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September 27, 2016

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Photo: In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, a driver waits to pi
First year in Las Vegas yields positives for Uber and Lyft
Monday, September 19, 2016
Even after state regulators gave Uber and Lyft the go-ahead to operate in Las Vegas last September, the Silicon Valley startups quickly became a frustration for local politicians, who were disturbed by the firms’ resistance to ...
Photo: In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, a driver waits to pi
Exec: Most Lyft rides will be in autonomous cars in 5 years
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday. John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership will come to an end because autonomous rides will become a cheaper way to travel than owning an automobile. He made the predictions ...
Ramp at Spaghetti Bowl freeway junction back open
Ramp at Spaghetti Bowl freeway junction back open
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened a freeway ramp at the largest freeway interchange in the state. The southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 to the southbound Interstate 15 ramp opened ...
Ramp closure this weekend at  Spaghetti Bowl freeway junction
Ramp closure this weekend at Spaghetti Bowl freeway junction
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation is planning to close a freeway ramp at the largest freeway interchange in the state. The department will close the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 to the ...
China's Hainan Airlines flying to Las Vegas starting in December
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
A Chinese airline says it will start in December the first non-stop flight service between Las Vegas and mainland China. Hainan Airlines announced Monday that it received final approval with ...
Photo: A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from
Las Vegas airport traffic up in July with 4.1 million passengers
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Las Vegas airport saw more than 4.1 million passengers in July, marking another month of growth. McCarran International Airport released statistics Thursday that show traffic was up ...
Bags fly free policy could cost Southwest Airlines in unexpected way
Bags fly free policy could cost Southwest Airlines in unexpected way
Thursday, August 25, 2016
While the Dallas-based carrier willingly trades the extra bag fee revenues it could earn in favor of increased customer loyalty, a new study shows ...
Man accused of fondling woman on flight from Las Vegas in court
Friday, August 19, 2016
A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with fondling a sleeping woman who sat next to him on a flight from Las Vegas. Wei-Ming Shi, 58, of Mount Lebanon, ran from the ...
Man smuggles monkey in shirt onto Las Vegas-bound flight
Man smuggles monkey in shirt onto Las Vegas-bound flight
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Police met a man at the Las Vegas airport Tuesday night after he smuggled an emotional-support monkey onto his flight from Ohio, according to ...
Photo: Vice president of Hainan Airlines Hou Wei joins wi
China's Hainan Airlines to start nonstop service to Las Vegas
Thursday, August 4, 2016
A Chinese airline is seeking U.S. approval to start non-stop service to Las Vegas amid overall record-breaking tourism numbers to Sin City and a recent, though slight lull in ...
Small plane makes emergency landing on south valley street
Friday, July 29, 2016
A small airplane made an emergency landing on a south valley street today after the pilot reported mechanical issues, authorities said. No one was injured and ...
Allegiant Air buying 12 newly built planes
Allegiant Air buying 12 newly built planes
Friday, July 29, 2016
Allegiant Air, long known for flying only hand-me-down aircraft, is adding a crop of newly built planes to its fleet for the first time. The ultra-low-cost carrier said today ...
Allegiant pilots OK contract after long fight with airline
Allegiant pilots OK contract after long fight with airline
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Allegiant Air pilots ratified a new contract after a fight during which the union accused the low-fare carrier of taking safety shortcuts. Teamsters Local 1224 said Thursday that the five-year contract includes ...
Aircraft mechanic facing charges in Las Vegas airport incident
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
An aircraft mechanic who police say created a disturbance at a Las Vegas airport security checkpoint and referred to planes falling from the sky is ...
Photo: A Tesla Model S in New York, May 22, 2016.
Tesla and Google take different roads to self-driving car
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
In Silicon Valley, where companies big and small are at work on self-driving cars, there have been a variety of approaches, and even some false starts. The most divergent paths may be the ones taken by Tesla, which is already ...