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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released today show the number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.7 percent, while international traffic was up 12 percent for the month. McCarran ranks as the ninth-busiest airport nationally.

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one employee is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. Fire and Rescue officials say the person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast yesterday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite. The plant manager says the situation is under investigation.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a California man who died in Las Vegas before attending the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in June had a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol in his system. The Clark County coroner reports that Joey Sayachak's (SAY'-cheks) death was an accident. Sayachak was one of three people who authorities say died during the weekend.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are warning the state of Nevada that it may lose some administrative funds needed to run the food stamp program unless it improves on tardy reporting of applications. Federal food stamp officials say Nevada has one of the worst reporting rates in the country. State officials had no immediate comment.

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