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August 1, 2014

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  • Security guards stop a car Friday Aug. 1, 2014, at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, where Tesla Motors has broken ground as one of the possible places to build a $5 billion "gigafactory'' to make lithium batteries for its electric cars.
    Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
    Aug. 1, 2014
    A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but ...
  • Former bookkeeper sentenced in $500,000 embezzlement case
    Aug. 1, 2014
    A former bookkeeper who embezzled more than $500,000 from her employer has been sentenced to two 12- to 48-month terms in prison and ordered to pay back the money, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced today.
  • Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
    Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, Crystal Hefner
    Aug. 1, 2014
    It’s music mayhem because in addition to Lady Gaga’s second time at MGM Grand in two weeks, there’s Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and The Plain White T’s at Red Rock Resort; Journey and The Steve Miller Band at Mandalay Bay; Aerosmith at MGM Grand; Weezer at the Cosmopolitan; and more.
  • Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner, cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York.
    Coroner rules man's death from NYC police chokehold a homicide
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is extending his "deepest sympathy" to the family of a New York City man whose death was ruled to be caused by a police chokehold. De Blasio issued a statement Friday shortly after the medical examiner ruled...
  • S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years
    Aug. 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into stocks, faced with the growing geopolitical concerns in Israel and Ukraine, as well as...
  • President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
    Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'
    Aug. 1, 2014
    The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. "We tortured some folks," Obama said at a...
  • This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo of an artist rendering provided by MGM Resorts International via The Republican shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield, Mass.
    MGM Resorts finalizes purchase of 2 Massachusetts properties
    Aug. 1, 2014
    MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two city-owned properties in downtown Springfield as it plans to build an $800 million casino there. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the...
  • Dr. Bruce Ribner, the Emory University Hospital epidemiologist who oversees the isolation unit at the hospital set up to treat patients exposed to certain infectious diseases, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Ribner said Friday two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at the hospital.
    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no...
  • Private plane makes crash landing at Jean airport
    Aug. 1, 2014
    A landing-gear malfunction forced a private plane to crash land at the Jean airport today. The pilot, who was the only person on board...
  • Cleaning crews work to dry the floor at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, a day after a steel pipe burst along Sunset Boulevard and flooded parts of the campus and nearby streets.
    UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor
    Aug. 1, 2014
    UCLA says it will replace the floor of Pauley Pavilion that was flooded by a 20 million-gallon water main leak. Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said Friday that the entire wood floor of the famed court will be...
  • Embattled Washoe County schools chief back on the job
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Embattled Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez is back on the job, 10 days after he was told he was being "relieved of his duties" effective immediately. Martinez returned to work Friday after...
  • An immigrant peers out from a detention area in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the McAllen Border Patrol Station. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border has been elusive.
    Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
    Aug. 1, 2014
    In January, 57 percent of people said they disapproved of the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Now the figure is up to 68 percent.
  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
    Aug. 1, 2014
    President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. It was the first conversation between the leaders since the U.S. and Europe slapped a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow. In a phone call, Obama also...
  • Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung.
    Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267. With clean-up work underway...
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess.
    House OKs bill for crisis on U.S.-Mexico border
    Aug. 1, 2014
    The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP legislation passed 223-189 late Friday on ...
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