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US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

Aug. 14, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Amid prolonged drought and climate change in a region that's...

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a woman plays an electronic slot machine at at the reopening of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard. The American Gaming Association on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, reported a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenues for the second quarter of 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirus

Aug. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry's trade association reported Thursday. “COVID-19 has undoubtedly posed the most...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, as it nears completion in Las Vegas. Officials in Nevada have declared

Raiders enjoying new world-class training facility

Aug. 12, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr hit Henry Ruggs III on a go route that showed off the rookie receiver’s speed and a member of the Las Vegas Raiders staff marked the moment by blaring a song by rapper Lil Baby. Moments later, Carr found tight end Darren Waller over the middle as Drake...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights think they are primed for another deep playoff run, especially with Max Pacioretty set to return after missing round-robin play with a minor injury. Standing in their way are Jonathan Toews and the resurgent Chicago Blackhawks. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Pacioretty, Golden Knights to take on resurgent Blackhawks

Aug. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Max Pacioretty used some weights and a stationary bike to work out in his room during his quarantine period inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton. He rejoined the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and skated with the team the past couple of days. He's ready to go. Well as ready as he can be to step right into the NHL...

Black Lives Matter protesters are confronted by counter protesters in Minden, Nev. on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Some Black Lives Matter supporters continued to protest after others cut short their participation in a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from a larger crowd of counter-protesters. Officials reported no injuries, arrests or damage as social media accounts emerged Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, about a weekend Black Lives Matter protest that was met in a small northern Nevada town by a far larger group of counter-demonstrators, including some bearing military-style weapons and tactical gear. (Jason Bean/Reno Gazette Journal via AP)

Protesters met with jeers by crowd with guns in Nevada city

Aug. 10, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Several dozen Black Lives Matter demonstrators at a weekend protest in rural Nevada were greeted by a far larger group of counter-demonstrators, including some bearing military-style weapons and tactical gear, but a sheriff who had made controversial remarks earlier about the racial...

Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago Sky's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

All good: WNBA has reported no positive coronavirus tests

Aug. 10, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

One month into the season and the WNBA bubble seems to be working. There have been no positive tests for coronavirus since the initial round of testing when the players arrived in Florida at IMG Academy. Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton, but there have...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Aug. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass Congress with executive action calling for up to $400 in weekly unemployment assistance...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Aug. 8, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fearing a pandemic-induced surge in such voting will work against him, Trump persisted in arguing that fraud is rampant for...

Wilson takes over down stretch dealing Aces past Sparks

Aug. 7, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and Angel McCoughtry added 24 and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Los Angeles Sparks 86-82 on Friday night. Wilson — who recorded her fourth consecutive double-double — finished 11-of-19 shooting and scored 12 in the...