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Unemployment Applications Down

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength of the labor market. The Labor Department on Wednesday reported that applications dropped by 13,000 last week after rising by 13,000 the previous week. The…

Navy Transport Aircraft Crashes

The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three other missing personnel. The Navy says in a tweet that the eight are on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Their C-2 "Greyhound" transport plane crashed…

The Monorail Can Expand From MGM To Mandalay Bay

The Las Vegas Monorail may be growing. The company that runs the monorail has received county approval to expand their route from the MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay. The monorail company must still finalize it's expansion design and find financing for the project. The 1-mile extension could take two years to construct and test.

89117 Zip Code Has Most Registered Hobby Drones In The U.S.

Researchers say the ZIP code containing the highest number of registered hobbyist drone users in the country is in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports drone researchers at Bard College in New York analyzed data from the Federal Aviation Administration, finding the 89117 ZIP code had 672 hobbyist drone registrations. The residential area west…

David Cassidy Dead At 67

Former teen idol David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist says. The 67-year-old retired actor and singer was rushed to a Florida hospital last week - where he was induced into a coma - after his organs began shutting down, and he is said to now have a breathing…

September's Pot Sales In Nevada Exceed Expectations

The latest data shows Nevada recreational marijuana sales continue to surge. Data released Monday by the Nevada Department of Taxation says the state’s licensed and regulated cannabis dispensaries sold approximately $27.7 million in recreational marijuana in September. That’s more than $5 million more than Nevada’s projected sales for the month. That’s down from August’s sales…

Nevada Death Row Inmate Upset At Execution Delay

The Nevada death row inmate whose execution was postponed last week has been placed back on suicide watch and is complaining to a judge that he’s suffering what he calls an open-ended and unnecessary delay, according to a prison official and a court document. Scott Raymond Dozier was returned to suicide watch at Ely State…

Allegiant Air And Flight Attendants Reach Labor Agreement

Flight attendants at Allegiant Air will vote on a labor contract that their union reached after six years of negotiations and one rejected agreement. The Transport Workers Union said Tuesday that a tentative agreement with Allegiant raises flight attendants’ pay by up to 33 percent over five years and includes increases in vacation and compensation…

FCC Poised To Scrap Net Neutrality Rules

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try to repeal “net neutrality” regulations enacted under…

57-Million Uber Passengers Personal Info Hacked

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part…