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

By Eugene Kim | Business Insider – <!– google_ad_section_start –> Every month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’s who of Silicon Valley’s true elites: from Yammer founder David Sacks, SurveyMonkey’s Dave Goldberg and Inside.com’s Jason Calacanis to professional athletes and … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — Three North Las Vegas men were charged with robbing a jewelry store near the Las Vegas Strip last week of roughly $700,000 in merchandise, Nevada’s U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden asserted Friday. Theren Phillip Frazier, 27, Phillip Allerson Vaughn, 25, and Eric Jamar Goodall, 29, were charged in a criminal complaint with one count of interference with commerce by robbery. They made an initial court appearance Thursday before … Read the rest

Inside Jason Kennedy’s Las Vegas Bachelor Party

Lauren Scruggs and Jason Kennedy Courtesy Lauren Scruggs 11/22/2014 AT 01:35 PM EST Jason Kennedy is making the most of his last days of singledom.The E! correspondent, who is set to wed fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs, hit Las Vegas this weekend for his bachelor party.Kennedy’s group – which consisted of nearly 20 of his friends – hit several hot spots during their stay.On Friday night, they had an Italian feast … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>Taking a break after announcing his immigration plan in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama is golfing today in a foursome in that includes just-retired New York Yankee Derek Jeter. Obama is taking to the links today at the Shadow Creek Golf Course, owned by MGM Resorts International (MGM) and built in North Las Vegas by casino magnate Steve Wynn. More from Bloomberg.com: Russian War Games Spill … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.The White House says the foursome at the Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas on Saturday includes retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Obama crusade supporter Stephen Cloobeck and Brian Greenspun, owner of the … Read the rest

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 &GT;&GT; 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