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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Two emergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to turn around Atlantic City's troubled finances recommend layoffs and deep spending cuts, but don't foresee a bankruptcy filing for the struggling casino resort. Kevin Lavin, a corporate turnaround expert, and Kevyn Orr, who shepherded Detroit through its municipal...

  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON— An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward permanently ending the nagging annual threat of Medicare cuts to physicians. For Boehner, R- Ohio, the package announced Tuesday lets him claim a rare if modest bipartisan pact to strengthen...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people's privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and require the state's public safety department to keep a public listing of all drones...

  • In Maryland, key liberal groups are assailing a well-regarded Senate candidate for his earlier refusal to rule out bipartisan deals that could combine tax increases with cuts in the projected growth of Medicare and Social Security. The Maryland target is seven-term Rep. Now the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Van Hollen has held other party...

  • WASHINGTON— Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? A Brookings Institution report out Tuesday finds the number of jobs within typical commuting range dropped 7 percent between 2000 and 2012 in major U.S. metropolitan areas. Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program used U.S. Census Bureau data for 96 big...

  • WASHINGTON— Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement's abortion restrictions on community health centers are temporary and won't be inscribed into permanent law, House Democrats said Monday. The Democrats said they believe the new provisions will ease concerns that have threatened Democratic...

  • How the three proposals would affect Nevada's major streams of revenue:. About 12,500 of Nevada's estimated 330,000 business entities pay the modified business tax. Brian Sandoval's plan: Increases mining industry payroll tax rate to 2 percent— on par with financial sector businesses— while keeping rate the same for general businesses.

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze— not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year. But what California is experiencing is historically low...

  • LAS VEGAS— After Wynn Resorts Ltd. voted to oust her from the board, the company's co-founder Elaine Wynn is taking her fight online, setting up a campaign-style website in an effort to persuade shareholders to re-elect her. The ex-wife of casino mogul and Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn launched the website Friday and included attachments to a "fight...

  • WASHINGTON— An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare reimburses doctors ran into turbulence in the Senate Thursday over abortion, spotlighting a rare public disagreement between Congress' two top Democrats. Aides to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., said the Medicare agreement's health center abortion language would expire...

  • LAS VEGAS— No one said it was going to be easy, and the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment's debt-heavy operations arm has been anything but as it appears to be growing even more complex and lengthier than expected. With some $18 billion in debt and tens of thousands of employees scattered around some 38 hotels and casinos, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co....

  • CHICAGO, March 19- Drought pressures will increase in California and western areas of the United States this spring even as the dry season begins, the government's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday. Drought is forecast to persist in California, Nevada, and Oregon through June with the onset of the dry season in April. "I see nothing that would indicate...

  • WASHINGTON— The FBI considers Evgeniy Bogachev one of the world's most prolific and brilliant cyber criminals, slapping his photos— bald, beefy-faced and smiling faintly— on "Wanted" fliers posted online. It's too soon to say whether the $3 million reward for information leading to his arrest— the first of its kind offered under a special State Department program—...

  • SEATTLE— A Washington man who posted Facebook comments threatening a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media sites in a case that is part of a broader legal debate about when social media rants go beyond hyperbole and become a crime. But Lasnik accepted the defense argument that Abdul-Jabbaar's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Foreclosure activity in the United States fell last month to the lowest rate in nearly nine years as banks started the process on fewer homes and scheduled fewer auctions than in the previous month, industry firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. A total of 101,938 properties across the United States were at some stage of the foreclosure...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada lawyer and three co-defendants have been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud in what a jury was told was a sweeping scheme to control homeowner associations and steer business to favored contractors and attorneys. The verdicts reached Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas came after a two-week trial capping an investigation...

  • HENDERSON, Nev.— Henderson police are distributing security camera photos and asking for public help to identify a robber who wore a black porkpie hat, a mustache and dark sunglasses during a mid-day heist at a bank branch in a busy shopping center. Police say the man in his 40 s or 50 s gave a teller a note about 11 a.m. Monday at a Chase Bank on East Lake Mead Parkway near...

  • Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Tuesday that jobless rates were unchanged from December in 18 states and in Washington, D.C.. Unemployment dropped the most from January 2014 in Illinois and in Rhode Island. Employers added jobs in 39 states and reduced them in 10 and in Washington, D.C. California gained 67,300 jobs in January, Ohio rose 25,100 and Michigan added...