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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. completes plea deal in Vegas on misdemeanor battery case
Championship fighter to start a 90-day jail sentence Jan. 6 in an unrelated case
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
Attorneys for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. completed the second part of a plea deal Friday that let the championship fighter pay a $1,000 fine and avoid trial and jail time for a November 2010 scuffle with a homeowner association security guard in an argument about parking tickets.
Doyle Brunson gets lifetime Epic poker card
Brunson has $6.1 million in lifetime tournament earnings
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
LAS VEGAS — A professional poker league that's trying to become the PGA Tour of poker is giving card icon Doyle Brunson its first lifetime player card, making him automatically eligible to play all future tournaments.
Las Vegas' Ben Lamb bounced quickly at WSOP final, finishes 3rd
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas poker professional Ben Lamb was eliminated from the World Series of Poker main event Tuesday night in four hands — leaving Pius Heinz of Germany and Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic battling for the $8.72 million title.
Three players still in WSOP head to finale with most info ever
Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
LAS VEGAS — The three top finishers at the World Series of Poker are preparing to settle an $8.72 million title armed with more information than ever before, adding a significant new layer to what's already a thinker's game.
Drug firms told to pay $162 million in hepatitis C case
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
A jury on Monday ordered pharmaceutical companies to pay $162.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit that accused them of negligently distributing large vials of an anesthetic to Las Vegas clinics at the center of a 2008 hepatitis C outbreak.
Bettors call Nevada regulators after USC-Utah score change
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Sports bettors in Nevada are complaining to state gambling regulators over a scoring change in last weekend's USC-Utah football game that didn't affect the outcome, but swung the betting result in many sports books from the Utes to the Trojans.
Jerry Lewis gone, but telethon brings in more than 2010
Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
Even without longtime host Lewis, MDA telethon contributions top last year's
MDA telethon hosts: Lewis retired from fundraiser
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon say Jerry Lewis retired from the yearly fundraiser — the organization’s first comments since announcing the beloved icon’s departure last month.
MDA asks USA for $1 more in telethon without Lewis
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
Although absent its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans to raise at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it took in last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon.
Adults get life-sized sandbox near Las Vegas Strip
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
Las Vegas has seen its share of heavy construction equipment as it bulldozed its way through one giant casino project after another. But with the recession having gutted the construction industry, excavators and bulldozers near the Strip are being put to use as toys for thrill-seeking visitors. A business owner has created what amounts to a life-sized sandbox for adults who pay up to $750 each to push around dirt, rock and huge tires with the earth-moving construction equipment.
Drug company lawyer: Clinic at fault for hepatitis C outbreak
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
A lawyer for one of two drug companies being sued over a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas says clinics - not drug manufacturers or distributors - were responsible for misusing an anesthetic and not cleaning medical equipment.
Las Vegas Review-Journal cuts staff across paper
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
The publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says the newspaper has laid off staff in each of its departments after considering ways to make the operation more efficient. Publisher Bob Brown declined Friday to say how many people lost their jobs.
Lawyer: Drugmakers knew vials led to contamination
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
A lawyer for a husband and wife suing two drug companies over a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas says company officials purposely sold large containers of an anesthetic to clinics despite knowing it might lead nurses to re-use and contaminate the vials.
Implosion of Strip hotel tower is complex but doable
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
The prospect of an imploding hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip conjures images of Hollywood blockbusters — lots of dynamite, a dramatic fall and billowing clouds of dust.
After closure on the Strip, everything must go at the Sahara
Friday, June 3, 2011
Now that the Sahara hotel-casino is closed in Las Vegas after 59 years, everything must go. The owners of the casino are planning a liquidation sale of all items inside the property exactly one month after closing the casino's doors. Things for sale include the casino's poker room sign, bedroom furnishings and chandeliers in several shapes and sizes.

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