(via By Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics)
The F-117 Nighthawk was introduced to the Air Force in 1983 and kept top secret until 1988, but the stealthy attack aircraft made its name in 1991 during the first Gulf War. During that conflict, F-117's scored direct hits on about 1,600 high-value targets in Iraq over the course of 1,300 sorties and some 6,905 flight hours. Not a single F-117 was lost in Operation Desert Storm thanks to its ...
(via By Daniel Mano, The Mercury News)
No Raiders ownership for you, Sheldon Adelson. The Las Vegas billionaire drew ire from Mark Davis for expecting to buy a stake in the NFL franchise if it moves to Southern Nevada, according to Bleacher Report. Davis was allegedly “caught off guard” by Adelson, who is partly powering a potential Raiders relocation to Las Vegas, expressing such an interest. To ...
(via By Steve Friess, Pacific Standard)
Elaine Wynn is one of the wealthiest women in the United States, has no school-aged children, and could be doing just about anything. But, instead of simply writing checks behind the scenes, she serves as the president of the Nevada State Board of Education, where she delights in the jargon and tedium of slow-burning education reform. Her confidants include the ...
(via By David Debolt, East Bay Times)
A group of investors with ties to NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is offering to purchase the Coliseum land with the hopes of keeping the Raiders in Oakland, according to a letter the group’s attorney sent to local officials last week. The letter dated Sept. 12 arrived days before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed optimism for a stadium deal ...
(via By Darren Samuelsohn, Politico)
Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP ...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid unloaded on Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee conceded that Barack Obama was born in the United States while accusing Hillary Clinton of "starting" the controversy in 2008. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Washington Post)
The SUV meandered through a quiet middle-class neighborhood until it reached Harry Reid’s former home, a pleasant one-story ranch house with a terra-cotta roof, pink flowers out front and a swimming pool in the back. The Senate minority leader remained in his seat, flipping the window up and down to take it all in. “My wife wanted to make sure ...
In a brief interview, Wayne Newton tells TMZ Sports that if the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas, he'd be interested in buying part of the team. To see the full story and video, click here.
(via The Daily Beast)
The Clinton Global Foundation is out to change the world, but the Clintons’ other foundation has spent more than $20 million on smaller goals: supporting their local firehouse, the Arkansas Ballet, and a longtime friend’s tribute to a daughter who died tragically 15 years ago. To see the full story, click here.
Wally Backman insisted Tuesday that he resigned as manager of the New York Mets' Triple-A affiliate because of a lack of respect and repeatedly getting passed over for the major league staff. To see the full story, click here.
It is easy to forget that Tupac Shakur's career only lasted five years. The rapper released his first studio album "2Pacalypse Now" in November 1991. By September 13, 1996, he was dead. Shakur was just 25 when he was gunned down on a Las Vegas street and succumbed to his injuries days later. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Justin Cuthbert, thescore.com)
They are without a coach, and a roster, and a distinguishable brand, or the requisite prefix to license "Knights," but the NHL franchise that lies dormant has a team. And they're fully operational. While the hockey community took its collective breather this summer, George McPhee poured through his contacts. It was in the neighborhood of 450 days before NHL hockey ...
(via Yahoo Finance)
A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is in the spotlight: the Oakland Raiders. An initiative is underway to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, if the NFL approves it. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Nathan Guttman, Forward.com)
So far, Sheldon Adelson is showing Donald Trump his face — but not his money. The Las Vegas Jewish billionaire and the Republican presidential nominee have met twice in recent weeks, first in New York and again in Las Vegas in late August. Adelson also hosted Trump at his suite during the Republican convention in Cleveland. But while the two ...
The Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on the hiring of longtime NBA swingman Stacey Augmon to join their coaching staff, according to league sources. To see the full story, click here.