LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has left Las Vegas after a short visit co-hosting a Democratic party fundraiser and speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit. Air Force One took off shortly after 10:15 a.m. from McCarran International Airport. In addition to the summit, he visited the home of Las Vegas Sun publisher Brian Greenspun for a Democratic party fundraiser.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has struck out again in its efforts to legally offer sports betting. A federal appeals court panel in Philadelphia today upheld the federal ban on sports betting in all but four states -- Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware. The 2-to-1 ruling left the door open for New Jersey to further appeal the matter to the full Third Circuit appeals court.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travelers flying to Las Vegas may soon be able to hail a ride from Uber or Lyft. Officials are developing plans allowing the ride-hailing companies to pick up and drop off passengers using McCarran International Airport. County Commissioners are expected to consider the new rules in late October.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury is hearing opening statements in the trial of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless man to kill his casino cocktail waitress wife nearly three years ago. George Tiaffay (TEE'-uh-fay) has pleaded not guilty in Nevada state court to charges including murder and conspiracy in the September 2012 slaying of Shauna Tiaffay.