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Suspect now arrested in a North Las Vegas swap meet shooting

May. 24, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a North Las Vegas swap meet that left two people wounded, police said. Officers responded to the Broadacres Marketplace around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police detectives said it appears two men got into a dispute, and a 22-year-old man...

Nevada, California highway patrols target I-15 enforcement

May. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is joining its California counterpart targeting the highly traveled interstate corridor between California and Las Vegas. It’s estimated that an average of 45,000 vehicles enter Nevada on the I-15 corridor from Los Angeles on a daily basis, which equates...

Graduates flip their tassels near their cars during a drive-thru graduation for Faith Lutheran High School at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. The school held a special drive-thru graduation amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

May. 24, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With the yellow tassel of his graduation cap flapping in the wind, Root...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Nevada congressional candidate has not voted in 12 years

May. 22, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican business owner running for a southern Nevada congressional seat has not voted in 12 years and did not register to vote until late 2017, county records show. Lisa Song Sutton, 35, said she was busy focusing on her businesses and community work, including her stint as Miss...

FILE - In this March 21, 2020, file photo, a man walks along a usually busy Fremont Street after casinos were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas. The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and Hawaii, lifting the unemployment rate in both states to about one-quarter of the workforce. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada's 28% joblessness is worst in US and in state history

May. 22, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than one-fourth of Nevada’s workers don't have jobs after the state's unemployment rate hit 28.2% in April — the highest in the U.S. and the worst joblessness showing in Nevada history. It's the worst any state has seen since the national jobless rate was estimated at...

Chairs are removed to keep social distancing between players as a coronavirus safety precaution at an electronic gaming machine in the closed Bellagio hotel and casino, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casino operators in Las Vegas are awaiting word when they will be able to reopen after a shutdown during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

May. 22, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped...

Nevada water authority backs out of $15B pipeline project

May. 22, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southern Nevada Water Authority has backed out of a pipeline project designed to pump billions of gallons of water from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. The authority's board of directors voted unanimously Thursday, ending the state and federal permitting process, including withdrawing...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

This Friday, May 15, 2020, photo provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation shows earthquake damage that has closed U.S. Highway 95 for repairs after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Tonopah, Nev. (Nevada Department of Transportation via AP)

Governor declares emergency after big Nevada quake May 15

May. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Seve Sisolak has declared a state of emergency after Nevada's biggest earthquake in 65 years caused significant damage last week to three U.S. highways, including the major route connecting Reno to Las Vegas. Sisolak said his declaration late Thursday will make the state eligible for...