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September 2, 2015

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  • The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens attends the unveiling of the Manneken Pis Las Vegas statue at The D Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
    Photos: What a relief! The D Las Vegas unveils downtown attraction
    Sept. 1, 2015
    A replica of one of the world’s most iconic — and amusing — statues is set to become the newest tourist attraction downtown. Derek Stevens, owner of The D Las Vegas, has signed a 100-year contract, the longest in Las Vegas history, for Manneken Pis.
  • Metro Police officers patrol Fremont Street near Las Vegas Boulevard on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in downtown Las Vegas.
    Clark County Commission passes More Cops sales tax hike
    Sept. 1, 2015
    The Clark County Commission has approved increasing the sales tax rate from 8.1 percent to 8.15 percent starting in January to pay for more than 100 new officers at ...
  • Hysterical woman shows up at school, prompts lockdown
    Sept. 1, 2015
    A high school was temporarily locked down today after a hysterical woman, apparently the victim of a crime and possibly carrying a hammer, showed up at the building, according to Clark County School District and Metro police. Metro Police received ...
  • This photo taken Nov. 29, 2014, shows the facade of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition.
    USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid
    Sept. 1, 2015
    The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Mayor Eric Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward collapse. With the 15-0 vote, the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to ...
  • Nevada gets $10.8 million grant for childhood mental health services
    Sept. 1, 2015
    The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services has been selected to receive a nearly $11 million federal grant to expand mental health services for children and tweak the delivery model, officials announced today. The goal of the grant ...
  • California to end unlimited prison isolation for most gang leaders
    Sept. 1, 2015
    California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. No other state keeps so many inmates segregated for so long, according to ...
  • Police officers patrol a swampy area in Fox Lake, Ill., during a manhunt after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
    Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Authorities have identified the suburban Chicago police officer who was shot to death after chasing three men on foot. Mayor Donny Schmit says that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz had been with the Fox Lake Police Department for ...
  • Partnership gives cancer patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada has announced a partnership with a nationally known cancer center based in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California’s Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and CCCN have entered ...
  • Men accused of threatening Pokemon championships denied bail
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado. Judge Thomas Horgan ordered Kevin Norton, 18, of Ames, and James Stumbo, 27, of Boone, held ...
  • Southwest flight diverted after passengers become disorderly
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly. The airline says Flight No. 1522 from San Diego was diverted Monday night to ...
  • Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick presides over the Assembly during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
    Marilyn Kirkpatrick sworn in as newest Clark County commissioner
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Former Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick was sworn in as a Clark County commissioner today, replacing Tom Collins, who recently resigned. Kirkpatrick was ...
  • In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, photo, dozens of people gather during a rally outside Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit in the shooting death of Terrance Kellom by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in April. As the Black Lives Matter movement gains more public attention, there are questions being raised about who’s in charge of the movement and what its long-term goals are.
    Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth had T-shirts bearing the slogans "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" for sale. Todd Gramenz, who reserved the booth, chatted ...
  • Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort. Reflecting his papacy's central theme of mercy, Francis said ...
  • In this July 23, 2015, photo, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a brief stop at a campaign event in Laredo, Texas.
    Donald Trump among next week’s guests on ‘The Tonight Show’
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," but to "The Tonight Show," where he'll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will ...
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Obama opened a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/)
    Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska
    Sept. 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out ...
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