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May 1, 2016

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  • The Band Perry headlines the Chelsea on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    The Band Perry — Kimberly, Reid and Neil — shares spotlight, rocks Chelsea
    May 1, 2016
    At first glance, you would be hard pressed to label the trio The Band Perry as country. In fact, if you were to watch Friday night’s concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on mute, you might mistake this group for a rock band.
  • Fire damage at the old Las Vegas Zoo is seen Sunday morning.
    Fire does $50,000 in damage to old Las Vegas Zoo building
    May 1, 2016
    Fire officials are looking into a blaze that tore through the old Las Vegas Zoo building. Firefighters say 50-foot flames were shooting out from the one-story structure through the roof. Crews from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas brought the fire under control in about …
  • In this Feb. 12, 2016, photo, Rihanna attends the Jfenty Puma by Rihanna fashion show in New York. Rihanna will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, BET announced Monday, March 14.
    Rihanna’s strong voice, new album ‘Anti’ take charge at Mandalay Bay
    May 1, 2016
    Rihanna had the requisite wardrobe changes, choreographed numbers and production tricks, though they were all employed in unexpected moderation. The emphasis was on showcasing her voice through the new material.
  • Commerce tax repeal effort faces a test with Nevada Supreme Court
    May 1, 2016
    A high-stakes battle over a new business tax passed last year by the Legislature is heading to the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday. Justices will consider the fate of a proposed ballot measure to repeal the commerce tax …
  • Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue
    May 1, 2016
    Workers renovating a 100-year-old performance venue in Cincinnati have discovered human remains. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports workers uncovered bones under the orchestra pit at the Cincinnati Music Hall while ...
  • California convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
    May 1, 2016
    When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became ...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off
    May 1, 2016
    President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. The White House announced the news on Sunday. Malia is the eldest of the Obamas' two daughters. She's 17 and ...
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
    May 1, 2016
    Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. His family is renowned for its premier line of shotguns ...
  • Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently
    May 1, 2016
    On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that ...
  • CSX train derails in Washington, DC; possible hazardous leak
    May 1, 2016
    A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, emergency officials and ...
  • In this photo from Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, ringmaster Andre McClain, center, holds his hat to his heart as the national anthem is played during the opening of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus "Built to Amaze" show at Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tenn.
    Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
    May 1, 2016
    Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. Six Asian elephants will deliver their final performances in Providence, Rhode Island, and ...
  • Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
    May 1, 2016
    Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday. The Indonesians appeared to be in good health when ...
  • Bombings kill 31 as Iraq grapples with political crisis
    May 1, 2016
    Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the Islamic State group as the country grapples ...
  • President Barack Obama concludes his remarks after speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016.
    Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
    May 1, 2016
    President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered. Obama's performance Saturday ...
  • Time for lawmakers to look over NSHE’s shoulder
    May 1, 2016
    At some point over the past dozen years, the regents who were elected to oversee Nevada’s public colleges and universities began falling …
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