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Bruce Morelan poses for a portrait holding a rare 1794 U.S. silver dollar, said to be among the first ever minted, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. Morelan, owner of the silver dollar said to be among most expensive ever sold, is preparing to put the coin up for public auction in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

$10M 'Flowing Hair' 1794 US dollar set for auction in Vegas

Aug. 9, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of a 1794 U.S. silver dollar said to be among the first ever minted and shown to be the most expensive ever sold is preparing to put the coin up for public auction in Las Vegas. Experts say the piece dubbed the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar might again fetch the $10 million that Las...

Las Vegas man pleads guilty in straw purchase of 10 rifles

Aug. 8, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors says a Las Vegas man could face prison time after pleading guilty to making a straw purchase of 10 semiautomatic rifles. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada says Ethan Erhardt, 37, pleaded guilty Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13 by U.S. District Judge...

A small group of Black Lives Matter supporters hold a rally against Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley in Minden, Nev., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Douglas County Sheriff Coverley came under fire last month after he posted a letter on his office's website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Coverley later backed off, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls. The small group of Black Lives Matter supporters on Saturday cut short a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from people in a larger crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters. (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record Courier via AP)

Black Lives Matter supporters hold demonstration in Nevada

Aug. 8, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter supporters continued to protest Saturday after others cut short their participation in a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from a larger crowd of counter-protesters A man wearing a white cowboy hat exhorted...

Nevada regents approve Title IX change after heated exchange

Aug. 8, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a heated meeting, the Board of Regents voted to change the sexual harassment policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations, which critics say make it harder for sexual assault victims to obtain justice. Dean Gould, the Nevada System of Higher Education chief of staff, was...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Aug. 8, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fearing a pandemic-induced surge in such voting will work against him, Trump persisted in arguing that fraud is rampant for...

Wilson takes over down stretch dealing Aces past Sparks

Aug. 7, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and Angel McCoughtry added 24 and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Los Angeles Sparks 86-82 on Friday night. Wilson — who recorded her fourth consecutive double-double — finished 11-of-19 shooting and scored 12 in the...

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US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

Aug. 7, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a...

Vegas tourism down 71% in June, showing cost of coronavirus

Aug. 7, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials marked another index of the economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, reporting that about 1 million people visited the Las Vegas area during June — down 70.5% from the same month a year ago. A monthly economic report from the Las Vegas Convention and...

Campfires banned on all state and U.S. lands in Nevada

Aug. 7, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal officials are banning campfires and elevating other restrictions in Nevada and parts of eastern California due to severe wildfire risks and an unusually high number of human-caused blazes so far this year. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Nevada...

Big Nevada gold mine expansion on hold in face of opposition

Aug. 7, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Facing fierce opposition from conservationists and tribal leaders on multiple fronts, Nevada’s largest mining company has suspended its proposed expansion of what would become one of the biggest gold mines in the world. Lawyers for the U.S. government and one of the groups seeking...