A weary-looking O.J. Simpson, weighed down by shackles and more than four years in prison, shuffled into a Las Vegas courtroom Monday hoping to eventually walk out a free man.
His arrival to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison could be heard before he was seen — as a loud rattling of the chains that bound his hands to his waist and restrained his feet. Read More
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is responding to allegations that his state is dumping psychiatric patients in other locales, including San Francisco, after they’re discharged. Read More
Many of the people with mental illnesses who roam San Francisco’s streets, gaining access to The City’s bountiful array of psychiatric and substance-abuse treatment options, come from elsewhere — and some, it turns out, were “dumped” here by out-of-state care providers. Read More
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Throngs of workers blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday in a demonstration against the Cosmopolitan casino that ended with the arrest of nearly 100 protesters.
Tourists watched from an overpass across Las Vegas Boulevard as police led workers wearing red union shirts one-by-one into a white police bus. Read More
Las Vegas is the perfect host for this week’s Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament: with a wide-open field, every team is a gamble. Cal appeared to be the favorites eight days ago, having won nine of its last 10 games. But the Bears failed to grab the tournament’s top seed, losing 83-70 to Stanford on their home floor a week ago. Then, Washington State knocked off UCLA and Colorado and Utah beat Oregon. Read More
It took a late season rally in which the Dons won five of their last seven regular season games and getting through four tiebreakers with San Diego, but USF earned the fifth seed in the West Coast Conference tournament, which begins today in Las Vegas. Read More
A proposed ban on new bars along a popular section of Polk Street was rejected by the Small Business Commission, while a community group is calling for even tougher restrictions and asking the question, “Is Nob Hill a new Las Vegas?”
The contrast in positions illustrates the challenge in striking a balance between the Nob Hill residents upset over nightlife disruptions and the bar owners enjoying the flood of business. Read More
Prince Harry has finally commented on his nude-photo fiasco from last year, calling it a “classic example of me being too much army and not enough prince.” Well, next time just put “Purple Rain” on your iPod, bro — problem solved. Read More
Given its recent findings in the ring and out, boxing as of late has been more “science” than “sweet.”
It was in a science lab, after all, where Lamont Peterson, Andre Berto and Antonio Tarver, all prominent prize fighters, tested positive for one performance-enhancing drug or another — all within three months. Read More
After clawing out of a big hole to give itself a chance to advance in the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas, the USF women’s basketball team eventually ran out of gas in a 66-60 loss to Loyola Marymount on Wednesday.
USF trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half, but rallied to within a point after Jamie Katuna buried a 3-pointer with 1:42 left in the game to make it 59-58. But that’s as close as the Dons (5-25) would get the rest of the way. Read More