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September 2, 2014

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  • Action-packed TV might make you snack more
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • Vacant home in northwest valley destroyed by fire
    Vacant home in northwest valley destroyed by fire
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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 ...
  • FILE - This April 6, 2006 file photo shows Biologist Mike Bower, left, with the National Park Service, with Fish and Wildlife Service field supervisor Cynthia Martinez, in Devil's Hole, the endangered Devil's Hole Pupfish's only natural habitat, at Death Valley National Park in Nev. For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of the cavern in Nevada's desert, but a new study says climate change and warming waters, and its lack of mobility, are threatening the pupfish and decreasing its numbers.
    Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • This image released by Disney - Marvel shows Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy." (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)
    ‘Guardians’ tops slow Labor Day Weekend, summer box office
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • A bicyclist makes his way through tear gas fired by police to disperse protesters, carrying wood for cooking as the sun sets, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
    Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging protests
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charged of Ashya King case arrives to the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said.
    Parents of ill U.K. boy fight extradition from Spain
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin stand in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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.
  • A truck with the casket containing Metro Police officer Igor Soldo arrives for funeral services at Canyon Ridge Church Thursday, June 12, 2014. Soldo and Metro Police Officer Alyn Beck where ambushed and killed by Jerad and Amanda Miller while eating lunch on Sunday, June 8.
    Amanda Miller’s father honors victims of June rampage
    Sept. 1, 2014
    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 ...
  • Jason Derulo performs at Body English on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    Jason Derulo has double-duty at Rehab and Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Jason Derulo had double-duty this Labor Day Weekend, as the singer-songwriter, dancer and significant other of “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks hosted and performed at Rehab by day and then Body English by night at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
  • The Avett Brothers at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Linq Promenade.
    The Avett Brothers perform back-to-back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl
    Sept. 1, 2014
    It was a triple-header this Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas for North Carolina band The Avett Brothers — banjo player and vocalist Scott Avett, guitarist and vocalist Seth Avett and their bandmates performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
  • David Gray performs at The Joint on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    David Gray at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
    Sept. 1, 2014
    British singer-songwriter David Gray, best known for his songs “Babylon,” “This Year’s Love,” “Please Forgive Me” and “Sail Away,” performed at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Saturday night. Gray’s latest album, “Mutineers,” was released on June 17.
  • 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.
    What incentives does Nevada have to offer Tesla?
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory.
  • Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case.
    Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage
    Sept. 1, 2014
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
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