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2 suspects in murder of Arizona woman extradited from Nevada

Jan. 15, 2021 12:25 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two men suspected in the shooting death of an Arizona woman last month have been extradited from Nevada,. Scottsdale police announced Thursday that 30-year-old Adrian Arthur Espinosa and 30-year-old Jose Antonio Beltran both are jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder and other...

Nevada reports record-high 62 coronavirus deaths

Jan. 14, 2021 9:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada reported a record-high 62 deaths statewide from COVID-19 on Thursday, state health officials said. The news comes as more hospitals in Las Vegas are nearing full capacity and state officials expressed hope increased shipments of the vaccine from the federal government next week will...

A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

Jan. 14, 2021 9:40 PM EST

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...

FILE - German illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo

Siegfried Fischbacher, of illusion duo Siegfried & Roy, dies

Jan. 14, 2021 8:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Siegfried Fischbacher, namesake partner in the iconic entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81. Fischbacher died Wednesday at his home from pancreatic cancer, said publicist Dave Kirvin of Kirvin Doak Communications. The news was first reported by German news...

Scott Booth, a former pilot for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, at his parents' home in Long Beach, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Booth was piloting a Papillon tour helicopter when the aircraft crashed, killing five of the six passengers. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by wind

Jan. 14, 2021 7:22 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn't able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning, according to a new report. The National Transportation...

FILE - Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, speaks during a news conference, officially renaming the Oakland Raiders to the Las Vegas Raiders, in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in this, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo. Raiders president Marc Badain listens at right. Mark Davis is expanding his sports empire in Las Vegas, buying the Aces from MGM Resorts International. The Raiders owner purchased the WNBA team Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, pending approval from the league's board of governors.(Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Raiders owner Mark Davis buying WNBA's Las Vegas Aces

Jan. 14, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Mark Davis is expanding his sports empire in Las Vegas, buying the Aces from MGM Resorts International. The Raiders owner purchased the WNBA team Thursday pending approval from the league's board of governors. “I am excited to announce that I have entered into an agreement to purchase the Las Vegas...

Record highs across northern Nevada continue into weekend

Jan. 14, 2021 1:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unseasonably warm, dry weather system that is setting record highs across much of northern Nevada is expected to continue into the weekend. The records that fell in the spring-like weather on Wednesday included one that had stood for more than a century. The high of 63 (17 C) at...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020 file photo People walk along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. One Las Vegas-area hospital said Wednesday that it declared a capacity crisis over the weekend, citing a surge of COVID-19 patients that overfilled intensive care units. (AP Photo/John Locher, file)

Las Vegas hospital in capacity crisis as COVID-19 cases soar

Jan. 13, 2021 9:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas hospital said Wednesday that it declared a capacity crisis over the weekend, citing a surge of COVID-19 patients that overfilled its intensive care unit. With nearly half its 147 beds occupied by coronavirus patients, St. Rose Dominican Hospital's San Martin campus in southwest...

Vegas police probe allegations of officers at Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 3:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating allegations that some department employees participated in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol last week. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in an emailed statement that as the FBI has been investigating the attack, the department...

Nevada lawmaker resigns amid campaign finance investigation

Jan. 12, 2021 8:33 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker resigned amid an investigation involving the use of campaign contributions that prompted law enforcement to raid his home in May. Las Vegas Assemblyman Alex Assefa tendered his resignation to Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday in a letter that did not mention the...