Las Vegas fireworks kill 1, injure 4
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas fire officials say a man injured in a fireworks accident has died.
Four other people, two of them children, suffered injuries related to fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday.
Las Vegas fire spokes-man Tim Szymanski on Monday said a man in his 20s was seriously injured Sunday night while lighting fireworks in the street. He was taken to a trauma center at a local hospital, where he later died.
Szymanski says another man and woman received minor leg burns Sunday night from backyard fireworks, and two children were slightly injured in other incidents.
There were no serious fires in the Las Vegas area related to fireworks.
Obama plans speech during Vegas trip
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama has added a second day to his visit to Las Vegas this week, and has scheduled a speech at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, about the economy.
The president’s invitation-only appearance Friday at the UNLV Student Union will come a day after he’s hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid during a campaign rally at the Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Democratic Senate Majority Leader’s campaign has e-mailed invitations to supporters for the Thursday event.
Reid has become a top target for Republicans in the November elections, and faces a tough challenge from GOP nominee Sharron Angle in his bid for a fifth term in the Senate.