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August 30, 2014

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  • In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama leaves after speaking about the economy, Iraq and Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of The White House in Washington, D.C., before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. Obama's summer fashion choice, not unprecedented among presidents — himself included — was the talk of social media Thursday. Other presidents who have taken on tan include Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Dwight Eisenhower.
    Obama’s tan suit buzzed around the world
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed ’round the world? ...
  • Car fire on I-15 closes two lanes near Tropicana
    Aug. 29, 2014
    A two-car collision between a pick-up truck and a car caused the car to catch on fire, according to Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson.
  • In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Central American migrants sleep atop a moving freight train as it heads north from Arriaga toward Chahuites, Mexico. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally helped thousands of migrants head north. The once-open route to the United States has become so difficult that trains now carry a small fraction of the migrants they used to, and almost exclusively adult men.
    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Convoys of Mexican federal police and immigration service employees in southern Mexico have begun scouring the tracks of the infamous freight train known as "La Bestia," or The Beast, that has long carried crowds of migrants on its lumbering route north. They have also set up moving roadblocks, checking the documents of passengers on interstate buses.
  • U.N.: ‘Very fluid’ situation on held peacekeepers
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Some radio contact has been made with the 72 peacekeepers from the Philippines who have been restricted to their positions, Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Another 44 peacekeepers from Fiji remain detained.
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Developers behind Major League Soccer proposal estimate $1.2 annual profit
    Aug. 29, 2014
    A downtown soccer stadium would generate $23.9 million in revenue per year and a profit of $1.2 million, according to a financial analysis released today by the project’s developer. The estimate includes $10.5 million ...
  • New Medicaid payments could help ease mental health problems in Las Vegas
    Aug. 29, 2014
    The state Division of Health Care Financing and Policy said Friday the government will increase its reimbursement rates from $460 to $940 per day for a patient in these hospitals.
  • Participants march in the 15th annual PRIDE night parade in downtown Las Vegas, Friday Sept. 6, 2013.
    Appeals court to review challenge to Nevada’s gay marriage ban
    Aug. 29, 2014
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled arguments for Sevcik v. Sandoval at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8, the same day the court will consider similar appeals from Hawaii ...
  • 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.
    Titus: No easy solution to child migrant crisis
    Aug. 29, 2014
    After a two-day visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Dina Titus says the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied Central American minors coming into the United States through the southern border can’t easily be fixed ...
  • Las Vegas recruits top lobbyist from Metro Chamber of Commerce
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Brian McAnallen will be responsible for shaping the city’s legislative agenda and coordinating with state and federal lobbyists.
  • Ryan Bundy, left, one of Cliven Bundy's sons, talks with David Lory VanDerBeek, an Independent American Party candidate for governor, at the family ranch near Bunkerville Sunday, April 13, 2014. Ryan's wife Angela holds their son Moroni, 2, at center.
    Citing ‘communistic mentality,’ son of Cliven Bundy withdraws children from county school
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Ryan Bundy said he made the decision after a disagreement this week with administrators at Virgin Valley High School, where his daughter was set to attend. School officials refused to let the girl carry a pocket knife on school ...
  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky. The company is using tobacco plants grown at this facility to help manufacture an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola. An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study released Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
    Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
    Aug. 29, 2014
    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.
  • People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun.
    Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot him
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and the 39-year-old Vacca was fatally shot once ...
  • FILE In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo taken with a long exposure, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. On Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in the St. Louis suburb. Rappers, like Talib Kweli, J. Coyle, and Lauryn Hill and others, are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Mike Brown’s death, channeling hip-hop’s earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.
    Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice...
  • In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Foundation speaks during an interview at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News. Clinton has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. The network announced her exit on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
    NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter
    Aug. 29, 2014
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. ...
  • This undated image posted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State group that captured the Tabqa air base from the Syrian government on Sunday, praying inside the air base, in Raqqa, Syria. A U.N. commission on Wednesday accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians, as pictures emerged of the extremists' bloody takeover of a Syrian military air base that added to the international organization’s claims.
    U.N. says Syria refugees surpass 3 million
    Aug. 29, 2014
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.
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