Legislature looks at helping with your student loans

Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford delivered some encouraging news to university and college students visiting the Legislature Monday: He will soon introduce a bill that would establish a new state-run program to refinance their student loans to reduce their payments.

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Witness: HOA fraud scheme drove Leon Benzer to desperate measures

Leon Benzer was desperate for money in the summer of 2007, as he struggled to keep alive the massive scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations, his former right-hand man testified Tuesday. Benzer pulled out all stops to win a $7.2 million construction defect contract from the Vistana HOA, where he owned the majority of the board members, the community management firm and the legal counsel, according to Ralph Priola.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are coming back to Vegas

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are bringing their cross-generational summit back to Las Vegas on April 10 and 11, this time to The Axis theater at Planet Hollywood Resort. Tickets go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster.

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Some tips on tipping

Tipping was once so hated in America that six U.S. states officially outlawed it in the early 20th century. And, yet, tipping in America has survived. And thrived.

Apple promises fix for Freak security flaw

Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered ‘Freak’ security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

Measles outbreaks may produce tougher vaccination laws

This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks are no longer front page news, but they could have a lasting public health legacy. Lawmakers in 10 states are promoting legislation that would make vaccination exemptions harder to obtain.

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First Friday to celebrate element of chance

Many vendors at March’s First Friday will have mini-wheels of fortune to win prizes, $5 art and more. Other highlights include Jana’s Red Room’s opening inside inside the former Trifecta Gallery space inside The Arts Factory.