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FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts. One Las Vegas Strip casino owner says it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May 2020. Wynn Resorts reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that it had 497 positive tests for the new coronavirus since reopening June 4, 2020, after identifying 51 in initial screenings. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Vegas resort tallies 548 COVID-19 positives, 3 worker deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas Strip casino company said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May, and three workers have died. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before reopening...

Kansas Supreme Court weighs guidelines for injured workers

Sep. 17, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court waded into the fray Thursday over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the American Medical Association guide should be used for...

Lawmakers fail to override more than 20 Sununu vetoes

Sep. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override more than 20 bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, including a catchall one containing 40 wide-ranging measures that was passed during during a truncated session in the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers said the bill would...

More than 20 workers hurt in crane accident in Austin, Texas

Sep. 16, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under...

Family of worker killed in 2018 tower collapse sues MSU

Sep. 16, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The family of a worker killed in 2018 when a nearly 2,000-foot tall TV tower in southwest Missouri collapsed is suing Missouri State University for wrongful death. The April 19, 2018, tower collapse happened in Fordland, killing 56-year-old Steve Lemay, who ran a tower repair...

3 LA-area deaths linked to Labor Day weekend heat wave

Sep. 15, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heat exposure contributed to the deaths of at least three people in Los Angeles County during a record-breaking heat wave over the Labor Day weekend, according to the coroner's office. They each died Sunday, Sept. 6, when LA County hit its highest-ever temperature: 121 degrees (49.4...

Report: Israeli strike kills 10 Iran-backed gunmen in Syria

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Israeli airstrike on Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria on Monday killed 10 fighters, including eight Iraqis, a Syrian opposition war monitor reported. Israel rarely comments on such reports, but is believed to have carried out scores of raids targeting Iran’s military...

Pier on Seattle's waterfront partially collapes, injuring 2

Sep. 13, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A pier along Seattle's waterfront partially collapsed Sunday as crews were demolishing portions of it, injuring two workers. The Seattle Times reports that Pier 58, the structure supporting a park between the Seattle Aquarium and a ferris wheel, gave way roughly a month after officials...

Emergency personnel respond to the parking garage that partially collapsed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.  The parking deck under construction has collapsed for a second time in as many days. Atlanta Fire Rescue said Saturday,  that fire units were deployed to the building in the city's Midtown section for “a second major collapse” of the parking deck that partially fell Friday.  (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

Sep. 12, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the site in as many days — sending a worker trying to shore up the structure plunging several stories below, authorities said. The man suffered leg injuries after falling...

Damage is seen to a parking deck under construction after it partially collapsed, injuring several workers, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage)

Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 6 workers injured

Sep. 11, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A section of concrete on a parking deck under construction in Atlanta partially collapsed on Friday, injuring six workers. Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley said firefighters cut out one worker trapped under debris with saws. Video from news outlets showed the worker, who Riley...