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Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider' and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 86

May. 19, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

Jim Otto, the Hall of Fame center known as “Mr. Raider” for his durability through a litany of injuries, has died, the team confirmed Sunday night. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately known. “The Original Raider,” the club said in a statement...

Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

May. 19, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life at the Southern California resort chose to unionize following a three-day vote culminating on Saturday. The Actors’ Equity Association labor union said in a...

Young, Wilson post double-doubles to lead Aces over Sparks 89-82

May. 18, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jackie Young and A'ja Wilson both scored 22 points and finished with double-doubles to power the Las Vegas Aces to an 89-82 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Young sank 8 of 18 shots, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range, and added 11 assists and six...

The WNBA is investigating whether Vegas tourism authority can sponsor Aces players for $100K each

May. 18, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The WNBA is investigating whether the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's $100,000 annual sponsorship to Aces player for this season and next is allowed. A league spokesperson confirmed Saturday that there is an open investigation looking into the deal....

Teen who ate spicy tortilla chip died of high chile consumption and had a heart defect, autopsy says

May. 16, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teen who participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge on social media died from eating a large quantity of chile pepper extract and also had a congenital heart defect, according to autopsy results obtained by The Associated Press. Harris Wolobah, a...

NFL's late Sunday afternoon doubleheader window continues to get the most scrutiny and viewers

May. 16, 2024 06:04 AM EDT

When the NFL schedule gets released, fans and commentators obsess over how many prime-time appearances teams will make. However, the biggest competition and most attention when it comes to formulating the schedule each year is the late afternoon window for Fox and CBS. ...

The Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts in the '90s, is closing

May. 15, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors this summer, the end of an era for a property credited with helping transform Sin City into an ultra-luxury resort destination. The July 17 closure will clear the way for major renovations...

Richtech: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

May. 15, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LAS VEGAS (AP) — Richtech Robotics (RR) on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. The developer of robotic technologies posted revenue...

Aces heavy favorites to win 3rd straight championship; Caitlin Clark a boon to WNBA

May. 14, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces will begin the WNBA season Tuesday night as a heavy favorite to win a third straight title. The Aces, who were a unanimous choice at No. 1 in the preseason AP WNBA power poll, are plus-100 favorites to win the title again, according to BetMGM. New...

Hotel union workers end strike against Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with contract talks set for Tuesday

May. 12, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest labor union concluded a 48-hour strike Sunday meant to pressure Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to agree to a five-year contract on wages and benefits. More than 700 workers with Culinary Union Local 226 walked off the job at the 1,500-room hotel-casino...