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The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 2, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

CORRECTS TO SAY THE FLAG WAS RETURNED TO KRNV, NOT CITY HALL - This photo provided by KRNV journalist Kenzie Margiott shows a note addressed to Margiott and a flag from a World War II battleship after it was anonymously returned to KRNV with the note in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The flag was stolen from its display Saturday after people broke into the city hall, amid protests over the death of George Floyd. (Kenzie Margiott via AP)

WWII flag stolen from city hall amid Nevada protest returned

Jun. 2, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An American flag from a World War II battleship stolen from its display after people broke into the Reno City Hall on Saturday amid protests in Nevada over the death of George Floyd was anonymously returned Tuesday. City spokesman Jon Humbert confirmed the glass display case that held the...

Las Vegas Police Assistant Sheriff Chris Jones stands by a photo of Metro Police officer Shay K. Mikalonis, 29, a four-year veteran of the department, during a media briefing at police headquarters in Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Mikalonis was shot Monday night in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vegas officer on life support after attack during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A police officer was on life support Tuesday after being shot during a protest on the Las Vegas Strip, the latest in a handful of attacks on police amid demonstrations across the country over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The 29-year-old officer in Las Vegas was shot as...

Nevada News Digest

Jun. 2, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

Good afternoon. Here’s a new, updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org A reminder this information is not for publication or...

Judge in June 9 Nevada primary fight won't rule until July

Jun. 2, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has put off until next month any decisions about the legality of the temporary rules for next week’s primary election in Nevada. That means any further rulings on the constitutional nature of the mail-in format will not apply until the general election in November. ...

Man pleads guilty in scheme to falsify urinalysis results

Jun. 2, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who worked as a supervisor at a contractor facility that tested for drug use has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to falsify urinalysis results provided to federal probation officials. Prosecutors said 57-year-old Billy Joe West pleaded guilty in federal court Monday and...

Nevada GOP out-registers Democrats for 2nd month in a row

Jun. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans out-registered Democrats for the second month in a row, according to the secretary of state's office. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Republicans added 3,870 voters to their rolls in May, while Democrats added 2,354 voters. Democrats still have a lead...

Judge nixes plea deal for man who blocked Hoover Dam bridge

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has rejected a plea deal for a man who used a homemade armored vehicle to block a highway bridge near the Hoover Dam in 2018. Mohave County Judge Billy Sipe called the deal that would have given Matthew Wright less than 10 years in prison too lenient. Wright, 32, of...

A traveler walks in a mostly empty American Airlines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. From Britain's EasyJet to American and Delta in the U.S., airlines are cutting even more jobs to cope with a crushing drop in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Virus leaves the US travel industry struggling to recover

Jun. 2, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

U.S. air travel down almost 90% from a year ago. A ghostly emptiness at Hawaii's tourist hotels. Deserted Las Vegas casinos counting the days to reopening. Few sectors of the economy have endured as much devastation from the coronavirus as the travel business. Surveying the wreckage, economists and company...

Police stand in formation at the entrance to Fremont Street Experience Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a community protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)

2 Las Vegas shootings, 1 officer shot amid Floyd protests

Jun. 2, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said. The officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip and an officer was involved in a shooting in the downtown area,...