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Vulnerable GOP Senator Predicts SCOTUS Retirement

Dean Heller says Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire 'sometime early summer'

(Newser) - Dean Heller doesn't exactly have the safest seat in the US Senate, and he might not even make it to the midterms if he doesn't beat GOPer Danny Tarkanian in the Nevada primaries in June, per the Hill . But in audio obtained by Politico from a Las Vegas... More »

Vegas Airport Lets Flyers Dump Marijuana Before Taking Off

Nevada legalized marijuana, but airports fall under federal jurisdiction

(Newser) - The Las Vegas airport has installed boxes where folks leaving Sin City can dispose of their stash of marijuana before flying, no questions asked. Per SFGate , the city's main hub for air travel, McCarran International Airport, installed the "amnesty boxes" following a vote by the Clark County Commission... More »

Who Poisoned the Bunnies of Las Vegas?

Dozens are dead, and volunteers are angry at the state

(Newser) - Volunteers who showed up at a state mental health facility in Las Vegas over the weekend to help care for wild rabbits that roam the grounds came across a disturbing sight: about 50 dead rabbits, reports the A P. The volunteers also found vegetables they suspect were coated in antifreeze,... More »

Seeking a Budget-Friendly V-Day? Here's Where to Go

San Francisco, surprisingly

(Newser) - Flowers, chocolates, a candlelit dinner. Combined, they might make for a successful, if cliched Valentine's Day—but at a cost. US consumers celebrating V-Day will spend an average of $143.56 this year, $7 more than in 2017, per the National Retail Federation . Hoping for more bang for your... More »

Vegas Gunman Autopsy: Bad Teeth, Overweight, No Drugs

No substances in Stephen Paddock's system that would have caused aggressiveness

(Newser) - The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern US history—his body didn't hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior. In fact, it showed he was... More »

2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation

'I'm the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock'

(Newser) - Another "person of interest" authorities wanted to talk to after the Las Vegas mass shooting was identified Tuesday when his name was accidentally left unredacted in case records released to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The October document named Douglas Haig as somebody "who may have conspired with Stephen... More »

Report: Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Had Everyone 'Petrified'

'WSJ' report features allegations of forced sex, harassment against RNC finance chair

(Newser) - A shocking report from the Wall Street Journal emerged Friday, detailing what it says "would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by one of Las Vegas' biggest casino moguls. Based on more than 150 interviews with past and current employees, as well as court records, the Journal... More »

US Army Goes to War With Professional Hockey Team

It's upset over use of 'Golden Knights' by Las Vegas NHL team

(Newser) - The US Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL's newest franchise to register the trademark "Vegas Golden Knights," the AP reports. In a claim filed Wednesday with the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Army claims it will be damaged if the... More »

What Happens During Blackout at World's Biggest Tech Show

Power went out at Consumer Electronics Show for nearly 2 hours Wednesday

(Newser) - With apologies to Alanis Morissette: "It's like rain on your wedding day; it's a blackout at a giant tech show..." USA Today reports the power went out for nearly two hours Wednesday in two of the main halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the... More »

Secret Gov't Airline Needs Someone to Fly to Area 51

You'll need top secret security clearance, of course

(Newser) - Looking for an exciting new employment opportunity? A secret airline tasked with delivering people to some of the most closely guarded locations in the US apparently has an opening. Janet Airlines—a classified government airline USA Today notes "sort of doesn't exist"—is seeking a Las Vegas-based... More »

Rumor Helped Lock Her Up for Murder. Now, an Exoneration

Judge clears Kirstin Lobato of homeless man's 2001 murder

(Newser) - Kirstin Lobato will be happier than most to leave 2017 behind. Twice convicted of the brutal murder of a homeless man in Las Vegas, the 35-year-old is expected to start a new chapter when she becomes a free woman for the first time since 2001. A judge granted a request... More »

TSA Agents Find Wild Surprise in Guy's Luggage

It was a dead cougar

(Newser) - Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag, reports the AP . But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that TSA agents... More »

Homeless Man Pulls 2 Kids From Burning Home

Anival Angulo happened by the Las Vegas residence on Friday

(Newser) - Las Vegas firefighters are calling a homeless man a hero for saving two small children from a fire, reports the AP . Fire officials say a 3-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy were trapped in a burning apartment Friday morning after the children's grandfather was cooking food and the stove... More »

Lady Gaga Fulfills 'Lifelong Dream'

She's heading for a Las Vegas residency

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is following in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and Cher. The singer is the latest to secure a Las Vegas residency, and will be belting out tunes at the 5,200-seat MGM Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino beginning in late 2018. She'... More »

This Is the Best College Town in America

2 Florida cities also make WalletHub's list

(Newser) - High school seniors already thinking about what college they want to attend next September might get some help from WalletHub . Evaluating wallet friendliness (e.g., student debt, cost of living), social environment (students per capita, nightlife, crime), and academic and economic opportunities (quality of education, unemployment), the site has come... More »

A Fire, a Deadbolted Door, and an Incredible Rescue

Anival Angulo pulled baby, 3-year-old out of burning Las Vegas apartment

(Newser) - Las Vegas claims one of the nation's highest rates of homelessness —and one of the city's homeless residents is now being called a hero. KSNV and the Washington Post report that Anival Angulo was walking along a quiet Las Vegas street late Friday morning when he saw... More »

Least Sinful City in US Is in the Northeast

Hello, South Burlington, Vermont

(Newser) - The most "sinful" city in the US is ... yup, Vegas. Though that top result isn't too surprising, a ranking by WalletHub is still pretty entertaining to read. Using metrics that run the gamut from casinos, to massage parlors, to plastic surgeries (vanity is a sin, remember), and even... More »

Vegas Marathon Goes Ahead Under Tight Security

Runners spoke of defiance, strength after mass shooting

(Newser) - Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting. The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to watch for danger as tens of thousands participated in the race. Many wore T-shirts... More »

'Belligerent' OJ Simpson Thrown Out of Vegas Hotel

He's not welcome back at the Cosmopolitan

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has been out of prison for more than a month, and he's not exactly being a model parolee, according to TMZ . Sources tell the website that Simpson was chucked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for being drunk and belligerent. According to TMZ's sources,... More »

What if Dead Bodies in Vegas Don't Attract Flies?

It's unlikely, but it's the state's best hope to keep convicted murderer locked up

(Newser) - A state prosecutor is trying to keep a woman convicted of a brutal murder behind bars—and to do so she must prove the flies in Las Vegas are somehow different than flies everywhere else in the world. It's a pretty big ask, the Intercept reports in an update... More »

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