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CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast for Thursday, April 18, 2019 _____ 271 FPUS55 KVEF 190907 ZFPVEF Zone forecasts for the Mojave Desert and Southern Great Basin National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 206 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 This is an automatically generated product that provides average values for large geographical areas and may not be representative of the exact location that you are interested in. For a more site specific forecast...please visit weather.gov/lasvegas and either (1) Select a location from the dropdown menu above the map or (2) Click a location on the map. You can refine your selection by clicking on the map displayed on the resulting page. CAZ519-192300- Eastern Sierra Slopes- including Aspendell and Whitney Portal 206 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63. South winds around 15 mph. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers early in the morning. Lows 35 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Windy. A slight chance of rain showers in the morning. a chance of snow showers through the day. a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Patchy blowing dust early in the afternoon. Highs 49 to 59. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 55 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Very windy. Colder. Lows 27 to 37. West winds 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph. .SUNDAY...Breezy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 42 to 52. North winds 15 to 25 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly...

Vegas Sands report suggests settlement amount in Macau case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The amount was listed as a "nonrecurring legal settlement" in a $582 million quarterly earnings report by the publicly traded company headed by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Adelson did not take part in a conference call with analysts, and company executives did not say anything about the single line-item among 15 pages of financial figures. No dollar amount was disclosed March 14 when the settlement between Sands and Richard Suen and his company, Round Square Co., was announced in a Las Vegas courtroom. At the time, Suen said the battle he waged with Adelson since 2004 was "worth it" for what he called "the sense of justice." Suen attorney John O'Malley and Sands attorney James Jimmerson called it a fair end to the case. Las Vegas Sands spokesman Ron Reese declined Wednesday to comment, and attorneys on both sides in the third trial involving Sands and Suen didn't immediately respond to messages. A $96 million settlement would surpass previous jury judgments against Sands of $70 million in 2013 and $44 million in 2008 after state court trials. Both times, Sands appealed. The Nevada Supreme Court upheld jury findings that Sands was liable for damages but said in 2016 that a new jury should decide how much Suen should receive. The resulting settlement ended trial ahead of a second day of videotaped testimony by Adelson, the ailing 85-year-old board chairman, CEO and Republican national party donor. Company lawyers say he is being treated for cancer, and he has been excused from appearing in court in...

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive. The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights advocates improperly orchestrated resolutions by rural lawmakers and sheriffs who say they won't enforce a new state law requiring background checks on all gun sales, including purchases at gun shows and on the internet. "These Nevada county commissions and sheriffs have gone rogue," Brady President Kris Brown said in a statement saying the officials are endangering public safety by declaring they won't enforce strict background checks. "If your job is to keep your constituents safe and defend public safety, you should have a vested interest in keeping guns out of dangerous hands," she said. The National Rifle Association didn't immediately respond to messages about the Brady organization filings seeking emails and communications from commissioners in four of Nevada's 17 counties and sheriffs in three. Don Turner, head of the pro-gun Nevada Firearms Coalition, said he supports the counties and sheriffs for balking at laws "that infringe on U.S. and Nevada constitutions." Brady spokesman Max Samis acknowledged that communications and lobbying happens on both sides of the gun issue. "This is different," he said. "This is telling law enforcement officers not to enforce the law." The push for documents in Nevada follows requests by the Brady organization for records last month in New Mexico, where at least 26 county commissions approved so-called Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances in opposition to an expanded gun background checks law due to take effect July 1. Brady...

Caesars names gambling-industry veteran as new CEO

NEW YORK (AP) - Caesars Entertainment is appointing a veteran of the Las Vegas Strip as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through bankruptcy reorganization after joining Caesars in 2015. The change in leadership comes two months after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a large stake in the casino and began pushing for fundamental changes. The company, which operates more than 35 casinos in the U.S., emerged from bankruptcy protection in late 2017, but it's been struggling since. A committee is being put into place to consider a sale, among other things. Its stock has fallen 17 percent over the past 12 months. Rivals MGM and Wynn have fallen further, however. Rodio, 60, has over three decades of experience in the industry, including seven years as president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment, which Icahn sold last year for $1.85 billion. Rodio will leave his job as CEO of Affinity Gaming to join Caesars. Frissora was initially scheduled to end his tenure at Caesars in February, but delayed his departure until this month. Icahn was adamant that he have a say in who led the company going forward, in addition with some control over board seats. Caesar's agreed to replace three members to its board with directors chosen by Icahn. The Icahn Group also held the option to appoint a fourth director if Caesars failed to appoint an acceptable CEO.

