• California mandates sick days for workers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups.

  • Feds: Management at fault in miner's drill death Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Federal safety regulators blamed mine management in the death of a worker at an Elko County gold mine this spring, saying managers didn't ensure his workplace was free of dangerous clutter and allowed him to work alone where other employees couldn't hear his cries for help.

  • Making travel quick, safe for cars, bikes, walkers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    DETROIT— Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. These life- or time-saving technologies are being shown off this week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit.

  • Nevada lawmakers to consider huge tax breaks for Tesla Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 10- Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday will consider controversial tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion for Tesla Motors Inc to build its $5 billion battery factory in the state. "It's exciting that a company such as Tesla has chosen Nevada," said Kirkpatrick, a North Las Vegas Democrat.

  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators considered an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.

  • Nevada interstate could stay closed until weekend Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    MOAPA, Nev.— Tourists and truckers were told to prepare for another day of disruptive detours Wednesday around a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled in chunks during intense flash flooding. But the sun was out Tuesday in the rural southern Nevada towns of Moapa and Glendale, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 9- Nevada lawmakers are set to convene a special legislative session in Carson City on Wednesday to consider a package of tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion aimed at cementing a deal with Tesla Motors Inc for a $5 billion battery plant.

  • Lawmakers poised to review $1.3B Tesla package Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars.

  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Officials in five states in which marriage bans were struck down by federal courts have rushed their appeals to the Supreme Court, in time for consideration by the justices when they meet in private on Sept. 29.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told a wireless industry trade show he counted on them to prove their big interest in buying spectrum from television stations.

  • Families attempting to settle Jenni Rivera lawsuit Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Attorneys for singer Jenni Rivera's company and relatives of some of those killed alongside her in a plane crash told a judge on Tuesday that they are trying to settle a lawsuit against the late Mexican-American superstar's company.

  • *Trump Entertainment Resorts files for Chapter 11. Sept 9- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, which runs two casinos in Atlantic City, filed for bankruptcy protection for a third time, in another blow to the city's crumbling casino industry.

  • Sept 9- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, which operates two casinos in Atlantic City, joined the list of casino operators in New Jersey that have filed for bankruptcy. The company, which Donald Trump founded but no longer controls, operates the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

  • Trump casinos file Chapter 11; seek concessions Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and threatened to shut down the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which would make it the fifth Atlantic City casino to close this year.

  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. "The rest are very much active," Griffin told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House.

  • California- based Tesla has been supplying batteries and motors for Toyota's RAV4 electric SUVs that went on sale in 2012, but that partnership is set to end this year after Toyota sold just 2,000 of the vehicles.

  • Global Cash to buy Multimedia Games for $1.2B Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    GCA makes ATMs and cash-advance kiosks, while Austin, Texas- based Multimedia Games makes video slot machines. GCA, based in Las Vegas, is paying $36.50 for each share of Multimedia Games. That's a 31 percent premium from Multimedia Games' closing price of $27.78 on Friday.

  • GM to offer car that will almost drive itself Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    DETROIT— Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives. The announcements were made Sunday at the opening of the Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress being held in Detroit this week.

  • Exhibit to show Reno as world's divorce capital Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— For nearly six decades, Reno was known as the divorce capital of the world because of liberal divorce laws that drew hundreds of thousands of estranged spouses from across the country, including Arthur Miller, Jack Dempsey, Clare Boothe Luce and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr..