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Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20...

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations short...

Ex-Nevada Senate Democrat sentenced for campaign fund fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in federal prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds to pay personal bills and open a downtown Las Vegas nightclub where he hosted political fundraisers. Ex-Senate Majority Leader...

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

Jul. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) —        Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in...

Ensan, 55, becomes oldest world poker champion in 20 years

Jul. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Germany's Hossein Ensan outlasted Italy's Dario Sammartino and Canada's Alex Livingston to claim the $10 million title early Wednesday at the 50th World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. The 55-year-old native of Iran who immigrated to Germany 30 years ago became the oldest world...

Woman pleads not guilty in Las Vegas manicurist murder case

Jul. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who authorities say ran down a salon worker trying to stop her from skipping out on a $35 manicure pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges and lost a bid to be freed from jail pending trial. A judge in Las Vegas told Krystal Whipple, standing in shackles, that "proof...

Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla McBride's eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A'ja Wilson in the Aces' frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. "Liz and A'ja command so much attention that I'm...

Trio of first-timers headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jul. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diamond DeShields, Erica Wheeler and Odyssey Sims will make their All-Star debuts this month after the trio was selected Monday for the game in Las Vegas. DeShields will be joined in the July 27 game by two of her Chicago Sky teammates. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley also were...

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on the...