Las Vegas Nevada

2013 CES

CES 2013: Car tech focuses on making the most of your time on the road — safely

The connected car is one of the big ideas coming out of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Listen to this interview with automobile expert Jeff Gilbert.

01/08/2013

The landmark thermometer in Baker, Calif.

Giant thermometer for sale at hefty price: $1.75M

BAKER, Calif. (AP) — There’s a new thermometer on the market. But it’s unlikely to fit under your tongue. The 134-foot landmark in Baker, Calif., billed as the world’s largest thermometer, has been put up for sale. The asking price: $1.75 million.

01/04/2013

Bret Lewis

You have to pay the piper

Former All-Pro Linebacker Joey Porter has been released from jail in Bakersfield after paying the $70,000 he owed the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

12/26/2012

Suzy Favor Hamilton (AP Photo)

Seeking an outlet, Olympian turned to double life

(AP) – The Big Ten isn’t talking about the future of the Suzy Favor Athlete of the Year Award, named after three-time Olympian who revealed this week she lived a double life as an escort in Las Vegas.

12/21/2012

Zip line to zing tourists through downtown Vegas

Tourists will soon have a new way to see the lights of Las Vegas: By being spit out of the mouth of an 11-story slot machine and zinged down a five-block zip line past some of the city’s oldest casinos.

11/27/2012

Know when to hold 'em

We have a winner at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Greg Merson is his name. He’s 24. He just won $8.5 million. Yeah, I think we all remember when we were 24 […]

10/31/2012

US home prices rise in August at faster pace

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices rose in nearly all U.S. cities last month, the latest evidence of a steady recovery in housing. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reports that national home prices increased 2 […]

10/30/2012

Police name suspect in casino chip heist

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas police are looking for a 31-year-old Southern California man they believe sneaked into a restricted area of the Venetian resort and stole valuable casino chips. Authorities say they’ve obtained […]

10/22/2012

Blue Man Group kicking off new show with skydive

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Members of the Blue Man Group are taking a 7,000 foot leap to celebrate the start of their new show at the Monte Carlo resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The […]

10/10/2012

Vegas books: $300 million plus changed hands with NFL call

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle […]

09/25/2012

Jury awards casino mogul Wynn $20M in slander case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A jury says “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis slandered Steve Wynn when he claimed the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert. The Los Angeles […]

09/10/2012

Quincy Jones denies casino mogul made threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Music mogul Quincy Jones testified Thursday that he never told “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis that casino mogul Steve Wynn had threatened to kill the soft-porn producer and have him […]

09/06/2012

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