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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 »

After 20 Years Without Win, Slot Machine Pays $2.4M

Couple played 'Lion's Share' for 5 minutes before winning

(Newser) - The most popular slot machine out of 1,900 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the "Lion's Share" has had a reputation since it was installed in the '90s for boasting a sizable jackpot—thanks to no one ever having won it. It's so popular... More »

5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas

And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar :
  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two
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Vegas Shooter's Dad: I Begged Her Not to Marry Him

Millers left Indiana 'to fit in'

(Newser) - The father of the female shooter who killed herself after Sunday's rampage in Las Vegas blames her older, conspiracy-obsessed husband for the carnage. The father tells the Los Angeles Times that he begged his daughter Amanda, 22, not to marry 31-year-old Jerad Miller. He says he was so repelled... More »

Vegas Shooters Liked Dressing as Batman Characters

Jerad and Amanda Miller planned to keep on killing, police say

(Newser) - The assailants who gunned down two police officers and a bystander before killing themselves in Las Vegas yesterday were deeply committed to racist, anti-government views—and planned to keep on killing, police officials said. The Lafayette Journal & Courier has identified them as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda... More »

Vegas Killers Covered Dead Cops With Cloth

Couple appear to have links to the white supremacist movement

(Newser) - The man and woman who killed two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian before taking their own lives yesterday appear to have links to the white supremacist movement, police sources say. The shooters were a married couple in their 20s and the initial investigation has turned up swastikas and... More »

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