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  • Las Vegas: New zip line takes flight at Rio just west of the Strip

    Las Vegas: New zip line takes flight at Rio just west of the Strip
    A new zip line just west of the Las Vegas Strip offers what some guests may consider an added degree of comfort and safety while dangling from a cable nearly 500 feet in the air. Riders on the VooDoo ZipLine¬†at the Rio don’t get strapped into a...
  • O.J. Simpson files new appeal of Las Vegas robbery conviction

    Just when you thought you’d seen the last of O.J .Simpson, the former NFL standout known to fans as “the Juice” is back, with another appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court over his conviction in a hotel room armed robbery. In legal papers...
  • Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack

    Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack
    Ben Affleck might be on his way to persona non grata status in certain parts of Las Vegas casinos: According to reports out Friday, one outfit's security team decided he had been counting cards at the blackjack table and asked him to leave.  The "Gone...
  • Huguette Clark dies at 104; reclusive heiress

    Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter with a taste for exquisite French dolls, baronial homes and solitude, has died. She was 104. Clark, who preferred to be known as Madame Clark, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. She had...
  • David Frye dies at 77; impressionist and satirist skewered political figures of the day

    David Frye dies at 77; impressionist and satirist skewered political figures of the day
    David Frye, whose impressions of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson and other prominent political figures vaulted him to popularity in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 77. Frye died Monday of cardiopulmonary arrest at his Las Vegas home,...
  • J. Terrence Lanni dies at 68; casino exec helped Las Vegas clean up its image

    J. Terrence Lanni dies at 68; casino exec helped Las Vegas clean up its image
    Reporting from Las Vegas -- J. Terrence Lanni, a casino executive who helped Las Vegas shed its mob-run image and earn Wall Street's respect, died late Thursday at his home in Pasadena. He was 68 and had cancer. Lanni served as an executive with...
  • Lessons learned from the recession in Las Vegas

    Lessons learned from the recession in Las Vegas
    Riding the roller coaster that wraps around the New York-New York casino and hotel is 3 1/2 minutes of pure rush, looping up and down fast enough to satisfy die-hard thrill seekers. The coaster is like the southern Nevada recession — full of...
  • A visit to a Heart Check America … and a sales pitch

    A visit to a Heart Check America … and a sales pitch
    The telemarketer called in February with an unusual offer: free heart scans for me and my wife, an $800 value, from a company called Heart Check America. The procedure would be "noninvasive," he promised. No needles. "Just lie on a table and hold your...
  • 10 fast-growing retirement spots

    10 fast-growing retirement spots
    Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. Jailed on Grand Larceny Charge

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Jailed on Grand Larceny Charge
    LAS VEGAS -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. Mayweather, 33, was booked Friday on a grand larceny charge at the Clark County jail and...
  • Paris Hilton Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Arrest

    Paris Hilton Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Arrest
    LAS VEGAS -- Paris Hilton has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from her drug-related arrest last month at a Las Vegas resort. Hilton pleaded guilty in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday morning to drug possession and obstructing an officer....