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August 1, 2014

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Aug. 1, 2014

4:01 p.m.

Batman creator's personal comics to be sold at auction
Batman creator's personal comics to be sold at auction
Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction. ComicConnect is selling Kane's file copies of Detective Comics Nos. 27 through 45 and Batman Nos. 1 through 3. The auction house declined to put an estimate on their value, saying such items...

3:46 p.m.

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
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 the groundwork taking place is...

3:09 p.m.

Former bookkeeper sentenced in $500,000 embezzlement case
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.

2:58 p.m.

Coroner rules man's death from NYC police chokehold a homicide
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...

2:34 p.m.

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years
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...

2:31 p.m.

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Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'
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...

2:01 p.m.

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MGM Resorts finalizes purchase of 2 Massachusetts properties
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...

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2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital
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...

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3:32 p.m.

Private plane makes crash landing at Jean airport
Private plane makes crash landing at Jean airport
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...

1:27 p.m.

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UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor
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...

1:03 p.m.

Embattled Washoe County schools chief back on the job
Embattled Washoe County schools chief back on the job
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...


Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
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...

11:57 a.m.

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Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions
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...

11:53 a.m.

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills
House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. After more than a year of inaction on the contentious issue of immigration, House GOP leaders...

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Photo: Residents Bella Rubyor, 4, and her mother Crystal
Gov. Sandoval tours Mount Charleston; new flood warning issued
A boil-water order for residents of the lower Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston has been lifted, Las Vegas Valley Water District officials announced today. The order had been...

10:53 a.m.

Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron James license plate
An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state's motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of...

10:43 a.m.

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Ebola moving faster than control efforts, health official says
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Doctors Without Borders said...

10:26 a.m.

Suspect in Mexico stabbing death captured in North Las Vegas
Suspect in Mexico stabbing death captured in North Las Vegas
A Mexican national accused of a fatal stabbing in his home country nearly 16 years ago has been returned to Mexico after he was arrested last month in North Las Vegas. Pedro Curiel-Herrera, 35, was...

9:50 a.m.

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Girl, 12, accused in stabbing to please fictional Slender Man not competent for trial
One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday. The judge also ordered that ...

9:41 a.m.

Coroner IDs man shot east of downtown Las Vegas
Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man found shot dead earlier this week east of downtown Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Manuel Guadalupe Acosta died of...

9:09 a.m.

2 survive shooting near busy Las Vegas intersection
2 survive shooting near busy Las Vegas intersection
Two people shot in a vehicle near the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Bonanza Road on Thursday night were in stable condition today as Metro Police gang-unit detectives ...

8:24 a.m.

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Macau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month
Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown. Official data released Friday show that revenue fell...

8:09 a.m.

US employers add 209K jobs; unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. July's gain was...

8:07 a.m.

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since...

7:50 a.m.

Photo: Jose Figueroa of Puerto Rico looks over slot machi
Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally Technologies
Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games. The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share of Bally. That amounts to a 38 percent premium to Bally's closing price of...

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