Americans celebrate July 4th with food, fireworks, fun

With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country’s 242nd birthday.

Aces guard Kayla McBride emerges as one of WNBA’s best

Las Vegas Ace Kayla McBride possesses an arsenal of crossover dribbles, fakes and hesitations. She’s an elite shooter now, too, averaging 17.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting, including 42.6 percent from 3-point range.

Metal sculptor creates ‘Vegas Strong’ tribute

Metal artist Nicholas Yust will have about a dozen works on display — and for sale — during meet-and-greet appearances Friday and Saturday at Wyland Gallery in Planet Hollywood Resort’s Miracle Mile Shops.

Hofbrauhaus celebrates America with red, white and blue treat

Celebrate the red, white and blue with an appropriately colored dessert at the Hofbrauhaus, 4510 Paradise Road. Slices of house-made cherry and apple pies and vanilla ice cream are served atop blueberry compote, and it’s $10. The dessert is part of the Hofbrauhaus’ special Fourth of July menu that also includes house-made corn chowder with bacon and jalapenos, $6; barbecued baby back ribs with a grilled jalapeno-cheddar bratwurst, cole slaw, corn on the cob, seasoned potato wedges, bacon and barbecue sauce, $25; and a cocktail with Bacardi, Malibu rum, blue curacao and cranberry juice, $15.

2 more exposed to nerve agent that almost killed spy, police say

For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police confirmed late Wednesday.

Nevada fishing report, July 4, 2018

LAKE MEAD — Anglers fishing during the nighttime hours have found good fishing for striped bass. Plastic baits and anchovies have been working for stripers, catfish, and for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Black bass are staying fairly shallow and anglers fishing from shore have been catching the fish. Catfish can be found in the backs of coves at night.

Teen dies while swimming in Lake Mohave

A teenager died after an incident Tuesday evening when bystanders saw him having difficulty swimming in Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

More than 40,000 turn out for Las Vegas 4th of July parade

The air smelled of sunscreen early Wednesday as throngs of Las Vegans took over the streets of Summerlin to watch dancers, marching bands and Disney princesses parade in celebration of America.

California 10-year-old allegedly starved and tortured before death

A 10-year-old Southern California boy was starved and tortured for days before his death, sometimes by younger brothers and sisters forced to take part in the beatings, according to prosecutors who have charged his mother and her boyfriend with his murder.

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