(via By Kayla Caldwell, Daily Mail)
She tied the knot with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a lavish ceremony in England on July 6. And on Thursday, Ciara looked a few weeks back to the secret bachelorette festivities from before the couple's big day. To read more about her flashback to the Las Vegas celebration, click here.
(via By Nick Birdsong, Sporting News)
Tupac has been dead for almost 20 years. However, the rapper/actor/poet/activist's influence lives stronger than Lance Armstrong. Kevin Durant's leg is proof. To read more and see the near-life-size tattoo of Tupac's face on Durant's leg click here.
(via By Joe Bish, Vice)
I was in Las Vegas for the opening days of the World Series of Poker. As a light enthusiast of Texas Hold 'Em (I know what a flop and a slow roll is, not so much an angle shoot, and I still call a 'deuce' a 'two', for my sins), I was intrigued to see what the top level of ...
It’s not every day you see a Frank Lloyd Wright house go on the market in Nevada, so when there is one, there’s probably a good story behind it. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times)
The long, slow erosion of the Olympics’ claim to sporting purity has reached a new landmark. The Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will be gambled on inside Nevada sports books. The Nevada Gaming Control Board, acting on the interests of race and sports book directors in the state, agreed last year to allow bettors to wager on Olympic events ...
The hottest American cities are pretty much where you would expect them to be, all located in southern states, like Florida, Texas and Arizona. Conversely, the fastest-warming cities aren't clustered in any one region. In fact, the top 25 fastest-warming cities are scattered over 16 states. Some of these rapidly warming cities are traditional hotspots, like Phoenix and Las Vegas. ...
(via The Salt Lake Tribune)
Nevada has decided to recognize concealed-firearm permits issued in Utah, the first time in years that the neighboring states have seen eye to eye on the issue, and officials are making high-level overtures to persuade New Mexico to do the same. To see the full story, click here.
On July 10, Laura Nichol was escorted out of XS Las Vegas into police custody following a physical altercation with an alleged groper. To see the full story, click here.
The last-minute plea for $6 million from Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson to rescue the Republican convention has erupted in controversy, as four of the five signatories to the letter from party organizers never saw it before it was sent and major donors flagged serious errors that forced the convention hosts to apologize to one of the GOP’s most influential ...
(via By Tim Rohan, Monday Morning Quarterback)
It was the offseason for the now-defunct United States Football League and the draft was approaching when Donald Trump, the New Jersey Generals’ owner, met with head coach Walt Michaels to discuss their plans for the roster. They had decided they needed a new quarterback to breathe life into their offense, and now they were arguing over which one to ...
UFC president Dana White could be making as much as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his new deal under the UFC's new ownership. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Jeremy Silk Smith, Roll Call)
There is a strong headwind this election season for Republicans in Nevada, where control of the Senate could be decided: Democrats are registering voters at a higher rate than in the last two presidential elections. Republicans are hoping to flip the Nevada Senate seat their way. The race between Democratic former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and GOP Rep. ...
(via By Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland, ThinkProgress.org)
Cliven Bundy may be in jail, but he still has friends in Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives next week is expected to vote on a proposal that would exempt 48 counties, primarily in the West, from the law that has been used for more than 100 years to protect archaeologically, culturally, and naturally significant resources in the United States, ...
(via By William Yardley, Los Angeles Times)
Drought is draining the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, to historic low levels. Forecasts say climate change will make things worse. Headlines warn of water shortages and cutbacks. Members of Congress are moving to protect their states’ supplies. Yet if war is really imminent, why are the region’s water managers doing the same thing they have done for years: tinkering? ...
Is China's Gilded Age back? Three-and-a-half years after President Xi Jinping started his crackdown on corruption and lavish spending, there are signs that the belle epoque may be ready for one more round. To see the full story, click here.