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Newest downtown Vegas casino set to open, pandemic or not

Oct. 22, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the 1,000-seat sports betting auditorium at the Circa Resort & Casino doesn’t get you, maybe the six rooftop swimming pools will. “We expect more than 4,000 people a day at Stadium Swim,” hotel co-owner Derek Stevens said during a recent preview of his...

Republican April Becker campaigns for the Nevada state senate from a converted ice cream truck Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. Becker is running against incumbent state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature. As the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn show few signs of slowing, the election will determine the balance of power when the...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. The team announced Henderson’s death Wednesday. There was no cause of death given. “Everyone will miss Mario’s sense of humor and passion for football and life,” the team said in a...

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell's son, took some time away from the team because of his father's...

Medical Assistant Casey Garrison inputs patient information on a form at the drive-thru coronavirus testing at a respiratory clinic in Casper, Wyo., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wyoming health officials reported the number of people hospitalized with the virus has increased to the highest since March.(Cayla Nimmo/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Oct. 21, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small...

Judge dismisses Las Vegas hotel's lawsuit against blogger

Oct. 21, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Las Vegas hotel and casino against a blogger who reported a rumor the property would close. District Judge Trevor Atkin on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit alleging defamation by trade libel filed by Sahara Las Vegas against Scott Roeben, who...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile golfer in as many weeks to do so. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, tested positive last week at...

Nevada plans no immediate changes as COVID-19 cases spike

Oct. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s rate of coronavirus infections is steadily rising again. But state officials are reluctant to blame relaxed guidelines and say there is no reason yet to consider stricter measures. “We’re not at that point now,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday....

Las Vegas man dies in police custody after dealership arrest

Oct. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has died in custody after an apparent “medical crisis” at a car dealership, authorities said. Police Capt. Sasha Larkin said officers responded to a call Monday around 1:40 p.m. after an employee reported that a man in his early 30s had entered the business...

Pro Fighters League sets 2021 return after canceled season

Oct. 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Professional Fighters League will stage its entire 2021 regular season over six events in Las Vegas beginning April 23. The PFL announced its plans Tuesday for the coming season after canceling its entire 2020 season in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion's fights are...