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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...

Rural Nevada GOP official's letter draws calls for FBI probe

Jan. 12, 2021 8:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s two U.S. senators have joined calls for an investigation of comments by the Republican Party chairman in rural Nye County that they warn could incite violence and insurrection against elected officials. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both Democrats, said in a...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump stands alongside Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump, Pence and Reid react to death of Sheldon Adelson

Jan. 12, 2021 7:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson died Monday night at 87. Here are some reactions to his death: “Sheldon lived the true American dream. Sheldon was true to his family, his country, and all those that knew him. The world has lost a great man. He will...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Chief Executive of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson shows at a business roundtable with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87

Jan. 12, 2021 6:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, who rose from a modest start as the son of an immigrant taxi driver to become a billionaire Republican powerbroker with a casino empire and influence on international politics, has died. He was 87. Adelson died Monday night from complications related to treatment for...

FILE - People look at a 145 inch Ultra Large UHD display in the LG booth at the CES tech show, on Jan. 8, 2020, in Las Vegas. CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 CES attendees across the globe. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

5 CES Trends to Watch

Jan. 12, 2021 5:49 PM EST

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to...

FILE - AFC defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, of the Los Angeles Chargers, watches during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, in Orlando, Fla., in this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, file photo. The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator with the task of turning around one of the league's worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, to fill that role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired in December. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Raiders hire Gus Bradley as new defensive coordinator

Jan. 12, 2021 3:07 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday with the task of turning around one of the league’s worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley to fill the role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump stands alongside Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Adelson dies

Jan. 12, 2021 8:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the third richest man in the world, Adelson brought singing...