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Landmark Vegas Resort Is Closing Down in July

Mirage will be replaced by Hard Rock Las Vegas in 2027

(Newser) - The Las Vegas Strip will be losing a landmark on July 17. Joe Lupo, president of the Mirage resort, confirmed Wednesday that the hotel-casino will be permanently closing its doors on that day, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. He said the resort will reopen in May 2027 as the Hard...

OJ Simpson Is Dead at 76
Cause of Death for
OJ Simpson Revealed

Cause of Death for OJ Simpson Revealed

He died of prostate cancer at the age of 76, per his longtime attorney

(Newser) - Turns out the rumors were true: OJ Simpson had prostate cancer, and that's what he died of earlier this month at the age of 76. TMZ Sports says it got the confirmation from Simpson's longtime attorney and executor of his estate, Malcolm LaVergne, who said he received a...

Bullet Train From Vegas to LA in the Works

First passengers projected to board in 2028

(Newser) - A $12 billion passenger bullet train designed to link Las Vegas and Los Angeles was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting that millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028, per the AP .
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Phish's High-Tech Show Bounces Around the Arena for 4 Hours

Bass and drums can be felt through the seats at the Sphere in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere in Las Vegas on Thursday night with a four-hour show that used the advanced technology in the $2.3 billion arena to deliver a show that even the band's most ardent fans have never experienced before. Co-Creative Director Abigail Rosen Holmes...

4 States Hit by 911 Outages
Light Pole
Knocked Out
911 Calls

Light Pole Installation Knocked Out 911 Calls

Emergency calls were waylaid in multiple states

(Newser) - A cause has been identified in the 911 service outage that affected multiple states on Wednesday: A crew cut into a fiber line while installing a light pole in Kansas City, the AP reports. Lumen Technologies said Thursday that its line that was snapped, though the light pole was somebody...

Las Vegas Shooter Killed Self, Others in Front of Wife: Report

Attorney suggests Ashley Prince's ex-husband, the shooter's son, knew of crime in advance

(Newser) - Hiding under a table, having just seen a man shot and killed before her eyes, a terrified woman begged for her life. And it was spared, according to court documents laying out the scene at a Las Vegas law office, where attorney Joseph Houston stood up at the start of...

Details of Las Vegas Shooting Are Coming Out

Family says couple was killed at a deposition regarding a custody battle

(Newser) - The details of a Monday shooting at a Las Vegas-area law firm that left three dead are coming together, though authorities have not yet confirmed all the information that has been revealed. Rather, family members and other sources spoke to outlets including Fox News and the Las Vegas Review-Journal :
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TSA Unveils Self-Screening Security Lanes

New program is initially being tested only in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Federal airport security officials unveiled passenger self-screening lanes Wednesday at busy Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, with plans to test it for use in other cities around the country, the AP reports. The Transportation Security Administration checkpoint—initially only in Las Vegas, only for TSA PreCheck customers, and...

The Bellagio Turns Off Its Fountains for 'Exclusive Guest'

A rare yellow-billed loon has shown up on its lake

(Newser) - A visit from a rare, fine-feathered tourist has interrupted one of Las Vegas' prominent shows. The Bellagio said in a social media post Tuesday that it paused its fountains as it worked with state wildlife officials to rescue a yellow-billed loon that "found comfort on Las Vegas' own Lake...

A's Ballpark Renderings Might Look Familiar

Design resembling Sydney Opera House destined for the Las Vegas Strip

(Newser) - The Oakland Athletics and their design teams released renderings Tuesday of the club's planned $1.5 billion stadium in Las Vegas that show five overlapping layers with a similar look to the famous Sydney Opera House, per the AP . The A's hope to move into that 33,000-seat...

Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

Attempted Murder Charges for Judge's Courtroom Attacker

Deobra Redden assaulted a Las Vegas judge

(Newser) - A man who attacked a judge in a Las Vegas courtroom last month has been charged with attempted murder. A grand jury indicted Deobra Redden, 30, on nine new counts. Among other things, he is accused of wrapping his hands around the throat of Judge Mary Kay Holthus and striking...

Man Climbs Las Vegas Orb to Make Point on Abortion

Maison Des Champs, 24, scaled the 366-foot-tall Sphere, was soon arrested

(Newser) - A man who bills himself as "The Official Pro-Life Spider-Man" scaled the massive Sphere venue in Las Vegas on Wednesday to raise funds for a pregnant woman, according to video posted on his Instagram. He was subsequently arrested. Las Vegas police said they began receiving calls about a person...

Union Reaches Deal With Las Vegas Hotel-Casinos

Agreement avoids Super Bowl Week strike

(Newser) - A union representing hospitality workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with six more hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas and called off a strike deadline for another. The agreements averted a Monday morning walkout as the city kicks off Super Bowl week. The Culinary Workers Union announced Saturday that...

This Nation Just Weighed In on Swift at the Super Bowl

DC's Japanese Embassy says star could technically get to Vegas 'comfortably' after her Tokyo concert

(Newser) - There's still no official word on whether Taylor Swift will be swooping into Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11 to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce play in the Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl—but Japanese officials are stepping in to assuage fears that the "Karma" singer won't be able...

A Sin City Landmark Will Be Razed
A Sin City
Will Be Razed

A Sin City Landmark Will Be Razed

Tropicana hotel and casino is making way for a baseball stadium

(Newser) - When the Tropicana Las Vegas opened in 1957, Nevada's lieutenant governor unlocked the door to what would become a Sin City landmark for more than a half-century. Then he threw away the key. "This was to signify that the Tropicana would always stay open," said historian Michael...

Las Vegas Man Attacks Judge During Sentencing
Man Attacks Judge
in Vegas Courtroom

Man Attacks Judge in Vegas Courtroom

Deobra Redden faces new charges over assault of Judge Mary Kay Holthus

(Newser) - The judge attacked by a defendant in a Las Vegas courtroom last week sentenced the man Monday to up to four years in prison in an unrelated case. Deobra Delone Redden leapt over the bench and attacked Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus in her courtroom last week...

These Are the Most, Least Active US Cities

Honolulu takes the top spot on WalletHub's list, while North Las Vegas comes in last

(Newser) - If you haven't ditched your New Year's fitness resolutions yet and are looking for the best place to help them come to fruition, WalletHub has some insight on that. To seek out the cities in America with the most active lifestyles, the site pulled out the 100 most...

Why 12/31/23 Could See a Record Number of Las Vegas Weddings

The fact that 'specialty date' of 1-2-3-1-2-3 also falls on New Year's Eve is a big deal

(Newser) - For better or for worse, a wave of couples saying "I do" in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve could set a record for the city's busiest wedding day ever, the AP reports. That's because 12/31/23 is known in the massive Las Vegas wedding industry as...

This Is America's Most Christmas-y City

Atlanta is No. 1 on WalletHub's list of where the spirit of the season shines, affordably

(Newser) - Looking to get your Yule on? WalletHub has sought out the cities across the US where celebrating Christmas doesn't have to break the bank. The site looked at 100 of the nation's largest cities, tapping into more than two dozen metrics in five main categories: traditions and fun,...

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