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  • LAS VEGAS— A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970 s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her. The discrepancies raise questions about the information she provided to Las Vegas police...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Remark Media Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 10 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • RENO, Nev.— A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week against Peter Stremmel Galleries, the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction of...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Switch Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $821,000. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $102.5 million.

  • That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11- year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. An 11- year-old boy got into Florida's site within 10 minutes, while an 11- year-old girl did it in 15 minutes, according to the organizers of the event called DEFCON Voting Machine Hacking...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. We think it's important, "said Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest hacker conventions, will serve as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines this week, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. The three-day "Voting Village," which opens in Las Vegas on Friday, also aims to expose...

  • LAS VEGAS— Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said Thursday. Nicholas' attorney, David Chesnoff,...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The Latest on a large federal immigration operation targeting businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired and mistreated immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally:. Federal officials say a large investigation into businesses believed to be involved in a scheme to knowingly hire immigrant laborers in the U.S. illegally...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Golden Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 12 cents. Golden Entertainment shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *China retaliates to U.S. tariffs. Aug 8- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as a steep fall in crude oil prices hit energy shares, more than offseting gains in technology and bank stocks. It is about half a percent away from the all-time high it hit on Jan. 26.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. But researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown...

  • An employee demonstrates the waterproof feature on the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S7 smartphone during a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

    Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 8- The nightmare scenario for computer security- artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses- may already have arrived. The group will unveil details of its experiment at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday. I absolutely do believe were going there, said Jon DiMaggio, a senior...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • LAS VEGAS— Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors. The addition of Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox and former Deutsche Bank executive Richard Byrne brings the number of board members to 11.. The announcement came a day after the company disclosed that casino industry veteran Phil...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Everi Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 2 cents. Everi Holdings shares have risen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LAS VEGAS _ Southwest Gas Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $21.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Southwest Gas shares have decreased roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aug 7- A U.S. jury on Tuesday returned a $315 million verdict against Scientific Games Corp, saying the gambling products company had initiated a frivolous patent lawsuit in hopes of controlling the market for automatic card-shufflers at casinos. The Chicago jury awarded $105 million to a group of companies led by Shuffle Tech International LLC that compete...