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August 21, 2014

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Mo’ne Davis, Las Vegas Little League showdown brings big TV ratings
Photo: Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the f Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series. ESPN said Thursday her team's game earned the highest ...
8:46 a.m.
Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban
A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos. Bruce Koloshi, of Summit, pleaded guilty and was ...
8:40 a.m.
Progressive slots link Nevada, New Jersey casinos
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links ...
8:35 a.m.
Coroner IDs man dead in apparent murder-suicide
Authorities have identified a 69-year-old man accused of killing a woman in Las Vegas before shooting himself dead. Clark County coroner's officials have identified the suspect as ...
8:24 a.m.
Doctor: No health risk from 2 discharged US Ebola patients
Photo: This undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse s The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday. ...
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Redistricting should be mapped by math wonks, not politicians
Can we agree it’s a bad idea to allow politicians to draw the boundary lines on voting districts? Look where it has gotten us. …
2:00 a.m.
The man who blew the whistle
Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an oblique news release announcing it was awarding an unnamed whistle-blower $400,000 for helping expose a financial fraud at …
2:00 a.m.
With CCSD still short 650 teachers, here’s how one school is coping
Photo: A view of Vail Pittman Elementary School, near Was Pittman Elementary School, like more than 200 others in the Clark County School District, enters the 2014-15 school year with teacher vacancies. To contend with the shortage, the school has ...
2:00 a.m.
AIDS advocate: ‘We are beginning to lose control of the epidemic’
The executive director of Aids for AIDS of Nevada says it's time for renewed emphasis on AIDS prevention given an increase in the infection rate among ...
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles
Photo: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles passes I’m facing more than the team I’m picking against in today’s South Point-lined Play of the Day...
2:00 a.m.
With challenging schedule, Gorman football plans to take one game at a time
Photo: Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Ti The message hasn’t changed all summer for the Bishop Gorman High football team. The Gaels’ goal is simple: Go 1-0. The five-time defending state champions open the season Friday ...
2:00 a.m.
College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the Big 12
Photo: Baylor offensive linesman Spencer Drango (58) help Like a coastline vulnerable to rising sea levels, the Big 12 Conference is gradually disappearing. If one of the big five conferences were to cease to exist within the next several years, the Big 12 ...
2:00 a.m.
A message to the people of Ferguson
Photo: Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for …
2:00 a.m.
Point about Obama misses mark
I was watching “WYP?” (“What’s Your Point?”) and became angry at the disingenuous remarks made by Amy Tarkanian over Syria, Ukraine and Iraq. She and many other conservatives …
2:00 a.m.
Take a look at the flat tax
The national debt is still going up. The nation’s jobless are still looking for work. Illegal immigration seems to be out of control. …
2:00 a.m.
Sales of Henderson mountainside mansion lots underway at Ascaya
Sales of Henderson mountainside mansion lots underway at Ascaya If you want to live on a Henderson mountainside, hundreds of feet above the valley floor, get ready to pay big and build big. Ascaya is ...
2:00 a.m.
Jason Tenner’s 17-year tribute-show career as Prince started with Halloween costume
Photo: “I certainly didn’t start out planning to be his double. In fact, I didn’t love his music back then. I was more into classic rock,” Jason Tenner told me. “I became aware of the reaction ...
2:00 a.m.
Highly motivated Moapa Valley out for redemption, again a Division I-A favorite
Photo: From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  pla Moapa Valley High was supposed to win this football game. The Pirates were undefeated heading into last season’s Division I-A state semifinals, looking to advance to the championship game for a seventh straight season. But ...
2:00 a.m.
Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
Photo: Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hit Ga An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a ...
12:16 a.m.
Can SLS Las Vegas bring life back to the north end of the Strip?
Can SLS Las Vegas bring life back to the north end of the Strip? Sam Nazarian has created just what he thinks Las Vegas deserves with SLS: A shiny new playground (that locals might be able to afford!)
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