Brain-damaged model receives $29.5M after allergic reaction to peanut pretzel

U.S. 04/13/21, 17:44

On Friday, April 9, a jury awarded $29.5 million to the family of a model who suffered brain damage after being treated by MedicWest Ambulance for a serious allergic reaction in 2013. The  New York Post reported that Chantel Giacalone bit into a peanut butter-infused pretzel while attending a Las Vegas conference in ...

Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

U.S. 12/26/19, 21:22

A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped traffic on Interstate 15 over Cajon Pass in ...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

U.S. 11/09/19, 00:25

A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and left for dead in the desert, authorities said. Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the woman off a highway near ...

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

2020 Campaign 10/02/19, 11:34

Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders was in Las Vegas when, according to a campaign statement, he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday and sought ...

Republicans in Nevada gearing up for Trump re-election

2020 Campaign 06/22/19, 23:04

Despite Democratic election wins across Nevada last year, Republicans are banking on President Donald Trump's enthusiastic supporters, a united GOP organization, and a soaring economy to turn the state red in 2020. "When the nation's economy does well, Nevada does well," said Jeremy Hughes, a Las Vegas-based regional political director for ...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

U.S. 06/15/19, 17:23

Officials at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas say the museum has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip and is looking for a new location to expand its nuclear testing exhibits.The museum opened in 2005 and became affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution in 2011. It ...

2 men plead guilty in gun thefts from national trade show

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:11

Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S. gun industry's biggest annual convention last January.Forklift operator Jamikko Foster could face about four years in prison and co-worker Eduardo Limon faces around three years, according to plea ...

New trial for Nevada death row inmate will await appeal

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:12

A Nevada prison inmate who was sentenced in 2010 to die could get another chance to argue he's not guilty, after a judge in Las Vegas overturned his conviction and granted him a new trial.However, John Matthias Watson III will have to await the outcome of a Nevada Supreme Court ...

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

U.S. 06/12/19, 17:18

The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge.The attorney for Douglas Haig argued that the connection to the massacre will have a "prejudicial effect" on ...

Ex-housemate: Former model, boyfriend killed doctor in Vegas

U.S. 06/11/19, 15:39

A former Maxim and Playboy Italia model and her boyfriend murdered a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas, according to a former roommate whose cooperation with prosecutors could get her probation in the case.Diana Nicole Pena pleaded guilty Tuesday to accessory to murder after the slaying, reduced from a murder ...

Woman facing felony charges in Jeff Bezos protest in Vegas

U.S. 06/07/19, 13:43

Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms.Court filings showed that Priya Sawhney is due before a judge Friday on false identification and burglary counts ...

Update: Protester arrested at Jeff Bezos Amazon event

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:39

The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A woman was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos interrupted by protester on Vegas stage

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:22

An on-stage talk by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos in Las Vegas was briefly interrupted Thursday by a protester who rushed on stage and yelled about chicken farms.Bezos was attending Amazon's re:Mars conference at the Aria resort.He was explaining Amazon plans to send satellites into space when the woman ...

Bernie Sanders defends his support for Clinton in 2016

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:17

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday defended his efforts to support his party's presidential nominee in 2016 and said he would do the same in 2020 if he doesn't win the nomination himself.The Vermont senator was asked by a voter at a campaign event in a Las Vegas suburb ...

MGM Resorts announces more job cuts, calls layoffs complete

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Casino giant MGM Resorts International says it's completing planned layoffs with 779 job cuts, mostly in Las Vegas.CEO Jim Murren told employees the last affected workers would learn Thursday their positions were eliminated.Company spokeswoman Debra DeShong says the job cuts overwhelmingly affect managers.A total of 1,070 company employees lost jobs ...

Ex-NFL player pleads not guilty in Vegas child death case

Football 05/29/19, 12:20

A former pro football player pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter at his Las Vegas apartment.Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood's attorney, Thomas Ericsson, didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages about their Tuesday court appearance.Wood's ...

50th annual World Series of Poker opens in Las Vegas

Sports 05/28/19, 14:24

The annual World Series of Poker opened Tuesday in Las Vegas with dozens of scheduled card tournaments and a special event to celebrate the 50th run of a series known for minting millionaires each year.The seven-week poker festival is expected to again draw tens of thousands of players seeking a ...

Overseas investors in shuttered Vegas casino demand refunds

Business 05/25/19, 11:10

Developers and former managers of Asian-themed Lucky Dragon casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold in Las Vegas are now facing investor lawsuits.Some plaintiffs are Chinese investors seeking refunds amid complaints they haven't gained conditional immigration admission to the United States through the federal EB-5 ...

Inslee says he’s hit donor threshold for presidential debate

Politics 05/24/19, 18:34

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's hit a fundraising threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates slated to begin next month. Inslee said while appearing at a climate rally in Las Vegas that he learned Friday morning he'd received donations from at least 65,000 people, earning him a spot on ...

Asian-Americans fastest-growing group in Southern Nevada

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 10:42

It's growing crowded inside the Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang in Las Vegas.What began in 2000 as a few dozen Vietnamese Catholics gathering at local homes on Sundays has flourished into a church with a growing campus and native-language Mass every day.Across three Sunday services, some 1,500 people ...

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