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Carjacking in Henderson leads to police pursuit and shooting

May. 31, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A carjacking in Henderson led to a pursuit early Sunday, then a shootout involving police officers, authorities said. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an armed suspect stole a car at around 5:30 a.m. Henderson police pursued and the suspect opened fire at...

Nevada governor activates National Guard after Reno protest

May. 31, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has activated the Nevada National Guard after protesters broke windows at City Hall and set fires. City officials in Reno instituted an immediate mandatory curfew Saturday night and Sisolak said that the Guard was activated after receiving a call for aid from city...

Police officers watch people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Las Vegas police, protesters clash for second night

May. 31, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police and protesters clashed for a second night in Las Vegas, with law enforcement using tear gas to disperse the crowd Saturday. The incident took place in downtown Las Vegas, where police met people protesting the death of a black man, George Floyd, after a white Minneapolis police...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Decommissioned nuclear reactor heavy haul for Nevada roads

May. 30, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A nuclear reactor vessel from Southern California’s decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station made its way through Las Vegas by rail this week, headed to a transfer site and placement on a truck to become the heaviest object ever moved on a Nevada highway. “By far,...

Police officers watch people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hundreds march, arrests made in Vegas George Floyd protest

May. 30, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Strip protest involving hundreds of people in memory of a black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer erupted into sporadic clashes with police beneath neon casino marquees and at least 31 arrests. There were no immediate reports of injuries to protesters or property...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

With City of Phoenix staffers helping, in red at left, patrons get on an express bus set up by the city to take people to a heat relief station inside the Phoenix Convention Center as temperatures climb to 112-degrees Friday, May 29, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. A 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meters) hall of the...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, chairs have been removed at some electronic slot machines to maintain social distancing between players at a closed Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin are announcing plans to reopen June 4, and a downtown Las Vegas hotel owner bought more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets for people from various U.S. cities. Nightlife will be limited, but promotions began Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak lifted his mid-March shut-down order and said casinos can reopen June 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Bleak casino, tourism reports showing Nevada shutdown impact

May. 29, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bleak reports in Nevada are showing the economic impact of a full month of casino and business closures enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. With most businesses and all gambling establishments shuttered statewide, monthly gambling tax revenues were down in April nearly 100%...