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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, attorney Robert Eglet, a lead plaintiffs' counsel, speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. The emerging coronavirus pandemic has spurred a lawsuit by the Las Vegas attorney with a background in big cases, who is seeking compensation from the Chinese government for more than 32 million small U.S. businesses that have lost income and profits as a result of the outbreak. Eglet seeks class-action status and said Tuesday, March 24, 2020 he believes damages for Chinese

Lawsuit: China hid virus information, should pay billions

Mar. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney who represented victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has filed a federal lawsuit against China's government over the new coronavirus, saying Tuesday that officials hid information about the outbreak and that U.S. small businesses should receive billions of dollars in...

Mass shooting survivors gather for healing workshop

Mar. 21, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Crystal Woodman Miller huddled under the table in the Columbine High School library, a friend's arm wrapped around her, sheltering her body with his own. "Crystal," he said, "I promise I will take a bullet for you." That's when two boys from her school entered the room and began a...

FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 1995 file photo shows the north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. (AP Photo)

Oklahoma City marks bombing anniversary with artistic events

Mar. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City honors victims of the 1995 bombing that shocked the nation in what remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history through a memorial and museum, annual remembrance ceremonies and a marathon. This year for the 25th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, attack...

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2017, file photo shows the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, right, overlooking an outdoor festival grounds across the street, left, in Las Vegas. Officer Cordell Hendrex , a veteran Las Vegas police officer who was fired for hesitating in a downstairs casino-hotel hallway while a gunman in October 2017 carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been reinstated to his job, authorities said Friday March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Vegas officer fired for inaction in 2017 massacre reinstated

Mar. 13, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer who was fired for hesitating in a casino-hotel hallway in October 2017 while a gunman upstairs carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been reinstated to his job, authorities said Friday. Officer Cordell Hendrex is due to return...

FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices reject appeal of federal ban on firearm bump stocks

Mar. 2, 2020 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of the federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic firearms to fire rapidly like machine guns. The justices did not comment in declining to review a lower court-ruling that upheld the ban, which took effect nearly a year...

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New effort to limit high-capacity magazines in Washington

Feb. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new bill that would ban high-capacity magazines in Washington state is being considered by lawmakers after a previous measure stalled. The sponsor of the new measure, Rep. Javier Valdez, added a fiscal provision that allows the Legislature to consider the bill this late in the...

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 Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign rally at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide

Feb. 25, 2020 10:41 AM EST

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, long a paid adviser to one of Bloomberg’s charitable programs and now to his campaign, warmed up the crowd with...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

Feb. 22, 2020 1:23 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him. Sanders is the favorite in...