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Teens Call It Death by Russian Roulette. Cops Call It Murder

17-year-old Matthew Minkler is now dead

(Newser) - Police in Nevada say two teenage suspects are claiming their friend died in a game of "modified Russian roulette." Relatives of 17-year-old Matthew Minkler say the teens weren't playing Russian roulette—and they were only pretending to be his friends. Minkler's body was found Friday in... More »

Man Hurt in Copperfield Trick on Hook for His Own Injuries

Illusionist was found to be negligent but not liable

(Newser) - Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist's injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, alleged negligence by the... More »

Headed for Las Vegas? You May Need a Hot Plate

Cooks, servers, and hospitality workers may strike for first time in 30 years

(Newser) - Stanley Cup fans headed for Las Vegas might want to bring along some box lunches and extra sheets. The Culinary Union, which is the largest labor union in Las Vegas, has voted to strike as early as June 1 if major resorts fail to agree on a new five-year contract.... More »

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Housekeeper: Paddock Acted Strangely Days Before Shooting

She says he wouldn't stop staring at her

(Newser) - Days before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Stephen Paddock's odd behavior disturbed a housekeeper at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The housekeeper, whose account was among 1,200 pages of witness statements released by Las Vegas police Wednesday, says that when she cleaned his... More »

Lawyer: 3 Others Were Hurt in Copperfield Show

Illusionist claimed trick never hurt anybody

(Newser) - Lawyers for a British tourist who claims he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield told a judge on Wednesday that they've found three other people who were injured in Copperfield shows over the years, the AP reports. The three women... More »

In Nev. Courtroom, Secret of Copperfield's Trick Aired

Brit is suing illusionist after he fell and injured himself during 'the runaround'

(Newser) - Jurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act Tuesday during testimony in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. The magician's friend and executive producer, Chris Kenner, revealed... More »

Gunman Kills 1 at Vegas Hotel Employee Picnic

Police are searching for the suspect

(Newser) - Employees of the Venetian, a resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, were at a company picnic at a Vegas park Sunday night when one of the hotel's employees allegedly walked up to a table and opened fire, killing a 50-year-old woman and critically injuring a man. The... More »

Las Vegas' Hard Rock Casino-Hotel Has New Billionaire Owner

'The guitar may not survive'

(Newser) - The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson, the AP reports. The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip will eventually become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. It... More »

Ex-Casino Boss on Alleged Wynn Abuse: Speak Up and You'd 'Be Gone'

Executives failed to act on complaints, targeted victims: 'WSJ'

(Newser) - Steve Wynn's alleged inappropriate sexual behavior was allowed to continue for decades as casino managers looked the other way—or looked to punish his victims, former employees tell the Wall Street Journal . The CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts resigned in February after the Journal reported on accusations of... More »

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 »

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