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  • Someone is putting tiny cowboy hats on pigeons in Las Vegas as animal rescue works to remove them

    12/10/2019 10:17:18 AM PST · by MNDude · 86 replies
    KVVU reported that a local animal rescue and pigeon advocacy group known as Lofty Hopes has serious concerns about the negative impacts the hats will have on the pigeons. "At first, I was like, oh my God that's cute!” Mariah Hillman told KVVU. "Then, I was like, wait a minute – how did they get those hats on there?“ Hillman runs the animal advocacy organization, whose slogan is, “a pigeon positive movement.” While the identity of the person putting the hats on the pigeon remains unknown, Hillman told KVVU her organization is on a mission to track down the birds...
  • Massachusetts EBT cards were used in elite hotels in Hawaii: report

    12/04/2019 9:14:20 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 3, 2019 | Edmund DeMarche |
    On 18 different occasions in 2019, a Massachusetts EBT card was swiped in Hawaii — including one that was used twice at a posh island resort where rooms fetch $800 a night, a report published Monday said. The Boston Herald said it reviewed more than 2 million EBT expenditures over the past year and found thousands of out-of-state transactions that included withdrawals in Las Vegas and Alaska. The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are issued to needy citizens who qualify and are replenished monthly. The state's Department of Transitional Assistance bars cardholders from using the cards for vacation services —...
  • Arizona man guilty of making ammo sold to Las Vegas shooter

    11/19/2019 2:49:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 11/19/19 | KEN RITTER, Associated Press
    An Arizona man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a U.S. court in Nevada to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a hotel room where a gunman carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago. Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. “Doug had no indication whatsoever about Stephen Paddock’s plans,” defense attorney Marc Victor said, invoking the...
  • Elon Musk's The Boring Company to start tunneling at Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday

    11/14/2019 7:21:57 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    News 3 Las Vegas ^ | 11/13/19 | Phillip Moyer
    This Friday, Elon Musk's The Boring Company, will begin work on its $52.5 million underground people mover at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A release sent out by the LVCVA states that the company's boring machine has been put in place, and will begin tunneling at the convention center on Friday at 3 p.m. The people mover, which travel through two one-mile tunnels across the convention center's 200-acre campus, is designed to transport convention-goers to various destinations in about one minute.
  • Dick Morris: Ted Cruz Won Debate, Rubio 'Got Clobbered'

    12/16/2015 7:07:34 AM PST · by Isara · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Watch the video at the link. Ted Cruz won the fifth Republican debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but Donald Trump held his own and Chris Christie "helped himself," political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV. "Cruz was the big winner tonight," Morris said on the "Newsmax TV Post-Debate Special," hosted by Steve Malzberg. "He was terrific in his speeches. He was aggressive, forceful and really hit it out of the park three or four times. ..."Trump did very well, not as well as Cruz — but he clearly held his own and showed people why he is so popular,"...
  • The Latest: Las Vegas Makes Sleeping on the Streets Illegal

    11/07/2019 2:54:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    US News ^ | 11/06/19
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — THE Latest on Las Vegas city officials considering a law to make sleeping on the streets illegal (all times local): 6 p.m. Despite protests about a war on the poor, Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established shelters. The measure framed as a ban on camping downtown makes Las Vegas the latest city in the U.S. West to take steps to try to deal with complaints about homelessness. It has also drawn criticism from several Democratic presidential candidates. Effective Jan. 1, the...
  • Las Vegas police to suspend ICE program, won't detain people on federal immigration holds

    10/23/2019 8:17:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | October 23, 2019 | Elaine Emerson
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced Wednesday they will be suspending a program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain persons on federal immigration holds. LVMPD said in a statement that LVMPD analyzed a recent California court decision regarding ICE detention policies and determined "it will no longer honor Federal immigration detainers for civil immigration violations." The program was known as 287-G. The California ruling specified that ICE was prohibited from issuing detainers in states with no explicit statute on immigration arrests, LVMPD said.  Nevada doesn't currently have a statute approving an arrest for civil immigration violations. LVMPD noted that the decision...
  • It's Official: Miss Universe Pageant to be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th in the US

    10/20/2019 5:40:23 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Manila Bulletin ^ | 10/19/19 | Robert Requintina
    FROM ME: It appears that Miss Universe might take place in Las Vegas or Reno. The official date is Sunday, December 8th on FOX. The daughter of a dear high school friend is the current Miss Puerto Rico (Madison Anderson). We are all rooting for her! ARTICLE: It looks like the Miss Universe 2019 beauty pageant has finally found a date and host country. If the social media posts of four Miss Universe 2019 contestants and national directors are to be taken seriously, then the most prestigious beauty contest would be held in the United States on Dec. 8 (Dec....
  • MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

    10/15/2019 6:27:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 15, 2019 | Michelle L. Price
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner Phil Ruffin. The company also sold the Bellagio for $4.25 billion.
  • FBI looked into Trump plans to build hotel in Latvia with Putin supporter [Comey Watch]

