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September 2, 2014

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  • Dirty South at Life Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
    Nico & Vinz at Foxtail Nightclub; Dirty South, Deep Dish, Pete Tong at Life Nightclub
    Sept. 2, 2014
    The grand-opening weekend of the nightlife venues Life Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub continued in star-studded fashion Saturday and Sunday nights at the new SLS Las Vegas on the north end of the Strip.
  • A view of vacant land west of Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Developer Jack Kashani is said to be buying the 63-acre parcel to build a two million-square-foot fashion-industry expo center.
    Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. Kashani is rumored to be under contract to buy ...
  • Molly Malone's Irish Pub located at 11930 Southern Highlands Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 28, 2014.
    Here we grow again: PT’s parent company acquires four more taverns
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Golden Gaming, which owns PT’s Entertainment Group, plans to expand by adding four Irish-themed taverns in the Las Vegas Valley. They are ...
  • Puff Daddy launches his Pineapple Ciroc vodka with a pool party at Rehab on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
    Puff Daddy launches Pineapple Ciroc with pool party at Rehab
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Music mogul Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy, celebrated his new Pineapple Ciroc hosting and performing at Rehab in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon to a packed crowd while holding his drink of choice in a festive pineapple cup.
  • Miguel, with Nazanin Mandi, arrives at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
    Miguel, with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, performs at Hyde Bellagio
    Sept. 2, 2014
    Miguel arrived at the nightspot after midnight alongside model and actress girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, who was celebrating her birthday. The couple took to the red carpet in style, with Miguel in an all-black ensemble and Mandi in a sexy, low-cut white halter dress.
  • Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, reacts after a shot against Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York.
    Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Bouchard tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth round.
  • In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, participants enjoy the Burning Man festival on the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev. Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps.
    Burning Man festival draws crowd of 66,000
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Gene Seidlitz of the federal Bureau of Land Management says the official peak attendance of 65,922 set on Friday was within the population cap of 68,000 imposed by his agency on the quirky art and music festival.
  • Carrie Underwood accepts the Milestone Award during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. ...
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Eric Garner's body lies in a casket during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Garner. Donovan says his decision is based on his office's investigation and the medical examiner's ruling that the death was homicide.
    N.Y. police boss defends response in custody death
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner's office says physical restraint by police was a factor, along with severe intoxication from the hallucinogenic drug PCP and heart disease.
  • 2 men sue over Nevada trapping regulations
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Donald Molde of Reno and Mark Smith of Incline Village, in their lawsuit filed Thursday in Washoe County District Court, are seeking an injunction to halt the upcoming trapping season and force change.
  • Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary serving a 15-year sentence, detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who already is serving a 15-year term, said his health has deteriorated at the labor camp where he works eight hours a day.
  • Man dies in North Las Vegas motorcycle accident
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Officers were dispatched to Donovan Way near East Craig Road around 3:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a man down, according to North Las Vegas Police. When they arrived, they found 41-year-old North Las Vegas resident Johnston Overbey lying unresponsive near the roadway.
  • Juanes performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Kanye, Juanes enliven L.A.’s Made in America fest
    Sept. 1, 2014
    "This whole place is full of good, loving people," Mayer told the crowd from the Budweiser Made in America festival's main stage.
  • This Oct. 8, 2012 file photo shows the wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died as it is loaded onto a flatbed truck on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead, N.Y., after and early-morning accident. At the wheel was a New York teenager, Joseph Beer, who had smoked about $20 worth of marijuana, before getting into the car with four friends, and driving over 100 mph before crashing into trees with such force that it split the car in half. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a spike in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided over whether toking before taking the wheel in fact leads to more accidents.
    Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
    Sept. 1, 2014
    Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compensate by driving slowly, avoiding risky actions such as passing other cars, and allowing extra room between vehicles.
  • Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent
    Sept. 1, 2014
    The Pentagon had given the U.S. Congress a legally required 30-day notice in July that it intended to transfer the six long-held men for resettlement, suggesting it may have been imminent after months of delay. But presidential spokesman Diego Canepa said undisclosed issues had yet to be resolved.
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    What to know about The Other Hotel opening

    August 31, 2014

    The opening of SLS Las Vegas has overshadowed another Strip hotel unveiling set for this week. The debut of Delano Las Vegas is upon us. The property once known as The Hotel at Mandalay Bay is ...

  • College Loan Corp.'s offices on West Charleston Boulevard in Summerlin.

    L.V. executive keeps low profile, makes big donations to Sandoval, far-right causes

    August 31, 2014

    Not many people in Nevada politics have heard the name Cary Katz. But his political spending speaks volumes. When the Center for Responsive Politics released its national list of top 100 donors, Katz ranked No. 37 nationally and No. 1 among Nevadans ...

  • Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.

    No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets

    August 31, 2014

    Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...

  • Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert

    Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert

    August 31, 2014

    Gretchen Roselli took bronze in the 1,500-meter race at the 2013 National Senior Games and had her sights set on competing next year. But after traveling to the Caribbean and contracting a virus, the Las Vegas resident is worried ...

  • Why can’t we talk about this? Candidates need to debate

    August 31, 2014

    Politicians too often duck the public when, by virtue of the positions they are trying to win, they should be telling people exactly what they think.

  • James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.

    Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future

    August 31, 2014

    Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

  • Another month, another arena project in Las Vegas

    August 31, 2014

    It seems like every month someone has an idea to build an arena in Las Vegas, and almost never with a major professional sports team in mind as an anchor tenant. And that’s the way it is with Jackie Robinson, a former UNLV and NBA player who has received a permit to build on the north Strip.

  • 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?

    September 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

    September 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.