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LAS VEGAS — A watchdog group affiliated with Nevada’s former GOP Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada violated any laws or ethics rules in the course of an extramarital affair. The complaint filed Wednesday by the group Americans for Public Trust asks the nonpartisan congressional office to investigate whether Horsford “exploited his official position” in the course of the affair, which he acknowledged over the weekend. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 490 words.
PACIFIC FISHER-ENDANGERED SPECIES
RENO — Reversing course again in a 30-year-old battle over protection of a weasel-like mammal that eats porcupines, the U.S. government is declaring the Pacific fisher endangered in the southern Sierra Nevada but denying protection elsewhere in California and Oregon. The Fish and Wildlife Service insists Endangered Species Act protection isn’t warranted for the fisher in the Sierra north of Reno or from San Francisco into southern Oregon. But it says the southern population from Yosemite National Park to the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is “in danger of extinction.” By Scott Sonner. SENT: 680 words, with AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold up coronavirus relief money for Michigan after he said — erroneously — that the state had sent absentee ballots to millions of voters. It’s not clear that he can do so. Michigan mailed applications for the absentee ballots, not the ballots themselves. Trump later made a similar threat against Nevada, which has sent ballots to voters for its June 9 state primary, due to the coronavirus pandemic. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 790 words, AP Photos.
— VIRUS OUTBREAK-VEGAS AIRPORT — Signs of change with a gambling theme will greet Las Vegas tourists and employees when traveling ramps up following closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, McCarran International Airport officials said Wednesday.
— NEVADA EARTHQUAKE: An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada on Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week.
— MOTHER KILLED-BROTHERS PLEAD: A Nevada man has pleaded guilty to a murder charge in the death of his 46-year-old mother buried in the desert near Las Vegas in 2018.
FBN—OFFSEASON UPDATE-BABY STEPS
NFL teams are taking baby steps as the league allows more leeway in club operations. No long throws downfield on Tuesday when team facilities could reopen with limited personnel if local governments approved. Mostly halfback dives into the line. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
FBC—VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS
The NCAA’s Division I Council is debating whether to let a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus expire on May 31. The move would be another sign that college sports is on the way back amid the coronavirus pandemic. A number of schools have announced plans to reopen their campuses for the fall semester. But many caution that even if games go ahead, there will be safety protocols in place and fans may not be allowed. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 500 words, photos.
DARLINGTON, S.C. — NASCAR planned its first Cup race on a Wednesday since 1984, but weather could spoil the event. Heavy rain at Darlington Raceway washed out Tuesday night’s Xfinity Series race and could delay Kevin Harvick’s quest to sweep at the South Carolina events. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Race scheduled to start at 3:26 p.m. MST.
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