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Eldorado finishes $17.3B buyout of Caesars Entertainment

Jul. 20, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada company that started in 1973 with a single hotel-casino in Reno announced Monday it has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. and will take the iconic company’s name going forward as the largest casino owner in the world. Eldorado Resorts Inc....

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world's biggest casino company has final regulatory approval. The New Jersey state Casino Control Commission voted Friday, July 17, 2020 to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casino company gets approval to become gambling giant

Jul. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world’s biggest casino company won final approval Friday, with New Jersey gambling regulators agreeing to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. It comes after an antitrust analyst had assured the New Jersey Casino Control Commission...

Pro-democracy activists who elected from unofficial pro-democracy primaries attend a press conference in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Young activists and localist candidates dominated Hong Kong's unofficial pro-democracy primaries over the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people voting despite warnings the election could violate the territory's new security law imposed by Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Young activists, localists top Hong Kong pro-democracy polls

Jul. 15, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Young activists and localist candidates dominated Hong Kong’s unofficial pro-democracy primaries over the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people voting despite warnings the election could violate the territory's new security law imposed by Beijing. Candidates who topped the...

A 23-year-old man, Tong Ying-kit, arrives at a court in a police van in Hong Kong Monday, July 6, 2020. Tong has become the first person in Hong Kong to be charged under the new national security law, for allegedly driving a motorcycle into a group of policemen while bearing a flag with the

Hong Kong police granted sweeping powers under security law

Jul. 6, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — In implementing the national security law for Hong Kong, police will have sweeping authority that allows them to take actions including conducting searches without a warrant, restricting suspects from leaving the city, and intercepting communications. Hong Kong's government issued the...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, people wearing masks line up for departure at Hong Kong airport in Hong Kong. An analysis of U.S. Commerce Department travel entry records and private aviation data obtained by The Associated Press shows that nearly 8,000 Chinese nationals and foreign residents of Hong Kong and Macao entered the U.S. on more than 600 commercial and private flights in the first three months after a ban was imposed on Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes

Jul. 4, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. ...

Justices reject appeal from imprisoned Chinese billionaire

Jun. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a Chinese billionaire who was convicted of bribing United Nations officials to buy their support for a proposed U.N. center in Macau that was never built. The justices did not comment, leaving in place the bribery conviction of Ng Lap Seng,...

Crew leaders prepare to grab finish line flags during the traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan's dragon boat races among few to be held this year

Jun. 25, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday became one of the few places to hold a boat race, thanks to no local transmissions of the coronavirus being reported on the island in over two months. The pandemic led to the cancellation of traditional dragon boat races in Hong Kong and of holiday activities in...