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Death Valley temp may tie June record

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A heat wave smothering the West was rewriting record books, likely tying a more than century-old U.S. record in California as Las Vegas and other cities came out of their hottest […]

07/02/2013

Cirque ‘devastated’ by acrobat’s fatal Vegas fall

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The founder of Cirque du Soleil says his tight-knit performance company, renowned for extravagant shows that challenge the boundaries of the body and the stage, is “completely devastated” after a veteran […]

07/01/2013

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Death Valley temps at least tie record

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A heat wave punishing several Western states brought at least record-tying temperatures to Death Valley and Las Vegas. The mercury rocketed to 128 degrees Sunday in Death Valley National Park, the […]

07/01/2013

Audience witnesses acrobat’s fatal fall

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Audience members in Las Vegas say they realized a Cirque du Soleil acrobat’s fall was an accident when they heard the cries of the performer and other cast members. Visitor Dan […]

07/01/2013

Cirque du Soleil artist dies after fall in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas. Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead late Saturday night at a hospital after falling […]

06/30/2013

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Southwest braces for more sizzling temperatures

LAS VEGAS (AP) – High temperatures brought discomfort to much of the Southwest on Sunday as many parts of the region were coming off record-breaking heat days and bracing for more sizzling temperatures. Triple-digit heat […]

06/30/2013

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Heat wave sends over 40 to hospitals in Las Vegas

A record heat wave has sent more than 40 people to hospitals in Las Vegas and prompted special protection for wild horses and the cancellation of a marathon elsewhere in Nevada. Authorities say some 30 […]

06/29/2013

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Weekend heat wave to bake western US

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high pressure system hanging over the West this weekend is bringing temperatures extreme even for a region used to baking during the summer. Temperatures are forecast to approach or […]

06/27/2013

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Nation’s mayors want state control of pot policies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s mayors want the federal government to give states leeway in establishing marijuana policies. The resolution was among dozens of symbolic measures that city leaders unanimously approved on Monday, the […]

06/24/2013

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Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A heat wave hitting Alaska doesn’t rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the weather feels like a stifling oven — or […]

06/19/2013

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TripAdvisor finds LA most expensive US city to visit

TripAdvisor survey reveals that Los Angeles is the 6th most expensive city in the U.S. to visit.  The TripIndex Cities survey compares the cost of a hotel stay, cocktail, two course dinner with a bottle […]

06/12/2013

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Brockovich to face misdemeanor boat DUI charge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Environmental activist and movie namesake Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated at Lake Mead, the district attorney in Las Vegas decided Tuesday. Brockovich, 52, […]

06/11/2013

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