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April 24, 2014

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Bryce Harper ejected from spring training game

(via The Washington Post)

Comment The real baseball games will start soon enough. The current baseball games don’t count for much of anything. But the passion is still there. To see the full story, click here.

How to do Vegas like a Trump

(via USA Today)

Comment A Trump by any other name would still be an expert in luxury tourism. EVP of Development and Acquisitions and The Donald's third born, Eric Trump, is no exception. Putting all other 30-year-olds to shame, he not only oversaw every aspect of development of the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, he is also currently involved in over 70 real estate ...

Las Vegas woman wants to look like real-life blow-up doll

(via Calgary Sun)

Comment A transgender woman says she doesn't want to look like a super model or an "elegant swan" — she wants to look like a human blow-up doll. To see the full story, click here.

BYU football: Jamaal Williams pleads not guilty to underage drinking charge

(via Salt Lake Tribune)

Comment Jamaal Williams, an 18-year-old running back on the BYU football team, entered a not guilty plea last month after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of underage drinking, court records show. To see the full story, click here.

The VIP treatment at Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Britney Spears was barely 10 feet away from me, dancing a sexy routine to "Freakshow." She catches my eye and summons me closer to the stage from my seat in the audience. And no, this wasn't a dream. To see the full story, click here.

Only in Vegas: Transportation Authority moves to regulate party buses

(via The Washington Post)

Comment A growing industry of luxury vehicles decked out with stripper poles and strobe lights transporting passengers up and down the Las Vegas Strip has Nevada regulators moving to impose new rules on, and definitions of, rolling “ultra lounges.” To see the full story, click here.

Can South Korea become the next Vegas or Macau?

(via CNBC)

Comment South Korea's first foreign-owned casino has sparked excitement over the country's potential to rival the likes of Vegas, Macau or Singapore as a casino hotspot, but analysts told CNBC strict regulations are dampening its chances. To see the full story, click here.

The ‘iPhone of standing desks’ just scored $1.5 million from Tony Hsieh’s Vegas TechFund and others

(via Business Insider)

Comment Stir, dubbed the iPhone of standing desks, just raised a $1.5 million seed round for its height-adjustable desk. To see the full story, click here.

Harry Reid: CIA charges vs. Senate ‘absurd’

(via Politico)

Comment Harry Reid repeatedly described as “absurd” the CIA’s allegations that Senate staff hacked into classified CIA networks to obtain an internal review of the agency’s interrogation policies, according to letters sent to top administration officials on Wednesday. To see the full story, click here.

The thirsty West: What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas

(via Slate)

Comment It’s no secret that the West is running out of water. Perhaps the best evidence of this problem lies in stark juxtaposition across a stretch of desert surrounding Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Living Las Vegas: Sun Belt cities offer new take on race

(via Al Jazeera America)

Comment Andrew Spivak’s academic research comes to life every time he drives by the school bus stop on Sunset Road and Durango Drive near his new home on the city’s west side. To see the full story, click here.

Report: NHL commissioner meets with prospective Las Vegas ownership group

(via Toronto Globe and Mail)

Comment NHL expansion may be years away, but conversations on the subject are already happening at the highest level. That would be at the level of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who met recently with one of two prospective ownership groups interested in putting a team in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Manny Pacquiao vows to show Timothy Bradley his ‘killer instinct’

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Manny Pacquiao usually remains polite, but he hasn’t taken kindly to a recent assessment from April 12 foe Timothy Bradley that he’s lost his killer instinct. Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) repeated that thought to Pacquiao’s face in a recent HBO taping, prompting Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) to respond to his trainer, Freddie Roach: “Do you believe he said that to ...

Former Wranglers star released from Denmark team after betting on game

(via Anchorage Daily News)

Comment The 29-year-old former Las Vegas Wranglers captain was one of three players released last month by the Esbjerg Energy in Denmark's top league after he admitted to gambling on a game involving his team. To see the full story, click here.

Rescued puppies in gambling haven steal hearts

(via The New York Times)

Comment Las Vegas enjoys its reputation as a Sybaritic town, with its heady blend of sparkle, sex and money. It celebrates its history of organized crime with a Mob Museum championed by a former mayor. But lately, Sin City has been transfixed by puppies — 27 of them, all tail-wagging survivors of a fire that the police call arson. To see ...