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October 20, 2014

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  • Participants inflate more lanterns and release them to the already speckled sky during the Rise Lantern Festival at Jean Dry Lake Bed on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Jean.
    Ugly traffic and behavior mar beautiful Rise Lantern Festival
    Oct. 20, 2014
    What normally is a 15-minute drive to Jean just south of Las Vegas took nearly two hours. It meant more time in the car to catch up with a good friend and sing along to Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift songs on the radio.
  • CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
  • Licensed clinician Hala Fawal practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians.
    Preparing for an Ebola outbreak
    Oct. 20, 2014
    They fly into McCarran International Airport with their credit cards, their luggage and their plans to enjoy the type of fun only Las Vegas can offer. But with them arrives a risk to us — invisible, yet potentially just as dangerous as the weapons that the airport security system is designed to detect. The threat is an outbreak of contagious disease like Ebola, and Las Vegas is more vulnerable to it than ...
  • President Barack Obama campaigns for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. This is Obama's first major campaign appearances of the midterm elections.
    On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland.
  • On the road to find the world’s funniest person
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Jamie Masada has scoured comedy festivals from Afghanistan to South Korea and Egypt to Israel for candidates and had online voters winnow the list to 10 semi-finalists who would perform at the Laugh Factory and before a worldwide Internet audience on Oct. 20.
  • Spencer Hawes, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers at Tao on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in the Venetian.
    L.A. Clippers party at Tao; Bruno Mars, J.Lo and Matt Damon at Marquee
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Spotted in Bruno Mars’ VIP area at Marquee: Oscar winner Matt Damon with a group of friends and Jennifer Lopez in a black crop top, pants and sneakers. J.Lo’s manager Benny Medina joined her.
  • Sammy Hagar's belated birthday bash Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
    Sammy Hagar toasts 67th birthday at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Saturday night’s Sammy Hagar’s Belated Birthday Bash included Sammy Hagar & The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, plus the legendary Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hop Chili Peppers.
  • Darius Rucker performs at The Joint on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    Darius Rucker headlines at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Darius Rucker won a well-deserved Grammy Award in January for Best Country Solo Performance for “Wagon Wheel,” making him only the second African American to win a country solo Grammy after Charley Pride.
  • U.S. airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani
    Oct. 19, 2014
    The U.S. military says it airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.
  • Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
  • Hong Kong near breaking point, protesters and government agree
    Oct. 19, 2014
    With violence escalating between Hong Kong police and democracy demonstrators, government officials and protest leaders both warned Saturday that the situation was heading toward a breaking point.
  • Japan minister resigns over campaign fund charges
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Japan's trade minister resigned Monday amid growing controversy over allegations that she misused campaign funds.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver.
    Manning breaks Favre’s mark with 509th TD pass
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Peyton Manning has broken Brett Favre's record for touchdown passes with his 509th.
  • Nas performs at Boulevard Pool on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ 20th anniversary concert and Wiz Khalifa at Boulevard Pool
    Oct. 19, 2014
    It was a busy Friday night and weekend at the Cosmopolitan, as Bruno Mars was back for his extended engagement at nearby Mophie Stage at the Chelsea.
  • In this Oct. 26, 1985, file photo, umpire Don Denkinger, left, watches as St. Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell, right, stretches to catch the ball as Kansas City Royals batter Jorge Orta steps on first base during the ninth inning in Game 6 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Denkinger ruled Orta safe and the Royals went on to win the game and eventually the World Series.
    Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Chances are he'll see himself, too.
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