The Latest: Trump boasts of Israel support to Jewish group

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance before the Republican Jewish Coalition (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is hearing chants of "four more years" from members of the Republican Jewish Coalition after detailing his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Trump is saying that "unlike other presidents, I keep my promises" and he calls the embassy move an example of a "historic action that had been decades in waiting." As he mentions the embassy decision, he's calling out two members of the audience at his speech in Las Vegas - major GOP donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. Trump says he thinks "that is the most important thing I think that's ever happened in their life. They love Israel." ___ 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking members of the Republican Jewish Coalition for backing him in 2016 and he says they have an important role to play in his re-election campaign in 2020. Trump says in a speech at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas that he's grateful to members for "your incredible support and your outstanding commitment to our country to our safety and to electing more Republicans." The president says "we need more Republicans. Let's go, so we can win everything." Trump says that as 2020 election nears, "I know that the Republican Jewish Coalition will help lead our party to another historic victory." ___ 12 p.m. President Donald Trump has met privately with a major GOP donor, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, before speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas. Adelson is chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. He and his wife,...

Trump attorney says IRS cannot legally release tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney representing President Donald Trump says a congressional request for Trump's tax returns "would set a dangerous precedent" if granted and that the IRS cannot legally divulge the information. Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. Democrats are seeking information about Trump's financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest. But William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, said in a letter Friday to the Department of Treasury's general counsel that the tax code zealously guards taxpayer privacy. He said requests for tax returns "must have a legitimate legislative purpose." Consovoy said that Neal's request for Trump's tax information is to damage him politically. "His request is a transparent effort by one political party to harass an official from the other party because they dislike his politics and speech," Consovoy said. Neal requested Trump's personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline. Trump declined to provide his tax information as a candidate and as president, something party nominees have traditionally done in the name of the transparency. But Trump has said he won't release the information because he is under audit, something he reiterated again Friday while visiting the U.S-Mexico border. "I'm under audit. When you're under audit you don't do it," Trump said. IRS officials have said taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns. Trump claimed at...

Jury rejects Harry Reid lawsuit against fitness band maker

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries - including blindness in one eye - he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell face-first a little more than four years ago. After eight days of testimony, the eight-member civil trial jury deliberated about an hour before declaring that Reid never proved the first of 10 questions they were asked to decide: that the device Reid used that day was a TheraBand made by Ohio-based Hygenic Corp. Jurors never saw the actual device because Reid's adult son, attorney Leif Reid, disposed of it soon after Harry Reid was injured. Reid and his wife, Landra Gould, weren't in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The 79-year-old former Democratic Party leader used a wheelchair throughout the two-week trial, following treatment for pancreatic cancer and back surgery. Their lawyer, James Wilkes II of Tampa, Florida, said he respected the Nevada jury's decision. "I may not agree with the outcome, but I agree with the way we got there," Wilkes said. TheraBand lawyer Laurin Quiat was subdued in victory. "My client always believed in the product, believes that the product is safe, is not unreasonably dangerous for anyone, and they stand behind it," he said. "That's all I have to say." Reid and his wife sought unspecified monetary damages because they said the product was defective and the company failed to warn the public it was dangerous for elderly people like Reid to use. Reid's attorneys dropped a negligence claim after several days of testimony that began March 27. Reid testified last week his injuries were "the main factor" why he decided not to seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. Quiat, however, showed...

The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's injury lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A jury in Las Vegas rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries including blindness in one eye suffered in January 2015. After eight days of civil trial testimony, the eight-member jury deliberated about an hour before declaring Friday that Reid never proved the device he used that day was a TheraBand made by Ohio-based Hygenic Corp. Jurors never saw the actual exercise band because Reid's son disposed of it soon after Reid was injured. Reid testified the stretchy device slipped from his grasp, and he fell and was seriously injured. The 79-year-old former Democratic Party leader and wife, Landra Gould, weren't in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Their lawyer, James Wilkes II, says he respects the jury's decision. ____ 5:05 p.m. A jury in Las Vegas is deliberating whether an exercise band maker is to blame for blindness in one eye and other injuries former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid suffered when a stretchy device he was using slipped from his grasp and he fell in January 2015. Attorneys closed the case Friday in Reid's civil damages lawsuit in Nevada state court against Ohio-based TheraBand maker Hygenic Corp. The 79-year-old former Democratic party leader used a wheelchair during the two-week trial, after treatment for pancreatic cancer and back surgery. His attorneys dropped a negligence claim after several days of testimony that began March 27. Reid and his wife, Landra, seek damages because they say the product is defective and the company failed to warn the public the device is dangerous for elderly people like Reid.

