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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Payouts for Vegas victims a ‘cold, mathematical calculation’

Payouts for the Las Vegas shooting two years ago will be based on how much victims earned, the gravity of survivors’ wounds and the hazy concepts of pain, suffering and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Casino giant settles Vegas shooting lawsuits for up to $800M

Attorneys for thousands of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history say they’ve reached a legal settlement expected to pay between $735 million and $800 million.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Las Vegas marks 2 years since mass shooting that killed 58

From a sunrise event to a reading of victims’ names at the time the bullets flew, Las Vegas on Tuesday marked two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern …


Blackstone in talks to buy Bellagio and MGM Grand

Blackstone is in advanced talks to buy and lease back the iconic Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas casinos from MGM Resorts International, according to people with knowledge of the …


Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

Dream on in Las Vegas: Aerosmith and ‘Celestia’ are new, ‘Le Reve’ reimagined

As soon as Labor Day passes, September and November are great months for a Las Vegas visit. The summer crowds thin out, the Mojave heat starts to break, and good …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 12:53 p.m.

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two …


That’s not a storm over Las Vegas; it’s a grasshopper invasion

Grasshoppers are storming Las Vegas – and showing up like a rainstorm on weather radar.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named assistant coach for USA select team

Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Pac-12 notes: Conference championship game shifting to Las Vegas in 2020, 2021; replay process amended

Wednesday at Pac-12 Media Day, commissioner Larry Scott confirmed the conference’s title game, held in early December, will move to the Raiders’ new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP and Memphis wins Summer League title

Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr. scores 20 in loss to RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.


NBA Summer League: Tyler Harvey helps Memphis stay unbeaten in Las Vegas

Harvey is averaging 13 points per game in Las Vegas after averaging six points in his two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey has taken a winding path back to the NBA Summer League

Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke leads Grizzlies past Clippers

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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura scores 14 points in Washington Wizards debut

With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zion Williamson arrives amid much fanfare, but earthquake postpones late games

Zion Williamson’s first NBA show was a sellout. It just ended earlier than fans wanted.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and …


Nevada trooper pulls over hearse traveling in HOV lane

Nevada Highway Patrol says passengers must be alive in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane.


High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Will odds be (ever) in your favor in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas and “The Hunger Games” have collided in the form of a new exhibit, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which opened this month at MGM Grand, based on the …


Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


Nicolas Cage files for annulment 4 days after Vegas wedding

Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment four days after getting married in Las Vegas


Oakland Raiders’ lease for Coliseum gets final approval

The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted to approve the lease for 2019 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …