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September 2, 2014

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Sept. 2, 2014

2 a.m.

Photo: A view of vacant land west of Mandalay Bay on Thur
Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
Real Estate:
Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. Kashani is rumored to be under contract to buy ...


Sept. 1, 2014

5:43 p.m.

Photo: Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, reacts after a shot a
Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open
Bouchard tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth round.

5:33 p.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, participants enjoy th
Burning Man festival draws crowd of 66,000
Gene Seidlitz of the federal Bureau of Land Management says the official peak attendance of 65,922 set on Friday was within the population cap of 68,000 imposed by his agency on the quirky art and music festival.

4:31 p.m.

Photo: Carrie Underwood accepts the Milestone Award durin
Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. ...

4:27 p.m.

Photo: FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Eric Garn
N.Y. police boss defends response in custody death
Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner's office says physical restraint by police was a factor, along with severe intoxication from the hallucinogenic drug PCP and heart disease.

4:04 p.m.

2 men sue over Nevada trapping regulations
Donald Molde of Reno and Mark Smith of Incline Village, in their lawsuit filed Thursday in Washoe County District Court, are seeking an injunction to halt the upcoming trapping season and force change.

3:11 p.m.

Photo: Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary
Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help
Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who already is serving a 15-year term, said his health has deteriorated at the labor camp where he works eight hours a day.

2:47 p.m.

Man dies in North Las Vegas motorcycle accident
Officers were dispatched to Donovan Way near East Craig Road around 3:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a man down, according to North Las Vegas Police. When they arrived, they found 41-year-old North Las Vegas resident Johnston Overbey lying unresponsive near the roadway.

2:27 p.m.

Photo: Juanes performs on stage during the Made In Americ
Kanye, Juanes enliven L.A.’s Made in America fest
"This whole place is full of good, loving people," Mayer told the crowd from the Budweiser Made in America festival's main stage.

2:20 p.m.

Photo: This Oct. 8, 2012 file photo shows the wrecked Sub
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compensate by driving slowly, avoiding risky actions such as passing other cars, and allowing extra room between vehicles.

2:08 p.m.

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent
The Pentagon had given the U.S. Congress a legally required 30-day notice in July that it intended to transfer the six long-held men for resettlement, suggesting it may have been imminent after months of delay. But presidential spokesman Diego Canepa said undisclosed issues had yet to be resolved.

1:23 p.m.

Action-packed TV might make you snack more
Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

12:47 p.m.

Vacant home in northwest valley destroyed by fire
Vacant home in northwest valley destroyed by fire
Firefighters were dispatched around 10:15 p.m. to a house fire on Crestline Drive near Torrey Pines Drive and Washington Avenue. When they arrived on scene, the fire had already engulfed the one-story wood house, according to LVFR. Firefighters contained ...

12:15 p.m.

Photo: FILE - This April 6, 2006 file photo shows Biologi
Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish
For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.

11:49 a.m.

Photo: This image released by Disney - Marvel shows Chris
‘Guardians’ tops slow Labor Day Weekend, summer box office
Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday. With North American ticket sales of more than $280 million so far, "Guardians" is also the summer's — and the year's — top-grossing film to date.

11:46 a.m.

Photo: Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 71st annual Golde
Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation
Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many of the images could not be confirmed. The source of the leak was unclear.

11:40 a.m.

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants
Nouri al-Maliki made the comments during an unannounced visit to the northern community of Amirli, where he was greeted with hugs. A day earlier, Iraqi forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege of the town where some 15,000 Shiite Turkmens had been stranded.

11:30 a.m.

Photo: A bicyclist makes his way through tear gas fired b
Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging protests
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would not step down under duress, even as protesters briefly took over the country's state-run television broadcaster and battled security forces in the streets. But the pressure from three days of violent protests on Sharif has intensified amid reports — later denied by the military — that the country's powerful army chief advised him to resign.

10:56 a.m.

Photo: Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charged of Ashya Ki
Parents of ill U.K. boy fight extradition from Spain
A Spanish judge ordered Brett and Naghemeh King held for 72 hours while documents are translated and doctors are consulted. After that, the judge could extend their time in detention or release them.

10:46 a.m.

Photo: Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, rig
Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine's eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region.

10:28 a.m.

Photo: A truck with the casket containing Metro Police of
Amanda Miller’s father honors victims of June rampage
The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day. Todd Woodruff of Lafayette, Indiana, laid flowers Friday against the window of a pizza shop where his daughter, Amanda Miller, and her husband, Jerad Miller, killed officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo in an ambush during ...


Aug. 31, 2014

9:23 p.m.

Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage
Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage
Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign ...


Aug. 30, 2014

4:25 p.m.

Man found dead near Galleria mall may be hit-and-run victim
Police responded around 1:30 a.m. to Galleria Drive west of Gibson Road, where they found the man lying in the westbound roadway in a right-hand turn lane ...


Aug. 29, 2014

9:30 p.m.

Photo: Culinary and Bartenders union members with Station
1,500 rally in latest Culinary effort to pressure Station
Las Vegas casino workers, faith leaders and others marched to a rally at Boulder Station today in protest of what they described as unfair labor practices from Station Casinos. The demonstrators called on Station to ...

8:10 p.m.

Boy hit by car in northeast valley neighborhood
Boy hit by car in northeast valley neighborhood
A boy was struck by a vehicle this afternoon while running across the street in the northeast valley, Metro Police said. The vehicle was traveling at a low speed when ...

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