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Aug. 29, 2014

9:17 a.m.

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Joan Rivers still hospitalized Friday, ‘resting comfortably’
Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office...

9:10 a.m.

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.

8:39 a.m.

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Las Vegas man added to Nevada casinos’ black list
A Las Vegas man is the latest addition to Nevada's “Black Book,” a list of 32 people barred from entering any casino in the state.

8:39 a.m.

Las Vegas man added to Nevada casinos
A Las Vegas man is the latest addition to Nevada's “Black Book,” a list of 32 people barred from entering any casino in the state.

8:33 a.m.

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Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates
A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

8:18 a.m.

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Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in the town of about 12,000 people, bearing the flags of Novorossiya, the would-be state proclaimed by rebels in two eastern Ukraine regions. None of the tanks bore Russian markings, but ready-made meals seen near one of the tanks carried markings that they were issued by the Russian army.

2 a.m.

They come, they study, they stay: Report says Las Vegas is fertile ground for foreign students
They come, they study, they stay: Report says Las Vegas is fertile ground for foreign students
EDUCATION AND ECONOMY:
Behind the global tourist destination that is the Strip and a premier hotel college at UNLV, Las Vegas has the fifth-highest rate in the country in retaining international students ...

Thursday

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 U.S. 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 ...

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