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FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, a man walks through the baggage claim area as signs give tips on preventing the spread of the coronavirus at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Gambling and travel have been slow to recover since Nevada casinos began reopening June 4 according to monthly reports showing Las Vegas airport passenger numbers down nearly 77% compared with a year ago and a key casino house winnings index down 45.5%. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Reopened Nevada casinos report winnings down 45.5% in June

Jul. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling and travel have been slow to recover since Nevada casinos began reopening June 4, according to monthly reports showing Las Vegas airport passenger numbers down nearly 77% in June compared with a year ago and a key casinos house winnings index down 45.5%. The almost $567 million in...

Nevada to expand contact tracing under new reopening plan

Jul. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada plans to expand its contact tracing capabilities as part of a new reopening plan that targets high-risk businesses rather than entire industries. “What we plan to do in the future is provide a level of breakdown to our county officials so that they understand...

Mississippi coast casino looking to hire

Jul. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Harrah’s Gulf Coast is looking for people to help run the resort and the casino. The company wants to fill 50 positions at the resort in Biloxi, WLOX-TV reported. “This is an opportunity for people to find work, find careers in a time of uncertainty,” said...

FILE- This June 8, 2016, file photo shows the exterior of the Showboat hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. Stockton University said on Friday, July 24, 2020, that it is renting 400 hotel rooms in the former Atlantic City casino to help spread out students the fall amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey gives parents more options to keep kids home

Jul. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials provided more details Friday on the reopening of schools this fall, including that parents will be allowed to opt out their children from in-person learning without having to demonstrate a risk of illness or other special circumstance. The amended guidelines represent...

A foul ball rests in empty stands during Kansas City Royals' baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Tigers' Boyd back after negative COVID test

Jul. 15, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd was kept away from Comerica Park on Tuesday, a day after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Boyd told reporters on a Zoom call on Wednesday night, after...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Browns are closing in on a massive contract extension with Garrett, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 and one of the NFL's premiere edge rushers, and the team could have the deal completed in the next day or so, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Browns sign Garrett to 5-year, $125 million extension

Jul. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's on-field misbehavior last season damaged his public image. It didn't change how the Cleveland Browns feel about him. The team signed Garrett to a five-year, $125 million contract extension on Wednesday, making the talented edge rusher the NFL's highest-paid defensive...

Georgia lottery rakes in $1.24B, powering through pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is no match for lottery players. The Georgia Lottery Corp. said that profits delivered to the state hit a new record of $1.24 billion for the budget year ended June 30. That continued a rebound after sales had initially dropped in March at the onset of COVID-19...

A woman scratches a $30 instant ticket while playing the lottery at Ted's Stateline Mobil on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Methuen, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Jul. 9, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in...

Nevada businesses, hospitality got $4B in federal loans

Jul. 7, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada business received more than $4 billion in loans under a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Data released by the U.S. Treasury Department this week showed more than 42,000 loans were issued to businesses in the Silver State, with...

Ely cancels parade, says people with virus aren't isolating

Jul. 3, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Officials in the northern Nevada city of Ely announced Friday that a Fourth of July parade had been canceled and other Independence Day celebrations were modified because of residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus but refuse to practice self-isolation. The city of Ely, with...