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September 2, 2014

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  • Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case.
    Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage
    Sept. 1, 2014
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
  • ‘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.
  • Security guards stop a car Friday Aug. 1, 2014, at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, where Tesla Motors has broken ground as one of the possible places to build a $5 billion "gigafactory'' to make lithium batteries for its electric cars.
    What incentives does Nevada have to offer Tesla?
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim
    Aug. 31, 2014
    The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
  • A security guard, center left, working at the University Hospital Fann, speaks to people inside a car as a man is treated for symptoms of the Ebola virus inside the Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.
    WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’
    Aug. 31, 2014
    The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.
  • Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.
  • Northern California wildfires show slower growth
    Aug. 31, 2014
    The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
  • Chef Todd English and Le Cordon Bleu student Todd Huelsman compete during 2013 Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit's Bellagio Block Party on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
    Chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants across the country — including at Bellagio and CityCenter — and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. ...
  • Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York.
    Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in U.S. Open quarters
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years.
  • A 2004 Ferrari Spider is engulfed in flames on northbound Interstate 15 near the Valley of Fire. The two passengers in the car, who were traveling back to Utah after a weekend in Las Vegas, were not injured, but the car was a total loss.
    Two passengers escape Ferrari fire on Interstate 15
    Aug. 31, 2014
    A Ferrari caught on fire this morning on northbound Interstate 15 about 5 miles south of the Valley of Fire.
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