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October 1, 2014

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  • Cop on leave after using stun gun on woman, 61
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo called a news conference early Wednesday morning to ...
  • Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday. The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose case was ...
  • Vice President Joe Biden addresses the League of United Latin American Citizens convention Thursday, June 20, 2013.
    Vice President Joe Biden to visit Las Vegas on Monday
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Four weeks before the midterm elections, Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Las Vegas. Biden is scheduled ...
  • Michael Dunn takes the stand in his own defense during his trial in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
    Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired ...
  • President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
    US sharply criticizes new Israeli construction
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies." The sharp criticism came just hours after ...
  • In this Aug. 20, 2014, photo, swimmer Michael Phelps laughs during a press conference ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
    Police: Michael Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with ...
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as she testified before the House Oversight Committee in its examination of a security breach at the White House.
    Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations about bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama "concluded new leadership ...
  • Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
    Sinatra returns to the Strip as Bob Anderson signs for a year at Palazzo
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Bob Anderson’s “Sinatra, The Man, The Music,” opens Jan. 24 for a scheduled yearlong run at Palazzo Theater. The schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays with all shows set for 8 p.m. aside from the Friday performances, ...
  • 2nd suspect pleads guilty in home invasion of veteran, 101
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The second of two men charged in the home invasion robbery of a 101-year-old World War II veteran has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Robert Hernandez of Carson City was ...
  • Family of Duke’s Shaq Powell seeks help
    Oct. 1, 2014
  • U.S. Navy says crew member missing in Persian Gulf
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who ejected over the Persian Gulf. A statement from the U.S. Navy says two crewmen bailed out of ...
  • Dr. Mark Lester, front center, speaks during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas.
    Texas Ebola patient initially sent home with pills
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday. Mai Wureh told The Associated Press that her brother ...
  • A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials said.
    Official: 5 children had contact with Ebola patient
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that ...
  • Jill Tahmooressi, mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi of Weston, Fla., who has been held for six months in a Mexican jail, weeps after reading his letters from confinement and as others recount his heroism in Afghanistan, during a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
    Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico threatened with rape, torture
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. Jill Tahmooressi's testimony came at a hearing designed to ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Las Vegas City Council votes 6-1 to keep alive stadium, soccer team bid
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A proposed $200 million downtown stadium faces a critical vote before a divided Las Vegas City Council today. The council split a vote on the stadium’s financing terms last month, with ...
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