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September 17, 2014

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  • Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy smiles at fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
    Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to ...
  • In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. The L.A. Unified School District's police department received a vehicle like this one through a federal program. School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country participate in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which has come under scrutiny after a militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
    School district police stock up free military gear
    Sept. 17, 2014
    School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is ...
  • Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery. Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at ...
  • Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys. KOAT-TV reports New Mexico State Police say the driver ...
  • Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. After drifting along for most of the day, stocks marched higher after ...
  • Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel is joined by Clark County Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Tom Collins at the unveiling of the sign for the former LVH on Wednesday, July 22, 2014.
    Westgate Las Vegas renovations are underway; timeshares selling well
    Sept. 17, 2014
    “Our nightclub plans are a work in progress, but we’re getting ready to welcome our award-winning Edge Steakhouse from our Westgate resort and spa in Park City. It’s a cutting-edge culinary experience that won three best-of awards last year statewide in Utah.”
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Fed signals plan to keep key interest rate at record low
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as ...
  • Wells Fargo pays $290,000 in same-sex harassment case
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit accused a female manager and female teller ...
  • West Nile virus identified in 9 Nevada counties
    Sept. 17, 2014
    West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in nine Nevada counties, state officials said today. More than 3,300 groups of mosquitoes ...
  • This artist's rendering shows what the redesigned interchange of Boulder City Bypass and U.S. 93 would look like at Railroad Pass. Railroad Pass Casino is at left. If U.S. 93 is designated an interstate between Las Vegas and Phoenix, the bypass route would become part of the interstate, officials say.
    Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
    Sept. 17, 2014
    After a frustrating seven-month delay to allow for hundreds of tests of asbestos-tainted soil, construction of a bypass highway around Boulder City is back on track. Officials with the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada gave the green light after concluding ...
  • Firefighters aid ailing man on flight to Las Vegas
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A man who collapsed during a United Airlines flight from Houston to Las Vegas was fortunate that a group of Jacksonville firefighters were onboard en route to a bachelor party. The group was on ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Financial analysis understated income from proposed soccer stadium
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Las Vegas released a new financial analysis today correcting errors in a previous report on the viability of bringing a soccer team and stadium downtown. The new analysis shows the stadium would bring in ...
  • 1 dead in fiery crash at Summerlin Parkway, 215 Beltway
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A man was killed and four others were in unknown condition this morning after a crash at Summerlin Parkway and the 215 Beltway. A white Ford F-350 pulling ...
  • Coroner IDs man shot in parking lot after reportedly pulling gun
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A man fatally shot Monday in a strip mall parking lot across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has been identified as Michael Johnson, 30, of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported. Metro Police said Johnson was killed ...
  • Nevada Treasurer Kate Marshall testifies at the Legislature in Carson City on March 2, 2011.
    Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Six years after the collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers, Nevada has recouped a $50 million investment it made with the now-bankrupt investor. For Treasurer Kate Marshall ...