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In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

Salvation Army Maj. David Yardley, left, stands outside the Salvation Army Phoenix downtown headquarters where a heat relief station was set up on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. A heat relief station offering cold water and a cool place inside to rest out of the brutal sun will be open every day through Sunday while an excessive heat warning is in effect. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. With many government-run spaces like libraries and...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, speaks at the 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortex Masto said in a statement that she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join the presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

May. 28, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that she supports the...

Nevada city council rejects offer to take over land parcel

May. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada city council rejected a proposal that would have folded land in the Sierra foothills into the city’s jurisdiction. The Reno City Council unanimously rejected the proposal Wednesday concerning more than 1.6 square miles (4 square kilometers) of property, The Reno...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. Nevada jobless figures continue to climb, with more than 18,000 people filing first-time claims for benefits last week. That will add to the record 28.2% statewide unemployment figure in April. The U.S. Labor Department tally on Thursday, May 28 comes after the state last week reported that Nevada unemployment is higher than any state ever, topping even the 25% nationwide estimates made during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada jobless tally keeps climbing, adding to record 28.2%

May. 28, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada jobless figures keep climbing, with more than 18,000 people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. That pushed the number of new benefits claims since coronavirus closures in mid-March to more than 480,000, and will...

Police: Woman's death in shooting apparently was accidental

May. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's death in which preliminary information indicated she was accidentally shot. Police said the woman and her boyfriend were playing with a gun while on her patio late Wednesday night as children slept inside the residence., local media outlets...

People walk out of a shopping mall where some restaurants have opened along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds during the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

May. 27, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets to boost interest around the country. The promotions began the morning after Gov. Steve...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

US judge refuses again to block Nevada's mail-in primary

May. 27, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has again rejected a conservative voting rights group’s bid to block the mail-in primary election now under way in Nevada as part of an effort to guard against spread of the coronavirus at traditional polling places. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said in a strongly...

People hold a minute of silence for the victims of COVID-19 at Sol square in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Flags are flying at half-mast on more than 14,000 public buildings in Spain as the European nation holds its first of 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new coronavirus infections and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the potential setbacks ahead for others on the road to reopening. The European Union unveiled a massive stimulus...