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September 2, 2014

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  • FILE - In a Tuesday, July 29, 2014 file photo, host Nick Cannon arrives at the "America's Got Talent" pre-show red carpet at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Scholastic announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 that Cannon’s “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems”, a book of poems for children, will be published in March 2015.
    Children's poems by Nick Cannon due in March
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The 33-year-old entertainer and record producer is working on a book of poems for children ...
  • AT&T expands mobile internet coverage in Las Vegas valley
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The company said it has built seven new mobile Internet cell sites in five communities throughout the valley that could improve internet speeds in its 4G LTE network.
  • People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun.
    Girl who accidentally shot instructor said Uzi was too much for her
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was ...
  • Casinos may offer lessons about protecting privacy
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Adam Tanner, a fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science spoke to Boston Nidhi Subbaraman of The Boston Globe’s BetaBoston site about how casinos gather data — and respect the privacy of their customers, unlike many other industries.
  • In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downtown of the city of Detroit is shown. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr raised more than a few eyebrows a year ago when he took the city into bankruptcy and predicted it would be out by the time his term expired in fall 2014. Because it is by far the largest city to file for municipal bankruptcy and the issues were so complex many experts predicted it would take years to resolve. But the city will take a major step toward that goal with a trial in federal bankruptcy court that starts Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014.
    Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin
    Sept. 2, 2014
    After some delays, the trial in U.S. District Court begins a little more than 13 months after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.
  • In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Asghar Zarean speaks in an interview with Associated Press as he is seated in a display of various parts and equipment from valves and pumps to electro motors, modems and barometers that they say were exported to the country with alleged purpose of sabotage and spying on Iran’s nuclear facilities, in Tehran, Iran. Zarean told The Associated Press Monday that the Islamic Republic has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts.
    AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
    Sept. 2, 2014
    We aim to raise awareness about the enemy, who is more hostile to us every day," Zarean said in an interview Monday, without naming the countries that authorities believe are behind the sabotage and the recruitment effort ...
  • FILE - This June 19, 2014, file photo, shows a home for sale in Wilmington, N.C. Real estate data provider CoreLogic reports on U.S. home prices in July. In June, prices rose by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market. The slowing increases should make homes more affordable after prices had risen sharply last year. At the same time, Americans' pay hasn't risen nearly as fast.
    US home prices rose at slower pace in July
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June's year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent and far below a recent peak of 11.9 percent in February ...
  • Singer Chris Brown leaves District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault. Brown pleaded guilty to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a D.C. jail in this case.
    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The Grammy-winning singer was arrested in October. The victim told police Brown hit him after he tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women. ...
  • Police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms and went into a common area, where they overwhelmed 16 to 18 staff members, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said ...
  • Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Officers responded to reports of an injured person around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the 2300 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard, according to North Las Vegas Police. When they arrived, they found a 63-year-old man lying in the roadway with critical injuries. He was transported to University Medical Center and later pronounced dead ...
  • Dirty South at Life Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
    Nico & Vinz at Foxtail Nightclub; Dirty South, Deep Dish, Pete Tong at Life Nightclub
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The grand-opening weekend of the nightlife venues Life Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub continued in star-studded fashion Saturday and Sunday nights at the new SLS Las Vegas on the north end of the Strip.
  • A view of vacant land west of Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Developer Jack Kashani is said to be buying the 63-acre parcel to build a two million-square-foot fashion-industry expo center.
    Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. Kashani is rumored to be under contract to buy ...
  • Molly Malone's Irish Pub located at 11930 Southern Highlands Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 28, 2014.
    Here we grow again: PT’s parent company acquires four more taverns
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Golden Gaming, which owns PT’s Entertainment Group, plans to expand by adding four Irish-themed taverns in the Las Vegas Valley. They are ...
  • Puff Daddy launches his Pineapple Ciroc vodka with a pool party at Rehab on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    Puff Daddy launches Pineapple Ciroc with pool party at Rehab
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Music mogul Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy, celebrated his new Pineapple Ciroc hosting and performing at Rehab in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon to a packed crowd while holding his drink of choice in a festive pineapple cup.
  • Miguel, with Nazanin Mandi, arrives at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
    Miguel, with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, performs at Hyde Bellagio
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Miguel arrived at the nightspot after midnight alongside model and actress girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, who was celebrating her birthday. The couple took to the red carpet in style, with Miguel in an all-black ensemble and Mandi in a sexy, low-cut white halter dress.
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  • What to know about The Other Hotel opening

    What to know about The Other Hotel opening

    August 31, 2014

    The opening of SLS Las Vegas has overshadowed another Strip hotel unveiling set for this week. The debut of Delano Las Vegas is upon us. The property once known as The Hotel at Mandalay Bay is ...

  • College Loan Corp.'s offices on West Charleston Boulevard in Summerlin.

    L.V. executive keeps low profile, makes big donations to Sandoval, far-right causes

    August 31, 2014

    Not many people in Nevada politics have heard the name Cary Katz. But his political spending speaks volumes. When the Center for Responsive Politics released its national list of top 100 donors, Katz ranked No. 37 nationally and No. 1 among Nevadans ...

  • Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.

    No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets

    August 31, 2014

    Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...

  • Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert

    Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert

    August 31, 2014

    Gretchen Roselli took bronze in the 1,500-meter race at the 2013 National Senior Games and had her sights set on competing next year. But after traveling to the Caribbean and contracting a virus, the Las Vegas resident is worried ...

  • Why can’t we talk about this? Candidates need to debate

    August 31, 2014

    Politicians too often duck the public when, by virtue of the positions they are trying to win, they should be telling people exactly what they think.

  • James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.

    Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future

    August 31, 2014

    Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

  • Another month, another arena project in Las Vegas

    August 31, 2014

    It seems like every month someone has an idea to build an arena in Las Vegas, and almost never with a major professional sports team in mind as an anchor tenant. And that’s the way it is with Jackie Robinson, a former UNLV and NBA player who has received a permit to build on the north Strip.

  • 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?

    September 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.

  • 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

    September 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.