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New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 22, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Workers walk through as they finish work at the Stadium Swim at the Circa Resort & Casino, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. The casino is scheduled to open in downtown Las Vegas in October. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Newest downtown Vegas casino set to open, pandemic or not

Oct. 22, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the 1,000-seat sports betting auditorium at the Circa Resort & Casino doesn’t get you, maybe the six rooftop swimming pools will. “We expect more than 4,000 people a day at Stadium Swim,” hotel co-owner Derek Stevens said during a recent preview of his...

Republican April Becker campaigns for the Nevada state senate from a converted ice cream truck Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. Becker is running against incumbent state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature. As the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn show few signs of slowing, the election will determine the balance of power when the...

Medical Assistant Casey Garrison inputs patient information on a form at the drive-thru coronavirus testing at a respiratory clinic in Casper, Wyo., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wyoming health officials reported the number of people hospitalized with the virus has increased to the highest since March.(Cayla Nimmo/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Oct. 21, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small...

Judge dismisses Las Vegas hotel's lawsuit against blogger

Oct. 21, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Las Vegas hotel and casino against a blogger who reported a rumor the property would close. District Judge Trevor Atkin on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit alleging defamation by trade libel filed by Sahara Las Vegas against Scott Roeben, who...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile golfer in as many weeks to do so. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, tested positive last week at...

Las Vegas man dies in police custody after dealership arrest

Oct. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has died in custody after an apparent “medical crisis” at a car dealership, authorities said. Police Capt. Sasha Larkin said officers responded to a call Monday around 1:40 p.m. after an employee reported that a man in his early 30s had entered the business...

Pro Fighters League sets 2021 return after canceled season

Oct. 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Professional Fighters League will stage its entire 2021 regular season over six events in Las Vegas beginning April 23. The PFL announced its plans Tuesday for the coming season after canceling its entire 2020 season in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion's fights are...

President Donald Trump works the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

Oct. 19, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing,...

Nevada's early voting numbers suggest shift to mail votes

Oct. 19, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With more than two weeks until the election, more than twice as many Nevada voters have returned ballots by mail than in the entire 2016 election. Nearly 176,000 voters have returned ballots mailed to them in early October, election officials reported Monday. In 2016, less than...