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January 30, 2015

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  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Petition drive to get stadium funding initiative on ballot falls short
    Jan. 30, 2015
    An initiative to put the issue of public funding for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot failed to get enough signatures to ...
  • This file photo shows reporters who were enlisted to act as pall bearers at the interment of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.
    Judge: Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket
    Jan. 30, 2015
    FORT WORTH, Texas — A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother, a judge ruled Friday. Robert Oswald had bought the pine bluff casket for his brother, whose body was ...
  • This Nov. 19, 2014, photo shows members of the Unite-HERE casino workers union marching in front of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.,J. to protest benefit cuts a bankruptcy court judge imposed on Taj workers.
    Icahn: Benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice' to keep Taj Mahal casino open
    Jan. 30, 2015
    The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open. Icahn responded in a letter to ...
  • Wrangler forward Matt Tassone (16) attempts to settle a bouncing puck in front of Idaho Steelheads goaltender Pat Nagle during the first period of play on Feb. 28, 2014.
    Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out
    Jan. 30, 2015
    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at the Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home. With a deal at the Plaza having melted away and ...
  • Reno gun dealer pleads guilty to illegal firearm sales
    Jan. 30, 2015
    The owner of a Reno shooting range faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he illegally sold handguns and machine guns with obliterated serial numbers to undercover agents. James Harwin, a federally licensed firearm dealer, was indicted last summer after ...
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.
    NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future
    Jan. 30, 2015
    As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. "As an organization, and as an individual, it's been a tough year," Goodell said Friday during ...
  • Harrah's Casino stands at the foot of Canal and Poydras Streets in New Orleans Dec. 5, 2000. Touted eight years ago as a potential economic savior for the city, the casino has turned into a political and employment nightmare that some wish they could forget.
    New Orleans mayor signs ban on smoking in casinos, bars
    Jan. 30, 2015
    In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance doing ...
  • Economist: 2014 was pivotal year for Las Vegas
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Business leaders from around the valley gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center this morning for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Preview 2015 conference and trade show. The forecasting and networking event ...
  • Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in this file photo.
    Las Vegas hosts a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014
    Jan. 30, 2015
    A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been ...
  • Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend’s roommate, stealing car
    Jan. 30, 2015
    A man is clinging to life this morning after being stabbed by his roommate’s ex-boyfriend, Metro Police said. Police were called just after midnight to ...
  • Jason Mraz performs at Red Rock Resort on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
    Concert on-sales: Steely Dan, Diana Ross, Jason Mraz and more
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Plus, Weird Al!
  • The Sex and Love World Tour of co-headliners Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
    Celebrity preview: Enrique Iglesias + Pitbull, Jackie Evancho, Burt Bacharach, DJ Jazzy Jeff, UFC 183
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Yes, our streets will be deserted as 185 million viewers tune in to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49, as well as John Legend, Idina Menzel, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform before The Big Game and at halftime in Phoenix.
  • Court denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case
    Jan. 30, 2015
    A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury's decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death. The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a 39-page ruling a week after ...
  • Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56
    Jan. 30, 2015
    A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years. The attack compounds Pakistan's security challenge to ...
  • Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez listens during his murder trial Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013.
    Victim’s mom leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial
    Jan. 30, 2015
    The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he found. For a second straight day, Ursula Ward left ...
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