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May 1, 2016

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  • Maurice Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Co., has stakes in various ventures outside the airline industry.
    Allegiant boss Gallagher receives near-$3 million bonus
    April 29, 2016
    Reaping a windfall from record profits, Allegiant Air boss Maurice “Maury” Gallagher booked a nearly $3 million bonus last year, far above his usual payout, the company disclosed ...
  • Billy Joel at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Gavin DeGraw was the opening act.
    10 reasons to see Billy Joel at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night
    April 29, 2016
    With one day remaining until legendary entertainer Billy Joel takes the stage to perform his greatest hits at T-Mobile Arena, his producers wanted to share the Top 10 reasons why we all love the six-time Grammy Award winner and “Piano Man.”
  • Hawaii awards licenses for pot dispensaries, but not to Woody Harrelson
    April 29, 2016
    Hawaii awarded eight licenses Friday for medical marijuana dispensaries — but not to Woody Harrelson. The actor was among nearly 60 Hawaii residents who applied in January to open the state's first ...
  • Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal
    April 29, 2016
    A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets ...
  • Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid's dad
    April 29, 2016
    A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded. reports a Hudson County judge Wednesday downgraded the aggravated assault charge against Kassim Charles to the disorderly persons offense ...
  • Crews use earth-moving equipment to begin removing a massive gray whale carcass from Southern California's San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. The whale washed ashore Sunday at a famous surf break called Lower Trestles north of downtown San Diego.
    60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach
    April 29, 2016
    It literally was a whale of a job. Crews on Friday finished removing the 60,000-ton carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach. A contractor working for the state parks department spent two days using an excavator to cut up the 40-foot whale, which was hauled off to ...
  • A protester against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves a flag of Mexico outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel where the California Republican Party 2016 Convention is taking place in Burlingame, Calif., Friday, April 29, 2016.
    Trump makes his case to GOP insiders amid chaotic protest scene
    April 29, 2016
    Donald Trump, the outsider, made his case to California's Republican establishment on Friday as protesters clashed with police. Demonstrators swarmed outside the hotel near San Francisco airport, forcing Trump to crawl under a fence to enter the hotel where ...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reacts to seeing actress Allison Janney at the podium in the White House Press Briefing Room on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Washington. Janney was cast in the role of presidential Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing,” for which she won four Emmy Awards.
    Former star of ‘The West Wing’ greets White House reporters
    April 29, 2016
    Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. Janney won four Emmy Awards playing C.J. Cregg and now stars on "Mom," for which she also won an Emmy. She took the podium normally reserved for spokesman Josh Earnest and told reporters she ...
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years
    April 29, 2016
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday. "It's time for us to move this monument ...
  • After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run
    April 29, 2016
    When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary next month, she'll also have to watch out for Keith Judd. That should be no sweat, right? After all, Judd is a political nobody and a felon, who barely scraped together the $2,500 needed to get his name ...
  • Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter pleads guilty
    April 29, 2016
    A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities during their investigation. He also revealed that the suspect told him he planned to kill himself after ...
  • Authorities ID man, 77, pronounced dead after head-on crash
    April 29, 2016
    A man pronounced dead after a head-on crash Tuesday on State Route 160 has been identified as Richard Caffejian, 77, of Pahrump, according to ...
  • In this Sunday, April 3, 2016, photo, concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs during a master class she was teaching for young violinists at Gail Borden Library in Elgin, Ill.
    American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin
    April 29, 2016
    A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage. Rachel Barton Pine was told by a flight attendant and captain of an American Eagle flight that she could not bring her 18th century violin on board the plane Thursday from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offered ...
  • Doctor, 8 others arrested in Reno-area ‘pill mill’ case
    April 29, 2016
    Federal officials say a Reno-area physician is among nine people, including several employees of a local auto dealership, accused of running in an illegal prescription drug "pill mill" distribution business. A statement from the FBI and U.S. attorney's office in Nevada said ...
  • Las Vegas water district official departs; FBI probing purchases
    April 29, 2016
    At least one Las Vegas water district official is no longer on the payroll, and federal authorities are investigating allegations that a purchasing agent made $4 million worth ...
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