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Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias.

But a federal appeals court in Richmond is set to hear arguments from civil rights groups hoping to keep the challenges alive.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the travel ban, which was first imposed shortly after Trump took office in January 2017... Read More

“Human Nature” raises $100,000 for bushfire relief

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Saturday night’s benefit show was a huge success for Las Vegas performers “Human Nature.” The Australian group raised about $100,000 for bushfire relief in their home country of Australia.

“We feel a little helpless being so far away from it in a time like this, but we really would love to do everything that we can to help out,” Toby Allen of Human Nature told 8 News Now earlier this month.

100% of the ticket sales from Saturday night’s went to various relief efforts... Read More

Passenger on flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore treated for flu-like symptoms

BALTIMORE, Md. (KLAS) — The recent outbreak of coronavirus in China has medical officials across the globe on edge. On Saturday, a passenger on a flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore was one of the latest scares for officials here in the U.S.

According to the Maryland Health Department, a passenger from McCarran who had recently been to Beijing, China, showed flu-like symptoms on the flight. The person was taken to a medical facility once on the ground in Baltimore Saturday afternoon but did not meet the criteria for coronavirus, according to the CDC.

Following evaluation, the patient was released. No action was taken regarding any of the other passengers or crew members on the flight.

8 News Now also reached out to Southwest Airlines, who commented on the incident on their flight. Their spokesperson said Southwest followed the CDC guidelines “out of an abundance of caution, and in light of the recent concerns of the coronavirus.” ... Read More

US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan

WUHAN, China (AP) — The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday.

A notice Sunday from the embassy in Beijing said there would be limited capacity to transport U.S. citizens on the flight that will proceed directly to San Francisco.

It says that in the event there are not enough seats, priority will be given to to individuals “at greater risk from coronavirus,” a new respiratory disease has sickened 1,975 people and killed 56, almost all in Wuhan.  ... Read More

Progressive Summit hopes to educate Nevada voters

We are just four weeks away from the Nevada caucus, and state
leaders want to make sure you’re ready. That’s the goal of the 2020 Progressive

The two-day convention aims
to educate voters on what our candidates stand for and how it impacts you. The summit
at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus hopes to educate and
engage, not only about the upcoming election but progressive stand points.

Kicking off the event was Governor
Steve Sisolak. He addressed accomplishments so far under his administration —
from Nevada joining the US Climate Alliance to giving teachers across the state
a pay raise.

Along with speakers, the
event features workshops, breakout sessions and panel discussions about the
progressive movement. That includes challenges as well as opportunities coming
up this year, especially in this 2020 election. ... Read More

Chinese artists held out of Michael Jackson ONE shows following trip to China

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After returning from a trip home to China, seven show artists with Michael Jackson ONE will sit out Saturday night’s shows as a precaution, related to the recent coronavirus outbreak. 8 News Now reached out to Michael Jackson ONE and received the following statement:

In the interest of safety for its audience members, show artists and employees, Cirque du Soleil executives, along with the medical teams at Michael Jackson ONE, have made the decision to have the seven Chinese artists, who were coming back to Las Vegas after traveling home to China, stay out of the show for three days (Thursday through Saturday) to ensure they were not showing coronavirus symptoms. Though our medical director advised our teams that there was no imposed quarantine for this situation and the artists could perform, we preferred to move forward with a preventative approach... Read More

Watch out for census-related scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The US Census Bureau is
recruiting to fill thousands of temporary positions, but the Better Business Bureau
says to beware of scams. Scammers are posting about open census jobs on the web
and social media, then asking to be paid fees for applications or training.

That’s a dead giveaway that this is a scam. Federal agencies
never charge application fees. The Census Bureau will also not charge you for
training or ask you to buy any equipment you may need.

Scammers may ask for you to provide your personal and banking information
to run a credit check or set up direct deposit. Sometimes they overpay victims
with a fake check and then ask them to wire back the difference.

These are all ways to get illegal access to your bank account.

The Better Business Bureau is
an important resource to help avoid employment scams... Read More