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January 26, 2015

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Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company
Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company Golden Gaming is growing again — this time beyond state lines. The Nevada tavern and slot route operator announced today that it’s merging with ...
12:12 p.m.
Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid
Photo: Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ...
12:03 p.m.
Police: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters
Police say a former Fox news television producer in Texas has shot himself to death outside company headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Philip Perea, 41, died after the shooting at about ...
11:39 a.m.
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Photo: Calvin Harris arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet Republic at MGM Grand and, after its Spring opening, the ...
11:36 a.m.
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights Dozens of flights between Las Vegas and the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor were cancelled today as the Northeast braces for a powerful winter storm expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow. According to McCarran ...
11:24 a.m.
High School Basketball Picks: Week 3
Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their picks for the biggest high school basketball games in Las Vegas each week.
11:00 a.m.
Boy, 4, shot in leg at northwest valley home
Boy, 4, shot in leg at northwest valley home A 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg Sunday night at a home in the northwest valley, Metro Police said. Officer Larry Hadfield said the child was shot about ...
10:58 a.m.
Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
Photo: Vocalists Kerry OMalley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:
10:57 a.m.
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case A court battle is underway over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois. Monday's hearing in Wilmington, Delaware, pits Caesars against ...
10:49 a.m.
Wynn nightlife announces 2015 DJ lineup; Calvin Harris re-ups with Hakkasan
Wynn nightlife announces 2015 DJ lineup; Calvin Harris re-ups with Hakkasan Few changes to four-venue roster, which includes Diplo, Zedd and Avicii.
10:24 a.m.
Lois Tarkanian seeking another term on Las Vegas City Council
Lois Tarkanian seeking another term on Las Vegas City Council Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian announced today she’s running for re-election to a third full term in this year’s municipal election. Tarkanian represents Ward 1, which covers ...
10:03 a.m.
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
Photo: DJ Kaskade has signed a multiyear residency with X The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of spin for his three nightclubs and daylife beach club.
9:59 a.m.
Spain: Greek F-16 jet crashes at base, killing 10 people
A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said. Another 13 people were injured in the ...
Updated 10:34 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Texas at Iowa State
The Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and $10,000 starting bankrolls, is in a tailspin with four straight losses. ...
9:27 a.m.
Confirmed! Diana Ross returns to Las Vegas with start of mini-residency
Photo: Diana Ross presents the Dick Clark Award for Excel The Supremes superstar singer Diana Ross has inked April dates for the first nine performances of her new mini-residency contract at the Venetian, and Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin are soon to follow ...
9:14 a.m.
Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
Photo: In this Jan. 4, 2015, photo, Rafael Antonio Broche Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a ...
8:51 a.m.
Author of Twitter bestseller working on Silk Road book
The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," ...
8:43 a.m.
Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister
Photo: Alexis Tsipras, right, leader of Greece's left-win Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent Greeks, signaling possible confrontation over the country's bailout. The ...
8:39 a.m.
Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Photo: This Thursday, April 26, 2007, file photo shows Ma Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations. Shares of the El Segundo, California, ...
8:28 a.m.
2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas
Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a ...
8:19 a.m.
Japan seeks Jordan’s help in gaining hostage’s release
A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group. Japanese officials refused direct ...
8:15 a.m.
2 small planes crash-land off Hawaii; all aboard survive
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a ...
8:08 a.m.
1 man seriously injured after Lil Jon concert at Reno club
Photo: Lil Jon celebrates his birthday at XS on Monday, J Police say a man is seriously injured after a fight broke out in an upscale Reno nightclub over the weekend. The brawl happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday inside ...
8:01 a.m.
Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear
Photo: Secret Service officers search the south grounds o A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later ...
Updated 12:01 p.m.
We back free expression in Paris but not in U.S.?
Like all civilized world citizens, I was outraged by the brutal killings this month in France. Those who first died were the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo. They were slain in retaliation for their ...
2:02 a.m.
GOP stays stubborn on climate change
We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Barack Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — ...
2:01 a.m.
White Castle makes Las Vegas debut; restaurants open at Lou Ruvo Center, Linq, Aria
White Castle makes Las Vegas debut; restaurants open at Lou Ruvo Center, Linq, Aria New restaurants are making their way downtown and on the Strip, from upscale dining to healthy to-go options. A local clothing boutique, Haute Chix, is closing, and White Castle lovers can celebrate as ...
2:00 a.m.
The next Silicon Valley
Photo: Russ Logan, left, and Brady Dehn, vice presidents Is Las Vegas data company Switch enough to put Nevada on the map as a tech contender that one day might compete with hubs such as Silicon Valley and Boston? Those who contend Las Vegas ...
2:00 a.m.
The ultimate pawnshop treasure
The ultimate pawnshop treasure The 14-karat, white-gold Super Bowl ring encrusted with 143 diamonds is hard to miss in the display case at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard North. But store owner ...
2:00 a.m.
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend A newly designed highway interchange that opened this week at Horizon Drive and U.S. 95 in Henderson temporarily routes drivers to the left side of an overpass bridge. Why? State Department of Transportation officials say ...
2:00 a.m.

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