Madonna and Maluma to perform new song at Billboard Awards
NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. The song, released on Wednesday, is from Madonna's 14th album "Madame X," out June 14. She said the Latin-flavored album was inspired from living in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last few years. Maluma has had major success on the Latin charts since releasing his sophomore album, 2015's "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy." The 25-year-old singer won his first Latin Grammy last year for "F.A.M.E." - also nominated for top Latin album at the Billboard Awards. Other performers will include BTS, Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Jonas Brothers, Sam Smith, Normani and Mariah Carey.
CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast
CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast for Thursday, April 18, 2019 _____ 271 FPUS55 KVEF 190907 ZFPVEF Zone forecasts for the Mojave Desert and Southern Great Basin National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 206 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 This is an automatically generated product that provides average values for large geographical areas and may not be representative of the exact location that you are interested in. For a more site specific forecast...please visit weather.gov/lasvegas and either (1) Select a location from the dropdown menu above the map or (2) Click a location on the map. You can refine your selection by clicking on the map displayed on the resulting page. CAZ519-192300- Eastern Sierra Slopes- including Aspendell and Whitney Portal 206 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63. South winds around 15 mph. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers early in the morning. Lows 35 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Windy. A slight chance of rain showers in the morning. a chance of snow showers through the day. a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Patchy blowing dust early in the afternoon. Highs 49 to 59. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 55 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Very windy. Colder. Lows 27 to 37. West winds 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph. .SUNDAY...Breezy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 42 to 52. North winds 15 to 25 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly...
Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2
Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series.
Golden Knights-Sharks Sums
Vegas 1 0 1-2 San Jose 2 1 2-5 First Period_1, San Jose, Hertl 3 (Nyquist, E.Karlsson), 1:16. 2, San Jose, Couture 3 (Meier, E.Karlsson), 11:00. 3, Vegas, Smith 1 (Miller, W.Karlsson), 19:30 (pp). Penalties_Kane, SJ, (high sticking), 18:17. Second Period_4, San Jose, Goodrow 1 (Braun, Ryan), 12:22. Penalties_McNabb, VGK, (holding), 7:16; Pacioretty, VGK, (tripping), 13:44. Third Period_5, Vegas, Marchessault 2 (W.Karlsson, Miller), 11:36 (pp). 6, San Jose, Hertl 4 (Thornton, Pavelski), 14:45 (pp). 7, San Jose, Pavelski 2 (Kane), 18:14. Penalties_E.Karlsson, SJ, (tripping), 10:15; Marchessault, VGK, (high sticking), 14:30. Shots on Goal_Vegas 12-6-14_32. San Jose 6-14-9_29. Power-play opportunities_Vegas 2 of 2; San Jose 1 of 3. Goalies_Vegas, Fleury 3-2 (28 shots-24 saves). San Jose, Jones 2-2 (32-30). A_17,562 (17,562). T_2:22. Referees_Francis Charron, Gord Dwyer. Linesmen_Greg Devorski, Kiel Murchison.
Vegas Sands report suggests settlement amount in Macau case
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The amount was listed as a "nonrecurring legal settlement" in a $582 million quarterly earnings report by the publicly traded company headed by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Adelson did not take part in a conference call with analysts, and company executives did not say anything about the single line-item among 15 pages of financial figures. No dollar amount was disclosed March 14 when the settlement between Sands and Richard Suen and his company, Round Square Co., was announced in a Las Vegas courtroom. At the time, Suen said the battle he waged with Adelson since 2004 was "worth it" for what he called "the sense of justice." Suen attorney John O'Malley and Sands attorney James Jimmerson called it a fair end to the case. Las Vegas Sands spokesman Ron Reese declined Wednesday to comment, and attorneys on both sides in the third trial involving Sands and Suen didn't immediately respond to messages. A $96 million settlement would surpass previous jury judgments against Sands of $70 million in 2013 and $44 million in 2008 after state court trials. Both times, Sands appealed. The Nevada Supreme Court upheld jury findings that Sands was liable for damages but said in 2016 that a new jury should decide how much Suen should receive. The resulting settlement ended trial ahead of a second day of videotaped testimony by Adelson, the ailing 85-year-old board chairman, CEO and Republican national party donor. Company lawyers say he is being treated for cancer, and he has been excused from appearing in court in...
