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Shooting survivors Sabrina Mercadante, left, and Tiffany Reardon pose in the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. The Route 91 Harvest music festival was for years a highlight for their friend group, when Reardon, Mercadante and several others would book hotel rooms on the Strip for the long weekend even though they live in Henderson, Nev. On Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people around them were shot and killed at the country music festival at a venue across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay resort. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

'Guardian angels' bound by tragedy of Vegas concert shooting

Oct. 1, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Route 91 Harvest music festival was for years a highlight for their friend group, when Tiffany Reardon, Sabrina Mercadante and several others would book hotel rooms on the Strip for the long weekend even though they live in Henderson. It coincided with Mercadante’s birthday, so...

Keith Valentine, a 37-year-old Las Vegas Democrat who said he turned off the debate after 10 minutes, poses in front of his apartment Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Valentine, who was a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary, said he is reluctantly voting for Biden, describing the election as

'I was sad. It was sad': Voters bemoan nasty debate

Oct. 1, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. After the presidential candidates put on one of the noisiest, most chaotic debates in recent memory, voters across the country struggled for words – printable words – to describe the display. Many went first to...

Today in History

Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2020. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, survivors return to the scene of a mass shooting on the first anniversary in Las Vegas. A judge in Nevada has approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Court OK's $800M settlement for MGM Resorts, Vegas victims

Sep. 30, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. The action makes final a deal settling...

In this Sept. 12, 2020, photo provided by the Center For Biological Diversity, is the scene where thousands of rare desert wildflowers have been dug up at Rhyolite Ridge, about 200 miles southeast of Reno, Nev. Federal officials are investigating the destruction of a significant portion of the remaining population of an extremely rare desert wildflower that's being considered for endangered species protection and could jeopardize plans to build a lithium mine in Nevada, the Associated Press has learned.  (Patrick Donnelly/Center For Biological Diversity via AP)

Lawsuit seeks emergency listing of rare Nevada wildflower

Sep. 30, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to try to force the emergency listing of a rare wildflower as an endangered species after much of its population was destroyed at the site of a proposed lithium mine in Nevada. The federal lawsuit the Center for Biological...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden works along 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)

Gruden: Raiders players made 'mistake' not wearing masks

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules. About 10 players attended the fundraising event held Monday night by teammate Darren Waller’s...

Activist Lauri Dawn Kindness, right, speaks at the Crow Indian Reservation, in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, as Lodge Grass Mayor Quincy Dabney records her for a social media campaign to increase Native American participation in the U.S. census. Kindness and other activists with Western Native Voice are trying to prevent an undercount of the tribe that could result in less federal funding. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Census takers: We're being told to finish early, cut corners

Sep. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

As a federal judge considers whether the Trump administration violated her order for the 2020 census to continue through October by setting an Oct. 5 end date, her court has been flooded with messages from census takers who say they are being asked to cut corners and finish their work early. Josh Harkin, a census...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, people shop in a store at the SEMA show, an automotive specialty products convention in Las Vegas. Casino gambling remained slow in Nevada last month, according to a key index of casino activity that showed little improvement from the month before. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 that casino house winnings of $743 million statewide were down 22% in August, compared with the same month a year ago when casinos reported winning nearly $954 million in August 2019.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casino winnings report charts sluggish August

Sep. 30, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino gambling remained slow in Nevada last month, according to a key index of casino activity that showed little improvement from the month before. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that casino house winnings of $743 million statewide were down 22% in August, compared with...

Judge approves $800M settlement for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Sep. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Judge approves $800M settlement for victims of Las Vegas shooting.

Competency exam set for man in Vegas body-in-concrete case

Sep. 30, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has ordered a competency evaluation to determine if a man accused of killing a 24-year-old model and encasing her body in concrete can stand trial next year. Attorneys for Christopher Santo Prestipino have said he reported hearing voices while he was quarantined at the...