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April 19, 2014

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The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper
April 19, 2014
One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple ...
A view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel Monday, March 31, 2014. The observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is part of the Linq project, a $550 million development by Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
April 18, 2014
The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than …
Naked City Pizza Shop chef/owner Chris Palmeri is the wing king.
Las Vegas locales featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’
April 18, 2014
Food television personality Guy Fieri opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday, bringing his Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar to the Quad on the Strip. The UNLV graduate is best known for hosting “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network.
In this Feb. 20, 2014, photo, a man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices in Washington, D.C. Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the hackers who breached Target’s computer systems in December — and even longer to bring them to justice.
Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
April 18, 2014
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer ...
Customers at Wal-Mart head to the checkout lines past a worker with the company’s motto on the back of her vest on Nov. 13, 2005, in Salt Lake City.
Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly
April 18, 2014
Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
Shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
April 17, 2014
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take...
An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Golden Nugget becomes first downtown casino to reach new pact with unions
April 16, 2014
The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Wednesday that they'd agreed with the Golden Nugget on a five-year contract. The agreement is the first ...
Chinese medicine specialist Tom Haskins is ready to call it quits in Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: We might not be ready for the truly nontraditional
April 16, 2014
Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.
Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip in December 2010.
Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations
April 16, 2014
Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website this week ran a story listing...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Deutsche Bank said to seek sale of Cosmopolitan resort
April 16, 2014
The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.
Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
April 16, 2014
Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...
Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to media about clean energy investment in Nevada on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Sandoval leading state trade mission to Canada
April 16, 2014
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is leading a trade mission to Canada, in part to attract interest in the state’s nascent drone industry. The delegation includes Sandoval, members of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, representatives from UNLV, UNR and the Desert Research Institute, along with business leaders from the state. The economic development office is staging a conference for targeted Canadian companies to...
Arturo Martinez-Sanchez arranges purple and red flowers in a vase attached to the headstone for his wife, Yadira Martinez, and his daughter, Karla Martinez, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
April 16, 2014
It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.
Arturo Martinez-Sanchez kisses the gravesite of his wife, Yadira, and daughter, Karla, who are buried together at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas, on Feb. 10, 2013.
Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
April 16, 2014
Last year, the Las Vegas Sun presented a series that followed the family of Arturo Martinez-Sanchez as they rebuilt their lives after the killings of Arturo's wife and daughter. Today, the Sun was awarded...
Report: Las Vegas’ industrial space a turnoff for companies eyeing move here
April 16, 2014
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has released a report saying dozens of companies that considered moving here picked other cities largely because of a dearth of big, available industrial properties ...

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