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March 1, 2015

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  • Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
    March 1, 2015
    Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the State Department in Washington.
    Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
    March 1, 2015
    For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo. ...
  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
    March 1, 2015
    Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
  • In this March 23, 2014, photo, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, right, talks with John Rice, senior search and rescue officer and mission coordinator for the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at rescue coordination center of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Canberra.
    New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
    March 1, 2015
    Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
  • Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
    March 1, 2015
    This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?
  • Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter
    March 1, 2015
    Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught. Although both were minors, the law treated them very differently because Wang was 15 and Truong was 17, setting their adult lives on very different courses.
  • Lee Anderson adds to the pile of snow beside the sidewalk in front of his house in Somerville, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, as his dog Ace looks on.
    New round of snow could push Boston to season record
    March 1, 2015
    After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.
  • Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
    March 1, 2015
    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos.
    Beware of ticket scams for Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight May 2 at MGM
    March 1, 2015
    It’s a warning not to get scammed. We don’t want our Las Vegas visitors and locals ripped off trying to purchase hard-to-get tickets for the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
  • Jerry Tarkanian, 'the greatest Rebel of all time', remembered for loyalty during UNLV tribute
    March 1, 2015
    Chris Herren had lost his basketball scholarship from Boston College for drug use and didn’t know what was next in his career. Then, he got a call from Jerry Tarkanian that saved his life. Herren gave a powerful speech today at the Thomas & Mack Center during a tribute to celebrate the legendary UNLV coach’s life. ...
  • Two suspects arrested in connection to Pahrump home invasion; third still sought
    March 1, 2015
    Two men were arrested Saturday in Pahrump after they broke into a home and robbed two elderly people and their disabled daughter at knifepoint.
  • Rain to stay through Monday; weekend brings warmer weather
    March 1, 2015
    Let this Sunday be an excuse to relax and hang out inside as rain showers head through the valley tonight through Monday morning.
  • Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins attends the North Las Vegas State of the City Address at Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas, Jan. 16, 2014.
    Cowboy commissioner rides career as political maverick
    March 1, 2015
    The cowboy commissioner arrives late, barging into the night meeting like one of his prized rodeo bulls broken loose from its pen. His Clark County Commission staff has collected residents of this ranching community to hash out a disputed federal land-use plan. Yet, Tom Collins doesn't join officials up front in the meeting hall; he sat in a folding chair in the back row. The performance is vintage Collins ...
  • Ray Rice arrives with his wife, Janay Palmer, for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, file photo taken in New York. A video released Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
    Ray Rice seeks end to exile from NFL
    March 1, 2015
    One year removed from punching and knocking out his now-wife, Janay, on Valentine’s Day inside an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator, former Ravens running back Ray Rice told the Baltimore Sun he’s experienced dark moments over the past year but holds no grudges against the Ravens or NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and is hopeful his football career won’t end in exile.
  • Seller’s market for NHL teams as trade deadline nears
    March 1, 2015
    General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.
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