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  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • JetBlue sued by ex-pilot who had midair meltdown Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • Stored for decades in attics, closets and a bank safe-deposit box in New Jersey, the gun belonging to former IRS agent Michael Malone— and possibly used by members of Al Capone's gang— is headed to Las Vegas, where it will be part of an the exhibit at The Mob Museum beginning in mid-April. "Michael Malone was, I believe, the greatest undercover agent in the history of law...

  • Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Newby is chief executive of Allied Fiber, a New York firm that is nearing completion of a broadband route from Miami to Atlanta. One of those weak points was exposed last month when vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert between Phoenix and...

  • LOS ANGELES— It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is " Monopoly Millionaires' Club," a syndicated series that its creators say draws on the board game's "iconography"— Get Out of Jail and Pass Go cards and such— while morphing it...

  • Dozens of trains rerouted after derailment in Nevada Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    FALLON, Nev.— Union Pacific officials hope to a reopen a stretch of one of the busiest east-west railroad routes in the nation by Friday after a freight train derailed in Nevada's high desert about 60 miles east of Reno. About 30 freight trains and another three Amtrak passenger trains had to be rerouted after 34 rail cars on a 51- car train derailed Wednesday...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26- A bill to create two casino gambling "destination resorts" in south Florida divided the Republican-controlled statehouse on Thursday, with the expansion of craps, slot machines and high-stakes gaming opposed by family-oriented tourist attractions. Proponents argue that Florida is losing billions in tourism revenue to Caribbean...

  • Nevada casino regulators scold Caesars for bankruptcy Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling regulators called the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.' s debt-heavy subsidiary an embarrassment and lamented the company's inability to pay 63 former executives some $33 million in promised pension payments. The Nevada Gaming Commission pressed Caesars executives Thursday about the company's overall bankruptcy...

  • LAS VEGAS— Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. It is the same property Somers performed at in the 1980 s when it was known as the Las Vegas Hilton. Tickets start at $65 plus taxes and fees for the 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday performances through May 16.

  • RENO, Nev.— An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada will begin under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and the world's largest gold mining company. The agreement comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approaches a fall...

  • DENVER— Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses to its top construction official, Glenn Haggstrom, even though hospitals in Denver, Las Vegas, New...

  • CINCINNATI— A man extradited from Iraq on military contract bribery charges has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors, nearly seven years after he was first arrested in Las Vegas and then fled after cutting off an ankle monitor. Court documents trace the case's beginnings to May 2006 in Iraq, when Atilan met a U.S. Air Force...

  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday. The Homeland Security Department's now deputy secretary used his post as head of the department's...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • LAS VEGAS— When a $415 million casino-hotel needed its immigration visa applications sped through for foreign investors in order to keep the business deal alive, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid leaned on the director of the agency overseeing the visa program to make it happen, according to a Homeland Security inspector general's report released Wednesday.

  • Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that it notified Stockton University and Caesars Entertainment three months ago that it would not permit a college to operate next to the Taj Mahal. Trump Entertainment says that because it's in bankruptcy, it cannot waive its rights under the covenant "without receiving appropriate consideration."

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City has a 1 percent problem, and it has nothing to do with the richest of the rich. Only 1 percent of people who visit the East Coast gambling resort do so to attend a business meeting, according to Michael Massari, senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment. Also, Atlantic City captures only 1 percent of the $16 billion convention and...

  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. The bill is a scarce Capitol Hill commodity: a bipartisan...

  • Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, cited two reasons for the rank and file to approve the budget, saying it would "get our economy moving again, and also set the stage for a repeal of Obamacare." Democrats criticized the plans in both houses without letup, particular the repeal of the health care law and the billions of dollars in...