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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 court considering Wynn defamation claim against AP

Jul. 6, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court was asked Monday to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. In oral arguments, a lawyer for...

Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas

Jul. 4, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started. Seven longtime Las Vegas bookmakers can’t recall a larger loss, the Las Vegas...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Douglas Haig, left, and his attorney, Marc Victor leave the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, after pleading guilty to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman took aim before the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago. Haig is a 57-year-old aerospace engineer who used to reload bullets at home in Mesa, Airz., and sell them at gun shows. Douglas Haig has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison after selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who killed 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip shooting in Oct. 2017. Haig, 57, also was sentenced Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Las Vegas to three years of supervised release after pleading guilty last November to illegally manufacturing ammunition. (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Arizona man gets 13 months in Vegas shooting ammunition case

Jun. 30, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in October 2017. Douglas Haig, 57, also was sentenced to three years...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster. The state law preceded a nationwide ban. Both bans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Monday, June 29, 2020  a divided three-judge panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by gun owners’ rights advocates that Maryland’s law violates the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on taking private property for public use without just compensation. Maryland’s ban took effect in October 2018, one year after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at a Las Vegas concert and killed 58 people. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, file)

Federal appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on bump stocks

Jun. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster, a state law that preceded a nationwide ban. Both bans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A divided three-judge panel from the...

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection in Canada

Jun. 29, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its business amid the pandemic. The creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas on Monday blamed the “immense disruption and forced show closures as a result of the...

Dustin Poirier win decision over Dan Hooker in UFC thriller

Jun. 27, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night, surviving a brutal second round and persevering to finish a well-rounded performance in the main event at the UFC's corporate gym. Mike Perry also ended his two-fight skid with a one-sided unanimous...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper arrives for a news briefing on the coronavirus at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. With reported coronavirus cases rising rapidly in many states, governors are getting lots of advice on how to respond. Cooper announced a statewide mask rule and three-week pause on further reopenings, moves that were supported by a nurses association. But Cooper has faced pushback from Republican lawmakers and small businesses that are still shuttered, including bars, gyms and bowling alleys, which have tried to overturn the governor’s orders through legal action or legislation. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Governors face competing voices as reported virus cases rise

Jun. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Nevada prepared to start reopening parts of its economy last month, a team of medical experts recommended to Gov. Steve Sisolak that he require people wear masks in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The governor promoted masks but resisted making them a requirement,...

FILE-In this Tuesday, June 23, 2020 file photo, poll workers instruct a voter on where to go to fill out their ballot during the Kentucky primary at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. There was only one polling place open on election day this week in Louisville, Kentucky, and voting went relatively smoothly compared to other recent primaries amid the global pandemic. Does that mean other cities should consider the same in November? (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Advocates, experts warn against polling place reductions

Jun. 27, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — With only one polling place open on election day this week in Louisville, Kentucky, voting went relatively smoothly compared with other recent primaries held amid the global pandemic. Does that mean other cities should consider the same in November? Voting rights groups say no....

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...