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Apple Park in Cupertino, Apple’s new “spaceship” campus, tops the list of the most expensive buildings in the United States. With an estimated $5 billion price tag for construction, Apple Park tops a U.S. list of priciest buildings that includes six casinos, a Manhattan skyscraper and a baseball stadium. To see the full story, click here.
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A Rapid City casino employee has been arrested after police say he staged two robberies at the business. Carlos Guerrero, 28, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit grand theft and one count of grand theft. To see the full story, click here.
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Three months after a mass shooting that killed dozens of concert goers on the Las Vegas strip, the gambling mecca has revived a lighthearted advertising campaign that once again paints the Nevada city as a place of reckless abandon and celebration. To see the full story, click here.
The Houston Astros took an $11 million bite out of Las Vegas sportsbooks by winning the World Series. Nevada sportsbooks lost $11.4 million on baseball in November — the largest baseball loss in a month for the state's regulated books, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. To see the full story, click here.
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A retiree put $30 into a Grand Prix slot machine and walked away with $1.8 million, one of the biggest slot jackpots ever at the Montreal Casino, according to a story by The Canadian Press. To see the full story, click here.
Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to her publicist, Bob Merlis. To see the full story, click here.
The son of this city will rise Saturday with a heavy heart, swelling with pride yet burdened by sorrow. Oregon senior Tyrell Crosby will close out his splendid college career in a hometown now scarred by tragedy, after the mass shooting during a country music concert on Oct. 1. The gentle giant who once worked as a ballboy for the ...
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The busiest part of Las Vegas casinos on Sunday afternoon aren’t the slots, craps, roulette or blackjack. It is the sportsbook, where people bet on pro football games. To see the full story, click here.
The Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners granted a full pardon on Wednesday to a man who spent 21 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, delivering a clear rebuke to the Las Vegas prosecutors who had refused to recognize his innocence. “Let there be no residual stain on his record,” Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia Stiglich said, announcing ...
Even in Las Vegas, the land of faux pirate battles and Elvis-themed wedding chapels, the Stratosphere is something of an oddball. Conceived by poker pro Bob Stupak, the Space Needle-shaped hotel-casino featured a roller coaster and other attractions at its summit when it opened in 1996. To see the full story, click here.
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Editor's note via the Los Angeles Times: After this story was posted, the chief subject of the article, Sheri Sletten, told the Times that her account of reuniting with gunshot victim Matt Lewan after he was released from the hospital was false. That meeting did not occur. Lewan’s family says that while Sletten was present on the night Lewan was ...
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Listen, sometimes you don’t really need a great reason to do something. Sometimes, it’s just time to do something. This is apparently why Shabazz Muhammad — noted Minnesota Timberwolves forward and off-the-bench bucket-getter — has decided that it is time for him to make a somewhat curious change. To see the full story, click here.
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WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources ...
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Everyone knows where they were when they heard the news. It’s one of the things that has bonded the city together in the past few weeks. I was actually asleep. We had played our final preseason game against the Sharks that night, and I had gone home and put our kids to bed. Sometimes getting them down is more of ...
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In the midst of their 1-6 start to the 2017 season, the BYU Cougars have received a commitment from a Las Vegas prospect in the 2018 class. Las Vegas cornerback Isaiah Herron announced via Twitter Tuesday night that he has pledged to the Cougars. To see the full story, click here.