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Aug. 28, 2014

11:25 p.m.

Crowd gathers to rally for change, remember Missouri teen Michael Brown
Crowd gathers to rally for change, remember Missouri teen Michael Brown
They sang hymns, lit candles and hoisted cardboard signs Thursday evening beneath a statue of Martin Luther King as the sun dipped into a fiery horizon. Reacting to the Aug. 9 shooting, the 200 people ...

11 p.m.

Las Vegas 51s to remain top Mets minor league team
Las Vegas 51s to remain top Mets minor league team
The Las Vegas 51s will continue to be a New York Mets Triple-A farm team for at least another two years. Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson and 51s President and COO Don Logan announced jointly ...

9:27 p.m.

WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts in intensive care in Las Vegas
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2014/08/28/wwe-jake-the-snake-roberts-hospitalized-pneumonia-las-vegas/14765261/

8:06 p.m.

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Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end to ...

8 p.m.

Former Nevada lawmaker could be released soon from Las Vegas jail
Former Nevada lawmaker could be released soon from Las Vegas jail
A former Nevada state lawmaker was poised to be freed from a Las Vegas jail after pleading guilty Thursday to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his ...

5:33 p.m.

Police: Man was running credit card forgery lab in Summerlin apartment
A man was indicted Wednesday on 79 counts related to a credit card forgery lab that police say he was operating out of his Summerlin apartment. John Michael Dunn, 50, is accused of ...

3:46 p.m.

UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
After months of meetings and discussion, UNLV’s Campus Improvement Advisory Board decided the timing isn’t right to seek funding for a new stadium. UNLV acting President Don Snyder suggested ...

3:21 p.m.

Overseas trips cut for Nevada agriculture officials
State agricultural officials are not going to France or Brazil this year to promote Nevada farm goods The Legislative Interim Finance Committee refused Wednesday to ...

3:11 p.m.

More beds planned for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas
More hospital beds are ahead for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after federal officials approved the governor's request to double the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment, officials said Thursday. Gov. Brian Sandoval had asked ..

3:05 p.m.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker pleads guilty in 2 Las Vegas cases
A former Nevada state lawmaker could be freed from jail in Las Vegas after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature last year. Defense attorney Adam Gill said Thursday that ...

2:33 p.m.

Nevada taxable sales up 4.7 percent in June
Strong business in Clark and Washoe counties helped push Nevada’s taxable sales to $4.1 billion in June, a 4.7 percent increase over the same month a year ago. The state Department of Taxation reported ...

2:16 p.m.

Police: Car hits baby stroller, takes off
Police: Car hits baby stroller, takes off
A car hit a baby stroller this morning as a pedestrian was pushing a child near a busy Las Vegas intersection, Metro Police said. The child was ...

1:48 p.m.

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Obama: No strategy yet for dealing with ISIS
President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before ...

1:33 p.m.

Nonprofit can make 4 million bars of soap a year at NLV plant
A nonprofit group that distributes soap to poverty-stricken countries is opening a manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, has ...

12:57 p.m.

Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare
Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare
Hospitals are complaining about lower payments to treat Nevada prisoners after inmates were switched to Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, officials said. To save money ...

12:26 p.m.

Cactus Avenue interchange to open Friday, ahead of schedule
The Cactus Avenue interchange over Interstate 15 will open at 2 p.m. Friday, two months ahead of schedule, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced today. The project was initially scheduled to ...

noon

Former U.S. attorney pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns
Former U.S. attorney pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns
A local lawyer who served as U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977 pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns from 2006 to 2010, said Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Lawrence J. Semenza II pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to three misdemeanor counts of ...

11:26 a.m.

Israel finds body where US student disappeared
Israeli police said Thursday "there is a strong possibility" they have found the body of an American seminary student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the body was found in the same area where ...

11:02 a.m.

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Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably' after cardiac arrest
Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest. In a statement, Melissa Rivers said her mother was "resting comfortably" with ...

10:57 a.m.

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Bruce Springsteen picture book out in November
The Boss is getting into the picture book business. "Outlaw Pete," which is based on a ballad from Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" album, will be published ...

10:32 a.m.

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt wed privately at chateau in France
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, ...

10:24 a.m.

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Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane by satellite phone. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said ...

10:21 a.m.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukrainian Col. Andriy Lysenko, a senior NATO official said ...

10:18 a.m.

FBI investigating reports of cyber attacks on US banks
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers ...

10:12 a.m.

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a ...

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