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After trapeze artist-turned-poodle trainer Gerard Soules was stabbed to death in a Las Vegas trailer park in 1992, prosecutors charged his one-time fling, Fred Steese, with murder. But there was clear evidence that Steese wasn’t even in Nevada at the time. Here's what his Kafka-esque journey through the justice system says about the state of American justice. To see the full story, click here.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace, after its largest unit emerges from bankruptcy later this year. To see the full story, click here.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed doubt in the Oakland Raiders’ plans to relocate to Las Vegas despite the NFL’s approval. To see the full story, click here.
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A computer outage crippled some Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada on Tuesday. To see the full story, click here.
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It might have been a second, or a millisecond, or a milli of a millisecond. Even were it the absolute slightest measure of time, Bryce Dejean-Jones had an opportunity to turn around. To take a deep breath. To pace the hallway. To gather himself. Wasn’t that exactly what Alvin Gentry, his coach with the New Orleans Pelicans, had told the ...
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The Venetian on Tuesday becomes the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer bookings using Facebook Messenger, with help from a chatbot named Luis. To see the full story, click here.
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The rise of daily-fantasy sports (whose legality is accepted by many states) and the placement of NHL and NFL franchises in Las Vegas have diluted the spirit of the Sports Protection Act, which all but banned sports betting outside Nevada and drove a growing industry that employed hundreds underground. Sometime in the next four months, the Supreme Court is likely ...
Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration. To see the ...
Golfweek reports that a 99-year-old man made his first hole-in-one at a California country club. To see the full story, click here.
When FBI agents recently raided an office on the U.S. island of Saipan, they unlocked a cabinet full of Chinese passports belonging to construction laborers without work credentials. The agency, which made at least one arrest, said it was acting on reports of “systematic human smuggling.” To see the full story, click here.
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After having their fight canceled just after weigh ins, Cynthia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez will indeed fight at UFC 210 on Saturday night. To see the full story, click here.
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The Colorado River system supplies water to more than 36 million people, but it is being threatened by overuse, long-term drought, and climate change. People who worry about the water shortage sometimes focus their scorn on Las Vegas, which appears culpable mainly because, of all the cities that draw water from the river, it lies the closest to its banks. ...
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Billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn went back for more, but yet again a court slapped down the notion that he was slandered by famed short seller, Jim Chanos. To see the full story, click here.
The Raiders will head into next week's Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it's not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on whether the Las Vegas Raiders is in the NFL's future. To see the full story, click here.
In addition to the hotel they already own in Las Vegas, Forbes has learned, resort owner Phil Ruffin and the Trump Organization are also thinking of building a new casino just off the Strip. To see the full story, click here.