Top News & Analysis Nevada

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Shares in Caesars Entertainment Corp shed 16 percent on Monday after a U.S. judge cleared the way for $11.4 billion in lawsuits against the casino group, which Caesars had warned could plunge it into bankruptcy alongside its operating unit. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago declined to renew a stay on litigation by bondholders who...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date— upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado...

  • NASA is currently entering the second phase of a four-step plan to draw up rules of the skies for drones that weigh 55 pounds or less and fly no higher than 500 feet. The agency is hoping to present its research to the Federal Aviation Administration before 2020, John Cavolowsky, director of NASA's Airspace Operations and Safety Program, told attendees at a drone...

  • MILLINOCKET, Maine— Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three. Yet many residents have opposed a significant proposal aimed at helping: the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, created this week by President Barack...

  • LAS VEGAS— A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 billion contract to manage a vast federal Department of Energy reservation where the nation used to conduct nuclear testing north of Las Vegas. The announcement Friday by the National Nuclear Security Administration said a five-year contract with a five-year option went to...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- Caesars Entertainment Corp must face lawsuits from bondholders seeking some $11 billion in claims, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday in a decision the casino company had warned could plunge it into bankruptcy alongside its operating unit. A current injunction expires on Aug. 29, a day before Caesars faces a potential ruling in New York on lawsuits from...

  • DETAILS: "Step-iT" activity wristbands distributed by McDonald's restaurants from August 9 to August 17. They come in two styles_ "Activity Counter" and a motion-activated " Light-up Band." The Light-up Band comes in translucent plastic red, purple, or orange and blinks light with the child's movement.

  • SEATTLE— The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. He could face up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 2, and he still faces similar charges in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia, his...

  • Aug 25- The son of a Russian lawmaker was convicted on Thursday on U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to hack into U.S. businesses in order to steal and sell credit card numbers, costing financial institutions more than $169 million. Roman Seleznev, also known as "Track2," was found guilty by a federal jury in Seattle on 38 of 40 counts including wire fraud and...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say Affinity Gaming, the Las Vegas- based owner of 11 casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa, has been sold for $580 million to a New York private equity firm. Affinity owns the Silver Sevens hotel-casino in Las Vegas, three hotel-casinos in the Nevada- California state line town of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks.

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • The $622- million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the U.S. as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices. The trust owns a total of 14 office properties and six retail properties around the New York area. Tiny Qatar, an OPEC member, is a strong regional ally...

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

  • Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. The Mobileye/ Delphi alliance is the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at speeding deployment of automated driving systems.

  • Automakers and technology firms are striking new alliances to commercialize self-driving cars after being caught off guard by Silicon Valley companies such as Alphabet Inc, Tesla Motors Inc and Apple Inc, which have invested millions of dollars in the technology. Delphi and Mobileye said they will demonstrate their autonomous driving system in urban and...

  • SOMERVILLE, Mass.— No more legal hurdles stand in the way of Wynn's long-delayed Boston- area casino after Somerville announced Monday it was withdrawing the last of its challenges. Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced the city north of Boston won't appeal a decision last month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that granted Wynn a...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • The oldest millennials— nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City's Twin Towers— are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990 s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. As part of its Divided America series, The Associated Press spent time with seven millennial voters in five states where the oldest and...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Ohio's toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles. Much of the testing, up to now, has been in California along with a handful of Western U.S. states and on closed courses, such as one operated by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

  • MACAU— From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism. Macau, a former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong, is the world's biggest casino market, with revenues four times those of the Las Vegas Strip. But China's slowing economy and President...