    03/30/2018 12:31:35 AM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Jon Swaine
    Exclusive: US authorities made inquiries even before 2016 election campaign into Trump property dealings in former Soviet Union They wanted to build the Las Vegas of the Baltics. In 2010, a small group of businessmen including a wealthy Russian supporter of Vladimir Putin began working on plans to build a glitzy hotel and entertainment complex with Donald Trump in Riga, the capital of Latvia. {snip} The Latvian talks began without fanfare. David Orowitz, TrumpÂ’s senior vice-president for acquisitions and development, discreetly visited Latvia in September 2010 to explore locations, according to one source. The island of Zakusala, in RigaÂ’s Daugava...
  • Confiscate, Ban, Register, Limit and Bust – Dems Lay Gun Control Cards Down in Las Vegas

    10/07/2019 5:55:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3 October, 2019 | Lawrence Keane
    Democratic candidates gathered in Sin City and went all in on gun control. Granted, it wasn’t hard to do when the event was sponsored by gun control groups Giffords and March for Our Lives and the table dealer was a left wing cable news network that didn’t even gamble their own ratings by putting it on their network. They live-streamed on the web instead.If you missed it, I don’t blame you. Still, there’s some big election-year ideas they’re betting on.BansThe field split on outright confiscation. They must have noticed that U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) isn’t at the table anymore...
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • Joe Biden: Time to Sue Gun Manufacturers

    10/05/2019 1:59:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    During the MSNBC / Gabby Giffords / March for Our Lives gun control forum in Las Vegas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden contended that it is time to use lawsuits to rein in gun manufacturers. Biden stressed that if he were granted a “wish list” for gun control, the first thing he would do is repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). That Act protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits tied to firearms that were legally manufactured and legally sold. He said, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection,” and he claimed the suits...
  • MGM Agrees to Pay Las Vegas Shooting Victims Up to $800 Million

    10/03/2019 10:47:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2019 | Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    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 owns, and then fired into the crowd at a country music festival below. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
  • Biden: 'Zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump's Ukraine allegations

    10/02/2019 2:30:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/19 | Julia Manchester
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday there was "zero, zero, zero evidence" behind President Trump's allegations regarding the 2020 candidate's behavior with Ukraine. Trump is claiming Biden used his influence as vice president to push Ukraine to fire a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where his son, Hunter, had served as a board member. "There is zero, zero, zero evidence of any assertion being made," Biden said at the 2020 Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas. "Look, the issue is this President of the United States engaged in something apparently that is...

    09/30/2019 7:19:32 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 68 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | September 30, 2019 | N/A
    David Lee Roth says that VAN HALEN is "finished." The singer made the comment while speaking to Meltdown of the Detroit radio station WRIF about his upcoming Las Vegas residency, which is due to kick off in January. Asked if he was "bummed out" that he couldn't tour with VAN HALEN this past summer, as had been rumored several months ago, Roth responded: "That's been canceled a number of times, and I think VAN HALEN's finished and this is the next phase. I've inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it,...
  • Stacey Abrams won't join presidential fray, will focus on voter suppression instead: reports

    08/13/2019 11:36:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president, according to media reports, and will instead focus on combating voter suppression, an issue that took center stage during her unsuccessful run last year. On Tuesday, Abrams announced her new initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in Las Vegas. The name is an offshoot of a group she started after her loss. A close aide familiar with the decision told The New York Times that Abrams will focus on the new program rather than run for office. Messages from Fox...
  • Local man sues American Airlines, claims racial discrimination

    09/02/2019 12:06:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    kwtx10 ^ | Aug. 29, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    Holcomb was on his way back in April to Austin from Las Vegas after celebrating his birthday, but had a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he had an allergic reaction to a support dog belonging to another passenger. American Airlines, in a statement, says it makes accommodations for dogs “American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals,” a statement read. Holcomb says the passenger offered to switch seats but after no one volunteered, a flight attendant and a pilot got involved. Holcomb says he questioned why he had...
  • Dems tried to ‘blackmail’ casino owner to let employees unionize, conservative group claims (WI)

    08/23/2019 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 23, 12019 | Griffin Connolly
    A conservative watchdog group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday to review whether 14 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican inappropriately used their office to try to coerce a Las Vegas casino mogul into allowing his employees to unionize. In May, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan and 13 other Democrats wrote a letter to Frank Fertitta III, the CEO of the Las Vegas-based casino management company Red Rock Resorts Inc., urging him to “respect the rights of employees” at the company “to form a union and collectively bargain.” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania sent Fertitta a similar letter...
  • RNC ramps up ground game to bolster Trump campaign in key states

    08/20/2019 10:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Eleanor Watson, CBS News
    While Democrats consider more than 20 candidates hoping to become their party's nominee, the Republican National Committee is forging ahead with an August ground-game push to boost President Trump's reelection campaign in more than a dozen states. The RNC and the Trump Victory Committee launched an "Open for Business" tour last week featuring more than 30 events across 17 states to highlight the administration's economic achievements. In conjunction with the events hosted by surrogates, the committees have launched a six-figure digital ad buy targeting cities like Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, West Palm Beach, Miami and Las Vegas. The ads, which...