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  • Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article.

  • $66M expansion for Mandalay Bay convention center Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. "One of the real strengths of the recovery is in meetings," Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling told The Associated Press.

  • Spirit plans flights between Vegas, Kansas City Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Discount carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to offer daily, nonstop service between Las Vegas and Kansas City, Mo.. A plane will depart Kansas City at 9:55 p.m. daily and arrive in Las Vegas at 10:55 p.m. local time, while a flight will depart Las Vegas at 1 a.m. daily and arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 a.m..

  • Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada. Giving or selling marijuana to minors, driving under the influence or using pot in public would remain illegal under the Nevada measure.

  • Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won TV competition "America's Got Talent," people pack their performances at large venues and they have been tapped to star in short films bankrolled by Ellen DeGeneres' pet food company, one of which is set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen& Bar, is located at the Quad Resort& Casino and welcomed its first customers last week.

  • The Vegas experience: Less gambling, more clubbing Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Travelers spent $27 billion in Vegas last year; and as millennials continue to drop more money on clubbing than on gambling, businesses are capitalizing on it.

  • SYDNEY, April 22- Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd is set to bid for a $2 billion casino complex in Las Vegas, according to media report, underscoring the Melbourne- based casino operator's ambition to expand to more markets.

  • Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33- acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

  • Doctor convicted in outbreak to undergo evaluation Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A former Nevada doctor at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation. U.S. Senior District Judge Larry Hicks signed the order last week to determine if Dipak Desai is mentally competent to accept a plea deal on federal health care fraud charges.

  • Nevada jobless rate remains 8.5 percent in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.

  • US Senate leader: rancher's backers 'terrorists' Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

  • Tapas chain Firefly closes Henderson restaurant Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.

  • Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland grazing rights.

  • Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The Bureau of Land Management took the action after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including militia and tea party members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy.

  • Miss. man indicted in $9 million bankruptcy fraud Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— A Jackson man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he defrauded his bankrupt business of more than $9 million. William "Butch" Dickson faces charges in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

  • MACAU, April 7- As the world's gambling capital Macau races to open more than 17,000 new hotel rooms over the next three years to keep pace with a flood of Chinese visitors, only about 4,000 affordable homes for locals are expected to be built in the same period.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- In Indianapolis, an open house event tends to draw 10 people on a good day. "The realtor was dumbfounded," said Block, vice president of lending at Austin, Texas- based Open Mortgages, which has branches near Indianapolis.

  • "Companies are really digging in on identifying what areas it makes sense to focus their benefits programs," said Robert Newbury, director at pay consulting firm Towers Watson.

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