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Next Union Strike on the Table Could Shut Down Las Vegas

Tens of thousands of casino, hotel workers vote to authorize a walkout

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers fighting for new union contracts voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could impact more than three dozen casinos and hotels. As the AP reports, the Culinary Workers Union hasn't gone on strike in more than three decades. The union didn'...

Barry Manilow Breaks a Big Elvis Record

'70s singer plays his 637th show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino; the King had 636

(Newser) - No one played more shows at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino than Elvis Presley, who notched an impressive 636 sold-out performances in residency before his 1977 death. No one until last weekend, that is, when '70s legend Barry Manilow logged his 637th show at the same venue....

Family Decries Cyclist's 'Sick' Murder by Laughing Teens

Jesus Ayala, Jzamir Keys accused of intentionally striking Andreas Probst, others in Las Vegas

(Newser) - "Ready?" says the driver as a car speeds up behind a cyclist in a designated bike lane in Las Vegas. "Yeah, hit his ass," says his passenger, who is filming with his cellphone. A chuckle is heard just before the vehicle strikes Andreas "Andy" Probst , a...

Newspaper Is Victim of Hate Campaign Over Bogus Reason

Online critics falsely accuse 'Las Vegas Review-Journal,' issue threats to reporter

(Newser) - A Las Vegas newspaper is being viciously attacked online for its coverage of an alleged murder of a retired police chief, with critics guilty of either a misunderstanding or a deliberate attempt to mislead, per the AP . The "firehose of hatred" has led the Las Vegas Review-Journal to sift...

'Cybersecurity Issue' Hits MGM Resorts' Hotels, Casinos

Company's main website is down in 'ongoing' event

(Newser) - A "cybersecurity issue" led to the shutdown of some casino and hotel computer systems at MGM Resorts International properties across the US, a company official reported Monday. The incident began Sunday. The extent of its effect was not immediately known on reservation systems and casino floors in Las Vegas...

Vegas Rapper Detailed Murder in Song, Is Charged

Kenjuan McDaniel being held over 2021 slaying

(Newser) - Police in Las Vegas say a local rapper made their murder investigation easier by essentially confessing to the crime in one of his songs, reports the Washington Post . Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, has been charged with murder in the 2021 shooting of 32-year-old Randall Wallace, says the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police...

Passenger After Puke Incident: 'I Am Ashamed to Be Canadian'

Air Canada takes heat for booting 2 passengers who refused to sit in vomit-covered seats

(Newser) - Two passengers booked for a flight from Vegas to Montreal last month were escorted off the plane before takeoff, all because they wouldn't sit in their puke-soaked seats. The AP reports that the incident took place Aug. 26 on an Air Canada plane, on which Susan Benson was also...

In Las Vegas, Robots Are Taking a Lot of Jobs

Hospitality workers' union predicts a 'big fight' over tech in contract negotiations

(Newser) - The tourism-heavy economy is Las Vegas has left many workers vulnerable to being replaced by robots, and the city should work to diversify its economy to make sure humans still have jobs, analysts say. It's already common to see robots doing jobs including bartending at establishments like the Tipsy...

He Hadn't Missed Work in Nearly 3 Decades, Gets a Big Reward
He Hadn't Missed Work in
3 Decades, Gets Big Reward
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He Hadn't Missed Work in 3 Decades, Gets Big Reward

GoFundMe for Las Vegas Burger King worker Kevin Ford has brought in more than $400K

(Newser) - Last June, a worker at a Nevada Burger King became an unexpected star, lauded for the fact that he hadn't missed a scheduled shift in 27 years. Kevin Ford's brush with fame came courtesy of a video he'd posted on TikTok that highlighted his impressive work ethic...

Divorce Changes Kelly Clarkson Song

Singer said she hadn't planned to perform 'Piece by Piece' again

(Newser) - In 2015, Kelly Clarkson released a song, "Piece by Piece," in which she tells why Brandon Blackstock is better at being a husband and father than her own father was. "A lot of that song is about what I desired and what I hoped and what I...

After Heuermann Arrest, Cold Cases in 3 States Get New Look

Long Island architect owns property in Nevada, South Carolina; Atlantic City looking its cases over

(Newser) - Unsolved murders "around the nation" are getting a fresh look this week in light of the arrest of suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann, Suffolk County, New York, Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison tells WABC . Heuermann is charged with killing three sex workers on Long Island, and is considered the prime...

Vegas Casino Robber Turns Out to Be a Vegas Cop

Caleb Rogers faces life in prison because he carried a loaded weapon

(Newser) - A federal jury convicted a Las Vegas police officer Friday on all counts of stealing nearly $165,000 during a trio of casino heists, including one where he was armed with a department-issued weapon that was loaded, per the AP . Caleb Rogers, 35, faces life in prison upon sentencing because...

Here Are the Best Cities in America for a Staycation

Honolulu tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Want to save your wallet this summer and hover closer to home for some R&R? Those contemplating a "staycation" might want to check out WalletHub's latest rankings , which lists which US cities are best for such homebound holidays. The site looked at more than 180 of the...

Here's Why You're Losing More Often in Vegas Casinos

Companies that rely on gambling profits are stacking the deck

(Newser) - Las Vegas casinos are costing gamblers more and making it harder to win. The Wall Street Journal reports that blackjack payouts have gone down, roulette wheels aren't as sure a bet as before, and gaming overall costs more now. It turns out there's a reason for these changes—...

Musk Is Expanding His Vegas Tunnel Network

It's not quite as futuristic as it sounds

(Newser) - Elon Musk's Boring Company has received approval to expand its "Vegas Loop" system, adding 18 stations to bring the total to 69, per the Verge . The goal of the tunnel system is to alleviate road traffic. Unfortunately, it's not as futuristic as it sounds. Instead of high-speed...

Fans Cheer A's but Not Owner
Team Returns to Unhappy Fans

Team Returns to Unhappy Fans

Crowd cheers A's but not their owner

(Newser) - Just 6,423 fans showed up for the Athletics' first home game since announcing a deal for land to build a ballpark in Las Vegas, many chanting "Sell the team!" and "Stay in Oakland!" during an 11-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. "...

FBI Docs Suggest Motive for Las Vegas Shooter

Acquaintance interviews reveal Stephen Paddock was upset over treatment by casinos

(Newser) - Documents newly released by the FBI "provide the strongest indication yet of a motive" for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, USA Today reports. Though an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit concluded there was "no single or clear motivating factor" that drove 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to rain...

First Magician on Las Vegas Strip Dies at 100
She Was the First Magician
on the Las Vegas Strip

She Was the First Magician on the Las Vegas Strip

Gloria Dea dies at 100

(Newser) - Gloria Dea, the first magician to perform on what would become the Las Vegas Strip in the early 1940s, has died. She was 100. Dea died Saturday at her Las Vegas residence, said LaNae Jenkins, the director of clinical services for Valley Hospice, who was one of Dea's caretakers....

Lawsuit: Man Collapsed at Blackjack Table, No One Helped

Family sues, claiming David Jagolinzer died after people ignored his heart attack for 16 minutes

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas—or out of the courtroom. As the Washington Post reports, 48-year-old Florida lawyer David Jagolinzer was playing blackjack at the Wynn Las Vegas casino last April when he slumped over convulsing with a heart attack. According to a lawsuit filed...

New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

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