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August 22, 2014

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  • Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation
    Aug. 22, 2014
    An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
  • FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, an inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates in single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. The city's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to "rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force," federal prosecutors said in a scathing report released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
    Embattled NY jail's investigations chief quits
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths.
  • Injured hikers rescued at Red Rock
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Two hikers at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area were rescued by police Friday morning after falling rocks injured them and left them stranded on the side of a hill.
  • Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, rocking the Joint at the first of two year-ending performances in 2012.
    Concert on-sales: The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Tame Impala, Gary Allan and more
    Aug. 22, 2014
    All the details on this week's concert announcements.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on student loan legislation and the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, during a news conference  on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."
  • In this July 24, 2014, photo, dropping water levels reveal larger islands in Lake Mead compared to a picture on an interpretive sign on a hill overlooking the lake in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.
    Entrance to Lake Mead will be free on Monday
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Lake Mead officials are marking the 98th birthday of the National Park Service next week by letting visitors in for free.
  • A view of residential rooftops near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road in Henderson Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
    Las Vegas new home sales down
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Local developers sold 499 new homes last month, down 23 percent from July 2013, according to a report out today from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research. The median sales price last month was $290,000, up 9 percent from a year earlier but down 3 percent from January. Despite the slowdown, builders are steadily pulling more construction permits for new homes.
  • Crowds begin to fill the grounds for Hempfest, Seattle's annual gathering to advocate the decriminalization of marijuana Friday, August 15, 2014, at Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront in Seattle, Washington.
    Hempfest coming to Las Vegas
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Las Vegas already has annual festivals celebrating everything from EDM to Elvis. Now a local business wants to add marijuana to that list.
  • Vegas doc suspended on pain medication allegations
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The license of a Las Vegas doctor has been immediately suspended by the state Board of Medical Examiners for excessive use of pain killing medicine.
  •  Artists from "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" perform in the baggage carousel area at McCarran International Airport in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Las Vegas appearance on August 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate the Beatles’ performances at the Las Vega Convention Center 50 years ago this week.
  • None hurt after 15 minutes of gunfire at motel
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Authorities say a 15-minute barrage of gunfire began at about 4 a.m. on Thursday, when the suspect started firing into the parking lot from inside and outside of a second-story room.
  • After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/)
    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
    Aug. 22, 2014
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
  • Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Sharon Stone, Dita Von Teese, John Legend, Bruno Mars, AFAN
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Music heavyweights Bruno Mars and John Legend have back-to-back concerts at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, and Saturday night’s 28th Anniversary AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel will be all showstoppers.
  • Man arrested in connection with double shooting
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a Saturday shooting that left one woman dead and another injured, according to county detention records.
  • Liberian soldiers keep order at a food distribution center, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the West Point area, one of the places where the Ebola virus has claimed lives, in Monrovia, Liberia. Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food. (AP Photo/)
    Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases
    Aug. 22, 2014
    Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday...
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