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Border Patrol sector chief defends ‘overwhelmed’ agents over migrant class-action lawsuit

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— The chief patrol agent in charge of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector testified in federal court Friday that his agents were “overwhelmed” and lacked resources to properly house and care longterm for thousands of migrants this past spring and summer... Read More

Rafael Nadal wins 19th Grand Slam title at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) — The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the U.S. Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.

What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major final. Medvedev shifted styles, upped his level and received an unexpected boost from Arthur Ashe Stadium spectators.

Truly tested for the only time in the tournament, the No. 2-seeded Nadal managed to stop Medvedev’s surge and hold off his historic comeback bid, pulling out a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 50 minutes of highlight-worthy action and feature-film-worthy drama on Sunday, collecting his fourth championship at Flushing Meadows... Read More

Social media helps boost medical tourism in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas brings in millions of tourists every year, but thanks to social media more and more people are coming here for medical reasons. 8 New Now’s Bianca Holman investigated the trend that’s creating a boom in medical tourism.

According to the American Society for plastic surgeons, plastic
surgery is a $16 billion industry in the U.S. It’s also an industry where
Christopher Khorsandi uses the latest technology like Vectra Software to give
patients a 3-D view of their dreams.

“Specifically, what I wanted to do was bring people here
from outside the city into Las Vegas to have procedures for medical tourism.
There is an abundance of rooms, plenty of stuff to do here,” Khorsandi said. “With
social media, now there is an opportunity for us to reach our target audience
outside of the city.”... Read More

Thousands attend “The Great Reno Balloon Race”

RENO, Nev. (KTNV) — The Great Reno Balloon Race” wrapped up Sunday. The event is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event. The three day-event attracted more than 100,000 people.

“This is actually his first year, but no
this is awesome just watching all of these balloons land all around us,”
said Marissa Otteson, who brought her son along.

Shanda Tognotti brought her young daughter to
the race. She said, “It’s Landry’s first time, not our first time but this
is the first time they have been this close to us, it’s super cool.”

If you missed “The Great Reno Balloon Race,”
don’t worry! It is held every year in Reno. ... Read More

Memorial held in Bahamas for victims of Hurricane Dorian

NASSAU, Bahamas (KLAS) — Residents in Nassau attended a memorial service on Sunday to remember those who died after the Bahamas was hit by Hurricane Dorian a week ago. The Category 5 storm, which brought ferocious 185 mph winds and heavy rain to the Caribbean nation, has been blamed for at least 49 deaths.

“Even in the face of a national tragedy
God is still grace,” associate pastor Dave Cash told the congregation at
Evangelistic Temple Pentecostal in Nassau. “As we go to prayer this
morning, there’s a lot of families we want to remember who’ve lost loved
ones.”

The US Agency for International Development on
Saturday announced $1 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help
Bahamians, bringing USAID’s total funding to more than $2.8 million so far... Read More

WWII ‘Screaming Eagle’ veteran Henry Ochsner dies at 96

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government’s highest honor for his service, has died. He was 96.

Family friend Dennis Anderson says Ochsner died Saturday at his home in California City of complications from cancer and old age.

As part of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division — known as the “Screaming Eagles” — Ochsner also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

In 2017 Ochsner and nine other veterans were awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Ochsner married Violet Jenson in 1947. He is survived by his wife, their four daughters and two granddaughters. Funeral plans are pending... Read More

The Colosseum rolls out upgrades with Keith Urban concerts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some upgrades were on display this weekend at The Colosseum. The newly designed venue hosted Keith Urban during a stop on his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR.”

LAS VEGAS • @ColosseumatCP • 9.6.19 & 9.7.19 pic.twitter.com/8ZSidTBt7h

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) September 8, 2019

During his performances, The Colosseum showed off a new state-of-the-art sound system, moving light fixtures, and a high-definition LED video wall. The arena also has VIP banquette seating with cocktail service and a larger bar in the lobby... Read More