Update: Lawyer says Las Vegas Sands should pay $347M

U.S. 03/13/19, 15:23

The Latest on a trial for a Nevada jury to decide how much Las Vegas Sands owes a Hong Kong businessman for helping the U.S. casino company open its first resort in Macau in 2004 (all times local):1:20 p.m.A Hong Kong businessman's attorney says his client deserves almost $347 million ...

Historic Nevada saloon extensively damaged in explosion

Business 03/12/19, 15:54

A gas leak apparently triggered an explosion at an old Nevada saloon in historic Virginia City that injured one employee and forced the closure of a street.The Delta Saloon founded in the 1860s suffered extensive damage in the explosion Tuesday shortly before 9 a.m.Storey County manager Pat Whitten told KOLO-TV ...

Barrick Gold drops takeover bid for Newmont Mining

Business 03/11/19, 08:25

Barrick Gold is dropping its takeover bid for Newmont Mining, as the gold companies instead form a joint venture to combine their Nevada mining operations.Last month Barrick Gold Corp. offered to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. for about $18 billion in stock.The joint venture will include the companies' assets and reserves ...

Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter dies in Nevada at 102

Sports 03/10/19, 13:25

Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Her family said Stevens died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. "Julia was ...

Martin twins lead No. 17 Nevada over SDSU 83-51

Basketball 03/10/19, 02:24

Nevada honored its seniors in the Wolf Pack's final regular-season game — and the upperclassmen delivered an impressive victory.Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched a share of ...

Nevada Democrats propose early voting for 2020 caucuses

U.S. 03/08/19, 11:37

Nevada Democrats are proposing changes to their presidential caucus that could dramatically alter the way candidates compete in the state, opening the process to an early-vote and virtual participation.The proposal would expand a single day of caucuses around the state to add four days of early caucuses and two days ...

Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments

U.S. 03/06/19, 21:36

Nevada's latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department's own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive material out of South Carolina. State lawyers say in briefs filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the ...

New BLM Nevada director has 20 years with federal agencies

Football 03/04/19, 20:24

The new state director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has spent more than two decades working for federal land management agencies in Washington D.C. and the West.Jon Raby was officially sworn in Monday by Brian Steed, BLM's deputy director for policy.Raby has worked for the BLM ...

Plan to protect Colorado River still isn’t done. Now what?

U.S. 03/04/19, 18:29

Another federal deadline passed Monday for seven states in the U.S. West to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to the 40 million people and farms that depend on it.The states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming ...

Nevada mining town embraces environmental group’s ranch plan

Enviroment 03/02/19, 21:27

Environmentalists are taking over a faded Nevada mining town, but many locals don't seem to mind.The Nature Conservancy has become the largest private landowner in the Nye County community of Beatty, where the national organization and its neighbors are working to create a preserve for sensitive desert wildlife and a ...

Casino mogul, GOP donor Adelson getting treatment for cancer

Business 02/28/19, 22:45

Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson has cancer and has not been at his company's offices in Las Vegas since around Christmas Day. Adelson's poor health was revealed earlier this week by one of his company's attorneys during a court hearing in a years-old case brought by a Hong Kong ...

No. 12 Nevada beats in-state rival UNLV 89-73

Basketball 02/28/19, 02:54

The big three for No. 12 Nevada showed up in a big way Wednesday night.Caleb Martin scored 24 points, Cody Martin had a season-high 23 and the Wolf Pack cruised to an 89-73 victory against in-state rival UNLV.Jordan Caroline added 20 points and 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double this ...

Amtrak service unlikely to resume soon due to Sierra storm

U.S. 02/27/19, 20:25

Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche across the Union Pacific tracks in the Sierra Nevada, railway officials said Wednesday.Service on Amtrak's California Zephyr was suspended Tuesday after an avalanche ...

Bloomberg praises new gun law in Nevada, no decision on 2020

New York 02/26/19, 18:19

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday applauded the recent passage of gun background check law in Nevada, but said he has yet to decide on a 2020 presidential bid.The Democrat has said he will decide by the end of February whether to join a crowded field of ...

Regulators fine Wynn Resorts $20M over sex allegations

Business 02/26/19, 17:17

Nevada gambling regulators fined casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company a record $20 million on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago. The penalty against Wynn Resorts Ltd. ends an investigation that began after The Wall Street Journal reported that ...

MLB asks Nevada to ban spring training bets; state declines

Baseball 02/26/19, 14:42

Nevada gambling regulators have rejected a request by Major League Baseball to ban betting on spring training games.The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a letter to MLB that casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere have taken bets on exhibition baseball games for decades without problems.The league asked for the ...

Nevada revisits legalizing physician-assisted suicide

Health 02/25/19, 20:23

Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor.Republican lawmakers raised questions over patient safeguards and patient competency and coercion, among other specifics in the Democrat-backed legislation. The measure heard in a Senate committee on Monday would make Nevada ...

Strong winds, snowy weather hit West Coast

U.S. 02/25/19, 19:24

A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. Up ...

Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

Politics 02/23/19, 19:32

Democrat Sherrod Brown is bringing his pro-worker message to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union. The U.S. senator from Ohio is eyeing a run for the White House in 2020 and said Saturday that if he runs, he'll be the most pro-union ...

Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona

U.S. 02/22/19, 01:12

A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts.The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation's fifth-largest, is canceling classes Friday because of the weather. In ...

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