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  1. 3 cars on Amtrak train with 311 passengers derail, none hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 4 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Three cars on an Amtrak train carrying more than 300 people from Miami to New York derailed in snowy Savannah, Georgia, but no injuries were reported, Amtrak said early Thursday. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said the Silver Meteor train No.


  2. Suspect in Times Square bombing leaves a trail of mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In a photograph provided by a city employee, Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the subway terror attack, in an ambulance after his apprehension on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. On the surface, Ullah seemed to be an ordinary member of a Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn, but on Monday morning, he strapped a pipe bomb to his body and set out to detonate it in a Times Square subway station, according to police.


  3. Vegas Play of the Day: Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail BlazersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-2016 and 2016-17 seasons, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015.


  4. Judge OKs transfer of terrorist suspect from Chicago to NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A federal judge has OK'd the transfer of a suspect from Chicago to New York to face charges he helped raise money for would-be militants to join the Islamic State group and another terrorist organization in Syria. A U.S. magistrate judge in Chicago posted an order Tuesday evening that permits agents to transport the 32-year-old Dilshod Khusanov to a jail in Brooklyn, New York.


  5. Golden Knights north of border for first time in showdown with OttawaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal makes a turn during their game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, October 21, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime.


  6. Revolutionaries to supernovas: Glamour names women of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    It's been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women's March on Washington and astronaut Peggy Whitson among its women of the year from the worlds of politics, entertainment, fashion, business and more. The other winners announced Monday, ahead of a Nov. 13 gala in Brooklyn, New York, are actor Nicole Kidman, singer Solange Knowles, Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan, late-night TV host Samantha Bee, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Dior's first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and "Wonder Woman" helmswoman Patty Jenkins.


  7. Longtime political activist Virginia Hartigan Cain dies at 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Virginia Hartigan Cain, a longtime political activist and past chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 95. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Virginia moved to Asbury Park, N.J. with her family.


  8. Longtime Las Vegas developer remembered for service to communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Like so many of Las Vegas' pioneering businessmen, Kishner was an Eastern transplant. He was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived there until he was 13 years old, when his family moved to Florida.


  9. Chicago-area man arrested on terrorism charges filed in NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A Chicago-area man is facing terrorism charges after being accused of trying to pay for others to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and another group. Thirty-one-year-old Dilshod Khusanov made an initial appearance Thursday in Chicago federal court after his early morning arrest at his Villa Park home.


  10. AP Photo Gallery: Coney Island after sundownRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Coney Island is a storied place, known for Nathan's hot dogs, old-fashioned amusement park rides and a gritty beach at the end of four subway lines in Brooklyn, New York. But Coney Island after sundown has a different feel.


  11. 'My Favorite Year' actor Joe Bologna dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Joe Bologna, the actor, director and writer known for his role in the 1982 film comedy "My Favorite Year," died Sunday. He was 82. Bologna died in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Matt Sherman told The Associated Press.


  12. Confederate street names stir debate in ... New York City?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Two of the Confederate Army's best-known leaders have streets named for them in a place not normally associated with the Southern side of the Civil War - New York City. Now some elected officials are trying to undo it.


  13. Zach Collins drafted No. 10 overall by Portland TrailblazersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Zach Collins didn't have to wait long to hear his name called at the NBA draft, as the Portland Trailblazers chose the Las Vegas native with the No. 10 overall pick.


  14. New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York.


  15. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line. In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.


  16. Streisand ponders 'what might have been' with ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Barbra Streisand usually talks to her audience, but Saturday night she had a special message for two guests: Bill and Hillary Clinton. Streisand gave former president and former Democratic presidential candidate much more than a shout out at her concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, her hometown. 172 comments

  17. Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is returning to a Brooklyn courtroom Friday, a day after a judge rejected his request to be allowed in the general inmate population. The 59-year-old defendant famous for twice escaping from prison in Mexico lost his bid Thursday to relax the terms of his confinement at a lower Manhattan lockup when U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan concluded that solitary confinement was appropriate.


  18. Shawn Porter sets out on boxing's comeback trail against Andre BertoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Boxer and former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter heads to the ring during a media workout at his gym, the Porter Hy-Performence Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8, 2016. The training home of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter off Paradise Road presumably has air conditioning, but it's sparsely used.


  19. Daughter of NYC cop killed in 9/11 attacks joins NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The daughter of a New York Police Department officer killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been sworn in as a member of the force. Brittney Roy, of Massapequa Park on Long Island, was sworn in Thursday along with 473 other recruits during a ceremony held at the city's police academy in Queens.


  20. Accident on tugboat in NY Harbor severs crew member's armRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Police say a tugboat crew member is hospitalized after he lost part of an arm in an accident in New York Harbor. New York City police tells the Daily News that the 27-year-old man was working on the Mr. T near the Statue of Liberty around 9:20 p.m. Thursday when his left arm became caught in one of the vessel's ropes.


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