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February 1, 2015

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  • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll holds the the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 2, 2014, after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. Carroll's Seahawks will face Bill Belichick's New England Patriots on Sunday Feb. 1, 2015, in the Super Bowl with a chance to do something that, for many reasons, was thought to be too tall a task in today's NFL: win a second consecutive championship.
    Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
    Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open title, denies Murray a first
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.
  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
  • Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.
  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.
  • ‘Sniper’ shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M
    Feb. 1, 2015
    "American Sniper" shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
  • Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget
    Feb. 1, 2015
    The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.
  • Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste appears in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges March 31, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt. A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Greste has been freed from prison and is on his way to Cairo airport to leave the country.
    Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
    Feb. 1, 2015
    A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.
  • Snow blankets O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Chicago. The first major winter storm of the year is bearing down on the Chicago region, bringing with it blizzard conditions of heavy snow and strong winds. More than 1,100 flights have been canceled at Chicago's airports and snow-covered roads are making travel treacherous.
    Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
    Feb. 1, 2015
    A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.
  • Report of suicidal person prompts shutdown of I-15
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Law enforcement authorities shut down Interstate 15 near Tropicana Avenue this morning amid ...
  • The 2015 Mesquite Motor Mania car show Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Mesquite.
    Tiny Mesquite has myriad ways of attracting visitors
    Feb. 1, 2015
    The annual Mesquite Balloon Festival and Motor Mania weekend are just a taste of what the community of Mesquite has to offer. Upcoming: Mesquite MusicFest, off-road weekend and the Smokin’ in Mesquite barbecue championship.
  • Is this lawsuit good for Nevada, or just for Laxalt?
    Feb. 1, 2015
    The state’s new attorney general is wasting taxpayer money needlessly fighting the president’s immigration policy.
  • How to recognize a heart attack
    How to recognize a heart attack
    Feb. 1, 2015
    The common symptoms people overlook and how to respond if you think you’re having an attack.
  • Governor falls short with funds for UNLV med school
    Feb. 1, 2015
    When Gov. Brian Sandoval proclaimed the UNLV medical School his top priority for UNLV, I was shocked to hear his commitment of only $9 million to make it happen …
  • Michelle Tully runs the Charleston Antique Mall, where shoppers can find all manner of antiques, collectibles and “cool things” — plus free coffee and cookies.
    For antique mall, first and foremost is customer’s comfort
    Feb. 1, 2015
    Michelle and Cal Tully took over the 18,000-square-foot shopping space in 2008 and immediately set out to make improvements to the customers experience.
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