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August 2, 2014

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  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
    Aug. 1, 2014
    President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. It was the first conversation between the leaders since the U.S. and Europe slapped a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow. In a phone call, Obama also...
  • An immigrant peers out from a detention area in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the McAllen Border Patrol Station. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border has been elusive.
    Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
    Aug. 1, 2014
    In January, 57 percent of people said they disapproved of the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Now the figure is up to 68 percent.
  • Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung.
    Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267. With clean-up work underway...
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess.
    House OKs bill for crisis on U.S.-Mexico border
    Aug. 1, 2014
    The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP legislation passed 223-189 late Friday on ...
  • Residents Bella Rubyor, 4, and her mother Crystal survey flood damage in the Rainbow Subdivision on Mt. Charleston Monday, July 28, 2014. The neighborhood was hit hard by flooding and debris in runoff last year as well.
    Gov. Sandoval tours Mount Charleston; new flood warning issued
    Aug. 1, 2014
    A boil-water order for residents of the lower Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston has been lifted, Las Vegas Valley Water District officials announced today. The order had been...
  • Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron James license plate
    Aug. 1, 2014
    An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state's motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of...
  • An employee of the Monrovia City Corp. mixes disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
    Ebola moving faster than control efforts, health official says
    Aug. 1, 2014
    An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Doctors Without Borders said...
  • Pedro Curiel-Herrea, who is wanted in connection with a stabbing death in Mexico in October 1998, is escorted by ICE officers who were transporting him to the San Ysidro border crossing, where he was handed over to Mexican authorities. Curiel was arrested in North Las Vegas on July 8.
    Suspect in Mexico stabbing death captured in North Las Vegas
    Aug. 1, 2014
    A Mexican national accused of a fatal stabbing in his home country nearly 16 years ago has been returned to Mexico after he was arrested last month in North Las Vegas. Pedro Curiel-Herrera, 35, was...
  • One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate is led out of a courtroom, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Doctors have found that one of the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent to stand trial, attorneys said.
    Girl, 12, accused in stabbing to please fictional Slender Man not competent for trial
    Aug. 1, 2014
    One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday. The judge also ordered that ...
  • Coroner IDs man shot east of downtown Las Vegas
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man found shot dead earlier this week east of downtown Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Manuel Guadalupe Acosta died of...
  • 2 survive shooting near busy Las Vegas intersection
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Two people shot in a vehicle near the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Bonanza Road on Thursday night were in stable condition today as Metro Police gang-unit detectives ...
  • Sky Ferreira, opening for Miley Cyrus March 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Concert on-sales: Moe., Sky Ferreira, Limp Bizkit and more
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Also: 'America's Got Talent' at Planet Hollywood and a Godsmack-led hard-rock bill at the Joint.
  • Macau.
    Macau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown. Official data released Friday show that revenue fell...
  • US employers add 209K jobs; unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent
    Aug. 1, 2014
    U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. July's gain was...
  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since...
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