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November 28, 2015

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Fantasy sports employees bet at rival sites using inside info

Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at his station at the company's offices in Boston.

(via By Joe Drape and Jacqueline Williams, The New York Times)

Comment A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion-dollar industry of fantasy sports, the online and unregulated business in which players assemble their fantasy teams with real athletes. On Monday, the two major fantasy companies were forced to release statements defending their businesses’ integrity after what amounted to allegations of insider trading, that employees were placing bets on information not available to the public. Last week, a DraftKings employee admitted to ...

Anything goes with Las Vegas street performers — and that’s the problem

(via John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times)

Comment The Lost Baby is having a slow night. Forty-four-year-old Gerald Morrissen stands in the crowded Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas wearing white diapers, baby bib, sneakers and an umbrella hat, with a red plastic tip cup dangling suggestively at his waist. His face contorts like he’s teething. The self-proclaimed Lost Baby of Las Vegas relies on ...

Woman accused of vaping, flashing breasts on Allegiant plane blames flight attendant in spat

(via By Meg Wagner, New York Daily News)

Comment A Hawaiian realtor accused of smoking an e-cigarette on a plane and drunkenly flashing her breasts to the cabin blamed the flight attendant she cursed at for “having a bad day.” Kristin Sharp admitted that she repeatedly vaped on the Las Vegas-to-Honolulu flight last week and fought with a flight attendant who asked her to stop — but she denied ...

Tragic list: The deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history

(via NBC News)

Comment While information is still coming in, it already seems clear that the deadly massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday morning will have several victims. It thus becomes the latest in a tragic list mass shootings that have happened in the United States, at schools and elsewhere. To see the full story, click here.

Trump hotel in Las Vegas among those hacked; credit card data at risk

The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. Trump International Tower is pictured here.

(via CNN Money)

Comment Hackers snuck a computer virus into Trump hotels across the United States and Canada, potentially stealing customer credit card data for an entire year. To see the full story, click here.

National Hockey League coy about expansion process

(via Sports Illustrated)

Comment After three phases of due diligence, the NHL is still playing coy about its process for adding one or more expansion teams at some point in the future. Commissioner Gary Bettman said there was “no predetermined outcome” after the league’s executive committee heard presentations from expansion hopefuls Las Vegas and Quebec City on Tuesday. To see the full story, click ...

2 Henderson residents among victims in central Calif. shooting

(via By Nic Coury and Ana Ceballos, Monterey County Weekly)

Comment SALINAS, Calif. — Three people, including a 17-year-old, were shot and killed Monday night outside an apartment complex in Salinas. About 9:30 p.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 700 block of Elkington Avenue. They found found Brando Lerma, 22, and Brianna Gossett, 20 — both Henderson, Nev., residents — fatally shot inside a parked car. Bryan ...

Wolf Pack already approaching a sellout against UNLV

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment The Nevada football team doesn’t sell out many games, but this week should be an exception. The Wolf Pack said Monday afternoon it has distributed all but 4,000 tickets for Saturday’s home game against UNLV. To see the full story, click here.

Report: Timberwolves working on buying out Anthony Bennett

(via Sports Illustrated)

Comment The Timberwolves are moving toward buying out forward Anthony Bennett’s contract, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports. To see the full story, click here.

Insurer won’t cover treatment for woman, 21, hit by car in Las Vegas, dad says


Comment The northern beaches girl hit by a car on holiday in Las Vegas remains in a coma, as her dad revealed her insurance company have told the family they won’t pay for her treatment. To see the full story, click here.

Nevada’s changing demographics alter ground game for presidential candidates

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets workers at the Aria in Las Vegas before addressing the  National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Wednesday, June 18, 2015.

(via Fox News Latino)

Comment The burgeoning Hispanic population paired with the newly vested importance of the state in presidential politics has many analysts and insiders warning candidates that, if they hope to lock down Nevada, they have to listen to the concerns of Hispanic voters — namely on topics such as immigration reform, jobs and education. To see the full story, click here.

Elton John ‘happy to be pranked’ if it sheds light on gay rights

(via CNN)

Comment Pranks may be for giggles. But gay rights -- not so much, Elton John says. The pop star responded to a prank by a Russian TV celebrity who called him this week pretending to be President Vladimir Putin. To see the full story, click here.

San Diego State basketball under investigation by NCAA for potential violations

(via CBS Sports)

Comment The San Diego State men's basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations allegedly committed by the staff, multiple sources told CBS Sports. To see the full story, click here.

BYU football: Kai Nacua makes dramatic return following one-game suspension

(via Deseret News)

Comment As Kai Nacua entered the press room following his three-interception performance against Boise State, everyone heard the junior safety and Liberty High graduate before seeing him. His teammate, safety Michael Wadsworth, was already at the podium answering questions when Nacua burst into the room shouting, "Wads! That's my boy, Wads!" before taking his spot on the podium. To see the ...

Identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers, move in together

(via People)

Comment The Doublemint Twins have nothing on this group. Phil and Doug Malm are a set of identical twins, as are Jena and Jill. Phil and Doug married Jena and Jill, respectively, in 1993 at the Twins Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, and returned to the festival to celebrate their 22nd anniversary this week. To see the full story, click here.