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Macau casinos allowed to reopen after anti-virus closure

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in the Chinese territory of Macau will be allowed to reopen Friday, ending a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China’s coronavirus outbreak.

Macau broadcaster TDB reported the territory’s finance secretary announced the decision at a news conference.

The closure Feb. 5 hurt major casino operators including Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. Casino gambling is a major industry in Macau, a former Portuguese colony west of Hong Kong on China’s southern coast. It’s estimated the closure cost resorts $3.3 billion.

No date has been announced for reopening other public facilities including cinemas, internet cafes, bars and gyms still are closed... Read More

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What’s Driving You Crazy? – NDOT accepting Summer Internship applications

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Summer internships with the Nevada Dept of Transportation.

NDOT wants to hear from college students interested in on-the-job training in administration, civil and environmental engineering, including roadway and bridge design and construction, as well as traffic engineering, environmental and highway project administration, maintenance and storm water management.

They
are paid internships – up to $18 an hour depending on education and
experience. They start in May and run through august with
opportunities almost all over the state: Carson City, Las Vegas,
Reno, Elko, Ely, Tonopah and Winnemucca.

NDOT
says there were more than 60 student interns last summer, so it
sounds like there are plenty of opportunities... Read More

Bank Launches new Harriet Tubman debit card and it’s going viral

(CNN) — Harriet Tubman may not appear on the $20 bill any time soon but that doesn’t mean you can’t pay for things using her likeness.

One United Bank is rolling out a visa card featuring an image of the abolitionist. However, it’s one not everyone is happy about. One point of contention is while the image is styled after an actual photograph of Tubman, she was not making that gesture with her arms.

Many people believe it looks like the “Wakanda Forever” salute from the film “Black Panther.”

One United Bank says the positioning is actually American sign language for the word “love.”

That controversy aside, some social media posters complain putting Tubman’s image on a bank card at all cheapens her history helping free slaves escape through the underground railroad. ... Read More

Early voting caucus sites open President’s Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There are limited early voting caucus sites open Monday due to President’s Day holiday

Here’s a list:... Read More

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Dozens of transgender migrants arrive at border, want asylum in US

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — Boys are supposed to be boys in rural El Salvador, so for more than a decade, Tania Rivera suppressed her desire to be a girl.

It wasn’t until well into adulthood that, working as an accountant’s assistant in the city of Santa Ana, she felt strong enough to express her gender identity. That’s when the violence began.

Rivera says she was insulted and mocked on her way to work each morning. Then gang members started to chase her. The last straw was when three men got off a car to abduct her, telling her she would die that day. She was able to run away once more. Since then, her legs have carried her 2,000 miles north... Read More

Elizabethton couple not among Americans leaving cruise ship after wife tests positive for coronavirus

(WJHL) – Dr. Arnold and Jeannie Hopland of Elizabethton are not among the Americans leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan today on evacuation flights to the United States.

The reasoning behind the decision comes after Japanese health officials said Mrs. Hopland has tested positive for coronavirus.

Dr. Hopland so far has tested negative but said he fully intends to stay with his wife.

“I feel fine,” she said. “But I certainly don’t want to get anyone sick so I’m glad I didn’t get around others,” she said from the Hopland’s room on the plaza deck of the cruise ship where they’ve been quarantined for almost 2 weeks.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the Hoplands were expecting to be among those leaving to come back to the United States. ... Read More

Live Blog: 62nd Daytona 500 postponed to Monday due to rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — NASCAR is gearing up for the 62nd annual “Great American Race” from the famous Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

You can find the latest updates from Daytona Beach here (all times are ET):

12:20 p.m.: President Donald Trump departs for Daytona Beach in Air Force One.

1:10 p.m.: President Donald Trump has arrived in Daytona Beach where he will serve as Grand Marshall for today’s race.

"U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A," breaks out as Air Force One lands at the Daytona airport. pic.twitter.com/DOFVX2PalB... Read More