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November 27, 2015

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Fire forces evacuation at Peppermill in Reno

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting that guests and employees are being evacuated from the Peppermill casino in Reno after reports of a fire. To see the full story, click here.

Is NHL stalling on expansion to get Seattle involved again?

Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, addresses the crowd as Bill Foley, chairman of Fidelity National Financial Inc., Black Knight and FIS, listens during the "Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas!" press conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at MGM Grand Ballroom.

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Comment The NHL isn’t going to approve expansion at next month’s Board of Governors meeting. There’s some thought that an announcement could arrive at the NHL All-Star Weekend in January, but there’s nothing concrete. To see the full story, click here.

McDonald’s unleashes latest weapon in fast-food wars — and that should terrify Burger King, Wendy’s

In this Dec. 20, 2010, file photo, McDonald's signs sprout from the restaurant's parking lot in New York.

(via Business Insider)

Comment To see the full story, click here. McDonald's is getting cheaper, and that's bad news for Wendy's and Burger King. As part of its turnaround plan, the fast-food chain is realigning around what it calls a "value platform," which essentially means the company is planning to offer more promotions.

Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Here's an interesting factoid about contemporary policing: In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did. Martin Armstrong pointed this out at his blog, Armstrong Economics, last week. To see the full story, click here.

Trump on protester: ‘Maybe he should have been roughed up’

(via CNN)

Comment Donald Trump suggested Sunday the half-dozen white attendees at his campaign rally on Saturday may have reacted appropriately when they shoved, tackled, punched and kicked a black protester who disrupted his speech. To see the full story, click here.

Mayweather uses 50 Cent to poke fun at Rousey after loss

(via By Brandon Wise, CBS Sports)

Comment It was inevitable. We all knew it would happen. It was just a matter of time. Yes, Ronda Rousey lost on Saturday to Holly Holm in one of the biggest upsets in recent memory. Guess who was particularly happy about that outcome? That's right, Floyd Mayweather. But here's the best part: he didn't even make it. He had his rival, ...

Odom reportedly struggles to move, can’t recognize friends


Comment Former UNLV recruit and NBA player Lamar Odom is struggling with mobility issues and can't recognize friends and family members, according to Odom was found unresponsive in a Pahrump-area brothel a little more than a month ago.

Finland approves underground nuclear waste storage plan

(via Reuters)

Comment Finland has become the first country in the world to give a construction license for a permanent underground nuclear waste repository, the center-right government said on Thursday. It approved Posiva Oy's plan to construct a spent nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and disposal facility at the island of Olkiluoto, western Finland. Local people have accepted the plan. Up to 6,500 tonnes ...

Sixers’ Christian Wood gets second shot after disastrous draft night

(via Sports Illustrated)

Comment Christian Wood somehow squeezes his interminable frame inside the confines of a locker stall in TD Garden. He’s fully dressed in the Philadelphia 76ers’ new white uniform, complete with black tights and white and black Air Jordan 12s. He has practically doubled over to scan the scrolling Twitter feed on his iPhone. To see the full story, click here.

Scuffle between Nevada casino company and union pulls in Deutsche Bank

(via The New York Times)

Comment The long-running fight between culinary workers and a casino owner in Las Vegas is about to go another round. And the workers are hoping the regulatory troubles faced by a German bank might give them the advantage they have been looking for. To see the full story, click here.

Nevada state director for Bernie Sanders is leaving campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the Cheyenne Sports Complex, in North Las Vegas Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

(via The New York Times)

Comment [{"text":"Sanders says Trump ‘old fashioned’ racist at rally in North Las Vegas","url":""}] The New York Times reports that Jim Farrell, the Nevada director for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, is leaving the campaign. To see the full story, click here.

Report: Black boxes show bomb brought down Russian jet

In this photo made available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian Military on cars approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

(via By Don Melvin and Steve Almasy, CNN)

Comment European investigators who analyzed the two flight recorders from the Metrojet plane that went down last weekend in Egypt are categorically saying the crash is not an accident, CNN affiliate France 2 reported Friday. The investigators said the cockpit voice recorder of Metrojet Flight 9268 shows an explosion and the flight data recorder confirms the explosion is not accidental -- ...

How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants

(via High Country News)

Comment In early October, Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at a gala in Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, when an immigration protester stood up and began shouting. Juan Carlos Ramos, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant with the advocacy group United We Dream Action, heckled Clinton about private immigrant detention facilities. To see the full ...

USA Today: NIAA to decide if Gorman can play postseason bowl game on ESPNU

Bishop Gorman takes the field against Don Bosco of New Jersey, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

(via By Jim Halley, USA Today)

Comment The final Super 25 high school football rankings might have to wait this year on a postseason bowl game to see who is the No. 1 team in the country. Plans are in the works for ESPNU to televise Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), currently the No. 1 team in the Super 25, against the next-highest ranked team that is eligible ...

Reid calls on Rubio to resign his Senate seat

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Washington.

(via Politico)

Comment Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid tore into Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday, calling on the Florida Republican and 2016 presidential contender to resign his Senate seat as he racks up no-shows on his voting record while campaigning for the White House. To see the full story, click here.