Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

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TOP STORIES

WALDORF ASTORIA-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS —Hilton is set to begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria. The transition that will start Friday at the 389-room, casino-less property will lead to renovations and mark the debut of another luxury brand on the Strip. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING: 550 words by 12 p.m.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE, Idaho — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes to battle flames are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. By Keith J. Ridler. UPCOMING: 700 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAIDERS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Backups will get the majority of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders close out the preseason on Thursday night. The teams meet in the regular season in London in mid-October. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game at 7 p.m. PDT.

IN BRIEF:

— ELKO CONVENTION CENTER: The head of the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority says he'll retire in late November after nearly 13 years at the northeast Nevada agency.

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