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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled today in a $500 million civil trial pitting casino giant MGM Resorts International against contractors at a never-opened Las Vegas Strip hotel tower. Work on the tower at the City Center project stopped about halfway in 2008, after inspectors found that steel used on the first 26 stories wouldn't support the remaining 22 floors.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A security guard is expected to recover after exchanging fire early yesterday with a man who was kicked off a city bus on the Las Vegas Strip. The man who was killed was identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as 35-year-old Christopher Boudinot. Investigators say Boudinot shot the security guard several times before he was shot and killed.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Assembly majority leader Michelle Fiore is scheduled to talk today about reports that more than $1 million in liens have been filed against her and her companies in the past decade. Political journalist Jon Ralston first reported last week that Fiore and her business face liens from the Internal Revenue Service over unpaid employee payroll taxes.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners are expected to pick a replacement today for a Las Vegas assemblyman who's taking a job in the attorney general's office. Commissioners are expected to choose from among 12 applicants to replace Republican Wes Duncan, who will be second-in-command to Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt.

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