Sheriff: Man arrested in casino heir ranch break-in case
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities in rural Nevada say a man has been arrested in a break-in and possible attempt to dig buried treasure at a rural Nevada ranch once owned by a Las Vegas casino heir who died 20 years ago. Nye County sheriff's Lt. David Boruchowitz (buh-ROOK'-uh-witz) said Wednesday that 56-year-old Richard Cleaves was arrested Friday on warrant charges of burglary, conspiracy and destruction of property. Cleaves is identified as a former manager of Ted Binion's property in Pahrump, where sheriff's officials found holes dug after Cleaves and two unidentified men with shovels were seen on surveillance cameras March 30. Binion is believed to have buried millions of dollars' worth of silver before he died at age 55. Binion's stripper girlfriend and her lover were eventually acquitted of murder in his death.
LeBron James to be executive producer of boxing series
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James is getting into the boxing business. James is an executive producer of "40 Days," a documentary series about the buildup to big fights that will debut with a focus on the middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. The series is a partnership between Uninterrupted, the platform founded by James and partner Maverick Carter, and DAZN, which will stream the May 4 fight in Las Vegas. The first episode will debut April 23 on Uninterrupted's channels and DAZN, then on Univision, NBC Sports Network and a group of regional sports networks that includes MSG. Carter says Wednesday that Uninterrupted has partnered with DAZN, which signed Alvarez to a contract worth at least $365 million, in hopes of reaching a "new audience of global boxing fans that want to see another side to these athletes that has yet to be shown." The title of the series is derived from the roughly five days of training for eight weeks to prepare for a fight. The second episode is set for April 30.
Lawyers: Playboy Model, Roommate Accused In Bludgeoning Death Of Monterey Psychiatrist Are Innocent
Attorneys for a former Playboy model and her roommate accused of killing a popular Monterey psychiatrist, insist their clients had no role in the bludgeoning death of 71-year-old Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard.
Ex-pro football player accused of murder in death of girl, 5
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge expressed shock at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and child abuse charges against her mother and mother's former NFL player boyfriend. Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson denied bail Tuesday to Amy Taylor and former running back Cierre Wood pending a May 21 preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Michelle Jobe said a grand jury is expected to hear evidence about the April 9 death of La'Ryah Davis. The Clark County coroner determined she had a lacerated liver, broken ribs and died of multiple injuries. Her death was ruled a homicide. Attorneys for both defendants declined comment outside court. Wood played for Houston, New England, Buffalo, and in the Canadian Football League. ___ Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com
Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive. The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights advocates improperly orchestrated resolutions by rural lawmakers and sheriffs who say they won't enforce a new state law requiring background checks on all gun sales, including purchases at gun shows and on the internet. "These Nevada county commissions and sheriffs have gone rogue," Brady President Kris Brown said in a statement saying the officials are endangering public safety by declaring they won't enforce strict background checks. "If your job is to keep your constituents safe and defend public safety, you should have a vested interest in keeping guns out of dangerous hands," she said. The National Rifle Association didn't immediately respond to messages about the Brady organization filings seeking emails and communications from commissioners in four of Nevada's 17 counties and sheriffs in three. Don Turner, head of the pro-gun Nevada Firearms Coalition, said he supports the counties and sheriffs for balking at laws "that infringe on U.S. and Nevada constitutions." Brady spokesman Max Samis acknowledged that communications and lobbying happens on both sides of the gun issue. "This is different," he said. "This is telling law enforcement officers not to enforce the law." The push for documents in Nevada follows requests by the Brady organization for records last month in New Mexico, where at least 26 county commissions approved so-called Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances in opposition to an expanded gun background checks law due to take effect July 1. Brady...
