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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Biden vows to put black woman on Supreme Court

Feb. 25, 2020 10:09 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is committing to putting the first black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Biden said during Tuesday night's presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina, that he is...

This undated photo shows Associated Press sports writer Ken Peters while at the AP bureau in Los Angeles. Peters, who covered multiple Olympics and other major events during a nearly 35-year career as a sports writer for AP, has died. He was 77. His wife, Cathy, said Peters died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills after a long illness. (AP Photo)

Ken Peters, AP sports writer who covered Olympics, dies

Feb. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Peters, who covered multiple Olympics and other major events during a nearly 35-year career as a sports writer for The Associated Press, has died. He was 77. His wife, Cathy, said Peters died Sunday in the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills after a long illness. During his AP career,...

Vegas hospitals would get more help after attacks under plan

Feb. 25, 2020 4:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a mass-casualty incident such as the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, local authoritiesshould set upa hospital command plan to provide hospitals with help such as triaging patients, replenishing supplies or cleaning up, retired Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said. Hospitals have...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, police officers keep an eye on handcuffed men at the east entrance to John Ascuaga's Nugget hotel-casino after a shooting in Sparks, Nev. Eight accused Vagos biker gang members were acquitted Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, of all charges including allegations they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino shootout in 2011. (The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)

Members of Vagos bikers cleared of all charges in US court

Feb. 25, 2020 2:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight accused Vagos biker gang members were acquitted Monday of all charges alleging they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes for more than a decade, including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in a casino shootout in 2011. Gasps...

Nevada inmate gets prison term for threatening federal judge

Feb. 25, 2020 11:07 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A49-year-old Nevada state prison inmate has been sentenced to over four years in federal prison for threatening to kill a federal judge and members of the judge's family. David Jerry Paule was sentenced Monday to 51 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of a...

Pedestrian from France killed by vehicle in Las Vegas crash

Feb. 24, 2020 5:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year-old woman from France was struck and killed by a vehicle that spun out of control during a weekend crash and struck her while she crossed a downtown intersection, authorities said Monday. Lisa Alyssa Mokhtari of Paris died of multiple injuries and medical examiners ruled her...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as Corey LaJoie (32) crashes in to him on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

In The Pits: NASCAR regroups after Ryan Newman accident

Feb. 24, 2020 5:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This we know: Ryan Newman might very well be the toughest man in NASCAR. The Purdue graduate with an engineering degree has, for 18 seasons, railed against the dangers of superspeedway racing. He'd been airborne in his car too many times for his comfort, and his scathing criticism of...

Healing Garden for Las Vegas mass shooting victims to expand

Feb. 24, 2020 12:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sanctuary garden for those affected by the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is expanding. The city of Las Vegas will be adding more features to the Healing Garden, which was created also as a place to honor the 58 victims, KTNV-TV reported. They include a fire pit, a walkway covered in...

Chase Briscoe wins rain-delayed Xfinity race at Las Vegas

Feb. 23, 2020 9:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe won the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR was able to complete 50 of the 200 laps Saturday before rain washed out the event and pushed its conclusion to after the Cup race Sunday, won by Joey Logano an hour before the Xfinity...

Joey Logano celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Joey Logano overcomes missed pit call to win at Las Vegas

Feb. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The adjustments to a major offseason overhaul at Team Penske continued Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where miscommunication between Joey Logano and his new crew chief led to a botched final pit stop. Logano still wound up in victory lane for the second year in a row, winning a...