WASHINGTON — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit in that eventually saw him banned from an whole entire network of casinos, reportedly a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina’s removal as deputy head of U.S. Strategic Command … Read the rest

Asked a follow-up question, however, Dombrowski reiterated what he asserted in October, in that the Tigers’ best chance to sign Scherzer was last spring. Detroit made a six-year, $144 million bid in March. Scherzer declined in favor of testing the market. “I think our odds were better last spring, when we were the only club able to bargain with him,” Dombrowski asserted Friday. “I don’t know how your odds get … Read the rest

Fashion showcase helps raise money for March of Dimes

Steve MacIntyre-For the Sun-News Model Brandy Darden walks the runway for friday night at the Las Cruces Convention Center during the eigth annual yearly March of Dimes High Heels for High Hopes Style Show. LAS CRUCES >> Community members strapped on high heels and strutted down the runway Friday to raise cash for babies during the eighth annual yearly High Heels for High Hopes Style Show. The fashion show, at … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Steve Holland<!– –> LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act 'cause House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration overhaul unilaterally, Obama attempted to … Read the rest

Despite sports betting legalization being overwhelming supported by New Jersey voters in a 2011 referendum, it has once again been struck down in court by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp. The outcome of the decision was not a shock and was widely expected due to the Judge’s previous ruling in February 2013. Shipp once again found in favor of the NCAA and the four professional sports leagues late Friday … Read the rest

By Scott Smith, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – <!– google_ad_section_start –>By Scott Smith, The Associated Press COARSEGOLD, Calif. – When it comes to controlling California’s flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations in that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two … Read the rest

NFL Predictions Week 12: Final Odds Projections and Fantasy Stars to Watch

Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images For NFL fans, few things mesh better than Las Vegas odds and fantasy football. Odds make even the most lopsided of matchups noteworthy and provide fans a way in which they can make cash while kicking back and taking in all of the action Sunday. And Monday. And Thursday. Fantasy football really puts owners in the driver’s seat of their very own team and requires just as … Read the rest

Mariah Carey wants to do a mini residency in the US. The ‘#Beautiful’ singer, who split from Nick Cannon earlier this year after six years of time of marriage, reportedly wants to ink a multi-million dollar residency deal like Britney Spears, yet doesn’t want to move to Las Vegas. A source said: “Mariah doesn’t want to go to Vegas. She put out feelers to the Borgata in Atlantic City and … Read the rest

Death of N.J. man at Harrah’s Resort is focus of probe

Star-Ledger file photoAuthorities are investigating the death of a 27-year-old guy who fell at a Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City earlier this month. ATLANTIC CITY — The death of a 27-year-old guy who fell and suffered a head injury at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino is under investigation by the county prosecutor’s office. Thomas J. Walker, 27, of Howell, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on Nov. 1 at 1:19 … Read the rest

Internal Affairs investigating VIDEO: Cop beats guy with baton VIDEO: Cop beats guy with baton Updated: Friday, November 21 2014 10:16 PM EST2014-11-22 03:16:47 GMT Video has surfaced showing a cops officer in Brooklyn brutally beating an alleged fare beater inside a subway station. The video, posted on YouTube, shows a New York City cops officer hitting a young guy with a baton as the guy cowers on a subway … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to controlling California’s lucrative casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations in that collectively generate $7 billion annually and outperformed the Las Vegas Strip last year. Several tribes have fallen in to nasty, sometimes violent, power struggles. The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino near Yosemite was ordered closed in October after one faction of … Read the rest