Caesars names gambling-industry veteran as new CEO
NEW YORK (AP) - Caesars Entertainment is appointing a veteran of the Las Vegas Strip as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through bankruptcy reorganization after joining Caesars in 2015. The change in leadership comes two months after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a large stake in the casino and began pushing for fundamental changes. The company, which operates more than 35 casinos in the U.S., emerged from bankruptcy protection in late 2017, but it's been struggling since. A committee is being put into place to consider a sale, among other things. Its stock has fallen 17 percent over the past 12 months. Rivals MGM and Wynn have fallen further, however. Rodio, 60, has over three decades of experience in the industry, including seven years as president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment, which Icahn sold last year for $1.85 billion. Rodio will leave his job as CEO of Affinity Gaming to join Caesars. Frissora was initially scheduled to end his tenure at Caesars in February, but delayed his departure until this month. Icahn was adamant that he have a say in who led the company going forward, in addition with some control over board seats. Caesar's agreed to replace three members to its board with directors chosen by Icahn. The Icahn Group also held the option to appoint a fourth director if Caesars failed to appoint an acceptable CEO.
2 women held in Las Vegas in slaying of California doctor
A former model arrested in California in the killing of a psychologist last month made a court appearance in Las Vegas on a murder charge the same day an alleged accomplice surrendered to police, authorities said Monday.
Correction: Slain Psychiatrist story
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a former model arrested in California in the killing of a psychologist in Nevada arrived in custody in Las Vegas and appeared in court on a murder charge the same day an alleged accomplice surrendered to police. Kelsey Nichole Turner's attorney, Brian James Smith, said Monday that Turner denies any role in the death of Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard. A judge on Saturday scheduled a June 3 preliminary hearing in the case. Burchard's body was found March 7 in the trunk of Turner's car in the desert outside Las Vegas. Turner was arrested March 21 in Stockton, California. She's now held at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas. Police say 30-year-old co-defendant Diana Nicole Pena surrendered Saturday to detectives in Las Vegas. She's due in court Tuesday on murder and conspiracy charges.
Mariah Carey to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards
NEW YORK (AP) - No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. Carey has 18 No. 1 hits, including "Vision of Love," ''Hero," ''Honey" and "We Belong Together." Her duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," spent 16 weeks at No. 1, making it the longest-running No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 chart. Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" tied the feat in 2017. Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Panic at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani will perform. Cardi B is the leader with 21 nominations.
Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft
NEW YORK (AP) - Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. The Notre Dame guard decided to enter the draft and skip her senior season. She's the second Irish player to be drafted first after entering early joining Jewell Loyd, who had the honor in 2015. The Irish may have all five of their starters from this year's team drafted Wednesday night, with Arike Ogunbowale, Jessica Shepard, Brianna Turner and Marina Mabrey also expected to be taken. Tennessee is the only school to have that occur with college players, in 2008. Candace Parker was taken first. Alexis Hornbuckle was drafted fourth. Shannon Bobbitt and Nicky Anosike went back-to-back in the second round and Alberta Auguste was taken in the third round. This might have been the most wide-open draft in recent memory with no consensus pick at No. 1. Asia Durr went second to the New York Liberty. The Louisville guard, who was a two-time AP All-American, was the No. 2 scorer in school history. ___ Follow Doug Feinberg on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg
Lawyer: Nevada rancher Bundy to appeal federal lands ruling
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer for rancher Cliven Bundy says he'll appeal a Nevada judge's refusal to declare that the federal government has no jurisdiction over public land in the state. Washington-based activist attorney Larry Klayman said Wednesday the state Supreme Court should be as upset as him that Clark County District Court Judge Jim Crockett derided Bundy's request as "delusional." Klayman says judges aren't allowed to demean litigants. Crockett's ruling came after the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity pointed to three previous federal court cases that Bundy lost, all based on a similar challenge of U.S. government control of land where Bundy grazes cattle. A new Bundy lawsuit filed last August said President Barack Obama's creation in December 2016 of Gold Butte National Monument near Bundy's property amounts to a new development in the case.
Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. The show said in a press release that James Holzhauer won the episode with a total of $110,914. The previous record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig in 2010. Tuesday's win was the fourth consecutive victory for Holzhauer, whose winnings total more than $244,000. He will face two new challengers Wednesday. "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek revealed in March that he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but said he intends to fight the disease and keep on working. The episode that aired Tuesday was taped Feb. 11.
Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand
SYDNEY (AP) - Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts is in talks to buy Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts. Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, confirmed in a statement Tuesday it was in confidential takeover discussions over a cash-and-scrip offer from Wynn. It said the offer had an implied value of $10.58 ($14.85 AUD) per share, valuing Crown at around $7.83 billion ($10 billion AUD). Stressing there was "no certainty that these discussions will result in a transaction," Crown said the proposal was subject to conditions including due diligence and regulatory approvals. Crown's value has fallen 20% since mid-2018, but news of the talks sparked a 20.5% share price rise on the Australian Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, to $10.07 ($14.14 AUD).
Democratic candidates talk unions, veterans issues in Vegas
Democrats Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg are pitching themselves to union workers and veterans in Nevada, two slices of the electorate in the early Western caucus state that focus on policy over personality.
Trump avoids 'you're hired' with acting appointments
WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "you're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure federal statute that governs how to fill vacant federal posts. It also raises fresh questions about his reliance on temporary appointments for key security roles. The reality-star president, who once made staff churn into prime-time television, has overseen massive turnover in just two years in office. But he's shown little concern over creating uncertainty about the leadership of some of the country's most important agencies.
Study aims at better evaporation estimates at reservoirs
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water management strategies. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Desert Research Institute have teamed up to study evaporation at Lake Powell, building upon ongoing research at Lake Mead. The researchers deployed floating platforms with remote sensors on Lake Powell last year to measure water temperature, weather conditions and other variables. The scientists hope to develop a more accurate system to estimate evaporation. Bureau hydrologic engineer Jed Parker says there's little water managers can do to stop evaporation, but more accurate measurements could lead to better water budgeting on the Colorado River. ___ Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
The Latest: Trump boasts of Israel support to Jewish group
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance before the Republican Jewish Coalition (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is hearing chants of "four more years" from members of the Republican Jewish Coalition after detailing his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Trump is saying that "unlike other presidents, I keep my promises" and he calls the embassy move an example of a "historic action that had been decades in waiting." As he mentions the embassy decision, he's calling out two members of the audience at his speech in Las Vegas - major GOP donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. Trump says he thinks "that is the most important thing I think that's ever happened in their life. They love Israel." ___ 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking members of the Republican Jewish Coalition for backing him in 2016 and he says they have an important role to play in his re-election campaign in 2020. Trump says in a speech at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas that he's grateful to members for "your incredible support and your outstanding commitment to our country to our safety and to electing more Republicans." The president says "we need more Republicans. Let's go, so we can win everything." Trump says that as 2020 election nears, "I know that the Republican Jewish Coalition will help lead our party to another historic victory." ___ 12 p.m. President Donald Trump has met privately with a major GOP donor, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, before speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas. Adelson is chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. He and his wife,...
Trump: Democrats would 'leave Israel out there'
LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election as he takes a victory lap with Republican donors in Las Vegas. Trump is appearing at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which supported his 2016 campaign and is preparing to spend millions on his 2020 effort. Jewish voters in the U.S. have traditionally sided heavily with Democrats, but Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap next year, in part as Trump cites actions that he says show he's more pro-Israel. Trump's speech comes weeks after he suggested Democrats "hate" Jews. His remark came as Democrats engaged in an internal fight over how to respond to comments by Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota congresswoman, that were criticized by some as anti-Semitic.
Trump attorney says IRS cannot legally release tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney representing President Donald Trump says a congressional request for Trump's tax returns "would set a dangerous precedent" if granted and that the IRS cannot legally divulge the information. Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. Democrats are seeking information about Trump's financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest. But William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, said in a letter Friday to the Department of Treasury's general counsel that the tax code zealously guards taxpayer privacy. He said requests for tax returns "must have a legitimate legislative purpose." Consovoy said that Neal's request for Trump's tax information is to damage him politically. "His request is a transparent effort by one political party to harass an official from the other party because they dislike his politics and speech," Consovoy said. Neal requested Trump's personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline. Trump declined to provide his tax information as a candidate and as president, something party nominees have traditionally done in the name of the transparency. But Trump has said he won't release the information because he is under audit, something he reiterated again Friday while visiting the U.S-Mexico border. "I'm under audit. When you're under audit you don't do it," Trump said. IRS officials have said taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns. Trump claimed at...
