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Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

08/31/2014 2:40am
A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of Nevada's chief insurance examiner. Raul Garcia Jr. awaits sentencing Oct. 27 after entering the plea Friday in Carson District Court. Garcia said he and the other defendants went to the Carson City apartment of 62-year-old William McCune to rob him because they believed he had a lot of money. The Nevada Appeal reports he told District Judge James Wilson he was present at the time of the murder so he's "just as guilty as everyone else."

Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

08/31/2014 6:01am
The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

08/31/2014 6:30am
A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking.

Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

08/31/2014 8:30am
Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business in Dubai next month.

Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

08/31/2014 8:32am
It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

08/31/2014 8:50am
Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.

Helicopter parents make their way into dorm rooms

08/31/2014 8:50am
So much stuff, so little style. The dream dorm room was just not happening.

Hood holds 122nd convocation, last for president

08/31/2014 9:00am
Last Monday was bittersweet for Ron Volpe, president of Hood College.

University of Iowa makes room for more dorms

08/31/2014 9:01am
The Aspire at West Campus residence complex is the latest addition to University of Iowa housing — for now.

Va. facility processes crab blood for med tests

08/31/2014 9:10am
The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with commercial crab pots.

5 things to know about former Va. governor trial

08/31/2014 9:10am
Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines if convicted.

Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

08/31/2014 9:31am
A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills.

Armored truck overturns, spilling bags of money

08/31/2014 10:21am
Police say an armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by.

W.Va. colleges cut jobs as state support declines

08/31/2014 11:40am
West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

08/31/2014 11:50am
The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

08/31/2014 12:10pm
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

08/31/2014 12:12pm
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.

Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

08/31/2014 3:11pm
Only a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility.

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

08/31/2014 3:21pm
A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.

3 injured in lightning strike at New York beach

08/31/2014 4:21pm
A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people.

Ski resort to offer Utah's longest zip line tour

08/31/2014 7:10pm
Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort has announced plans to add one of the longest zip line tours in the country.

Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

08/31/2014 8:10pm
The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

08/31/2014 9:40pm
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

US judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law

08/31/2014 9:51pm
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

Northern California wildfires show slower growth

08/31/2014 10:00pm
The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

08/31/2014 10:00pm
Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures and a meeting of Europe's central bank for signs of stimulus steps.

China manufacturing growth slowed in August

08/31/2014 10:10pm
China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

08/31/2014 10:40pm
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.