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Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

Sep. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all...

FILE - The Park MGM and Aria hotel-casinos flash messages on their closing due to the coronavirus, in Las Vegas in this March 16, 2020 file photo. Casino giant MGM Resorts International said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, it's teaming with a firm that provided COVID-19 screenings to the National Hockey League playoffs and a health care provider to high-volume events in an optional conference attendee safety plan at its U.S. hotels and casinos. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MGM Resorts outlines conference health screening option

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts International is teaming with a firm that provided COVID-19 screenings for the National Hockey League playoffs and a health care provider to high-volume events in an optional conference attendee safety plan at its U.S. hotels and casinos, the company announced...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo, now Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November’s election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that will begin airing Thursday for two weeks in heavily Hispanic Nevada and Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ex-Sanders staffers promote Biden to Latinos in Iowa, Nevada

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November's election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that...

Dustin Johnson, of the United States, plays his shot from the fourth tee during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Loaded fields for Asia events now in Vegas, California

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Dustin Johnson leads the top five players in the world who have committed to play the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, the start of a two-week stretch of relocated Asia events that includes Tiger Woods returning to California. The CJ Cup typically is held in South Korea, followed by the Zozo Championship in...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, Kyle Busch, left, and Kurt Busch, right, greet fans as they are introduced before a NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Busch family hobby came full circle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Kurt finally won for the first time in his career Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The victory came about 24 hours after his nephew, Brexton Busch, won his first race at a track in North Carolina. The 5-year-old son of reigning Cup champion Kyle is being developed by Tom Busch, who molded his own two sons into NASCAR champions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Column: Busch family hobby goes full circle at home in Vegas

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing bug hit the Busch family long before the NASCAR champion brothers were born. Their father attended the first Daytona 500 in 1959 with his parents, and later, while working as a mechanic at a Las Vegas car dealership, he decided to try racing at the local short track. Tom Busch...

Kurt Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

Sep. 28, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mistakes send sloppy Raiders to 36-20 loss to Patriots

Sep. 27, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

The mistakes the Las Vegas Raiders did so well avoiding in winning the first two weeks piled up in New England. A fumble in the red zone, two more fumbles on sacks, a couple of key penalties and missed assignments on defense. It all added up to a 36-20 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday that dealt the...

Janet Davis, an enrolled member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, stands alongside Pyramid Lake between Nixon, Nev. and Sutcliffe, Nev. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. As a tribal council member, Davis hopes the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t reverse recent progress to expand access to voting on rural reservations like the Pyramid Lake Paiute’s and supports lifting limits on ballot assistance to allow tribal members to collect and return ballots on behalf of their neighbors. (AP Photo/Sam Metz)

Tribes see ballot collection as a lifeline in Indian Country

Sep. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

NIXON, Nev. (AP) — Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the tribe's senior services van to get to the grocery store or the doctor before the coronavirus pandemic ended that option. Now, tribal officials worry how elders and others who don't...

Chase Briscoe poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Briscoe grabs 8th win of season in Xfinity playoff opener

Sep. 26, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener for his eighth win of the season, the number he’s said should earn him a promotion to NASCAR's top level. Briscoe, in a Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, won all three stages Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,...

Denny Hamlin, left, and Kyle Busch talk before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

Sep. 26, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch is in a terrible slump, winless this Cup season and his 15-year streak of at least one victory a year in danger. The reigning Cup champion struggled to contain his frustration after finishing second last week at Bristol to title favorite Kevin Harvick and his losing streak was...