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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...

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...

Las Vegas issues $250 fine against host of large Trump event

Aug. 7, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The city of Las Vegas has issued a civil penalty against a hotel for hosting a faith-based campaign event for President Donald Trump that violated a mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 despite warnings from city and state officials. The event proceeded as planned Thursday in...

Police: Vegas exchange of gunfire leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Aug. 7, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An exchange of gunfire reportedly stemming from a disagreement left one man dead and two others wounded and police looking for a fourth man who fled the scene, Las Vegas police said Friday. The early morning shooting occurred at an apartment complex where police found one man dead in the...

Nevada law expands some jobless benefits, targets backlog

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a law Thursday giving state officials more flexibility to attack a backlog of jobless claims and extend benefits for additional Nevadans out of work in the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Health officials also said they believe they have...

FILE - These undated file booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show, from left, William L. Loomis, Stephen Parshall and Andrew T. Lynam Jr., three men accused of planning a terror attack during recent Las Vegas protests.  A federal magistrate judge decided Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that Stephen Parshall, 35, and William Loomis, 40, both of Las Vegas, should remain in federal custody, and gave attorneys for Andrew Lynam, until next Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to prepare arguments for his release pending trial. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Court date reset for 3 in Vegas 'boogaloo' terror plot case

Aug. 6, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arraignment was postponed Thursday in Nevada state court for three men accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas racial injustice protest in May to spark violence and advance views of an extremist anti-government “boogaloo” group. Stephen Parshall, Andrew Lynam and William...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Cliven Bundy talks to reporters outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, denied prosecutors' efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 due to prosecutorial misconduct and her order dismissing the case so it could not be re-filed. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Protesters rally against liability protections for employers relating to COVID-19 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, outside the Legislature on the second day of the 32nd Special Session in Carson City, Nev. Nevada's part-time Legislature concluded an emergency special session early Thursday, Aug. 6, after passing a slew of policies that address issues that have arisen amid the coronavirus pandemic and protests over systemic racism. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada lawmakers OK mail ballots, virus liability protection

Aug. 6, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After Wednesday night hearings continued into Thursday morning, Nevada's part-time Legislature concluded an emergency special session called to address problems that have arisen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the national reckoning over police abuses of Black people....