Feds: British Man Planned Trump Assassination Attempt for Nearly a Year

Brendan O'Connor · 06/21/16 07:25AM

At a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas this weekend, authorities said, a man approached a police officer to ask how he could go about getting the presumptive Republican nominee’s autograph. He then tried to grab the officer’s weapon, which he allegedly intended to use to shoot Trump, fulfilling an assassination plot he’d been planning for about a year.

Who Just Bought Nevada’s Largest Newspaper for $140 Million?

Melissa Cronin · 12/12/15 02:29PM

“Who owns a multimillion dollar newspaper?” is not a question you hear very often. But with the shrouded sale of the largest paper in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to an undisclosed owner, the question is being asked over and over.

The Triumph of the Hype

Hamilton Nolan · 05/04/15 09:11AM

The most common sight in Las Vegas early Sunday morning was that of a dejected young man in an extremely boastful Manny Pacquiao t-shirt making his way back to his hotel to change his shirt.

A Moment of Bliss on the Vegas Strip That Soon Will Fade Away

Hamilton Nolan · 05/02/15 12:37PM

An old man sitting on the wall outside the MGM Grand yesterday and smoking a cigarette regarded the protesters streaming by dubiously. “Hey, they say don’t hit women,” he said out loud to no one. “A woman hit me, I’m hittin her back!”

The No Money Team

Hamilton Nolan · 05/01/15 12:17PM

In the sixth round last night, the fight started in the crowd.

The Black Hole of Mayweather-Pacquiao

Hamilton Nolan · 04/30/15 01:27PM

“It’s Jamie Foxx!” The young man standing outside the MGM’s KA Theatre grabbed his girlfriend’s arm. “There! Walking this way!”

It Is Fight Week and Las Vegas Is a Timeless Vortex

Hamilton Nolan · 04/29/15 12:39PM

“You here for the fight?” said my cab driver, who looked like a less successful Guy Fieri. “I used to work for referee Jay Nady, the highest grossing boxing referee of all time.” He gestured out the window at a stoplight. “See that cab? That’s Jay Nady’s cab company right there. The ones with the ‘A.’ The ‘A’ is for asshole. Fuck that guy.”