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Las Vegas to Keep Another 1990s Hit Machine Alive

Backstreet's back, baby

(Newser) - Backstreet will be back—and back and back and back—in Las Vegas. According to the AP , the Backstreet Boys confirmed reports Friday they will begin a Planet Hollywood residency in Vegas next year. Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life will feature members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean,... More »

Nevada Murder Suspect Walks Out of Police Station

Police say Alonso Perez twisted off his handcuffs in an interrogation room

(Newser) - Cops in Nevada are searching for a murder suspect who sneaked out of a police interrogation room, reports NBC News . Alonso Perez, 25, gave cops the slip on Friday after an investigator who was questioning him in the station in North Las Vegas stepped out. Perez twisted his handcuffs until... More »

Man Faces Felony Terrorism Charges Over YouTube Video

Bryce Cuellar said he couldn't wait to start killing people

(Newser) - A Las Vegas man is being held on felony terrorist charges after posting a YouTube video of himself holding a sniper rifle and AR-15-type rifle and threatening to kill government officials, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Bryce Cuellar, 24, posted the video July 1. According to KTNV , Cuellar shows off... More »

Hidden Monkey Causes a Stir on Flight to Vegas

A passenger was allegedly stowing the monkey in his shirt

(Newser) - Airline officials say they called for help after a passenger was found stowing a monkey in his shirt during a Las Vegas-bound flight, the AP reports. Frontier Airlines spokesperson Richard Oliver says the incident happened Tuesday night on a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Las Vegas. Oliver says the passenger... More »

Taxpayers Funding Robbery Suspect's Makeup Artist

Judge orders cover-up of Bayzle Morgan's swastika, 'Most Wanted' tattoos

(Newser) - Each morning this week, Bayzle Morgan will be transferred from the Clark County Detention Center to a Las Vegas courthouse where a makeup artist will spend two hours making his skin look unmarked and natural—and taxpayers are footing the bill. After numerous potential jurors said they couldn't give... More »

The 10 US Cities That Are Warming the Fastest

Most are in California, Nevada, and Arizona

(Newser) - The southwest corner of the US has long been known as a sweltering spot, but it's only getting hotter, according to Climate Central , which ranked 178 US cities based on temperature changes since 1965. All but three have seen temperatures rise in the past 50 years, but some are... More »

These Are the 10 Hottest US Cities

Texas is sizzling

(Newser) - You know what they say, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of Texas. 24/7 Wall St. has rounded up the hottest US cities based on the average number of days each year that temperatures reached at least 90 degrees since records began. A whopping seven of the... More »

Las Vegas Is Getting an NHL Team in 2017

It's the league's first expansion since 2000

(Newser) - The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday, the AP reports. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met... More »

Cops: Man Who Wanted to Kill Trump Was Willing to Die

Michael Sandford has history of mental illness

(Newser) - A British man accused of telling authorities he wanted to kill Donald Trump was unemployed, living out of his car, and had been treated in the past for OCD and anorexia, authorities say. People who knew 20-year-old Michael Sandford, arrested at a Las Vegas rally on Saturday, tell the AP... More »

British Man 'Tried to Assassinate Trump'

He grabbed officer's gun at Las Vegas rally

(Newser) - According to court papers, a disturbance at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday was actually an assassination attempt involving an illegal immigrant—from the UK. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, was arrested at the rally at the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas after allegedly trying to grab a police officer'... More »

World Series of Poker Player Leaves $7K in Uber

And driver comes through for him

(Newser) - A World Series of Poker player says he hit an "emotional jackpot" thanks to an Uber driver who returned his $7,000 ante. Jacob Brundage, of Lakeland, Fla., told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he lost a tote filled with cash and playing chips June 1. The 39-year-old says... More »

Nicolas Cage, Vince Neil Caught Brawling in Vegas

Cage stepped in after Neil allegedly assaulted a woman

(Newser) - It's like Batman v. Superman but somehow even more bloated. The New York Daily News reports 55-year-old Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil got into a physical fight with 52-year-old actor Nicolas Cage Thursday in Las Vegas. The fight broke out around 5pm at the Aria Hotel on... More »

$100 Bet on Syracuse Win Could Pay $100K

Wager was placed when no one thought the Orange had a chance

(Newser) - In an incredible run that SB Nation says "doesn't make sense" and Sports Illustrated labels "improbable," Syracuse beat No. 1 seed Virginia 68-62 on Sunday, the AP reports—making the Orange the first No. 10 seed to make it to the Final Four. And one bettor... More »

Pawn Stars' 'Chumlee' Jailed on Drug, Weapon Charges

Austin Lee Russell jailed after officers allegedly found meth, pot, gun

(Newser) - The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show Pawn Stars was being held late Wednesday in a Las Vegas jail following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges, the AP reports. Austin Lee Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving... More »

Suspect at Large in Vegas Shooting That Left 2 Women Dead

A man was also seriously hurt

(Newser) - Two people are dead and another seriously hurt after a shooting around 1:30am in Las Vegas, and the suspect is still at large, Fox 5 Vegas . The incident started with a fight on the third floor of a parking garage for the Miracle Mile Shops about 10 minutes prior... More »

Man Busted for Ferris Wheel Sex Was in Vegas to Marry

And his almost-wife ended up bailing him out of jail

(Newser) - File this under really crazy twists: Last week's news about a couple getting arrested for having sex in public while riding a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel over the Las Vegas Strip just got much odder, courtesy of the gentleman who was in flagrante delicto. Philip Frank Panzica... More »

Couple's Ferris Wheel Sex Doesn't Stay in Vegas

There were plenty of witnesses on the Las Vegas High Roller

(Newser) - A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. A Las Vegas judge on Tuesday set a March... More »

11 Least Religious Cities in the US

Yup, Sin City makes the list

(Newser) - Haven't yet found God and don't plan to? You might feel right at home in Portland, San Francisco, or Seattle. Those are the least religious cities in the country, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute picked up by MarketWatch . Here are the 11... More »

In the Middle of CES, a US Marshals Raid

US company says Chinese company is hurting industry with its cheap models

(Newser) - Hoverboards are making headlines, from bursting into flames and being banned by online retailers to causing trouble in churches and supermarkets . But the hoverboard hubbub at CES in Las Vegas Thursday was something straight out of a corporate espionage movie: Per Bloomberg , US marshals raided a booth set up by... More »

Chris Brown Accused in New Assault

Woman claims singer hit her, stole her phone

(Newser) - Las Vegas cops are currently looking for Chris Brown after a woman reported that the singer assaulted her for taking a picture of him, a claim Brown's rep quickly tells TMZ is "false" and "unequivocally untrue." In what the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is Brown's... More »

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