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September 22, 2014

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  • In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria.
    Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
    Sept. 22, 2014
    Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. American and French warplanes have ...
  • Scottish DJ Calvin Harris performs during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Photos: Ed Sheeran + Macklemore, Train, Calvin Harris rule Night 2 of iHeart
    Sept. 22, 2014
    With a lineup that included One Direction, Iggy Azalea and 50 Cent, who would have predicted that Train would steal the show during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena?
  • A look at Della's Kitchen at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
    Chocolate bar opens on the Strip; Delano rolls out more restaurants
    Sept. 22, 2014
    Chocolate lovers are in for a treat, Delano continues rolling out new restaurants and a Chinese restaurant is shut down for health violations ...
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars, with Oscar-winning frontman Jared Leto, performs at Boulevard Pool on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    Review: Hipster Jesus Jared Leto and Thirty Seconds to Mars electrify Boulevard Pool
    Sept. 22, 2014
    The passion Oscar-winner Jared Leto exudes in a live performance is evident as he bounced around onstage with a wireless mic and interacted with the audience and the 65-foot screen near the stage that displayed the show.
  • Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Photos: Taylor Swift and Usher bookend Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
    Sept. 21, 2014
    All eyes were on Taylor Swift on Friday night as she kicked, kicked, kicked, kicked, kicked off the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival — mega festival, really — at MGM Grand Garden Arena, the fourth year for the music extravaganza on the Strip.
  • Actress Jaime King with Magic! members Nasri Atweh, Ben Spivak and Alex Tanas attend the Delano Las Vegas grand opening Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, on the Strip.
    Delano’s stylish start with Jaime King, Charlotte Ronson, Magic! at grand opening
    Sept. 21, 2014
    The music vibe and high-energy beat of South Beach wrapped around VIP guests circulating through bars and chef stations set up in the lobby, and that was before Canadian reggae group Magic! gave an animated and intimate performance.
  • Sax great Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Clint Holmes rehearse "Georgia on My Mind" at Venetian Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    ‘Georgia on My Mind’ deserves a full house, but will it get one?
    Sept. 21, 2014
    The sound of singers is fueled by the band behind, and the artists turn to one another as if carrying on an animated conversation rather than singing a song in the Ray Charles tribute show “Georgia on My Mind” at ...
  • In this photo taken May 2, 2014, Kari Boiter, of Tacoma, Wash., poses for a photo at Rainier Xpress, a medical marijuana dispensary in Olympia, Wash. Boiter has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes pain, nausea and vomiting, and says marijuana replaced prescription drugs like steroids and antidepressants what were nearly ineffective for her.
    Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway ...
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scores the game-winning touchdown in overtime of an NFL game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 26-20.
    Seahawks hold off Broncos 26-20 in overtime
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Russell Wilson made certain that he never saw the ball in the extra session and ensured the Super Bowl rematch went in favor of the defending champion Seahawks. ...
  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) is carted off the field after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
    Vikings QB Cassel breaks foot, Bridgewater in
    Sept. 21, 2014
    The veteran quarterback fractured several bones in his left foot during a scramble in the second quarter of a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
  • Man run over by semi-truck downtown dies
    Sept. 21, 2014
    The 50-year-old man was killed some time between 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. in a parking lot located at 300 N. 6th Street, near Stewart Avenue, according to police. After the collision, the driver of the semi-truck left the scene and drove south on 6th Street. It is unclear whether he was aware of running over the man, according to Metro.
  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) looks back as Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Nate Allen (29) chases after him on a scoring reception during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Matthews, Maclin lead Eagles over Redskins 37-34
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Matthews caught two touchdown passes, Maclin had one, and the Eagles again stormed from behind to win, beating Jackson's Washington Redskins 37-34 on Sunday ...
  • Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department.
    Man seen with UVa student faces driving charge
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Virginia State Police issued the warrants for Jesse Matthew on Saturday after he left the Charlottesville Police Department's station, authorities said. Matthew came to the station with several family members and asked for a lawyer, they said. He was provided with a lawyer and left in a vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed that endangered other drivers, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said, adding Matthew was at the station for about an hour.
  • Sisters Mattie Hull, left, and Gloria Green-McCray look at a memorial to their late brother, James Earl Green, at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The teenager was fatally shot by law enforcement during a campus protest in 1970, and they would like his death to being investigated under the Emmett Till Act if the law is expanded someday to allow reviews of deaths that happened after 1969.
    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Still, proponents are laying the groundwork to extend and expand the act in hopes it's not too late for some families to get justice ...
  • This June 6, 2013, file photo released by University of California-Davis shows a monitoring station at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
    More drought forecast next year for Nevada, across West
    Sept. 21, 2014
    Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the week ahead, according to the National Weather Service, and experts say the three-year drought isn't likely ...
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