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October 8, 2015

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  • In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, Stephenie Meyer attends a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' "Austenland" in New York. Meyer acknowledges her new book isn’t exactly “new.” Appearing Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at New York Comic Con, the author spoke of the 10th anniversary edition of the first book of her blockbuster “Twilight” series.
    'Twilight' author says her new book is 'not a real book.'
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Published earlier this week, "Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition" was No. 2 on's best-seller list as of late Thursday, although numerous readers have ...
  • Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd as he makes a stop in Las Vegas again speaking in Mystere at Treasure Island on Thursday, October 08, 2015.
    Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for ...
  • Longtime Chicago Cubs fan Joseph Spreitzer, 72, at Little Sisters of the Poor on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Chicago.
    Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith. As a fan of the Chicago Cubs who was born 25 years after ...
  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, an Iranian mourner weeps during a funeral ceremony, attended by thousands of mourners in Tehran, Iran, for some of the pilgrims who were killed in a stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September 2015.
    New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed
    Oct. 8, 2015
    The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll. The Associated Press count ...
  • Elderly California man rescued from wilderness near Tahoe
    Oct. 8, 2015
    An elderly California man who had been reported missing is thanking the Nevada deputies and volunteer search teams that rescued him from the wilderness near Lake Tahoe. Washoe County crews with search dogs found ...
  • Lt. Doug Pittman of the Marin County Sheriff's office speaks during a news conference regarding the death of 67-year-old yoga teacher Steve Carter, in San Rafael, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.
    Gun found during arrest of 3 in yoga teacher’s death
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Authorities have recovered the gun believed to be the one used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three young people in Oregon traveling in the victim's car, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman said ...
  • Broadcaster Vin Scully to miss postseason after medical procedure
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully won't be calling any games in the baseball playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Thursday that Scully was resting comfortably after a recommended procedure earlier in the day. The team didn't ...
  • School locked down after person flees traffic stop
    Oct. 8, 2015
    An elementary school near West Lake Mead and North Jones boulevards was locked down today as officers searched for a person who ran from a car stop in the area, according to Metro Police. The U.S. Marshals Service requested ...
  • The front door of a vacant home is shown in North Las Vegas, April 2, 2013.
    Las Vegas still ranks among nation’s worst for share of vacant houses
    Oct. 8, 2015
    In a sign that abandoned homes still blight Southern Nevada neighborhoods, Las Vegas has a larger share of vacant houses than most U.S. cities and a bigger percentage of homes whose ...
  • The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house in Bloomington, Ind.
    Indiana U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman. The national fraternity's action came just hours after the university announced ...
  • Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.
    Netflix raising U.S. price for most popular video plan by $1
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming. The new price of $10 per month for Netflix's standard plan — its most popular — marks ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Treasure Island.
    Trump to Las Vegas: ‘Our leaders are incompetent’
    Oct. 8, 2015
    At his speech today in Las Vegas, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a simple message for his supporters: He’s a winner. “I am leading in Florida — big — 28 percent. I am leading in Pennsylvania — I love Pennsylvania. I am leading in Ohio.” Real estate mogul and reality television star Trump delivered the speech to a near-capacity crowd of 1,500 at ...
  • One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
    Bankrupt Caesars division amends restructuring plan, seeks to extend exclusivity period
    Oct. 8, 2015
    Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s main operating division has adjusted the way it intends to emerge from bankruptcy and wants to prolong its period of exclusive control over its restructuring plan by four months. The division ...
  • In a March 31, 2015, file photo, Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., 19, appears in court in Las Vegas.
    Judge agrees to delay trial in slaying of neighborhood mom
    Oct. 8, 2015
    A judge on Thursday postponed until March a closely watched murder and conspiracy trial for two co-defendants accused of killing a Las Vegas mom in a shootout in a neighborhood cul-de-sac. Attorneys for 20-year-old Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. told Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani they ...
  • Ex-dealer’s guilty plea reset in Bellagio cheating case
    Oct. 8, 2015
    A judge postponed until Tuesday an ex-dealer's guilty plea in an agreement that will have him testify against three co-defendants accused of cheating a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than at $1 million in craps bets. Former Bellagio dealer ...
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