Athena girl ‘spreads the love’ with 100 dress donations

In an April 25, 2018 photo, Weston-McEwen senior Christina Swafford, of Athena, Oregon, poses in the dress she won along with a $2000 scholarship and 100 prom dresses from the Portland charity Abby's Closet. Abby's Closet collects and redistributes used formal dresses to high school students in need. (E.J. Harris/East Oregonian via AP)

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The dreams of dozens of teenage girls were in a trailer on the edge of an Athena wheat field.

NV gambling revenue tops $1B for third straight month

FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. Nevada casinos have crossed the $1 billion revenue mark for the third consecutive month. Regulators released data Monday, April 30, 2018, showing casinos statewide earned about $1.03 billion from gamblers in March. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada crossed the $1 billion revenue mark for the third consecutive month in March, a streak that the state had not seen since 2008.

Democrats strive to tighten their hold in several states

In this April 14, 2018, photo, Deb Patterson prepares to canvass in Independence, Ore.. hoping to win the Oregon May 15 primary and unseat four-term Republican Sen. Jackie Winters in November. A win could propel Democrats into a "supermajority" in the Oregon Legislature, with the ability to increase state revenue without Republican support. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Unfazed by signs banning soliciting and dogs that barked at her in almost every home she visited, a political newbie knocked on doors, handed out campaign flyers and asked voters to elect her to the Oregon Senate.

Video: Police inspect Vegas shooter’s room

This photo from police officer video body camera footage on Oct. 1, 2017, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows officers searching hallways during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by Stephen Paddock, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, released Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a cache of assault-style weapons and broken windows that had a view of a concert venue killing field, according to police body-camera videos.

Tribe: More than 100 horses apparent victims of drought

In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018, photo provided by the Navajo Nation, scores of dead horses are shown in a dried up stock pond on Navajo tribal land in northern Arizona, apparently after getting trapped in the mud. Navajo tribal officials say that 111 horses died in the pond over the past week and they are trying to determine how best to deal with the carcasses. (Mihio Manus/Navajo Nation via AP)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of horses have died on tribal land in northern Arizona, apparently after getting trapped in a muddy stock pond as drought grips the region.

Trump proposes easing oil, gas leasing restrictions in West

File - This April 10, 2014 file photo shows a male sage grouse trying to impress a group of hens, at left, near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County, Wyoming. Sage grouse gather on the mating grounds at dawn for several weeks each spring. The Trump administration is proposing to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities that were enacted to protect the birds that live in the American West. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird.

Autopsy: Burns, smoke killed Grand Canyon helicopter victims

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Autopsies from a fiery helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon earlier this year show two British tourists aboard died of smoke inhalation and burns that covered 100 percent of their bodies. The Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office released autopsy reports Wednesday, May 2, 2018, for 27-year-old Rebecca Dobson and 31-year-old Jason Hill. They died at the scene, along with Hill's brother, 30-year-old Stuart Hill. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP,File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three British tourists killed in a fiery helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon earlier this year died of smoke inhalation and burns that covered their entire bodies, according to autopsies released Wednesday.

Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

Striking Arizona teachers dressed in red, pack the Arizona House gallery in Phoenix as they applaud lawmakers from both parties hailing them for their efforts to get more school funding in this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 photo.Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms.

Union: Caesars rejects ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign policy change

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a “Do Not Disturb” sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours.

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