Las Vegas Sun

August 22, 2014

Currently: 93° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

News

  • Checking for Prints
    Checking for Prints
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Print on print can be a difficult trend to follow.
  • Laxalt camp releases glowing military records
    Aug. 22, 2014
    In an attempt to counter documents that described him as a “a train wreck” while working in private practice, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt has released military records that characterize him as a “consummate professional.” ...
  • A Metro Police officer lifts crime scene tape over a K9 SUV in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The shooting was related to a home invasion, according to Metro Police.
    Woman injured in last month’s home invasion dies
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The woman critically injured in last month's string of deadly home invasions died on Thursday, according to Metro Police.
  • Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation
    Aug. 22, 2014
    An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
  • FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, an inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates in single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. The city's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to "rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force," federal prosecutors said in a scathing report released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
    Embattled NY jail’s investigations chief quits
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths.
  • Injured hikers rescued at Red Rock
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Two hikers at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area were rescued by police Friday morning after falling rocks injured them and left them stranded on the side of a hill.
  • Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, rocking the Joint at the first of two year-ending performances in 2012.
    Concert on-sales: The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Tame Impala, Gary Allan and more
    Aug. 22, 2014
    All the details on this week's concert announcements.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on student loan legislation and the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, during a news conference  on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."
  • In this July 24, 2014, photo, dropping water levels reveal larger islands in Lake Mead compared to a picture on an interpretive sign on a hill overlooking the lake in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.
    Entrance to Lake Mead will be free on Monday
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Lake Mead officials are marking the 98th birthday of the National Park Service next week by letting visitors in for free.
  • A view of residential rooftops near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Henderson.
    Las Vegas new home sales down
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Local developers sold 499 new homes last month, down 23 percent from July 2013, according to a report out today from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research. The median sales price last month was $290,000, up 9 percent from a year earlier but down 3 percent from January. Despite the slowdown, builders are steadily pulling more construction permits for new homes. ...
  • Crowds begin to fill the grounds for Hempfest, Seattle's annual gathering to advocate the decriminalization of marijuana Friday, August 15, 2014, at Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront in Seattle, Washington.
    Hempfest coming to Las Vegas
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Las Vegas already has annual festivals celebrating everything from EDM to Elvis. Now a local business wants to add marijuana to that list.
  • Vegas doc suspended on pain medication allegations
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The license of a Las Vegas doctor has been immediately suspended by the state Board of Medical Examiners for excessive use of pain killing medicine.
  •  Artists from "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" perform in the baggage carousel area at McCarran International Airport in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Las Vegas appearance on August 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate The Beatles’ performances at the Las Vegas Convention Center 50 years ago this week. ...
  • None hurt after 15 minutes of gunfire at motel
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Authorities say a 15-minute barrage of gunfire began at about 4 a.m. on Thursday, when the suspect started firing into the parking lot from inside and outside of a second-story room.
  • After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/)
    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
  • Get More News Stories