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September 2, 2014

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  • ‘Guardians’ wins weekend box office again, becomes No. 1 movie of year
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Perhaps as a sign this summer couldn’t be over soon enough for Hollywood, the top three positions at the box office for the weekend were exactly the same as last week.
  • Michelle Lord, center, and other activists picket in front of the Mirage Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. About 30 people came out to protest the annual capture and killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
    Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage
    Aug. 31, 2014
    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 ...
  • Russell Henley tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
    Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.
  • NASCAR driver Tony Stewart makes his way to his car before practicing for Sunday's auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Sunday's race will be his first since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.
    Tony Stewart’s return to racetrack ends early
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Tony Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. ...
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
  • Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday.
  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go
    Aug. 31, 2014
    The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
  • A bicyclist makes his way through tear gas fired by police to disperse protesters, carrying wood for cooking as the sun sets, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
    Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his authority.
  • Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops.
  • Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya
    Aug. 31, 2014
    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.
  • Ed Sheeran performs at The Chelsea on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    Ed Sheeran performs back-to-back shows at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan
    Aug. 31, 2014
    On Friday night, Ed Sheeran, who kept it casual in colorful flannel, a black T-shirt and black jeans, had the sold-out crowd singing along to songs including his hits “A Team” and “Sing,” as well as a cover of “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears. ...
  • Brad Paisley performs at Boulevard Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    Brad Paisley brings ‘Moonshine’ to Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Brad Paisley, in blue jeans, black short-sleeve button-up and white cowboy hat, deemed the concert for “Moonshine in the Trunk” an album-release party, and it was 75 minutes of his hits, new cuts from “Moonshine” and, in Paisley’s words, a night of partying and drinking.
  • Nina DiGregorio.
    Nina DiGregorio: Learning to love Las Vegas through the eyes of a small-town New Yorker
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Ten years ago, I would have ripped into a scathing diatribe about all that I disliked about Las Vegas. But not today. Today, I am here to defend the city that I have learned to love as if it were my own.
  • New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey looks on before an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 active players Saturday.
    Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts
    Aug. 31, 2014
    For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 active players Saturday.
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