Jury rejects Harry Reid lawsuit against fitness band maker
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries - including blindness in one eye - he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell face-first a little more than four years ago. After eight days of testimony, the eight-member civil trial jury deliberated about an hour before declaring that Reid never proved the first of 10 questions they were asked to decide: that the device Reid used that day was a TheraBand made by Ohio-based Hygenic Corp. Jurors never saw the actual device because Reid's adult son, attorney Leif Reid, disposed of it soon after Harry Reid was injured. Reid and his wife, Landra Gould, weren't in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The 79-year-old former Democratic Party leader used a wheelchair throughout the two-week trial, following treatment for pancreatic cancer and back surgery. Their lawyer, James Wilkes II of Tampa, Florida, said he respected the Nevada jury's decision. "I may not agree with the outcome, but I agree with the way we got there," Wilkes said. TheraBand lawyer Laurin Quiat was subdued in victory. "My client always believed in the product, believes that the product is safe, is not unreasonably dangerous for anyone, and they stand behind it," he said. "That's all I have to say." Reid and his wife sought unspecified monetary damages because they said the product was defective and the company failed to warn the public it was dangerous for elderly people like Reid to use. Reid's attorneys dropped a negligence claim after several days of testimony that began March 27. Reid testified last week his injuries were "the main factor" why he decided not to seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. Quiat, however, showed...
The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's injury lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A jury in Las Vegas rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries including blindness in one eye suffered in January 2015. After eight days of civil trial testimony, the eight-member jury deliberated about an hour before declaring Friday that Reid never proved the device he used that day was a TheraBand made by Ohio-based Hygenic Corp. Jurors never saw the actual exercise band because Reid's son disposed of it soon after Reid was injured. Reid testified the stretchy device slipped from his grasp, and he fell and was seriously injured. The 79-year-old former Democratic Party leader and wife, Landra Gould, weren't in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Their lawyer, James Wilkes II, says he respects the jury's decision. ____ 5:05 p.m. A jury in Las Vegas is deliberating whether an exercise band maker is to blame for blindness in one eye and other injuries former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid suffered when a stretchy device he was using slipped from his grasp and he fell in January 2015. Attorneys closed the case Friday in Reid's civil damages lawsuit in Nevada state court against Ohio-based TheraBand maker Hygenic Corp. The 79-year-old former Democratic party leader used a wheelchair during the two-week trial, after treatment for pancreatic cancer and back surgery. His attorneys dropped a negligence claim after several days of testimony that began March 27. Reid and his wife, Landra, seek damages because they say the product is defective and the company failed to warn the public the device is dangerous for elderly people like Reid.
Lionsgate chair: 'The sky is not falling in Hollywood'
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lionsgate's motion picture group chairman Joe Drake says the sky is not falling in Hollywood and the feature film business is not dead. It's certainly a message that the audience of movie theater owners and exhibitors wanted to hear at the final Hollywood studio presentation at CinemaCon. The studio on Thursday announced a multi-platform deal with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Point Grey Pictures and a new banner for faith-based films called Kingdom. It also offered a first look at Rian Johnson's crackling Agatha Christie-style whodunit "Knives Out," with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The studio brought out stars like Halle Berry, of "John Wick 3," Jamie Lee Curtis of "Knives Out" and Charlize Theron of "Long Shot" to promote its slate.
Britney Spears dice que se dedicará a cuidarse
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears dijo que decidió enfocarse en el cuidado de su persona mientras pasa por un momento difícil. Spears publicó el miércoles una imagen en Instagram con la leyenda: "Enamórate de cuidarte. Mente. Cuerpo. Espíritu". En el pie de foto escribió que todos necesitamos "un poco de tiempo para uno mismo", seguido de un emoji sonriendo. People reportó, citando una fuente no identificada, que los temores por la salud de su padre y la necesidad de ayudar a cuidarlo, tras una ruptura de colon que amenazó con la vida de él el año pasado, han afectado a la estrella pop. En enero Spears anunció que dejaría en pausa su residencia en Las Vegas, así como el resto de su carrera, para cuidar a su padre. Spears de 37 años tiene hijos de 13 y 12 años.
