Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:05

Massachusetts regulators say the record $35.5 million in fines imposed on Wynn Resorts and its CEO are meant to serve as a deterrent as the state's casino industry takes shape.State Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd-Stein said Wednesday she's confident the panel struck the right balance in fining the company.Casino experts ...

Wynn Resorts fined $35M for misconduct allegations response

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:37

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its state casino license and open its Boston-area resort as planned after executives failed to disclose years of allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ...

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:53

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal. The Energy Department intends to start removing the highly radioactive material in 2021 ...

O’Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

2022 Campaign 04/25/19, 21:00

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the nation needs to rethink how ...

Update: O’Rourke might halt new drilling on US lands

U.S. 04/25/19, 19:01

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke campaigning in northern Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:00 p.m.Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke says he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.The Democratic presidential ...

Tahoe residents oppose new homes in path of wildfire danger

U.S. 04/25/19, 05:14

During her career as a flight attendant, Laura Haneveld had a checklist to remind her what to do in the event of a fire."The most important thing on an airplane is fire, whether you are on the ground or whether you are up in the air," Haneveld said. "I'm very ...

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Sports 04/24/19, 11:54

New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year.Speaking Wednesday at the Betting On Sports America conference, Democrat Phil Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next year.In the 10 ...

Democrat says he’ll take Trump-like path to presidency

U.S. 04/24/19, 01:29

Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer said he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump. Yang, an entrepreneur who is generating buzz with his signature proposal for universal basic income, is banking on a ...

Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons

Science 04/21/19, 10:32

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination.The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the ...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Politics 04/19/19, 11:50

Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop flight to Reno, followed by an ...

Reno’s 1872 time capsule includes California Gold Rush lore

U.S. 04/16/19, 18:03

Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter's Mill where the discovery of gold sparked the California Gold Rush. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, leaders ...

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

U.S. 04/16/19, 15:15

A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive.The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights advocates improperly orchestrated resolutions by rural ...

Nevada moving closer to unveiling who gets to sell legal pot

U.S. 04/14/19, 10:48

Nevada faces complaints about secrecy in awarding licenses to sell marijuana in the state's booming legal marketplace, boiling over into lawsuits and legislation that appear poised to pry open the process.Several companies have sued the state tax department, arguing that no one knows for sure the criteria officials use to ...

Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016

Politics 04/13/19, 13:03

President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it's exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on ...

US agency reconsidering status of bistate sage grouse

U.S. 04/12/19, 18:58

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is revising its plans to protect a type of imperiled game bird found only along the California-Nevada line after a federal judge struck down its earlier decision to rescind a proposal to list it as threatened. The agency announced late Thursday it will reopen the ...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Basketball 04/11/19, 20:39

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another.Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference"There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada basketball ...

Burning Man backers blast BLM’s proposed restrictions

Enviroment 04/09/19, 12:28

Nearly 200 Burning Man backers packed a casino meeting room mostly to complain about new conditions and restrictions the government wants to place on the counter-culture festival in the northern Nevada desert.Many of the critics at the Bureau of Land Management's public meeting on a draft environmental statement in Sparks ...

Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Basketball 04/07/19, 16:04

Arkansas hired Nevada's Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournaments in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost ...

Update: Warren says Dems need more than anti-Trump cry

Politics 04/06/19, 14:47

The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times EDT): 3:45 p.m. Elizabeth Warren says the Democrats running for president will have to do more than campaign on an anti-Donald Trump message if they want to take back the White House in 2020. In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, people listen as ...

South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks

U.S. 04/05/19, 12:47

Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site north of Las Vegas last year contradicts its claim that moving radioactive material is dangerous, according to lawyers for South Carolina, where the shipment originated. South Carolina and the U.S. Energy Department filed their ...

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