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Dad's Accidental Selfie Video Doesn't Stay in Vegas

It's been viewed 4M times since his son uploaded it to YouTube

(Newser) - Joseph Griffin screwed up big time when it came to recording his dream vacation to Las Vegas, but hey, at least he got a viral video out of his mistake. The Irishman brought his son's GoPro camera stateside so he could film the sights to show his friends and... More »

Dealers, Pals Charged With Stealing $1M From Bellagio

Authorities say dealers paid out phantom bets at craps tables

(Newser) - Two former casino dealers and two friends are accused of siphoning more than $1 million off craps tables over two years, using phantom bets at Las Vegas' posh Bellagio resort. James Cooper Jr. and Mark Branco were fired by the Bellagio after the scheme came to light, and they were... More »

Ex-Olympian: Why I Became a Vegas Call Girl

Suzy Favor Hamilton opens up in new memoir, 'Fast Girl'

(Newser) - Suzy Favor Hamilton's "runner's high" became replaced with a much more destructive rush in late 2011, when the three-time Olympian began working as a high-priced Vegas escort . Her memoir Fast Girl is out Monday, and its upcoming release has the former track champion talking to People about... More »

Gunman Fires on Police SUV in Las Vegas 'Ambush'

He just walked up with a semi-automatic handgun, police say

(Newser) - A man with a semi-automatic handgun walked up to a Las Vegas police SUV waiting at a red light and opened fire, striking one officer in the right hand, authorities said. Police say the officer was taken to the University Medical Center's trauma center. He was hospitalized in good... More »

Celine Dion Shares Her Husband's Last Wishes

She returns to Vegas strip for shows starting Thursday

(Newser) - Almost exactly one year after Celine Dion took a career hiatus to care for her cancer-stricken husband, the singer is returning to Las Vegas to do a run of shows, back at Caesars Palace, starting Thursday. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need... More »

Plane Almost Runs Out of Gas After Airport Closure

Pilot tells air traffic controller: 'I don't have 20 minutes'

(Newser) - Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last Thursday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, after a flight from Las Vegas.... More »

Pool Fire Hits Vegas Hotel

Only one person suffered injuries

(Newser) - A fire at a hotel's swimming pool sent large plumes of black smoke above the Las Vegas Strip but left most guests unscathed today. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, said Clark... More »

Duck Dynasty Musical Didn't Last Very Long

It just opened 2 weeks ago, closing already set for May 17

(Newser) - A flying duck in West Monroe, La., might have a longer life than the Duck Commander Musical that debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago. A spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the 90-minute Broadway-style musical that told the story of the Louisiana family behind the Duck Dynasty reality show will end... More »

Straight Teen Asks Gay BFF to Prom in Bighearted Way

Jacob Lescenski's 'promposal' to Anthony Martinez for a prom 'd8' is gr8t

(Newser) - As a member of the student council at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Anthony Martinez has helped out plenty with planning for the upcoming prom. But what the gay teen really wanted was a date to the dance, Inside Edition reports. Earlier this week he tweeted (all caps... More »

Priscilla Presley's Vegas Chapel: Elvis Not Included

Wedding venue 'all first-class,' will not include red velvet

(Newser) - The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that is coming soon to Las Vegas—exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it. The woman who wed Elvis in Sin City in 1967 made one thing clear before unveiling the latest wedding chapel to bear his name: No... More »

Attorneys: Vegas Shooting Wasn't Road Rage

Lawyers for Erich Nowsch, 19, say it was likely self-defense

(Newser) - Lawyers of the accused say it wasn't road rage, but nor do they offer an alternate theory. Appearing in court today with their client, 19-year-old Erich Nowsch—who allegedly gunned down a suburban mom in Las Vegas on Feb. 12—lawyers said they plan to look over video evidence... More »

Road-Rage Suspect: I 'Got Those Kids'

Police report tells complicated tale of Las Vegas shooting

(Newser) - As more details emerge, the Las Vegas road-rage slaying seems to get more and more complicated. In fact, "road rage" doesn't seem to apply anymore. Suspect Erich Nowsch has told police he wasn't involved in any shooting, period, but cops say the 19-year-old bragged to friends about... More »

Road Rage Suspect Knew Victim Well

Erich Milton Nowsch apparently lived just a block from Tammy Meyers

(Newser) - Police yesterday arrested a suspect in the recent road rage slaying of a Las Vegas woman—and the two knew each other. Erich Milton Nowsch was arrested at a home only about a block away from where victim Tammy Meyers lived; he faces charges of murder and attempted murder and... More »

Family Faces Backlash in Mom's Road-Rage Death

But Tammy Meyers is still the victim, police say

(Newser) - Some of the public sympathy for the family of a woman killed in an apparent road-rage incident dried up after it emerged that Tammy Meyers and son Brandon had gone looking for the driver involved , but police say the Las Vegas mom is still the victim in the case. A... More »

Audi Named 'Jack' Drives Itself 550 Miles

Audi A7 drove from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

(Newser) - It feels like something out of a sci-fi movie—a luxury car that can drive itself 550 miles, from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. But this is not a movie: Over two days, an Audi A7 Sportback (nicknamed "Jack") made the trip with little human help, its journey... More »

Guy Scores $14M in Vegas, Will Give It Away

Man will give to charity, help build a new home for his church

(Newser) - It took him just $20 and five minutes to conquer the Megabucks slot machine and take home a $14.3 million jackpot—and he's not even a regular gambler. A Las Vegas man, who's choosing to remain anonymous, hit it big on Sunday after he and his best... More »

Casinos in Tucson, Vegas Dump Cosby

Comedian's performances canceled as sexual-assault accusations mount

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's appearances at casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel his upcoming performance. "It wasn't a... More »

Coming to Vegas: Duck Dynasty, the Musical

Set to open in February, but is already controversial

(Newser) - Not into Celine Dion or Britney Spears ? Then we have good news for you: Soon you can spend your time in Vegas with the Duck Dynasty clan instead. The Robertson family of reality TV fame, along with a team from Broadway, is putting together The Duck Commander Family Musical,... More »

Family: We Know Who Killed Bugsy Siegel

Descendants of Siegel's business partner name the gunman

(Newser) - Before dying of cancer, a 71-year-old realtor sat down with Los Angeles Magazine to make a startling claim: He knows who killed infamous mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. What's more, he says, the gunman did it for love. The story goes back to the 1940s, when LA mobsters began... More »

Injured Biker Saved by ... Mike Tyson?

Boxer blocked traffic, soothed crash victim

(Newser) - A Las Vegas man injured in a motorcycle crash last week had to take a photo to make sure he wasn't hallucinating the person who came to his aid: Mike Tyson. Ryan Chesley tells TMZ that after a taxi cut him off on a freeway, sending him flying off... More »

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