Tag Archives: Las Vegas

“Boogaloo” Extremists Busted In Protest Terror Plot

The Associated Press reports: Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring …

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Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn Dies Of COVID At Age 75

People Magazine reports: Illusionist Roy Horn has died. He was 75. Horn, who launched to fame as part of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, his publicist said in a statement to ABC. The entertainer tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus last month. At the …

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Covidiot Las Vegas Mayor Faces Recall Campaign

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is facing a recall effort in the wake of her response to the coronavirus pandemic, including controversial comments she made recently on national television. If enough valid signatures are collected by the cut-off date, it would trigger a mayoral recall election. It was her appearances on national television last month …

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Billionaire Trump Hotel Partner Boasts He Has Cash To Stay Closed For 20 Years, Isn’t Paying Laid Off Staffers

Forbes reports: On any typical Friday before the coronavirus pandemic began, Phil Ruffin’s schedule would be packed with strategy meetings and his desk would be a pile of daily operating reports. His phone would be ringing nonstop and he’d walk the floor of his casinos. Then he would usually call Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump to see how business …

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Las Vegas Mayor Cites “Desert Heat” In Call To Reopen

“Although, it has not been clearly determined as to the effect that extreme warmth will have on the virus, it is assumed that it will deter its ferocity. Our hot summer coupled with our unique economy compel us to be at the forefront of America’s ‘reopening.’ We are certainly looking forward to having our desert heat provide that substantiation. “Las …

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TRAINWRECK: Anderson Cooper Floored By Bonkers Lockdown Interview With Las Vegas Mayor [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman appeared on CNN, Wednesday, for a trainwreck of an interview during which she called for casinos and hotels to be reopened, argued there have been viruses in Vegas “for years,” and engaged in a constant battle with Cooper who described her positions as “ignorant.” As the interview started, host Anderson Cooper asked Goodman, …

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Las Vegas Mayor: Open Now And Let The Competition Destroy The Businesses That Have The Disease [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has made news of late for calling Nevada’s coronavirus shutdown “total insanity,” but following a Tuesday cable news interview, it’s Goodman’s sanity that should be questioned. The Independent mayor made wild health assertions while making her case for a reopening of Vegas during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, saying, “What I …

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Las Vegas Strip Club Offers Drive-Through Shows

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: One Las Vegas strip club is staying open amid a 30-day shutdown recommended by Gov. Steve Sisolak and taking social distancing to another level by offering drive-through strip shows. Little Darlings strip club will begin offering drive-through strip shows for those who want to indulge in some adult entertainment, but do not want to enter …

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Many Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels To Temporarily Close

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: MGM Resorts International announced Sunday it is temporarily suspending operations at all Las Vegas properties “until further notice” effective Tuesday. Casino operations are set to close Monday, followed by hotel operations. The company will not be taking reservations prior to May 1. The Las Vegas-based company operates the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, …

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MGM Closes Buffets At 7 Vegas Casinos Over Virus

CBS Las Vegas reports: GM Resorts International says they will be temporarily closing their buffets at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur amid coronavirus concerns. The changes will go into effect on Sunday, March 15, according to their Public Relations department. The closures are temporary and MGM says it will be evaluated on a weekly …

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Trump’s Vegas Stay Cost US Public At Least $1 Million

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s choice to stay at his own Las Vegas hotel each night during the western states swing that wrapped up Friday likely cost taxpayers a million extra dollars as well as diverted thousands of them into his own cash registers. Previous presidents on extended trips away from the White House typically stayed in the …

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Nazi Guilty In Plot To Bomb Gay Bar And Synagogue

NBC News Las Vegas reports: A self-described white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday in Las Vegas to collecting materials and planning to bomb a synagogue or office of the Anti-Defamation League, or shoot people at a fast food restaurant or a bar catering to LGBTQ customers. Conor Climo, 24, stood rigidly in yellow jail scrubs, answering, “Yes, your honor,” while U.S. …

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MGM To Pay $800M In Las Vegas Mass Shooting Suits

The New York Times reports: MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits from victims of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured. The killer, Stephen Paddock, holed up inside his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which MGM …

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FBI: Only Motive Of Las Vegas Shooter Was “Infamy”

The Associated Press reports: A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took any specific motive for the 2017 attack to his grave, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The agency found no “single or clear motivating …

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LAS VEGAS: MGM Resorts Preemptively Sues 1000+ Mass Shooting Victims In Effort To Avoid Any Liability

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability. The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for Oct. 1 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against …

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REPORT: Las Vegas Mass Shooter Had Ranted About Gun Control, FEMA Camps, Waco, And Ruby Ridge

The Associated Press reports: A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the Oct. 1 attack told authorities that Paddock had ranted against the government and warned that law enforcement and the military would start confiscating guns. In a jailhouse interview with police and the FBI, the man said Paddock called …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban On Legal Sports Betting

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, allowing more states to get in on the action and reap the tax benefits. The court struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: …

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ARIZONA: Federal Charges For Man Who Sold Armor Piercing Ammo To Las Vegas Mass Shooter [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was charged Friday with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, according to court documents. Unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had the fingerprints of ammunition dealer Douglas …

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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn To Resign As RNC Finance Chair After Dozens Of Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

A brief breaking mention from Politico: Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as Republican National Committee finance chair, according to three Republicans familiar with the decision. The decision follows a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal alleging that Wynn engaged in sexual harassment. There’s also this from Forbes: Wynn Resort shares fell over 10% on Friday …

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Sheriff: Las Vegas Gunman Was Trump Fan

Newsweek reports: Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was quite the fan of President Donald Trump before he killed 58 people and left another 500 injured—the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Paddock, a millionaire who reportedly would gamble up to $1 million a night in casinos, was attracted to the president’s politics because of the boost the stock market …

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