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Deontay Wilder rolls the dice in Las Vegas fight with Ortiz

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deontay Wilder is rolling the dice in a city where a good gamble can quickly go bad. Beat Luis Ortiz on Saturday and a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury in February can’t come soon enough. Walk into the wrong end of a big right hand, though, and any plans to dominate the heavyweight...

Nevada casino regulators adopt new harassment, bias rules

Nov. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casino regulators have adopted new rules against workplace sexual bias. The state Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously amended state regulations to prohibit discrimination or harassment of a person based on the person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,...

Resorts World updates plans for $4.3B Las Vegas Strip resort

Nov. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A multibillion-dollar Las Vegas Strip megaresort has updated plans increasing its capacity and expanding its budget before its scheduled open in 2021, company officials said. The Malaysia-based parent company Genting Group announced Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to open its doors in...

Vegas council bans swords, knives, toy guns in downtown zone

Nov. 22, 2019 11:58 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council has voted to ban swords, knives and toy or replica guns from the downtown Freemont Street entertainment district. The council unanimously approved the ban Wednesday, adding the district to other tourist hubs around Las Vegas that have banned fake firearms. Nevada...

Sharks topple Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime

Nov. 22, 2019 2:55 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Couture isn’t always following the calendar enough to know who’s next on the San Jose Sharks’ schedule. He knew the Golden Knights were coming, though, because the team uses the Las Vegas trip as part of its annual Father’s Trip. He made some dads plenty...

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

Late 3 lifts TCU over UC Irvine 59-58 for Dixon’s 400th win

Nov. 21, 2019 11:27 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — RJ Nembhard made sure TCU coach Jamie Dixon earned his 400th career victory on the home court of his alma mater rather than a neutral setting in Las Vegas. The redshirt sophomore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left while scoring a career-high 20 points, lifting the...

Dawes’ 19 lead Clemson to 87-51 rout of Alabama A&M

Nov. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — These are the kind of games Clemson coach Brad Brownell loves: His team handles things early and he gets to reward hard workers who don’t always see time on the court. Tigers freshman Al-Amir Dawes had a career-high 19 points and Clemson scored 23 straight points in the first...

Ex-casino worker gets 38 years in Vegas picnic killing case

Nov. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer was sentenced Thursday to at least 38 years in state prison for shooting one supervisor dead and badly wounding another in a planned attack at a company picnic in April 2018. Anthony Wrobel, 44, was sentenced following a court hearing so...

Austin Vetter ordained 11th bishop of Helena Diocese

Nov. 21, 2019 5:12 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Church leaders say Rev. Austin Vetter has become the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Helena after the former bishop was appointed in Las Vegas last year. The Independent Record reported Wednesday that 52-year-old Vetter was appointed bishop to replace Bishop George Leo Thomas’...