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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say people jumped on a car and banged on its windows as it plowed through pedestrians on a sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip last night. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says the driver, identified as 24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, wouldn't stop -- and it appeared from video that it was an intentional act. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the car but wasn't injured. He says that after striking more than two dozen people, and killing one of them, Holloway drove to a hotel and told a valet to call 911. Investigators believe she had a falling out with the father of her child before the crash. She's expected to face a murder charge.

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. A sheriff says he thinks Ethan Couch's mother, Tonya Couch, is helping him avoid capture and that they may be travelling in her black pickup truck. Ethan Couch killed four people in the drunken 2013 crash but was sentenced to only probation after his lawyer argued that he suffered from "affluenza" and blamed his irresponsible lifestyle on being coddled too much by his wealthy parents.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights activists say a new federal policy on blood donations is a "step in the right direction," but that it still falls short. Health officials are no longer banning blood donations from gay and bisexual men for their entire lifetimes. But the new policy still bars donations from men who've had sex with a man in the previous year. And that's also the policy in effect in other countries, including Japan and the U.K. Still, David Stacy of the Human Rights Campaign says the policy "continues to stigmatize gay and bisexual men."

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Muslim leaders are planning voter registration drives and open-house days at mosques to fight a rise in anti-Muslim harassment. U.S. Muslim leaders also pledged to counter recruitment efforts by extremists such as the Islamic State group. The plans were announced today in Washington, one day after an emergency summit on anti-Muslim bias that drew about 100 leaders from across the country. The recent backlash against Muslims follows Islamic extremist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, and remarks by Donald Trump and other presidential candidates.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — One of former President Jimmy Carter's grandsons has died near Atlanta. Jeremy Carter was 28. The cause of death is not yet known and the case is under investigation. The former chief executive announced the death Sunday to the congregation of his hometown church in Plains, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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