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  • World Series of Poker Main Event in Vegas down to 3 players

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million. Rookie Scott Blumstein is arriving ...

  • Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2vbK02S ) conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to ...

  • Ruling allows new Carson City casino without hotel rooms

    8 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a now-closed casino's license can be transferred to a new casino in Carson City, which means the new operation won't have to build a hotel with at least 100 rooms. ...

  • Las Vegas firefighters rescue young girl from burning home

    8 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Authorities say firefighters rescued a little girl from a burning home. Firefighters arriving at the home where the fire started in the garage Friday night found it fully involved and were told there was ...

  • O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL ...

  • McGregor meets community service for Vegas pre-bout fracas

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference last year in Las Vegas. A document ...

  • Ex-Vegas firefighter in murder case says he was on drugs

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas firefighter convicted of hiring a homeless ex-convict to bludgeon his estranged wife to death says in a handwritten note from prison that he was under the effects of prescription medication when he ...

  • Police say man fatally shot had history of domestic violence

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man who was involved in a fatal shooting may have been protecting a woman from her boyfriend. Police say the man encountered the couple as the woman was running away from ...

  • 5 health-care protesters detained in Las Vegas

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A health-care protest at Sen. Dean Heller's Las Vegas office ended in five people being detained by authorities. Las Vegas police Officer Larry Hadfield said the five people detained on Thursday were expected to be released ...

  • Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator ...

  • Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that led to ...

  • O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Juice will soon be loose. Barring any last-minute issues, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. The 70-year-old Simpson on Thursday convinced a Nevada parole board that he ...

  • Volunteer groups works to save abandoned, abused animals

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — In May 2015, an injured thoroughbred mare was found roadside near Moapa Valley in southern Nevada. She had a broken cheekbone, cuts across her legs, and gaping wounds on her jaw and shoulder — the latter ...

  • Overturned truck shuts down Interstate 15 in Las Vegas

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A crash involving an overturned crane truck and several other vehicles temporarily shut down all northbound lanes of Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada on Thursday said the freeway was ...

  • Drugs, heat blamed in man's death after EDC in Las Vegas

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say a 34-year-old California man who collapsed at the venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival last month died from drug intoxication and high heat. The Clark County Coroner's Office on Thursday said ...

  • OJ Simpson's return comes amid a changed nation _ sort of

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) The United States isn't as invested in O.J. Simpson's fate as it was two decades ago, when his Los Angeles murder trial divided blacks and whites. Simpson fought for his freedom again Thursday in a Nevada courtroom, where he was ...

  • Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that led to ...

  • Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator ...

  • Koepka rested, but far from rusty at British Open

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Brooks Koepka isn't willing to share details of his trip to Las Vegas right after he won the U.S. Open, which is probably just as well. The sly grin that accompanied his short description — "I ...

  • O.J. Simpson will be released on parole in October after serving 9 years behind bars for Nevada armed robbery

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson will be released on parole in October after serving 9 years behind bars for Nevada armed robbery.

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