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Eldorado must sell 3 Indiana casinos as part of Caesars deal

Jul. 11, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will have to sell three Indiana casinos by the end of this year as it takes over Caesars Entertainment. The Indiana Gaming Commission imposed that requirement Friday as it gave state approval for Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado’s $17.3 billion takeover of Caesars...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...

Healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Many Nevada bar owners prepare to close after virus spike

Jul. 10, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in seven Nevada counties were ordered Friday to once again shut their doors and re-impose limits on restaurants because of the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced that Nevada would join other states in reclosing bars after seeing a spike in new positive cases in...

Nevada church appeals virus attendance cap to Supreme Court

Jul. 9, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Leaders of a rural Nevada church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings while an appellate court considers their claim that COVID-19 restrictions treating casinos and others more leniently violate their constitutional right to...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Smoke rises from the Numbers Fire burning east of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A northern Nevada highway remained closed Tuesday in both directions south of Gardnerville in Douglas County because of a wildfire that has burned a reported eight square miles (20 square kilometers). (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record-Courier via AP)

US 395 reopens along Sierra, crews gain on Nevada wildfire

Jul. 8, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders Wednesday and reopened a U.S. highway along the Sierra's eastern front as firefighters continued to slow the progress of a northern Nevada wildlfire that has burned through 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) near the California line. The fire that...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, the Eldorado Resort Casino stands in Reno, Nev. Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17 billion deal creating a gambling giant with properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries. The merger won unanimous endorsement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, after pointed questions from Nevada Gaming Control Board regulators and unanimous approval from the state Gaming Commission. Approval in coming days from regulators in Indiana and New Jersey would create the world's largest casino company under the Caesars Entertainment name. (Colton Lochhead/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Nevada regulators OK company buying Caesars Entertainment

Jul. 8, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead Wednesday from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17.3 billion deal creating a gambling giant owning or operating 55 properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries. “There’s only...

Study: COVID-19 test results undercount Nevada case numbers

Jul. 8, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first coronavirus antibody study conducted in Nevada suggests COVID-19 test results dramatically underestimate the number of people who actually have been infected by the disease, health officials said Wednesday. The joint study by the Washoe County Health District and researchers at...

Reno council ends live public comment at virtual meetings

Jul. 8, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council will no longer allow live public comment during virtual city council meetings after five people used the forum to make vulgar or racist comments or bomb threats during a June meeting. City spokesman Jon Humbert told the Reno Gazette Journal that members of the public...

1 killed, 1 injured in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

Jul. 7, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday near South Lake Tahoe, killing one person on board and leaving another with major injuries, authorities said. The single-engine Cessna crashed shortly before 3:30 p.m. in a wooded area in uninincorporated Meyers about two miles southwest of Lake...