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  1. coronavirus
    Las Vegas Mayor Offers Up Her City to See How Many Die Without Social DistancingLas Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman told CNN she wants her city to be a “test case” to see if social distancing measures actually save lives.
  2. coronavirus
    Desperate Casinos Are Now Taking Bets on the WeatherWith the coronavirus outbreak shutting down the athletic world, sportsbooks have gotten creative.
  3. beep beep
    Uber Is Selling Tickets for the City Bus in Las VegasImagine this: meeting your ride along a predetermined route.
  4. Witnesses: Las Vegas Shooter Ranted About a Government Plot to Seize GunsNewly released witness interviews this week shed new light on the motives of Stephen Paddock, who also ranted about FEMA, Waco, and Ruby Ridge.
  5. Police Release New Details About Las Vegas Shooter, But Still No MotiveStephen Paddock’s computers revealed that he researched other locations for the shooting and possessed child pornography.
  6. select all
    Self-Driving Shuttle Hit by Foolish Meat Human During First Hour of Trial RunNobody got hurt, and the test will continue.
  7. las vegas shooting
    Hotel Worker Reported Shooting Before Las Vegas Massacre StartedA shooting victim has filed a lawsuit alleging that the hotel’s response was too slow.
  8. las vegas shooting
    MGM Resorts Disputes New Police Timeline for Las Vegas ShootingPolice said a Mandalay Bay security guard was shot before the massacre, not after, raising questions about the hotel and law enforcement response.
  9. las vegas shooting
    Las Vegas Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Massacre, Not AfterIt’s now unclear why Stephen Paddock stopped firing on concertgoers and turned his weapon on himself.
  10. las vegas shooting
    What, If Anything, Does Paddock’s Gambling Have to Do With the Vegas Shooting?With no tangible motive for the attack, much of the focus has been on the gunman’s high-rolling lifestyle — and that’s left many in Las Vegas nervous.
  11. What We Know About Las Vegas Gunman Stephen PaddockHe planned “extensively,” and may have been targeting different music festivals in Las Vegas and other cities, including Lollapalooza in Chicago.
  12. gun control
    Are Republicans Ready to Take a Baby Step on Gun Control?GOP lawmakers haven’t committed to banning the device used to mimic an automatic weapon in Las Vegas — but they said they’ll think about it.
  13. las vegas shooting
    Las Vegas Shooter Had 23 Firearms, Some Fitted With Device to Speed Up FireThe investigation uncovered Stephen Paddock’s arsenal of weapons and explosives as the city mourned the biggest mass shooting in American history.
  14. Massacre Comes Amid Soaring Gun-Violence Rates in Las VegasA mass killing is new for the city, but gun carnage is not.
  15. scary things
    At Least 59 Dead, More Than 500 Hurt in Las Vegas Music Festival ShootingA gunman fired on concertgoers from a high floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
  16. select all
    Uber and Lyft Waive Fees for Victims of Las Vegas AttackIn the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Uber and Lyft have worked quickly to ensure that affected customers would not be overcharged for their rides.
  17. Vegas Gunman May Have Used Automatic Rifle in MassacreIf so, it would be a departure from prior mass shootings.
  18. Trump Sticks to Thoughts and Prayers in Speech on Las Vegas ShootingIn remarks on the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Trump said a lot about God’s mercy, and nothing about ISIS’s (disputed) claim of responsibility.
  19. Gambling on the Olympics Is Legal in Vegas for the First Time in a Long TimeYou can definitely place a bet on basketball. Racewalking? That might be a problem.
  20. the sports section
    The Raiders’ Owner Wants to Move the Team to Las Vegas“We’re not using Las Vegas as a bargaining chip,” he said. “This is real.”
  21. scary things
    At Least 26 Hurt After Car Repeatedly Slams Into Pedestrians on Las Vegas StripThe cops are calling the incident, which left one person dead, an intentional act. 
  22. unfriendly skies
    Plane Bursts Into Flames During Takeoff in Las VegasTwo people suffered minor injuries.
  23. pool party
    Las Vegas Hotel Suffers a Cabana InfernoHotel employees believe it was started by a lit cigarette.
  24. scary things
    Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part in Bundy Standoff [Updated]Neighbors said that the couple was known for their anti-government and racist views.
  25. hillary watch
    Hillary Clinton Successfully Ducks ShoeSomeone threw one at her in Las Vegas. 
  26. RNC Names 2016 Convention Finalists What happens in Vegas.
  27. tablet-stained wretches
    Rupert Murdoch Funds Daily Reporter’s Hunter S. Thompson–Inspired Vegas VacationiPad newspaper goes gonzo.
  28. bon mots
    Obama Has Lost the Mayor of Las VegasOscar Goodman thinks Obama is intent on destroying his city’s economy.
  29. people who will gradually fade from existence
    Come Rub Up Against the SalahisThey’ll be hosting a party in Vegas that they’re allowed to be at.
  30. white men with money
    Former Bear Stearns Exec Loses $22 Million in One Hand of PokerFormer Bear Stearns head of corporate strategy finished sixth in the World Series of Poker.
