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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers on the British Airways jet whose engine caught fire just before takeoff in Las Vegas escaped with their lives — and some with their carry-ons, as well. In public commentary, several pilots at major U.S. airlines slammed those pictured on the tarmac with bulky bags that could block exits or tear inflatable emergency slides.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four Las Vegas police officers have been wounded in shootings in the last two months, but the Clark County sheriff says he doesn't believe there's a war on cops. Sheriff Joe Lombardo did tell reporters that he's concerned about copycats committing crimes to seek attention and headlines. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson promised aggressive prosecution of the accused shooters.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is scheduled to visit Las Vegas later this month for a forum at the College of Southern Nevada. The event organized is by the LIBRE Initiative. The organization focuses on advancing libertarian principles among Hispanic voters, and is funded by the Koch brothers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn says he and his staff are excited to host the first Democratic presidential debate of the campaign at the Wynn resort on the Las Vegas Strip. CNN and the Democratic National Committee have scheduled the debate on Oct. 13. It's the first of six planned matchups. Wynn said being involved so closely in the political process is a moment of great pride for the company.
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