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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...

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...

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...

Nevada, Energy Department settle fight over secret plutonium

Jun. 26, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ended a two-year legal battle Friday with the U.S. Energy Department over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. The state's lawyers said they would drop their lawsuit after the federal government agreed to remove the highly radioactive material...

FILE - This March 10, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a female bi-state sage grouse in Nevada. Conservationists are headed back to court again to try to force the Trump administration to protect the rare game bird along the California-Nevada line where the government keeps changing its mind about whether to add the cousin of the greater sage grouse to the U.S. list of threatened and endangered species. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

Lawsuit brewing in fight over game bird in Sierra Nevada

Jun. 26, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are headed back to court to try to force the Trump administration to protect a rare game bird along the California-Nevada border as the government keeps changing its mind about whether to list the cousin of the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered. Three...

Former Oregon chancellor to lead Nevada university system

Jun. 18, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former Oregon University System Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose will take over as chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education in September after the state Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve her four-year contract on Thursday. Rose arrives as Nevada prepares to...

Most of Nevada under red-flag warning due to fire danger

Jun. 15, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning due to high fire danger for most of Nevada stretching into parts of California, Arizona and Utah. The service issued the warning Monday because of a combination of high winds, low humidity and warm temperatures from Las Vegas to...

An employee wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cleans the widows of his shoe store at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: South Korea capital adds more coronavirus cases

Jun. 12, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 49 new coronavirus cases. Most most of them are in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have been struggling to slow transmissions linked to entertainment and leisure activities, church gatherings and low-income workers who...

The Latest: S Korea has 56 new COVID cases amid resurgence

Jun. 11, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area. Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277...

The Latest: Flash bang, pepper spray disperses Seattle crowd

Jun. 6, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Police use flash bang devices, pepper spray to disperse Seattle protesters — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders police not to use CS gas except as last resort — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law....