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October 21, 2014

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  • Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
    Oct. 20, 2014
    The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to ...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass as Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) pressures in the third quarter Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
    Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for ...
  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
    Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million
    Oct. 20, 2014
    The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial documents filed this month ...
  • The four finalists in the Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" potato chip contest, from left, are Matt Allen, of Troy, Ohio, who submitted Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese; Meneko Spigner McBeth, of Deptford, N.J., who submitted Wasabi Ginger; Julia Stanley-Metz, of Sacramento, who submitted Mango Salsa; and Chad Scott, of Las Vegas, who submitted Cappuccino. They are picured in Times Square on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
    America says no to cappuccino potato chips
    Oct. 20, 2014
    America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Frito-Lay says "Wasabi Ginger" won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor ...
  • This Sept. 11, 2012, file photo shows designer Oscar de la Renta and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82.
    Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. The late '60s and early '70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion as ...
  • Pedestrian bridge work to close Lamb Boulevard overnight
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Las Vegas officials have announced that Lamb Boulevard will be closed Thursday and Friday because of construction of the pedestrian bridge. Lamb will be closed to ...
  • A view of the UNLV campus Oct. 23, 2013.
    Search for next UNLV president raises red flag for one regent
    Oct. 20, 2014
    The chairman of UNLV’s president search committee raised questions about the selection process after a candidate who had been rejected was resurrected among the final ...
  • Construction of the South Point, originally called the South Coast, began in 2003. The casino was built, in part, to serve the fast-growing Enterprise area.
    Hairstyling iron starts small fire at South Point
    Oct. 20, 2014
    A device that would have normally crafted a hot hairstyle ignited a small fire inside a room at the South Point instead. Officials say 45 Clark County firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to reports of ...
  • Felice Garcia performs during Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting Nevada SPCA, at Vinyl on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
    Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra’s official record; Felice Garcia’s album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets for nearly 16 days ending at 1:10 a.m. Friday.
  • In this December 2010 photo, Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, stands overlooking Murrieta, Calif. Long was driving under the influence when he rear-ended a car and injured four cheerleaders, police said. Long, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, was released Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, on $50,000 bail.
    California mayor resigns after injury car crash
    Oct. 20, 2014
    The mayor of a Southern California city has resigned after his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders. Murrieta Mayor Alan Long announced Monday that he's stepping down from ...
  • Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board
    Oct. 20, 2014
    A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from ...
  • In this Sept. 13, 2011, photo, justices of the the Pennsylvania Supreme Court pose for photographs at Philadelphia's historic Old City Hall. Justices from top left: Seamus P. McCaffery, Max Baer, Debra McCloskey Todd, Joan Orie Melvin. From lower left: Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, and J. Michael Eakin.
    Justice suspended over role in porn scandal
    Oct. 20, 2014
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic emails scandal that involved employees of ...
  • In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, V. Stiviano, left, walks to her seat as she watches the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.
    Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
    Oct. 20, 2014
    A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ruling last week saying ...
  • Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the Rio, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gavin McHale of Chippendales attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
    Mayor Carolyn Goodman vs. Robin Leach at downtown’s Slotzilla zip line?
    Oct. 20, 2014
    If she takes me up on the challenge, it will be to start the 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 6, which serves as one of the big fundraisers of the year for our beloved charity Opportunity Village.
  • Sabina Kelley guest stars in "Limelight" on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in the Plaza.
    Sabina Kelley’s debut pin-up calendar is hot, hot, hot
    Oct. 20, 2014
    You get to see all her tattoos, especially on the April page that displays her amazing full back drawings and June that displays the full arm sleeves. For September, the blonde beauty is totally naked but with modesty intact!
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