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LAS VEGAS (AP) — We're learning more about a fire that forced the evacuation of a British Airways jetliner at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas yesterday. Fire officials say the twin-engine Boeing 777 was accelerating for takeoff when one engine caught fire, forcing the pilot to hit the brakes. Fire officials say the blaze was confined to the left engine, and there was no wheel or brake fire.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Nevada Secretary of the Senate David Byerman has been hired as the director of Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission. Byerman will earn $135,000 a year as the director of the agency that assists lawmakers in drafting and researching legislation. Byerman served two terms as Nevada's Secretary of the Senate.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A group of parents is filing suit over Nevada's new Education Savings Account. They say the program authorized this spring violates a portion of the Nevada Constitution that prohibits using public school funds for purposes other than public schooling. A separate suit from the ACLU argues the program unlawfully diverts money to religious schools.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden hasn't announced whether he'll run for president, but a group that wants him in the race is ramping up its staff in Nevada. The organization Draft Biden says that political strategist Ronni Council will be its state director for Nevada. The super PAC says other prominent campaign operatives are now on board with the pro-Biden movement in other early primary and caucus states.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge is telling the new owner of a Las Vegas golf course to turn the water back on after residents took their complaints about the browning lawn to court. KSNV-TV reports Ronald Richards of Southern California bought the course a week ago and shut off the water, drying out the grass and some lakes. Richards said in an email he plans to use the property in a way that is environmentally sound.
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