Celine Dion announces Courage World Tour, new album in 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celine Dion is ending her Las Vegas residency soon, but the superstar singer will keep herself busy by releasing new music and embarking on a new world tour later this year. Dion told a packed venue Wednesday that she will kick off her Courage World Tour in North America. The Canadian singer says she is expecting to release "Courage," her 12th studio album, in November. Dion performed a few songs including "I'm Alive" and "My Heart Will Go On" after making the announcement at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The singer says she felt motivated recently to get back on the road and create new music for the first time since the death of her husband-manager René Angélil in 2016. After more than 15 years, Dion will finish her critically-acclaimed Vegas residency in June. The singer has toured since starting her Vegas show, but the Courage tour will be her first North American tour since her Taking Chances World Tour in 2009.
Casino company Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino company Las Vegas Sands says it'll spend $3.3 billion to expand its property in Singapore by adding an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and more convention space. The Las Vegas-based owner of properties in the U.S. and Macau said in a statement Wednesday it signed an agreement with the Singapore government and plans to begin building adjacent to its existing Marina Bay Sands resort. Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Goldstein says the Singapore development reflects strong tourism and business potential in the city-state off southern Malaysia. Publicly traded Las Vegas Sands is one of two companies with casino licenses in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands opened in 2010. Plans call for the arena to seat 15,000 and for the new hotel high-rise to have about 1,000 suites.
The Latest: Goodman wins third term as Las Vegas mayor
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on municipal elections in Las Vegas and other southern Nevada cities (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has overwhelmingly won a third and final term in office, matching her husband Oscar Goodman's 12-year span running the city. Carolyn Goodman captured eight of every 10 votes Tuesday, allowing her to bypass a June general election. She needed to win more than 50 percent of the vote over six challengers. While Goodman voted early Tuesday and attended a morning campaign event, the 80-year-old mayor didn't attend her election night watch party at her husband's glitzy downtown steakhouse. Goodman announced in January that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her husband announced at the party Tuesday night that she had been feeling too tired after a recent round of chemotherapy to attend the event. He said she planned to rest and return to work Wednesday. ___ 7:40 p.m. Early results in the race for Las Vegas Mayor show incumbent Carolyn Goodman with an overwhelming lead over six challengers. The first batch of results released Tuesday night shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. showed Goodman capturing more than eight out of every 10 votes. If Goodman locks in more than 50 percent she will be able to bypass a June general election and cement a 24-year uninterrupted span of herself and husband Oscar Goodman serving as the city's mayor. Carolyn Goodman in 2011 succeeded her husband after he spent a dozen years as Las Vegas mayor. Early results showed former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project manager Melissa Clary each capturing about one-third of the vote in a Las Vegas City Council seat.
Footage from 'It: Chapter 2,' 'Joker' debuts at CinemaCon
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Warner Bros. doled out a Godzilla-sized serving of new footage in a marathon presentation to promote its upcoming slate of films including "The Joker," ''It: Chapter Two" and "The Goldfinch" to an audience of movie theater owners at CinemaCon Tuesday. The audience got some goosebumps after watching a scene from the "It" sequel where Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain) goes back to her father's house and is surprised to find an older woman living there instead. The young cast of "It" stood aside their grown "Losers' Club" counterparts of "It: Chapter Two" on stage, including Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Isaiah Mustafa. Sophia Lillis, who played the young Beverly Marsh in the first film, laughed that she'd kind of predicted that Chastain would play the adult version of her. She'd worked with director Andy Muschietti, for one, and "we kind of look alike." Director Todd Phillips, no stranger to Las Vegas or Caesar's Palace, having filmed "The Hangover" there, was on hand to introduce the first teaser trailer for "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix. The chilling teaser, to be released widely on Wednesday, shows a pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, working as a clown on the street, helping his mother take a bath, possibly attempting to date and generally veering toward madness. Phillips said there's been a lot written about the film and not much has been all that accurate. "But that's what happens when you set out to make an origin story about a character who doesn't have an origin," he said of Batman's nemesis. Plus, he'd rather it be a surprise for audiences when it hits theater in October. He's even playing a little coy with his own studio, telling them he couldn't describe it. When they asked for a genre, at least, he said, "It's a tragedy." The studio...
