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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Senate committee has approved a bill that would clear the way for counties to tie their fuel tax levels to the rate of inflation. The measure now before the full Senate creates a 2016 ballot question in most Nevada counties asking voters whether they want to index the fuel tax. Transportation officials nationwide blame infrastructure funding shortfalls on flat fuel taxes that haven't kept pace with inflation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Mayweather says in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he's not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao "because he's a sore loser and he's a coward." The interview was recorded late Tuesday night and will air tomorrow after the network's replay of boxing's richest fight, which Mayweather won by decision last weekend in Las Vegas to stay undefeated.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Those looking to fly from Reno to London will be disappointed, as Thomas Cook Airlines canceled its non-stop service before the first flight even took off. KRNV-TV reports the British airline was supposed to start non-stop service to Reno in December, but issues with customs have caused the deal to fall through.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival replete with a Ferris wheel, multiple stages and top entertainment is coming to Las Vegas. Rock in Rio USA — the latest in an expanding music festival scene in the United States — is debuting today on the Strip. A zip-line, the Ferris wheel, and area mirroring global streets fill the 37-acre corner. The festival starts today and tomorrow with headliners No Doubt and Metallica, returning May 15 and 16 with Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.