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October 24, 2014

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  • A crowd takes in a performance of The Weeknd at the Downtown Stage on the opening day of the Life is Beautiful Festival, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
    Pussy Riot, Oscar Goodman and ‘picnic at the disco’ fire up first night of Life Is Beautiful
    Oct. 24, 2014
    A general rule to follow around LIB is to understand this is a loosely framed, freewheeling life experience. It is asphalt Woodstock, and you should just go with it. That goes for whatever snag you will encounter.
  • Suspects in a fast-food restaurant robbery from Aug. 19, 2014, are shown in this video released by Metro Police.
    Police seek suspects in fast food restaurant robbery
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two males they say robbed a fast food restaurant in the southwest valley ...
  • Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon heads for home plate after an RBI single by Eric Hosmer, left, during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco.
    Royals beat Giants for 2-1 World Series lead
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat ...
  • Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.
    Judge puts the kibosh on ridesharing Uber in Nevada, for now
    Oct. 24, 2014
    It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through ...
  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell.
    Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from ...
  • Clark County sheriff candidates Larry Burns and Joe Lombardo.
    Three takeaways from debate between Metro sheriff candidates
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Tackling topics that ranged from police union politics to officer shortages, contenders for Metro's powerful sheriff position squared off Friday afternoon for a debate hosted by ...
  • Forrest  Williamson, left, and homeless advocate Linda Lera-Randle El shop for some necessities at a thrift store on Main Street Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Williamson was homeless in the Las Vegas valley for seven years and just got off the street when a portion of the $34,000 in Social Security disability benefits were restored to him.
    Longtime champion of homeless in Las Vegas dies at 64
    Oct. 24, 2014
    For more than a quarter of a century Linda Lera-Randle El stood as a beacon of light for the homeless in Southern Nevada, advocating for job training, community outreach and ...
  • Taxis wait at "the pit" for fares at McCarran International Airport. At any time, there are about 2,000 cabs on Las Vegas streets.
    Multiple drivers cited within hours of Uber launch
    Oct. 24, 2014
    As of 3:30 p.m., Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams said three Uber drivers in Las Vegas and one in Reno had been cited for illegally offering rides for hire ...
  • Choir members Mauricia Feaster, 9, right, hangs out on the playground jungle gym with Leilani Holloway, 9, and Jeremiah Estes, 1, center, before performing at C.T. Sewell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration.
    Henderson elementary school in running for $100,000 tech grant
    Oct. 24, 2014
    “We have to get that sustained push,” Moynihan said. “Not just one more vote, we have to keep it going.”
  • 2 arrested, 2 sought in gunpoint robberies near Las Vegas Strip
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Police are still seeking two suspects after arresting two men in an armed robbery spree Tuesday near the Las Vegas Strip, according to Metro Police. Four men with at least one firearm robbed several people throughout ...
  • In this frame grab taken from video, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him.
    NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror
    Oct. 24, 2014
    A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday. Police were examining ...
  • Workers from BioRecoveryCorp carry barrels from the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17.
    NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all medical workers and other arriving travelers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The move came after ...
  • Arizona cop arrested in Laughlin on count of attempted sexual assault
    Oct. 24, 2014
    A Bullhead City, Ariz., police officer was arrested Wednesday in Laughlin on a count of attempted sexual assault, according to Metro Police. Jesse Hoag, 37, surrendered ...
  • Sacramento County Sheriff's spokeswoman, Sgt. Lisa Bowman, talks to reporters about the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's deputy by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
    Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies
    Oct. 24, 2014
    A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle has died. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says the 47-year-old deputy was killed after he ...
  • Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department.
    Authorities ID remains of missing Va. student Hannah Graham
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared ...
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