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NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities

May. 24, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets...

Lawyer: More than video shows in Vegas bus shove murder case

May. 23, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is more to know than a bus security video clip has shown about the case of a 25-year-old woman accused of killing a 74-year-old man by shoving him off a public bus in Las Vegas, an attorney defending the woman on a murder charge said Thursday. Cadesha Michelle Bishop's attorney,...

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

May. 23, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme that ranks among the largest-ever fraud cases in the U.S. Defendant Edwin...

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

May. 23, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract...

WNBA's new season ready to tip off

May. 23, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport's greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending champion Seattle...

Ex-NFL player faces trial in death of girlfriend's child

May. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter soon after they moved into his Las Vegas apartment this year. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre...

MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case

May. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set another...

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

May. 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that...

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

May. 22, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion. Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in a...

UNLV's Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

May. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball's biggest stars. Now he's getting ready to take the next step. The UNLV shortstop is projected to go in the first round of the June 3 amateur draft, possibly putting him on a trajectory to become the latest star...