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The Las Vegas Raiders kick off to the New Orleans Saints to start an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Column: Big night for the Raiders and their new hometown

Sep. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints

Sep. 22, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...

Raiders down top 2 right tackles for game vs. Saints

Sep. 21, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are without their top two right tackles against the New Orleans Saints. Starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young are inactive for Monday night’s debut in Las Vegas after being listed as doubtful. Brown played one series of the opener before leaving with a calf...

Judge dismisses Trump challenge to Nevada mail voting law

Sep. 21, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign challenging Nevada's new vote-by-mail law, saying the campaign failed to show how it could be harmed by the law. The campaign, which has filed lawsuits in several states over voting rules, had asked...

Woman ordered to face DUI trial in crash that killed 2 teens

Sep. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local judge on Monday ordered a Las Vegas woman to face trial on felony charges alleging she drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs when her car struck and killed two 16-year-old girls in a crosswalk. Ebone Laneice Whitaker, 38, waived a preliminary hearing of evidence in the...

The four women who run Atlantic City casinos pose for photos on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Sept. 21, 2020: From left, to right they are: Jacqueline Grace of Tropicana; Terry Glebocki of Ocean Casino Resort; Karie Hall of Bally's, and Melonie Johnson of Borgata. Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos are run by women. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

Sep. 21, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run the joint. But women now run four of Atlantic City's nine casinos in what some industry executives and observers say could be the future of the gambling industry. Caesars...

Las Vegas area bars reopen after 10-week shutdown

Sep. 21, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrons showed up at bars in and round Las Vegas to celebrate their reopening after weeks of a coronavirus-driven shut down. Customers came late Sunday just before midnight eager to sit at a favorite bar including establishments inside restaurants and casinos. But most bars saw light foot...

Thomas's career-high 31 leads Sun past Aces 87-62 in Game 1

Sep. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had a career-high 31 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 18, and the Connecticut Sun pulled away early and cruised to an 87-62 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Game of 1 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals Sunday. Alyssa Thomas had six rebounds, five assists, five steals and...

Shooting on Las Vegas Strip injures 2; Several arrests made

Sep. 20, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several people have been arrested after two people were injured following a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Officers...

Las Vegas police: Man is arrested in July 2019 homicide case

Sep. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide case in Las Vegas last year,. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 38-year-old Carlos Figueroa remains in the Clark County jail on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon. He’s being held without bail and scheduled to appear...