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Nevada Legislature makes small progress on budget gap

Lawmakers made incremental progress Wednesday on plugging a $1.2 billion pandemic-created state budget hole but concluded Day 8 of their special session leaving one of the heaviest lifts still on the table — a proposed half-billion dollar slashing of state agency budgets.

US virus cases rise amid new worldwide restrictions

The soaring counts of confirmed infections and a mounting death toll led the mayor of Los Angeles to declare that the nation’s second-largest city is on the verge of resorting to a shutdown of all but essential businesses.

American Airlines warns 25,000 workers they could lose jobs

American Airlines is notifying about 25,000 workers that their jobs could be eliminated in October because of plunging demand for air travel, adding to the toll that the virus pandemic is taking on the airline industry.