Golden Knights headed to Reno on northwest road trip

From August 5-10, the Knights will travel to Reno, Nevada; Boise, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Salt Lake City, Utah. All the cities are within the Knights’ television distribution territory with AT&T Sportsnet.

Las Vegas employee asking for funding for historical markers

Even as a self-proclaimed Las Vegas “newbie,” it was clear to the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs Ally Haynes-Hamblen that a slew of streets are named after figures who feature prominently in local history.

Boyd Gaming preparing to expand sports betting into more states

The Las Vegas-based casino operator also said it is increasing its earnings guidance for the year and is preparing to expand sports betting into more states, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Facebook suffers bad day on Wall Street, loses $119B

Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in the company’s worst trading day since going public in 2012. It was among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history.

Wrigley Field scoreboard debris hits fan wearing bucket on head

A man might have saved himself from serious injury when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field’s centerfield scoreboard because he had a plastic bucket on his head during a Chicago Cubs game.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline Baseball Hall of Fame class

Jones, only the second overall No. 1 draft pick to reach the Hall (Ken Griffey Jr. is the other), couldn’t have arrived at a better time for the Braves, who were perennial cellar-dwellers in the NL West. He became a force on most of the Atlanta teams that did a quick about-face and won 14 straight division titles — and a World Series in his rookie season (1995).

Dean Heller lands law enforcement union endorsement

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Thursday landed an endorsement from the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition, the first statewide Republican to score the unanimous support of nearly 100 law enforcement organizations in the 2018 election cycle.

Grieving mother orca carries dead calf for 2 days

J35, a member of the critically endangered southern resident family of orcas, gave birth to her calf Tuesday only to watch it die within half an hour.

Lake Mead superintendent chooses retirement over promotion

Lizette Richardson, recently tapped to become the new director of the National Park Service’s Denver-based Intermountain Region, has opted instead to end her career in federal service.

MAC Cosmetics giving away free lipstick on Sunday

In celebration of National Lipstick Day on Sunday, MAC Cosmetics has selected nine iconic and Artist favorite shades to bring back for the giveaway, the company said in a release.

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