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FILE - This June 17, 2014 file photo shows the Sands Expo and Convention Center and The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 reported a fourth-quarter loss of $299 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Without Adelson, Las Vegas Sands posts $299 million loss

Jan. 27, 2021 5:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $299 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier, as the casino and resort operator saw its business dry up due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 39 cents per share....

A lone man walks along a frozen section of North Ave. beach on Lake Michigan north of downtown Chicago Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

Jan. 26, 2021 5:31 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools. Several coronavirus testing sites closed Monday and...

Ex-LA councilman gets prison in City Hall corruption case

Jan. 26, 2021 12:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison for lying to federal investigators about his dealings with a businessman who provided him $15,000 in secret cash payments during a night out in Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter...

Two people hold hands while walking south on Madison Street toward 27th Avenue in Bellevue, Neb., during a winter storm warning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Storm blankets Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

Jan. 25, 2021 10:54 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast to continue into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites. The National Weather Service said at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow is...

Volunteers take down information as they register people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic put on by the City of Odessa, Odessa Fire Rescue and Medical Center Hospital Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Jan. 25, 2021 8:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic. State health officials Monday reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals,...

Missouri last among states for first COVID shots

Jan. 25, 2021 3:51 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri ranks dead last among states for the percentage of residents who have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and two neighboring states don’t fare much better. Information released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday showed...

Signs direct drivers waiting for a COVID-19 testing at a pop-up testing centre at Marsden Point, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Health officials in New Zealand say genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Tania Whyte/Northern Adivacate/NZME via AP)

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Jan. 24, 2021 11:13 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said. The lockdown, which was implemented in the early hours of Saturday, covered 16...

Williams scores 28 to lift Wyoming past Nevada 93-88

Jan. 24, 2021 7:12 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Marcus Williams scored 13 of his 28 points in the last 3-1/2 minutes as Wyoming held off Nevada 93-88 on Sunday. Williams broke a 75-75 tie with a jumper in the paint and converted the three-point play. He made 3 of 4 free throws for an 81-79 lead, and closed the game making another 3...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, waste salt, foreground, is shown near an evaporation pond at the Silver Peak lithium mine near Tonopah, Nev.  The Trump administration granted final approval for a proposed northern Nevada lithium mine, one of several eleventh-hour moves made by the Department of Interior to greenlight mining and energy projects. Unlike some other approvals, which are likely to be revoked, President Biden has voiced support for lithium mining as part of his clean energy plans.  (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada line. But the question of how to extract lithium and whether former President Donald Trump’s...