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Aug. 31, 2014

9:23 p.m.

Photo: Michelle Lord, center, and other activists picket
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, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.


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 ...

7:26 p.m.

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across ...

7:20 p.m.

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member
A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as ...

6:31 p.m.

Man is guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman
A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against ...

6:22 p.m.

Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada testif
Utah university removes Harry Reid’s name from center
Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from ...

5:34 p.m.

Military plane makes emergency landing at McCarran
A military aircraft made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport this afternoon after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The C-17 cargo plane landed safely at ...

4:59 p.m.

Photo: FILE - This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo made availabl
Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape
An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least eight women while on patrol.

4:54 p.m.

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine
Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews.

4:48 p.m.

Photo: FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tra
Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash
Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper ( ) that Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again. Morelli says Morgan appears to be making progress, but it will be a month before he is assessed "cognitively."

4:42 p.m.

Photo: In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, photo, President
Obama’s tan suit buzzed around the world
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? ...

4:36 p.m.

Car fire on I-15 closes two lanes near Tropicana
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.

4:32 p.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Central American migr
Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
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.

4:29 p.m.

U.N.: ‘Very fluid’ situation on held peacekeepers
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.

3:21 p.m.

New Medicaid payments could help ease mental health problems in Las Vegas
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.

3:14 p.m.

Appeals court to review challenge to Nevada’s gay marriage ban
Appeals court to review challenge to Nevada’s gay marriage ban
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 ...

1:49 p.m.

Titus: No easy solution to child migrant crisis
Titus: No easy solution to child migrant crisis
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 ...

11:44 a.m.

Las Vegas recruits top lobbyist from Metro Chamber of Commerce
Brian McAnallen will be responsible for shaping the city’s legislative agenda and coordinating with state and federal lobbyists.

11:17 a.m.

Citing ‘communistic mentality,’ son of Cliven Bundy withdraws children from county school
Citing ‘communistic mentality,’ son of Cliven Bundy withdraws children from county school
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 ...

10:24 a.m.

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
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.

9:51 a.m.

Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot him
Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot him
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 ...

9:46 a.m.

Photo: FILE In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo taken with a
Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
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...

9:41 a.m.

Photo: In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, Chelsea
NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter
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. ...

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