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FILE - In this Oct, 29, 2018 file photo James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participates in a news conference in New York. Murren the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International says he'll step down as company chairman and chief executive as soon as the company leaders find his successor. Murren was praised in a company statement Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, saying he informed the corporate board he intends to leave before his contract expires, at the end of 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)

Chief executive at MGM Resorts says he'll step down

Feb. 12, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires...

Elliot Harmon, right, fires up fellow protestors Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. ICANN is meeting this weekend and is expected to rule by mid-February on plans by private-equity firm Ethos Capital to buy the Public Interest Registry for $1.1 billion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Protesters fear rising costs if firm buys dot-org universe

Jan. 24, 2020 6:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org universe is trying to sell the online registry to an investment firm for more than $1 billion, drawing opposition from activists who protested Friday and others who fear costs would soar if a for-profit company is in charge of registering the website...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International is selling the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5 billion. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand real estate assets for $2.5B

Jan. 14, 2020 12:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International is selling the real estate assets of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5 billion. The joint venture includes private-equity and real estate company Blackstone Group and MGM Growth Properties LLC. MGM Resorts anticipates cash...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, Blackwater founder Erik Prince arrives for a closed meeting with members of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro, two senior U.S. officials said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

AP Exclusive: Trump ally may have broken Venezuela sanctions

Dec. 30, 2019 3:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro, two senior U.S....