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Ode to Evel: Travis Pastrana hopes to clear Caesars Palace fountain

Daredevil Travis Pastrana is attempting a feat that left the legendary Evel Knievel with a crushed pelvis and numerous other fractures. Pastrana will try to nail the jump over the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few to assist at U.S. national team’s minicamp

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds “we have to be very strong” to keep people, including violent gang members, from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Frontier announces direct flights from Spokane to Vegas

Beginning in August, Frontier Airlines will offer twice weekly, nonstop service to Las Vegas from Spokane.


Las Vegas union: Tentative labor deal struck with Caesars

Negotiators have reached a tentative labor agreement that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 hotel and casino workers who are threatening to strike in Las Vegas.


Jury: David Copperfield not liable for tourist’s injuries

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 …


Famed chef Mario Batali’s Vegas Strip restaurants will close

Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.


Vegas workers’ vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as …


Stevie Wonder to perform 5 shows at Las Vegas strip resort

Musician and singer Stevie Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in August.


Marcus Hayes: In common-sense ruling, sports betting is finally leaving the desert

A slim, elegant older gentleman took a seat on his patio overlooking Lake Mead on Monday morning, turned on his phone and began to parse his wagers for the day. …


Video: Police inspect wires, weapons in Vegas shooter’s room

Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood and Vegas win at ACM Awards

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda …


After the Las Vegas shooting massacre, survival can be excruciating

None of them have been OK since Oct. 1, when the family was caught in the crosshairs of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Rosemarie, 54, has been …


$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest …


John Blanchette: Las Vegas has played host to plenty of memorable WCC tournament moments for Gonzaga

The marriage of the West Coast Conference tournament and Las Vegas turns 10 this week, an anniversary of such happy construct that it’s hard to remember the Pliocene days when …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Gonzaga tries to add finishing touches to NCAA Tournament credentials

There’s always something to play for, particularly with March Madness around the corner.


Gonzaga’s women games to air on 1510-KGA-AM during WCC Tournament

All Gonzaga women’s basketball games during the upcoming West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas will be available over the air on 1510 KGA AM, as part of the IMG …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Top-seeded Gonzaga awaits winner of LMU-Portland in quarterfinals of WCC Tournament

Top-seeded Gonzaga (27-4, 17-1) will open the WCC Tournament against No. 8 Loyola Marymount or No. 9 Portland in the quarterfinals Saturday at 7 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Sir Washington has made huge strides on, off the court for Eastern Washington basketball

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.


Autopsy gives no insight on motive in Vegas mass shooting

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 U.S. history – his body …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Kneeling, Gatorade, hair color among most interesting prop bets of 2018 Super Bowl

This Sunday in the 2018 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And once again, thousands – if not …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf gets WCC Hall of Honor call

Ronny Turiaf, whose game and magnetic personality left an indelible impression on Gonzaga basketball and the university, is part of the WCC’s 2018 Hall of Honor class.


Wynn shaken by sexual misconduct allegations against founder

Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by founder Steve Wynn, detailed in a Wall Street Journal report that sent shares of the casino company tumbling …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Weekend of women’s marches promises continued momentum

Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the …


Lawyer: O.J. Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Kick it or not, Vikings’ extra point made a big difference in Vegas

The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In Las Vegas’ legal sports books, though, the outcome was still …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against rancher Bundy

A judge in Las Vegas has decided to dismiss criminal charges against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014.