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August 3, 2015

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  • Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry and lead singer Steven Tyler perform Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Review + photos: Steven Tyler shines with Aerosmith at MGM Grand
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Crouched over a mic stand dressed in a top hat, floor-length sequin wrap, silver-studded black pants and fuchsia ruffled shirt, the center of attention was Steven Tyler, the flamboyant frontman of Aerosmith.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to media Thursday, July 30, 2015, during a news conference on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Republican presidential candidates dismissed Trump's dominance in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.
    GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate — and Donald Trump
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.
  • Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
  • American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza riding, won the $1,750,000 Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
    Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell
    Aug. 2, 2015
    A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.
  • Confederate flag supporters climb Stone Mountain to protest of what they believe is an attack on their Southern heritage during a rally at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.
    Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
  • Israeli premier vows ‘zero tolerance’ for Jewish extremists
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Israel's security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.
  • Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa speaks  June 26, 2015, during an interview in Mexico City. Espinosa had recently gone into self-exile from the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where he felt under threat, according to Proceso magazine. His family had lost contact with him on Friday and by Saturday the free speech advocacy group Article 19 had called on Mexican authorities to activate the protocols for locating a missing journalist. Espinosa was found slain, along with four other people, early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.
    Government’s reaction criticized in case of Mexico slain journalist
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Mexico City officials said Sunday they are pursuing all lines of investigation into the killing of a photojournalist whose body was found along with four slain women in the capital, where he had fled because of harassment in the state he covered.
  • Suzanne Somers’ “Suzanne Sizzles” premieres Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
    Suzanne Somers ends run of ‘Suzanne Sizzles’ at Westgate Las Vegas
    Aug. 2, 2015
    In the wake of entertainment and executive changes at Westgate Las Vegas, new headliner star Suzanne Somers has decided that her show, “Suzanne Sizzles,” will not continue. “The timing was off,” Somers said.
  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, July 21, 2015, during a roundtable discussion at Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver.
    Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
    Aug. 2, 2015
    When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public. The result: Twenty-four states have passed at least 40 new measures addressing such things as officer-worn cameras, training about racial bias, independent investigations when police use force and new limits on the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time
    Aug. 2, 2015
    NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.
  • Man who died in possible construction-related incident identified
    Aug. 2, 2015
    A man who died Saturday during a possible construction-related incident has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as Porfirio Gonzalez-Huerta of Las Vegas.
  • Gorman grad Inbee Park wins Women’s British Open, captures 4th major
    Aug. 2, 2015
    As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book.
  • Olympics committee to test Rio’s Olympic water venues for viruses
    Aug. 2, 2015
    The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island.
    Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
    Aug. 2, 2015
    Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.
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