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Nonprofit can make 4 million bars of soap a year at NLV plant
Aug. 28, 2014
A nonprofit group that distributes soap to poverty-stricken countries is opening a manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, has ...
FBI investigating reports of cyber attacks on US banks
Aug. 28, 2014
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Nevada casino revenue up slightly in July
Aug. 28, 2014
Nevada casino revenue increased less than 1 percent in July from the same month last year, partly due to continued gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported today that ...
Marcos Ontiveros, Blaze Brooks and Evan Savar, who have collaborated to create the anti-bullying app "Bully Alert," are seen in their new workspace Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Sister’s ordeal motivates Las Vegas innovator to create anti-bullying app
Aug. 28, 2014
Motivated by the bullying of his little sister, Marcos Ontiveros developed an app that will make it easier for students to report being abused by their classmates. The app will be piloted in ...
In this April 20, 2006, photo, Hildale, Utah, sits at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. Utah's liquor commission has approved a winemaking license for a new winery in the town of Hildale, home to a polygamous sect.
Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect
Aug. 28, 2014
A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor authorities say ...
This July 28, 2012, photo provided by Bob MacDuff shows Lindsae MacDuff holding an automatic weapon at the Gun store in Las Vegas after her "shotgun wedding."
Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
Aug. 28, 2014
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become ...
Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown
Aug. 27, 2014
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to ...
Brett Warner watches as Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Phoenix. Palson, 22, started attending HeatSync to make clothing and accessories that mimic characters from movies and video games for conferences she attended.
Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
Aug. 27, 2014
Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with ...
This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The casino opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, and it's the last of five to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
Aug. 27, 2014
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...
A Japan Airlines jet taxis to a gate at McCarran International Airport on Friday, July 7, 2000.
Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July
Aug. 27, 2014
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people ...
Las Vegans’ credit card debt rising faster than you might think
Aug. 26, 2014
Southern Nevadans are swiping their credit cards more often and racking up debt faster than most consumers nationally. Residents of the Las Vegas metro area had ...
In this Jan. 20, 2014, photo, actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Lohan is suing the makers of "Grand Theft Auto." The actress says the latest video game installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.
Video game makers: Lindsay Lohan sued us for attention
Aug. 26, 2014
The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her. In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday ...
Judge to rule in rent dispute between pizzeria, Tivoli Village
Aug. 26, 2014
A resolution is in sight in a two-year rent dispute between the owners of Radio City Pizzeria and the slowly developing Tivoli Village at Queensridge. Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman this week is expected to ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Aug. 26, 2014
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...
SLS Las Vegas
SLS debuts amid high expectations; skateboarding shop to ride park’s success
Aug. 25, 2014
The new SLS Las Vegas is expected to reinvigorate the north end of the Strip, as a paint-and-sip store opens to the Henderson public. Meanwhile, a skateboarding store sets up shop, and ...

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