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The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 88,200 people have recovered...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, pedestrians pass beneath the Reno arch as traffic passes on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nev. All bars, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms will close in Reno by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus, Mayor Hillary Schieve announced. Schieve initially included casinos on the closure list late Monday with plans to begin the shutdowns Tuesday morning. But she quickly rescinded that directive and further clarified restaurants can continue carry-out orders and keep drive-through windows open. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Nevada governor shutters gambling, dining to halt virus

Mar. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling will grind to a halt by Wednesday in casino-mecca Las Vegas, a city known for glitzy and sometimes reckless fun, as the governor of Nevada issued a sweeping statewide order aimed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Democrat Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong freeze on...

The American flag flies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Wide swath of economy seeks share of COVID-19 rescue package

Mar. 17, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress works on a rescue package to help shore up a U.S. economy hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a wide swath of business, from the solar power industry to casinos and hotels, along with doctors, nurses and educators are urging lawmakers to give them a share of the pie. The...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Joseph Brennen of Ventnor N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, many internet gambling providers said they've noticed a significant increase in business in the past week as many land-based casinos shut down due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Shut-out by virus, gamblers turning to online betting

Mar. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gamblers who suddenly can't go to a casino to play slot machines, cards or roulette are migrating to internet casinos as the coronavirus shuts down most things involving large gatherings. As of Tuesday, casinos in about three dozen states had either been shut down by...

A view a street in downtown Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 15, 2020, as most people remained home following the indications of doctors and the government in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Stock market outdoes itself, but not in good way

Mar. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

The Latest on financial markets (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Biggest drop ever. Worst day since. The stock has heard a lot of that over the past few weeks. The market outdid itself again Monday, though not in a good way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2,997 points. That's the index's biggest point drop...

This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows stacks of gambling chips at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, casinos in at least 15 states had shut down due to the coronavirus, including Atlantic City's nine casinos which were due to close at 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

To bet or not to bet? Casinos, gamblers weigh virus concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers and vacationers who had planned to visit U.S. casinos expressed a mixture of disappointment and relief over a wave of closings in at least 15 states as officials worked on slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Some said they still plan to visit casinos. Many...

Shoppers crowd in long lines waiting to check out at a local Ralphs supermarket in an attempt to stock up on supplies, Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Panorama City section of Los Angeles. Officials said Friday the  Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego school districts will close starting March 16 because of the coronavirus threat. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Virus concerns hit California casinos, entertainment venues

Mar. 15, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

Californians wanting to escape the new reality of the coronavirus at the movies, casino or amusement park are running into the six-foot rule. State health officials issued new guidance Saturday urging theaters to keep attendance under 250 people and ask strangers to sit six feet apart. The Department of Public...

Rhode Island has 14 confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 5

Mar. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Rhode Island has risen from five to 14, state officials announced Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo also announced that public schools will move April break up to next week, visits to nursing homes will be banned and people who have...

US govt OKs letting S Carolina tribe build N Carolina casino

Mar. 13, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation has received permission from the federal government to build a casino and resort on land over the border in North Carolina. The U.S. Department of the Interior approved in writing Thursday the American Indian tribe's request to use...

Rhode Island has 14 confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 5

Mar. 13, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Rhode Island has risen from five to 14, state officials announced Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo also announced that public schools will move up April break to next week, visits to nursing homes will be banned and people who have...