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Hundreds await evacuation from smoke-filled Greek ferry

More than 200 freezing passengers and crew remained trapped on a burning ferry and adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania early Monday after enduring a second night of smoke, frigid temperatures and gale-force winds awaiting evacuation after fire broke out. At least one person died and two were injured in the risky rescue operation.

Judicial discipline commission hopes to add staff as caseload grows

Complaints against judges across the state are rising, but the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is having a tough time keeping up. Executive Director Paul Deyhle said the commission lacks modern-day resources, manpower and authority to handle the growing caseload.

NFL playoffs: Ravens in as AFC wild card

The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks are staying home — in a good way. While the Ravens made it on San Diego’s loss to Kansas City, the Seahawks rounded into form in the last few games of the regular season to grab homefield advantage.

Ousted legislator happy to spread some holiday cheer

Ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, the first person ever expelled from the Legislature, was the man behind the hundreds of trees made available on the morning of Christmas Eve and he was happy to do it.

Fire at senior complex sends woman to hospital

A blaze at a senior citizen apartment complex hospitalized one woman and injured a man in North Las Vegas Sunday afternoon, the fire department said.

Details emerge in Arizona officer’s death

A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday.

With Dick Vitale, you always get more than you bargain for

While UNLV was shocking No. 3-ranked Arizona, Dick Vitale and his bride of 43 years were taking in Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas. Le Reve was the first big production at the Wynn, so it’s still a diaper dandy among Las Vegas shows.

AirAsia plane believed at bottom of sea

Ships and planes have resumed searching for a passenger jet that went missing more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. Officials said they believe that the plane is at the bottom of the sea.

Tourism group turned to world-class composer with Nevada roots

Eric Whitacre is a world-class, Grammy Award-winning music composer who grew up in rural Nevada, went to school at UNLV and makes about a dozen speaking appearances a year. He also recently appeared before the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

Great white shark bites California surfer

A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said. The man sustained minor injuries and was able to paddle himself to shore.

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