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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 »

Vegas Gunman Shot Self in Head, but His Brain Is 'Usable'

'Usable' for the purpose of examination by a neuropathologist, that is

(Newser) - Dr. Hannes Vogel will be slicing up Stephen Paddock's brain next week—but he doubts he will find anything that could explain why he massacred 58 people. Vogel, director of neuropathology at Stanford University Medical Center tells the New York Times that he will "leave no stone unturned"... More »

Security Guard Reveals How Vegas Shooter Discovered Him

Jesus Campos says door closed loudly, then came 'rapid fire'

(Newser) - It was the sound of a door closing loudly behind Jesus Campos that likely alerted Stephen Paddock to the security guard’s presence on Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor minutes before he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd below. Days after canceling a series of media appearances, Campos... More »

Another Vegas Timeline Change: This One to 40 Seconds

Police now say security guard was shot much less than 6 minutes before attack on festival

(Newser) - A timeline released by Las Vegas police earlier this week led to concerns they didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and forced the owners of Mandalay Bay to release a statement openly disputing the timeline, the AP reports. Metro Police had said... More »

Zappos Offers to Pay for All 58 Vegas Funerals

Company will also donate up to $1M

(Newser) - All 58 people killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas could have their funerals paid for by Zappos. After paying a total of $20,000 to three families struggling to cover funeral costs, the Las Vegas-based online retailer offered Thursday to cover the same costs for all those killed... More »

Mandalay Bay Sued Over Response to Vegas Shooting

Hotel named in first lawsuit filed by survivor

(Newser) - "Someone call police. Someone is firing a rifle on the 32nd floor in the hallway," a Mandalay Bay maintenance employee says in a newly released recording, per Fox 5 . But though hotel staffers responded to the outbreak of the Las Vegas mass shooting, asking for the shooter's... More »

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

Stephen Paddock was checked in at Mandalay Bay for a week

(Newser) - "We may never know" why Stephen Paddock fired on a Las Vegas crowd, killing 58 and injuring hundreds, says Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that interviews with Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and entire "family tree," including two ex-wives, have yet... More »

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

Security guard was the first one shot, sheriff says

(Newser) - The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said... More »

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