Las Vegas Sun : News Las Vegas Sun en-us Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:46:00 +1600 Kurds advance against Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:05:00 +1600 California officer kills teen after machete attack A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:03:00 +1600 Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +1600 Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +1600