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US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened

Aug. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus has weakened hiring and the economic rebound. At any other time, hiring at that level would be seen as a blowout gain. But after employers shed a...

Police: Vegas exchange of gunfire leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Aug. 7, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An exchange of gunfire reportedly stemming from a disagreement left one man dead and two others wounded and police looking for a fourth man who fled the scene, Las Vegas police said Friday. The early morning shooting occurred at an apartment complex where police found one man dead in the...

Nevada law expands some jobless benefits, targets backlog

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a law Thursday giving state officials more flexibility to attack a backlog of jobless claims and extend benefits for additional Nevadans out of work in the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Health officials also said they believe they have...

FILE - These undated file booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show, from left, William L. Loomis, Stephen Parshall and Andrew T. Lynam Jr., three men accused of planning a terror attack during recent Las Vegas protests.  A federal magistrate judge decided Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that Stephen Parshall, 35, and William Loomis, 40, both of Las Vegas, should remain in federal custody, and gave attorneys for Andrew Lynam, until next Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to prepare arguments for his release pending trial. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Court date reset for 3 in Vegas 'boogaloo' terror plot case

Aug. 6, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arraignment was postponed Thursday in Nevada state court for three men accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas racial injustice protest in May to spark violence and advance views of an extremist anti-government “boogaloo” group. Stephen Parshall, Andrew Lynam and William...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Cliven Bundy talks to reporters outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, denied prosecutors' efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 due to prosecutorial misconduct and her order dismissing the case so it could not be re-filed. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Protesters rally against liability protections for employers relating to COVID-19 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, outside the Legislature on the second day of the 32nd Special Session in Carson City, Nev. Nevada's part-time Legislature concluded an emergency special session early Thursday, Aug. 6, after passing a slew of policies that address issues that have arisen amid the coronavirus pandemic and protests over systemic racism. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada lawmakers OK mail ballots, virus liability protection

Aug. 6, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After Wednesday night hearings continued into Thursday morning, Nevada's part-time Legislature concluded an emergency special session called to address problems that have arisen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the national reckoning over police abuses of Black people....

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, during the sixth day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada passes virus liability and worker protection "deal"

Aug. 6, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak's office and the state's most powerful labor and business...

Feds: $1M to help 2 Nevada groups assist trafficking victims

Aug. 6, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Las Vegas says two Nevada organizations will, together, receive almost $1 million in grants to provide transitional or short-term housing help for victims of human trafficking crimes. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Oakland man gets life for execution-style double killing

Aug. 5, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland criminal who authorities say bribed a law enforcement official for protection was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for killing a couple over a business deal. Wing Wo Ma, also known as “Fat Mark," was sentenced for the 2013 execution-style slayings in Mendocino...