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September 1, 2014

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  • Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charged of Ashya King case arrives to the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said.
    Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain
    Sept. 1, 2014
    A Spanish judge ordered Brett and Naghemeh King held for 72 hours while documents are translated and doctors are consulted. After that, the judge could extend their time in detention or release them.
  • Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin stand in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sept. 1, 2014
    The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine's eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region.
  • A truck with the casket containing Metro Police officer Igor Soldo arrives for funeral services at Canyon Ridge Church Thursday, June 12, 2014. Soldo and Metro Police Officer Alyn Beck where ambushed and killed by Jerad and Amanda Miller while eating lunch on Sunday, June 8.
    Amanda Miller's dad honors victims of June rampage
    Sept. 1, 2014
    The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day. Todd Woodruff of Lafayette, Indiana, laid flowers Friday against the window of a pizza shop where his daughter, Amanda Miller, and her husband, Jerad Miller, killed officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo in an ambush during ...
  • Jason Derulo performs at Body English on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    Jason Derulo has double-duty at Rehab and Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Jason Derulo had double-duty this Labor Day Weekend, as the singer-songwriter, dancer and significant other of “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks hosted and performed at Rehab by day and then Body English by night at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Saturday.
  • The Avett Brothers at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Linq Promenade.
    The Avett Brothers perform back-to-back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl
    Sept. 1, 2014
    It was a triple-header this Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas for North Carolina band The Avett Brothers — banjo player and vocalist Scott Avett, guitarist and vocalist Seth Avett and their bandmates performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
  • David Gray performs at The Joint on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    David Gray at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
    Sept. 1, 2014
    British singer-songwriter David Gray, best known for his songs “Babylon,” “This Year’s Love,” “Please Forgive Me” and “Sail Away,” performed at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Saturday night. Gray’s latest album, “Mutineers,” was released on June 17.
  • ‘Guardians’ wins weekend box office again, becomes No. 1 movie of year
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Perhaps as a sign this summer couldn’t be over soon enough for Hollywood, the top three positions at the box office for the weekend were exactly the same as last week.
  • 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?
    Sept. 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
    Sept. 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.
  • Michelle Lord, center, and other activists picket in front of the Mirage Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. About 30 people came out to protest the annual capture and killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
    Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • Russell Henley tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
    Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.
  • NASCAR driver Tony Stewart makes his way to his car before practicing for Sunday's auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Sunday's race will be his first since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.
    Tony Stewart’s return to racetrack ends early
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Tony Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. ...
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
  • Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday.
  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go
    Aug. 31, 2014
    The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
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