From tragedy to triumph: Amy Purdy has become a courageous heroine

Adam Taylor / ABC Derek Hough, Amy Purdy and Erin Andrews on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. By Robin Leach (contact) Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 | 3 a.m. Las Vegas’ Amy Purdy on ‘DWTS’ Launch slideshow » Amy Purdy at TED Adam Taylor / ABC Amy Purdy of Las Vegas embraces her parents Stephen and Sheri Purdy on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>Investors betting on a rebound in oil prices are nothing if not tenacious. They have poured the most cash in more than four years of time in to exchange-traded products in that track oil as prices fell 18 % this month. It’s the third consecutive month in that the four biggest U.S. funds have received money, during which time futures have plunged 41 percent. More from … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -More than 80,000 fireworks will be used during this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration along the Las Vegas Strip. During America’s Party 2015, pyrotechnics will be fired from the roofs of seven hotels and casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard, in addition to MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian and Stratosphere, to create the 7-minute-11-second display. The spectacle will start with a 10-second … Read the rest

Near the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue stand two squat garages, sporting the letters “LM.” The initials stand for “Local Motors,” yet they may moreover represent the future of automobile-making in the United States and beyond. It’s here, just blocks away from the smoky casinos of Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip, where you’ll find the company responsible for the world’s 1st 3-D-printed car. Founded in … Read the rest

A Bookham fraudster has-been jailed for seven years of time after swindling nearly £2m from his in-laws, friends and new partner in a ponzi-style sports betting scheme. David Gale, 51, from Great Bookham, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court last Friday (December 12) after pleading guilty to 36 fraud offences. The court heard how the financial adviser convinced friends and family, in addition to his father-in-law, to invest in a … Read the rest

The future of Las Vegas: See what’s coming on the Strip in 2015

2014 was a huge year for development on the Strip, as a number of huge resorts and attractions — in addition to SLS Las Vegas, the Cromwell and the Linq promenade — opened their doors. Next year isn’t expected to bring any huge new brands like in that to the resort corridor, yet 2015 development will be noteworthy in other, perhaps more subtle, ways. Several projects in that are changing … Read the rest

December 18, 2014, 11:21 AM    Last updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:43 PMBy HUGH R. MORLEY New Jersey is on track to add considerably more jobs this year than in 2013 after employment increased in November by 6,700 jobs and the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in six years. The state gained 6,300 private-sector jobs and 400 government jobs, reportedly the monthly employment report let go Thursday by … Read the rest

A Bookham fraudster has-been jailed for seven years of time after swindling nearly £2 million from his in-laws, friends and new partner in a ponzi-style sports betting scheme. David Gale, 51, from Great Bookham, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday December 12 after pleading guilty to 36 fraud offences. The court heard how the financial adviser convinced friends and family, in addition to his father-in-law, to invest in … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub’s return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas — the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.<!– –>The two-day trip to the former Portuguese enclave comes just days after Hong Kong cops cleared the last of three camps where protesters had spent nearly three many months demanding … Read the rest

Indiana’s casinos have a total economic impact of $4.1 billion and support 25,000 jobs throughout the state, reportedly a new study commissioned by the Casino Association of Indiana. The association let go the study as gaming revenues and employment continue to decline in advance of what is expected to be a pivotal session for the industry in the Indiana General Assembly. “There are humans involved in this equation, it’s not … Read the rest