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February 12, 2016

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BYU safeties Nacua, Wadsworth have strong Las Vegas ties

(via By Jeff Call, Deseret News)

Comment For BYU starting safeties Kai Nacua and Michael Wadsworth, this is the right place to end a season — and, in Wadsworth's case, a career. Nacua, a junior, grew up in Las Vegas and played at Liberty High. Wadsworth, a senior, is a 2009 graduate of Silverado High in Las Vegas. For them, this isn’t only a bowl game and a rivalry game. This is a homecoming, too. To see ...

Adelson responds to speculation he bought Las Vegas newspaper

(via CNN Money)

Comment "I have no personal interest" in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said Tuesday night, in his first public comments about the mysterious sale of Nevada's biggest newspaper. To see the full story, click here.

Arizona State forward, former Rebel Savon Goodman out for UNLV game

Arizona State's Savon Goodman reacts after a play against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 conference tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. USC won 67-64.

(via The Arizona Republic)

Comment Arizona State will be without its leading scorer and rebounder for tonight's contest at UNLV. Savon Goodman did not travel with the team because of what the program is calling "personal reasons." To see the full story, click here.

First person to hack iPhone built self-driving car — in his garage

(via Bloomberg Business)

Comment A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on. He says it’s a self-driving car that he had built in about a month. The claim seems absurd. But when I turn up that morning, in his garage there’s a white 2016 Acura ...

Vince Neil helped defraud investors, lawsuit over defunct Outlaws claims

Vince Neil talks ouster

(via Courthouse News Service)

Comment Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil helped defrauded investors in the ill-fated Las Vegas Outlaws Arena Football League franchise, which folded in August, an investment group claims in court. To read more, click here.

Reid suspects Adelson is Las Vegas paper’s mysterious buyer

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via Politico)

Comment Harry Reid suspects that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is the secretive buyer of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he told reporters on Tuesday. To see the full story, click here.

Muslim man’s photo of prayer in LDS church goes viral

(via KUTV)

Comment An Australian man's Facebook post about his experience in a Mormon church is going viral. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invited a group of local Muslims to a Brisbane ward for their annual Christmas program and a tour of the church, said Ali Kadri, spokesperson for the Islamic Council of Queensland. To see the ...

Review-Journal publisher removes quotes questioning mystery owner

(via By Michael Calderone, Huffington Post)

Comment [{"text":"Las Vegas Review-Journal owner: Paper sold for $140 million ","url":""}] The publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal removed quotes from a Thursday night article about the newspaper's sale that questioned its new owner's decision to remain anonymous, according to a newsroom source. Around midnight Thursday, publisher Jason Taylor had editors remove a quote from Michael Schroeder, manager for News + ...

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Mountain Dew-flavored chicken wings could be from ‘Idiocracy’

(via Uproxx)

Comment In the latest proof that the culinary experts at every casual chain restaurant are actually stoners in basements, Buffalo Wild Wings will add Mountain Dew-flavored wings to its menu. To see the full story, click here.

Donald Trump really doesn’t want me to tell you this, but …

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flashes thumbs-up after being endorsed at a regional police union meeting Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Portsmouth, N.H.

(via Vanity Fair)

Comment I spent a long, awkward weekend with Donald Trump in November 1996, an experience I feel confident neither of us would like to repeat. He was like one of those characters in an 18th-century comedy meant to embody a particular flavor of human folly. Trump struck me as adolescent, hilariously ostentatious, arbitrary, unkind, profane, dishonest, loudly opinionated, and consistently wrong. ...

Postal Service to newspapers: Stop taking pot advertisements

(via Inlander)

Comment Newspapers in states where pot is legal are breaking federal law by accepting advertising from the marijuana industry, and the U.S. Postal Service may stop delivering newspapers with the offending ads. To see the full story, click here.

After San Bernardino, everyone wants to be a ‘good guy with a gun’

(via By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post)

Comment A new Public Religion Research Institute survey out Thursday finds that two-thirds of Americans say that mass shootings are a "critical" issue facing the country today, with 75 percent saying the same about terrorism. And the shooting in San Bernardino last week represents something of a perfect confluence of those issues: Islamic State-inspired extremists walk into a staff gathering and ...

Teen spends time in jail over sagging jeans

(via Newsone)

Comment A teenager from Tennessee ended up spending two nights in jail for wearing his pants below his waist, according to WSPA. To see the full story, click here.

Michigan woman pouts after losing gun permit for shooting at shoplifters: ‘I will never help anybody again’

(via Raw Story)

Comment A Michigan woman complained after her sentencing that she was only trying to help when she opened fire at a pair of fleeing shoplifting suspects. To see the full story, click here.

UNLV to part ways with baseball coach Tim Chambers

Coach Tim Chambers watches players during UNLV baseball practice at Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.


Comment The coaching carousel was thought to be wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, but there’s more news coming in as has learned that UNLV intends to soon part ways with sixth-year head coach Tim Chambers. To see the full story, click here.