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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

OJ Simpson appears in court in Las Vegas (AP Photo)

OJ lawyers promise more appeals for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) – O.J. Simpson has spent the last six months anxiously awaiting a judge’s ruling that he hoped would spring him from the prison where he has spent the last five years on […]

11/27/2013

This March 2, 2007 photo shows a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio after it plunged off a highway ramp early in Atlanta and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a drunken driver in California slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19 people, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But […]

11/12/2013

This undated photo provided by David Fox shows acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, who was pronounced dead after falling about 50 feet from the Cirque du Soleil "Ka" show's stage during a production at the MGM Grand. (AP Photo/Courtesy David Fox, File)

Citations proposed in Cirque acrobat’s death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Safety officials announced plans Tuesday to cite performance company Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Strip casino MGM Grand after an acrobat died over the summer in a fall witnessed by […]

10/29/2013

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

Vegas looks for attention with new music festival

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A cadre of volunteers and entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be downtown Las Vegas’ debutant ball: a sprawling music and food festival that takes over […]

10/25/2013

Stowaway, 9, placed out of his home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy […]

10/16/2013

Stowaway’s dad says he requested help for problem son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The father of a 9-year-old boy who evaded security to stow away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas says he’s been frustrated in his efforts to get help for the […]

10/09/2013

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