Las Vegas Mayor Goodman overwhelmingly wins 3rd, final term
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Early results in the race for Las Vegas Mayor show incumbent Carolyn Goodman with an overwhelming lead over six challengers. The first batch of results released Tuesday night shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. showed Goodman capturing more than eight out of every 10 votes. If Goodman locks in more than 50 percent she will be able to bypass a June general election and cement a 24-year uninterrupted span of herself and husband Oscar Goodman serving as the city's mayor. Carolyn Goodman in 2011 succeeded her husband after he spent a dozen years as Las Vegas mayor. Early results showed former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project manager Melissa Clary each capturing about one-third of the vote in a Las Vegas City Council seat.
Store clerk faces Las Vegas judge in beer theft killing case
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A judge says a 26-year-old store clerk accused of fatally shooting a beer thief outside a Las Vegas convenience market can be freed on house arrest and electronic monitoring pending her next court hearing. Suse Antunez-Garcia stood in shackles Tuesday before a Las Vegas judge who assigned defense attorney JoNell Thomas to represent her on a murder charge in the killing of 56-year-old Robert Lee Cook. Thomas declined to comment outside court. Judge Joe M. Bonaventure noted that Antunez-Garcia posted $10,000 bail. He set a May 1 preliminary hearing of evidence. Police say Antunez-Garcia shot Cook on Friday after Cook and a woman allegedly took several cases of beer and scuffled with a store manager before fleeing in a vehicle. The coroner says Cook was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Eagles to perform 'Hotel California' album in its entirety
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Eagles will perform their 1976 "Hotel California" album in its entirety in concert for the first time. Live Nation says it will take place on Sept. 27 and 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on April 12. Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will be joined by Deacon Frey and Vince Gill for what will be the group's only North American performances of 2019. Founding member Glenn Frey, Deacon's father, died in 2016. "Hotel California" is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, and the title song and "New Kid in Town" won Grammys. The Eagles have won six Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
It's not charming, it's obnoxious. Give us a real apology, Joe Biden.
Former Vice President Joe Biden issued a mealy mouthed response to a very serious accusation that he inappropriately invaded the personal space of a Democratic candidate in Nevada. Here's what he should have said:
Las Vegas mayor election could seal 24-year Goodman legacy
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will ty to beat back half a dozen challengers in a primary election Tuesday, hoping to cement, a 24-year reign in the Las Vegas mayor's office that she has shared with her husband, Oscar Goodman. The 80-year-old Carolyn Goodman was easily re-elected in 2015 and is expected to similarly sail to another four-year term. Goodman brings her incumbency and familiar last name to a match up against six lesser-known political newcomers in the nonpartisan election. She must win more than 50 percent to lock-in re-election and skip a June general election. Goodman in 2011 succeeded her husband after he spent a dozen years as Las Vegas mayor. Oscar Goodman, a former mob lawyer, was a Sin City icon who frequently appeared with showgirls on his arm and martini in his hand. His wife, the founder of an elite private school, has used her term in the office to oversee a redevelopment of the city's downtown. Voters across Clark County on Tuesday will also cast ballots for a handful of local seats up in the off-year municipal elections. About 20 candidates are also seeking three Las Vegas city council seats. The race getting the most attention, for the city's Ward 3, involves former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen whose rise in the Democratic Party was derailed by sexual harassment allegations. Kihuen left Congress in January, declining to seek another term following the allegations, only to quickly mount a return to public office by running for an open city council seat representing the city's northeast corner. The U.S. House Ethics Committee found last year that allegations from three women who accused Kihuen of sexual misconduct were credible. Kihuen said he never intentionally engaged in harassing behavior but regretted his conduct. A...