Historic Vegas neon signs shine bright for 1st time in years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a large gravel lot ringed by a security wall appear to light up with neon not seen for decades as other classic tunes play in the background.

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  • Written by By REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press

For-profit loan forgiveness program could see major cut


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's plan to provide only partial relief to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated press

Top jobs in Congress no longer the prize they used to be


WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Pentagon: Gag order on Afghan data was a mistake


WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military on Tuesday said it made a mistake when it ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan that help to measure how the 16-year-old stalemated war is going.


  • Written by ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR , AP National Security Writer