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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California company with visions of building a futuristic transportation system to one day zip people and packages at nearly the speed of sound announced today it is building a test facility in southern Nevada. Hyperloop Technologies Inc. and the Nevada governor's office said the 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park will test a linear electric motor at speeds up to 335 mph — about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men from Nevada and Wisconsin have been found guilty in a $10 million investment fraud scheme involving a Swiss company. The Justice Department says the men fabricated bank documents to lure investors to the company called Make A Lot of Money, Group AG.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city leaders say they will spend $11.5 million to make improvements along Summerlin Parkway, which takes drivers to the west side of the valley. KSNV-TV reports that since the Parkway was constructed 20 years ago it has deteriorated, with increased traffic and safety concerns prompting the overhaul.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After being convicted on a misdemeanor, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship wants to go home to Nevada for the holidays. A defense filing asks a federal judge in West Virginia if Blankenship can return to Nevada from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5 to be with his fiancee and their families.
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