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Energy secretary may speed plutonium removal from Nevada

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has committed to expediting the removal of weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site in Nevada last year if she agrees to stop blocking appointments to vacant positions in his department. But it's not clear...

Raiders' lease for Coliseum gets final approval

Mar. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted Thursday to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. The Alameda Board of Supervisors had voted earlier in the week in favor of the...

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

Mar. 21, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is pitching her ideas to improve the asylum process for immigrants while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps unaccompanied immigrant children. The senator from New York kicked off her first presidential...

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

Mar. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Mar. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in...

Vegas Sands notifies SEC of settlement, no terms disclosed

Mar. 21, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino company Las Vegas Sands has notified federal regulators that it settled a 15-year breach-of-contract battle with a Hong Kong businessman, without disclosing terms. A notice posted Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission says only that Round Square Co. headed by Richard...

The bump stock ban is just days away. What will owners do?

Mar. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S. government, he grudgingly decided to sell off his and let someone else figure out what to do with them. "If I get caught with one, I'm a felon, and it seems like...

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

Mar. 21, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman...

Cortez Masto: Perry signals commitment on plutonium removal

Mar. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has indicated a commitment to provide a timeline for removing secretly shipped plutonium out of Nevada. The Democrat made the comments at a meeting with reporters following her address to a joint session of the...

Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre

Mar. 20, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bloody bullet fragments at hospitals and detectives tracing weapons purchases in five states were among the records released Wednesday from the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. There were no new revelations among...