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October 21, 2014

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Clerk repels would-be bandit with bug spray to face
A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in ...
11:10 a.m.
Fighters suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout
Photo: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, appears with att Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog ...
11:00 a.m.
The Life Is Beautiful interview: Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie
The Life Is Beautiful interview: Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie The frontman talks playing his hometown's music fest, the next P!ATD album and a Kanye-centric LIB schedule conflict.
10:56 a.m.
Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies
Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of ...
10:49 a.m.
Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer
Photo: Hammond Police Chief John Doughty fields questions Investigators in two states were reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who confessed to strangling one woman, told police where to find six more bodies and hinted ...
10:15 a.m.
American Jeffrey Fowle released from North Korea
Photo: In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes ...
Updated 10:31 a.m.
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
Photo: This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo shows a McDonal McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Starting in January, Thompson said McDonald's will "simplify" its menu ...
9:57 a.m.
1 injured in 3-vehicle crash at busy Las Vegas Valley intersection
A three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Charleston and Decatur boulevards early this morning sent one person to the hospital with ...
9:42 a.m.
Travelers to US from Ebola-stricken nations must pass through airports with screening
Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security ...
Updated 9:52 a.m.
Oil company CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Photo: This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows Fr Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was ...
9:01 a.m.
5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial
Photo: Defendant Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday at the sentencing ...
8:57 a.m.
California rock climber dies in Zion National Park
The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon. Park officials say Christopher H. Spencer of San Jose died Sunday ...
8:45 a.m.
Monica Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying
Photo: Monica Lewinsky pauses during her speech at the Fo Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation. The 41-year-old Lewinsky on Monday called for a cultural revolution to stem the ...
8:35 a.m.
Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
Photo: A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday. One of two soldiers hit ...
8:30 a.m.
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
Photo: Oscar Pistorius is hugged by his coach Ampie Louw, Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" ...
8:11 a.m.
Phone provider CenturyLink to plug into Switch's data fortress
Photo: Switch SUPERNAP The region’s dominant telephone provider is setting up shop at Switch’s 1.7 million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center. As part of a business agreement announced Monday, customers of CenturyLink will now have access to ...
6:00 a.m.
Should Israel withdraw from West Bank?
Sixty years ago Algerians revolted against the French who had ruled them for more than 120 years. On Nov. 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN), the leading Algerian underground, issued a proclamation calling upon ...
2:00 a.m.
No shock and no awe
It’s not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.
2:00 a.m.
Failures of competence
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been the most trusted agency in the federal government. The CDC has seen the country through SARS and the swine flu virus. The general perception ...
2:00 a.m.
Endorsements for state questions
Nevada’s Supreme Court is one of the busiest in the nation, with justices facing a crippling caseload. As a result, justice is served slowly. There’s a reason for that: The state Supreme Court is Nevada’s ...
2:00 a.m.
UNLV not the team with biggest injury concerns in game at Utah State
Photo: UNLV quarterback Blake Decker, right, passes under Unless there’s a rapid change in outlook, and with UNLV football’s injury history that’s always possible, senior receiver Devante Davis isn’t expected to be back for Saturday’s game at Utah State.
2:00 a.m.
Seller of Atomic Liquors building can postpone taxes on new purchase
Seller of Atomic Liquors building can postpone taxes on new purchase A few months after selling the Atomic Liquors building to Downtown Project, the bar’s bosses have plunked down a few million for an office building in ...
2:00 a.m.
Bobby Flay talks 10th anniversary of Mesa Grill, Las Vegas dining scene
Photo: Bobby Flay celebrates 10 years of his Mesa Grill o “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished these past 10 years at Caesars Palace,” said Bobby. “Mesa Grill has become not only a stage for me to showcase my love for the Southwest but has ...
2:00 a.m.
Ulterior motives for blaming police
I must say I found the behavior of always blaming the police and taking the side of criminals a bit curious, but finally the pattern has emerged and it has become crystal clear.
2:00 a.m.
High school football top 10: Playing waiting game until next week’s packed schedule
Photo: From left, Liberty High School football  players J This week’s schedule of high school football games in Southern Nevada doesn’t feature many intriguing matchups in the Division-I. We’ll have to wait one week for the games of significance. ...
2:00 a.m.
Police shootings produce lots of debate, but researchers know surprisingly little about how to reduce them
Photo: Metro Police vehicles block access to Calico Field Politicians, protesters and TV talking heads have spent lots of time talking about police shootings in the last few months. But the reality is, the nation's top criminal justice experts know very little about what ...
2:00 a.m.
Consider a margin tax scenario
The proposed 2 percent gross margin business tax will hurt Nevada greatly. Here’s how.
2:00 a.m.
No reasonable alternative offered
Millions of dollars are being spent to influence Nevada voters on the education initiative. Intelligent people can disagree on issues like taxes and education spending, but some things are facts.
2:00 a.m.
CDC releases its revised Ebola gear guidelines
Photo: In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, registered nurse Kee Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating ...
12:03 a.m.

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