The Latest: Goodman wins third term as Las Vegas mayor

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on municipal elections in Las Vegas and other southern Nevada cities (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has overwhelmingly won a third and final term in office, matching her husband Oscar Goodman's 12-year span running the city. Carolyn Goodman captured eight of every 10 votes Tuesday, allowing her to bypass a June general election. She needed to win more than 50 percent of the vote over six challengers. While Goodman voted early Tuesday and attended a morning campaign event, the 80-year-old mayor didn't attend her election night watch party at her husband's glitzy downtown steakhouse. Goodman announced in January that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her husband announced at the party Tuesday night that she had been feeling too tired after a recent round of chemotherapy to attend the event. He said she planned to rest and return to work Wednesday. ___ 7:40 p.m. Early results in the race for Las Vegas Mayor show incumbent Carolyn Goodman with an overwhelming lead over six challengers. The first batch of results released Tuesday night shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. showed Goodman capturing more than eight out of every 10 votes. If Goodman locks in more than 50 percent she will be able to bypass a June general election and cement a 24-year uninterrupted span of herself and husband Oscar Goodman serving as the city's mayor. Carolyn Goodman in 2011 succeeded her husband after he spent a dozen years as Las Vegas mayor. Early results showed former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project manager Melissa Clary each capturing about one-third of the vote in a Las Vegas City Council seat.

Footage from 'It: Chapter 2,' 'Joker' debuts at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Warner Bros. doled out a Godzilla-sized serving of new footage in a marathon presentation to promote its upcoming slate of films including "The Joker," ''It: Chapter Two" and "The Goldfinch" to an audience of movie theater owners at CinemaCon Tuesday. The audience got some goosebumps after watching a scene from the "It" sequel where Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain) goes back to her father's house and is surprised to find an older woman living there instead. The young cast of "It" stood aside their grown "Losers' Club" counterparts of "It: Chapter Two" on stage, including Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Isaiah Mustafa. Sophia Lillis, who played the young Beverly Marsh in the first film, laughed that she'd kind of predicted that Chastain would play the adult version of her. She'd worked with director Andy Muschietti, for one, and "we kind of look alike." Director Todd Phillips, no stranger to Las Vegas or Caesar's Palace, having filmed "The Hangover" there, was on hand to introduce the first teaser trailer for "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix. The chilling teaser, to be released widely on Wednesday, shows a pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, working as a clown on the street, helping his mother take a bath, possibly attempting to date and generally veering toward madness. Phillips said there's been a lot written about the film and not much has been all that accurate. "But that's what happens when you set out to make an origin story about a character who doesn't have an origin," he said of Batman's nemesis. Plus, he'd rather it be a surprise for audiences when it hits theater in October. He's even playing a little coy with his own studio, telling them he couldn't describe it. When they asked for a genre, at least, he said, "It's a tragedy." The studio...

Las Vegas mayor election could seal 24-year Goodman legacy

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will ty to beat back half a dozen challengers in a primary election Tuesday, hoping to cement, a 24-year reign in the Las Vegas mayor's office that she has shared with her husband, Oscar Goodman. The 80-year-old Carolyn Goodman was easily re-elected in 2015 and is expected to similarly sail to another four-year term. Goodman brings her incumbency and familiar last name to a match up against six lesser-known political newcomers in the nonpartisan election. She must win more than 50 percent to lock-in re-election and skip a June general election. Goodman in 2011 succeeded her husband after he spent a dozen years as Las Vegas mayor. Oscar Goodman, a former mob lawyer, was a Sin City icon who frequently appeared with showgirls on his arm and martini in his hand. His wife, the founder of an elite private school, has used her term in the office to oversee a redevelopment of the city's downtown. Voters across Clark County on Tuesday will also cast ballots for a handful of local seats up in the off-year municipal elections. About 20 candidates are also seeking three Las Vegas city council seats. The race getting the most attention, for the city's Ward 3, involves former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen whose rise in the Democratic Party was derailed by sexual harassment allegations. Kihuen left Congress in January, declining to seek another term following the allegations, only to quickly mount a return to public office by running for an open city council seat representing the city's northeast corner. The U.S. House Ethics Committee found last year that allegations from three women who accused Kihuen of sexual misconduct were credible. Kihuen said he never intentionally engaged in harassing behavior but regretted his conduct. A...