Inside a run-down, but clean gym tucked away on a small back street in Oceanside, Calif., a beach city about 80 miles south of Los Angeles, 79-year-old Tiaina Seau walks steadily on a slow-moving treadmill. His wife, 75-year-old Luisa, patiently pedals an outdated stationary bicycle.
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Robert Bigelow was no more than 9 years old when he heard his first atom bomb explosion. He was upstairs in his bedroom, in a two-story brick house in Las Vegas. There was a low rumble in the early hours of the morning; a bright flash seared the horizon. “All of a sudden,” Bigelow remembers, “it lights up like daytime.”
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Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN)’s lawsuit with former director Kazuo Okada was halted while U.S. authorities pursue a criminal investigation into possible bribery of Philippine officials by the Japanese billionaire.
As the NBA and the rest of the world rallies around Jason Collins and his decision to come out, one former pro ball player voiced some controversial opinions regarding homosexuality. Larry Johnson, who famously crossed-dressed as the “Grandmama” character for Converse, took to Twitter and said that the NBA locker room is no place for a gay man.
States and casinos racing to legalize online gaming may find some unwelcome visitors on their websites: product liability lawyers. A group of 10 lawyers and academics with experience in prior liability cases met in Indianapolis in mid-April to discuss whether a lawsuit claiming online gaming further promotes gambling addiction has a shot at winning.
(via Business Day)
Great Basin Gold’s Hollister mine in Nevada has been "tentatively disposed" of for $15m plus a royalty payment, in an auction. Great Basin has the Hollister trial mining operation in Nevada and the newly built Burnstone mine in Mpumalanga, which is also up for sale.
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Federal prosecutors have built a hacking case against a Las Vegas man who raked in half a million dollars exploiting a minor glitch in a video poker machine, Wired reports. At the center of the hacking case is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1984 law used to prosecute Aaron Swartz that critics say is way too broad.
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Disgraced insurance executive Michael Van Gilder pleaded guilty Wednesday to securities fraud in the insider-trading investigation connected to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's 2008 investment in Denver-based Delta Petroleum.
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A stroke of bad luck. That's what casino operator Genting Singapore PLC blamed for reporting a sharply lower-than-expected quarterly profit, while also flagging a cautious outlook due to muted Chinese economic growth. Genting Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa, one of two casinos in the island state that are the envy of the global industry since opening three years ago, said that ...
(via The Washington Post)
Bryce Harper was pulled from Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning following a check swing that had him grimacing the previous inning against Braves left-hander Paul Maholm. In the dugout, Harper, the former Las Vegas High and College of Southern Nevada star, was seen talking to trainer Lee Kuntz and Manager Davey Johnson. Roger Bernadina replaced ...