen on Nov. 4, the day of the midterm elections.
2:00 a.m.
Big business should thank Obama
It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, had hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
2:00 a.m.
High school football top 10: Debating which new team should join the rankings
Photo: From left, Canyon Springs High School football  pl We haven’t had a new team in the Sun’s weekly high school football rankings through the initial for weeks of the season. If there was a time to add a new team to the mix ...
2:00 a.m.
Rebels not getting necessary results this season on most important down
Rebels not getting necessary results this season on most important down It’s the most important down in football, according to many folks, and UNLV coach Bobby Hauck happens to be one of them. What a team accomplishes during third down on both sides of the ball ...
2:00 a.m.
History shows Iran can’t be trusted
In 1985, the United States made a secret arms sale to Iran despite an arms embargo. President Ronald Reagan went on to say the sale, which became part of the Iran-Contra affair, was made in ...
2:00 a.m.
So much for private enterprise
No one can deny that Las Vegas is a world-class entertainment destination. Our resorts excel in producing an experience enjoyed worldwide.
2:00 a.m.
Dem stimulus is bad, GOP’s is good
The double standard presented by Sen. Dean Heller’s position on the Tesla tax incentives and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are startling. His website states: The Tesla announcement “shows Governor Sandoval’s policy of creating ...
2:00 a.m.
Latest storm threat brings flash flood watch for Las Vegas
Latest storm threat brings flash flood watch for Las Vegas Southern Nevadans have a day to brace for new thunderstorms and flash flooding, as forecasters are expecting showers ...
12:20 a.m.

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