Brushing the hair out of his eyes, Julian Elias tilts his head back and gazes up at something most Las Vegans have seen. The Hoover Dam.
Zack Wheeler lived up to the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.
MIAMI -- LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.
WASHINGTON -- Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, at the same time it would bestow legal status on an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully.
Here’s something you don’t see in Southern Nevada every day: Three young adults, 19 to 20 years old, working in the blistering June sun, up to their ankles in dirt, clearing weeds from a plot of eggplant. They weren’t being paid, and no, it wasn’t part of a sentence, criminal or otherwise. These labors were bearing fruit strictly by the choice of the laborers.
Quick question: What do Gwyneth Paltrow, a Las Vegas startup and Coca-Cola have in common?
Daniel Hernandez, who helped save the life of Gabrielle Giffords after the then-Democratic congresswoman from Arizona was shot in the head two years ago, is taking his gun control battle to a Hispanic rights group convention in Las Vegas.
SAO PAULO — Protest leaders called for another huge demonstration in Brazil’s largest city Tuesday, building on historic turnouts spawned by widespread frustration over decades of government red tape, high prices and shoddy services even as the nation’s economic fortunes have risen.
Tiger Woods has now gone five years without winning a major championship — 1,828 days to be exact — and remains stuck on No. 14 in his pursuit of equaling and passing the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.
Buying and selling booze in downtown Las Vegas could be even easier under two proposed city ordinances.
Some people buy their dad a tie for Father’s Day, and others enjoy a summer day outside, but no one expects to lose everything they own.
Two people were injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning in southeast Las Vegas, according to police.
About 200 people representing more than 45 countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens Tuesday during a naturalization ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall.
In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
MARIPOSA, Calif. — An unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park has grown into a more than 2-square-mile blaze that officials said Tuesday has led to the evacuations of 800 homes and 1,500 people.
WASHINGTON — Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain’s tip to once again break out the digging equipment in search of the elusive remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive when he left for lunch with two mobsters 38 years ago.
WASHINGTON — The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
Don Hill still remembers his first professional gig playing saxophone on a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans, the city he grew up in.
An advisory for smoke and ground-level ozone was issued Tuesday for the Las Vegas Valley, according to the Clark County Department of Air Quality.
RENO — Nevada’s non-Hispanic, white population shrunk in all but three counties from 2010 to 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures.
In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a forceful defense of spy operations that was echoed by the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee.
WASHINGTON — Las Vegas political trainer Erin Bilbray-Kohn is a step closer to launching a bid for Congress after the Federal Election Commission ruled last week she could continue to work and draw pay as a consultant during a campaign.
All the seats were assigned, but the audience appeared to divide into distinct camps within minutes of the start of Saturday afternoon’s performance of “American Idiot” at Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Liberty rising senior Ashlie Blake finished second in the shot put and third in the discus at the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Nationals Outdoor track and field meet Sunday at Greensboro, N.C.
The Metropolitan Police Department is planning to kick-start its hiring process now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed the More Cops tax bill.
Beating Jon Fitch for the biggest win of his career made Friday night special for Josh Burkman. Doing it in spectacular fashion — in only 41 seconds — made sure Saturday was pretty good, too.
As Las Vegas turns to high-adrenaline rides to freshen its appeal to visitors, one developer has quietly started to move ahead with a roller coaster that would look down on all but one building on the Strip.