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August 27, 2014

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  • Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz., that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
    Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
    Aug. 27, 2014
    The national news media may have moved on to topics like the racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., and fighting in the Middle East, but immigration attorneys and advocates say the fight is just beginning over how to handle ...
  • In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo, Selam Borges plays on a trampoline at Burning Man in Gerlach, Nev. Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance.
    Burning Man brings counterculture to small Nevada town but falls short of economic boom
    Aug. 27, 2014
    The city of Fernley is among the last signs of civilization on the road to the Burning Man festival. The majority of the 60,000 beatniks, bohemians, freethinkers and adventurers attending this year’s Burning Man traveled through the town to arrive at the event, which started Tuesday. The town’s Wal-Mart Supercenter and Lowe's Home Improvement are beacons to the bands of travelers who come to Northern Nevada for the weeklong ...
  • Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
    Not kids’ stuff: CCSD officials face major challenges as school year gets under way
    Aug. 25, 2014
    When the school bells ring this morning, 320,000 students will march back into the classroom in the Clark County School District. Behind the scenes, district officials are facing major challenges as they ...
  • Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter
    Aug. 25, 2014
    The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won't soon be forgotten. And the editors of the publication are predicting more of the same for the coming season.
  • SLS Las Vegas
    SLS debuts amid high expectations; skateboarding shop to ride park’s success
    Aug. 25, 2014
    The new SLS Las Vegas is expected to reinvigorate the north end of the Strip, as a paint-and-sip store opens to the Henderson public. Meanwhile, a skateboarding store sets up shop, and ...
  • Rick Blankenship holds a photo of his previous grass lawn at his home in Long Beach, Calif. As Californians face a historic drought, more people are tearing out thirsty grass lawns to cut down on water use.
    Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out. Three years later, he brims with pride at his new front yard in Long Beach, Calif., carpeted with natural sage- and emerald green-colored ground covers and shaded by flowering magnolia and peppermint willow trees. As California faces an historic drought, more residents are following in Blankenship's footsteps and tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east
    Aug. 24, 2014
    To shouts of "Fascists!" and "Hang them from a tree!" captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.
  • Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state.
  • Cristobal’s pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by swollen rivers on the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
  • A tow truck driver removes the victim's car from a shooting scene after a fatal shooting in North Las Vegas Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
    North Las Vegas shooting leaves one dead
    Aug. 24, 2014
    A 25-year-old man died after a shooting in North Las Vegas this afternoon, according to North Las Vegas Police.
  • Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Tomorrow all I want is peace," Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday during brief remarks at a festival that promoted peace over violence.
    Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace
    Aug. 24, 2014
    The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.
  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responds to a house fire at 6052 Crystal Cascade St., Las Vegas.
    Garage fire displaces family of four
    Aug. 24, 2014
    The resident of a home was working on a car in the garage when a fire broke out at the two-story home near North Bradley Road and West Tropical Parkway this afternoon.
  • Player dies after hit by rock at Algerian game
    Aug. 24, 2014
    A player died of a head injury after being hit by a rock apparently thrown by his own fans at a top-flight league game in Algeria and a police investigation will be opened into his death, the Confederation of African Football and the player's club said Sunday.
  • South Korea's Hae Chan Choi (21) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago's Brandon Green in the sixth inning of the Little League World Series championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
    Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins Little League World Series
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game. ...
  • Jason Day, of Australia, lines up his shot on the 14th hole during third round play at the Barclays golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/
    Day, Furyk tied for lead at the Barclays
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win. Seven times since Furyk last won at the 2010 Tour Championship, he has had at least a share of the 54-hole lead. Seven times he has failed to convert. He gave himself yet another opportunity Saturday with a bogey-free round of 2-under 69 that left him tied with Jason Day going into the final round at the Barclays.
  • Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.
  • Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement Saturday that the volcano had experienced a subglacial eruption was wrong.
  • Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released.
    US says American held in Syria has been freed
    Aug. 24, 2014
    An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
  • Nick Howell, 13, a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease, in Clermont, Fla. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves.
    Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser that carries a lethal disease.
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