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Nightfall settles on the Fremont East district of downtown Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Casino owner planning ‘Rock in Rio’ site in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival […]

04/21/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown on stage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus)

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. The incident […]

04/11/2014

The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ begins to operate on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 550-foot-tall attraction, which opened to the public on Monday, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 people each. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists began taking in the view Monday from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique overview of sparkling Las Vegas Strip resorts, wide skies and craggy brown mountains in the […]

04/01/2014

Nightfall settles on the Fremont East district of downtown Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

550 try for record speed dating event in Las Vegas

Officials at a downtown Las Vegas casino say about 550 singles took part in an attempt Friday night to hold the world’s largest speed-dating event. While that’s more than the 484-person record listed by Guinness World […]

02/15/2014

Members of the media photograph a glass speaker called Clio during the International Consumer Electronics Show, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Gadget Watch: Crystal clear sound in glass speaker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ever tried to play a tune by rubbing the rim of a crystal wine glass? One company has polished that idea so much that the phrase “crystal clear sound” will now […]

01/07/2014

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 10, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

T-Mobile CEO crashes AT&T party, gets thrown out

LAS VEGAS (AP) — T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere is taking his “bad boy” image and feud with AT&T to the next level: he crashed a party thrown by AT&T in Las Vegas, and was thrown […]

01/07/2014

Bruno Mars (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation’s largest. John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub […]

12/31/2013

Dec. 3, 2013: Singer Britney Spears speaks to the crowd after arriving at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino before the debut of her Las Vegas residency "Britney: Piece of Me" in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Invision/AP,File)

Britney Spears begins long-term Las Vegas gig

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting its newest pop fixture. Britney Spears begins her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, just in time to catch the town’s massive New […]

12/27/2013

Travelers arriving at McCarran International Airport make their way thru the taxi queue in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Gambler rewards man who returned $300K left in cab

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi made good on his promise this week, handing over a $10,000 reward to the honest cabbie […]

12/27/2013

59 test positive for TB after Las Vegas outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas public health officials say dozens of people linked to a tuberculosis outbreak at a neonatal unit have tested positive for the disease. The Southern Nevada Health District reported on […]

12/23/2013

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Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling. The hearing took place Tuesday before the House Subcommittee […]

12/10/2013

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Tests confirm norovirus as cause of Vegas outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday. Tournament spokesman Justin Gates […]

12/02/2013

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