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  • LAS VEGAS— Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by a Las Vegas casino, a year after the King's estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a short-lived exhibit. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino's chief operating officer Mark Waltrip said Wednesday that the items— including stage outfits, jewelry and letters,...

  • A March crash in Las Vegas that nearly killed a young woman exposes another problem to watch for when buying a used car. The Associated Press has found that federal laws don't prevent reuse of air bags and other parts, and states don't have laws preventing it either. In the Las Vegas case, the woman's family bought a used 2002 Honda Accord but didn't know it had been...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honda has said at least 10 deaths and more than 150 injuries in the United States are linked to the inflators in its vehicles. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Detroit...

  • In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, photo, a white 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3, 2017, crash in which an exploding Takata air bag inflator badly injured the driver, Karina Dorado, sits in a driveway in Las Vegas.

    One hole in the government's Takata crackdown? Nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and used to repair other vehicles.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co said Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Japanese automaker said the faulty inflator was not installed by a dealer but likely a salvaged part from a junk yard. Honda said it has purchased more than 60,000 salvaged Takata...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado's trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator after a relatively minor crash in Las Vegas on...

  • LAS VEGAS— Fire officials in Las Vegas say a faulty light fixture on an exterior wall of the Bellagio shopping complex sparked a fire on the roof last week that tourists stopped to watch near the iconic fountain show on the Strip. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said Tuesday that the fire has been ruled accidental. Gusty winds fanned the fire, forcing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A hazardous material spill at Tesla Inc's Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada on Monday was being investigated by emergency workers but there were no serious injuries, the company said. Tesla spokesman Dave Arnold said a drum of "standard construction cleaning solvent" was spilled at a loading dock and a small area of the building was...

  • April 17- Wells Fargo& Co said on Monday the State of Nevada had extended its banking agreement with the scandal-hit lender until 2021.. Several states, including California, Illinois and Ohio, have severed ties with the bank following a sales scandal that cost former Chief Executive John Stumpf his job. Wells Fargo's agreement with Nevada also comes with a...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable U.S. car maker is not based in Detroit. That milestone is likely to be on the minds of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and GM Chief Executive Mary Barra as they and other CEOs visit the White House on Tuesday to discuss tax reform and infrastructure with President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON/ ABUJA, April 10- President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately...

  • WASHINGTON/ ABUJA, April 10- President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately...

  • April 6- An attorney defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges told jurors on Wednesday that prosecutors introduced testimony about star golfer Phil Mickelson to cover up the weakness of their case. In a closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Barry Berke said prosecutors brought in evidence...

  • April 5- A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors in Manhattan federal court to convict Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on insider trading charges, describing a pattern of "repeated conduct that can only be described as brazen." Attorney Brooke Cucinella said Walters' trading and phone records proved that he traded in Dean Foods Co stock based...

  • April 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday in a broad-based rally, spurred by private-sector employment data that blew past expectations and boosted investors' confidence in the strength of the economy. "The real driver of this leg up heading into earnings season is all about economic data," said Peter Kenny, senior market strategist at Global Markets Advisory Group,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- Before Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton was nominated to be head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, he communicated with more than a half dozen of President Donald Trump's transition representatives, including one whose company has a multi-million-dollar contract with the SEC, according to documents seen by Reuters.

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- More partnership deals are likely in the gold industry as miners start investing in new projects again but are keen to lower the risk, analysts said after Goldcorp Inc and Barrick Gold Corp's announced a 50-50 joint venture in Chile. As part of a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp about $445 million up front, the Vancouver- based...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- Goldcorp Inc will team up with larger peer Barrick Gold Corp to work on developing gold mines in northern Chile, it said on Tuesday, as the industry starts to invest in new projects again. As part of a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp about $445 million upfront, the Vancouver- based company has agreed to buy fellow Canadian miner...