  31. intel
    Tell Us About What Happened in VegasWe want your juiciest stories.
  32. gossipmonger
    Alex Rodriguez Still Dating Cynthia Look-alikesPlus, everything else you need to know from today’s gossip columns.
  33. company town
    Bernanke Says That a Recession Is ‘Possible’As both the economy and the media seem to be contracting, Jared Kushner solidiers on, throwing himself into a new project after his breakup with Ivanka. All this and more in our roundup of finance, media, law, and real-estate news.
  34. gossipmonger
    Eric Nederlander Just Can’t WinBroadway scion Eric Nederlander is divorcing his second wife just seven weeks after having a daughter with her. Theodora Richards is now vice-president of creative direction at some jeans company. Maxim gave Nas’s new album two and a half stars despite the fact that it’s not even done yet. (They did the same thing to the new Black Crowes record.) Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez flipped out at a midtown bar after a female fan chatted up her boyfriend. Lorne Michaels is in talks with a major Vegas casino to create a live SNL revue starring former popular cast members.
  35. in other news
    The Donald Sued for $4 BillionDonald Trump is getting hit with a lawsuit for a whopping $4 billion in Las Vegas. The plaintiff, Nights at Vegas, Inc., is a licensed management company that handles the leasing of many properties in the Donald’s new Trump International Hotel & Tower. According to legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, their complaint is that the real-estate mogul, who runs a competing leasing organization for units in the building, won’t let them use his own name in order to market the rentals. In other words, they can’t use the Trump brand to drum up interest. Trump’s own leasing agency charges owners more (50 percent of rental income, as opposed to the 20 percent that Nights at Vegas charges), which put it at a disadvantage without the no-branding rule. Still, both the suit and Trump’s marketing mandate come as a surprise. This may officially be the first time in history the Donald has ever asked people to stop saying his name. Trump Sued for More Than He’s Worth [TMZ.com]
  36. gossipmonger
    Happy Birthday (Again), KanyeKanye West hosted his birthday party at the Louis Vuitton store then got free Vuitton swag. Anne Heche might be back on the ladies. Zach Braff loves New York, he says. The Sopranos cast didn’t know what Sunday night’s finale was going to be, and they went to Miami. Paris Hilton’s father wants to throw her a party in Vegas when she gets out of jail, but several clubs have said no. Owen Wilson left his bike at Scores West. Hugh Hefner wants Daphne Merkin to show his girls a little love. New York socialite Dori Cooperman is at Promises for rehab and trying to cozy up to Lindsay Lohan. At a benefit for the American Institute for Stuttering, Harold Evans wanted to take the Queen Mary for a spin.
  37. gossipmonger
    Vanity CareLimos parked outside Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn delayed an ambulance en route to nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital. Former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill cut down his use of the company’s corporate jets right before 17,000 people were laid off. Michael Chabon is proud to have been branded an anti-Semite by the Post. Ellen Barkin is writing a novel based on her marriage to Ron Perelman. Bonnie Fuller is branching into TV. Barbara and Lauren Bush sang karaoke. The famous hawks living at 927 Fifth Avenue will soon be in a kids’ book. Jay Leno confused two Mexican comedians. Joe Francis says his Girls Gone Wild videos don’t feature black girls because they ask for money, not because he’s racist.
  38. the morning line
    Sprung From Cages on Highway 9 • New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine apologized from a wheelchair for the careless driving that led to his crash. Then he rode home from the hospital, fifteen miles over the speed limit. [NYP] • In the meantime, perennial bridesmaid Richard Codey is easing into his third acting-governor gig in six years — this time, unlike during the McGreevey denouement, without a personal staff and with an elected leader watching over him. [NYT] • Owner Hilly Kristal is having second thoughts about the CBGB-in-Vegas thing, turning down investor after investor because “the focus has to be on new acts, new interesting things.” We could certainly use that thinking for, let’s see, the last fifteen years of the original CB’s. [MetroNY] • After losing two men in a week to freak train accidents, MTA has decided to halt all track work pending a safety review. Workers say that a lack of two-way radios may be to blame. [amNY] • And “as a thank-you to our readers,” the Daily News costs 25 cents this week — starting, that is, the exact same day the Post began charging 50 cents again. The extreme-skinflint demographic is theirs! Temporarily! [NYDN]
  39. grub street
    Vegas, Vegas, It’s a Helluva Town Tired of going away for a weekend and having that vacation spot feel, you know, different from home? Then it’s your lucky day. Because God forbid Las Vegas should have any indigenous cuisine, Grub Street’s Daniel Maurer broke news yesterday that potentially three more noted New York restaurateurs will be joining the other big-name, franchised eateries in Sin City. Soon, it seems, you’ll be able to gamble and ogle showgirls (do they even still have showgirls in Vegas?) while dining Terrance Brennan’s Artisanal, Jeffery Chodorow’s Asia de Cuba, or François Payard’s Payard Patisserie. Grub Street’s got the details. Terrance Brennan to Make Vegas Just a Little Bit Cheesier? [Grub Street] Chodorow and Payard May Also Ride Gravy Train to Vegas [Grub Street]